Coil blogs are migrating to Write.as, and to help set folks up for the transition, the WriteFreely app is on sale until June 2nd!
We find that sometimes our Plain Text editor is the best tool for getting into... https://write.as/updates/we-find-that-sometimes-our-plain-text-editor-is-the-best-tool-for-getting-into
Everything seems to be looking pretty good in v0.13 Release Candidate 1 -- but if you'd like to help debug, please join our demo instance (https://pencil.writefree.ly/invite/5t59cX) or grab the latest pre-release: https://github.com/writefreely/writefreely/releases/tag/v0.13.0rc1
Writing a newsletter? Now you can let readers respond directly to you via email! Read more about this on the Remark.as blog.
In case you missed it, #WriteFreely updates will now show up on our official Mastodon account for the project: @writefreely! We'll keep this account limited mostly to Write.as, the hosted WriteFreely service.
Otherwise for bigger, less frequent announcements (like new releases), you can still follow the official WriteFreely blog: @email@example.com.
WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform. You can follow the project's brand new main account at:
There's also the official blog at:
It's designed as an alternative to Medium, more info at the official website https://writefreely.org
WriteFreely is part of the Fediverse, so you can follow WF accounts from Mastodon.
#WriteFreely v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is here! It includes over a year of changes and improvements, from a new WYSIWYG editor to Web Monetization support to new OAuth provider support.
Read about everything in this latest release and, if you're adventurous, you can upgrade to this Release Candidate today: https://github.com/writefreely/writefreely/releases/tag/v0.13.0rc1
If you give it a shot, please share any feedback or bug reports!
#WriteFreely v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is built and ready to go! Just updating some documentation and writing release notes. There were... a lot of changes 😅
While the financial incentives behind Write.as (the hosted service) and WriteFreely (the software project) are largely aligned regarding end users, the former only serves one "admin" (me), while the latter serves a wide range of admins and community leaders.
Primarily for that reason, I think the project needs more financial independence; my hope being that it'll produce a better tool for everyone using WF in the long run.
I've been slowly splitting off #WriteFreely from Write.as, so it can continue evolving as its own healthy FOSS project. We've been building WF-compatible API clients like our Swift library, and recently moved the code to its own GitHub org.
We've just taken our first steps! Now you can privately reply to @write_as blog posts via email 💌
Also, he just started doing office hours for this API library and our #WriteFreely iOS app, in case you've been thinking of contributing!
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