Write.as

Write.as

by Write.as

Who Uses Write.as?

Remote teams, developers, writers, content creators.

What Is Write.as?

Digital publishing platform for quickly sharing text-based documents and publishing simple blogs.

Write.as Details

Write.as

https://write.as

Founded 2015

Write.as Pricing Overview

Write.as starts at USD 6.00/month. Write.as has a free version and offers free trial. See additional pricing details for Write.as below.

Starting Price

USD 6.00/month

Pricing Details

Pro starts at $6 / month and Teams starts at $120 / month.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Write.as Features

Blog Software
Analytics
Collaborative Writing
Comment Moderation
File Sharing
Group Posting
Post Management
Search
WYSIWYG Rich Text Editing

Write.as Reviews

Showing 5 of 60 reviews

Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.8/5
Features
4.2/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
Aditya P.
Pre Sales Consultant
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/01/2019

"A highly credible alternative to Wordpress/Medium and every other minimalistic blog platform"

Comments: I have used WordPress/Blogger/Tumblr/Posthaven and a few more and last year I finally made the switch to Write.as. I am happy with the platform and look to grow with it in the future. Keep rocking, team!

Pros: A lot of positives:
1. Minimalistic look and feel
2. Markup format and support
3. The ease with which you can set up multiple blogs
4. Ease to set up your own domain
5. Simple out of the box metrics functionality
6. Though I have not used this feature a lot, you get to post anonymously as well!
7. Slack channel to interact with the creator! And he is responsive!
8. Keeps is simple and does not provide flashy features that add no value

Cons: Since it is highly minimalistic and the platform is still improving there are some features which are not supported out of the box. I wanted to have a plugin which shows up all the categories of posts I had written on the RHN. I asked the team for it. He did add the feature in the backlog of his requests. Since it is a one-man show I understand the new features will take time to come. I am okay with it since I love the platform and the promise on which it delivers.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/01/2019
Lou L.
Founder
Entertainment, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/09/2019

"A Rebel Crew for Writers"

Pros: Writing is about getting your thoughts easily on to the screen for the world to read. The folks at Write.as have embraced this philosophy with obsessive alacrity. Their rebellious ideology of simplicity, privacy, and tasteful aesthetic has resulted in service that is a boon for all types of writers. Bring your ideas and your passion, Write.as will take care of them. Also, we've just started using the Teams service for a non-profit I'm involved in, it's fabulous.

Cons: It takes a minute to get one's head around the navigation and the insertion of photos, but these are tiny hurdles. The Write.as folks are constantly evolving and they listen to their users. They strike a good balance between improvements and avoiding bloat.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/09/2019
Asit K.
Systems Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/01/2020

"The best service for minimal blogging"

Comments: Overall, write.as does what it’s says and that too without sacrificing your privacy. And for me and I am sure for many others, this is a blessing in disguise.

Pros: For minimalist blogging on the cheap while also protecting your privacy, write.as is a wonderful service. It’s got a single Pro Plan and provides all the features under that singular plan. Also, this is one of the few services that offers to build a community or team blogging service using its writefreely software. Simple, amazing!

Cons: The writing interface and editor can be improved a lot. It’s very barebones when compared to rivals like Ghost blogging. Also, very few customisable options with the theming. Can allow for custom themes like Ghost that would be awesome!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/01/2020
Madhur D.
Blogger
Media Production, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/12/2019

"Distraction-free & immersive publishing platform for writers built on great values"

Pros: - The design and functionality enable an immersive and writing-focused experience
- Custom CSS
- Beautiful "text focused" newsletters through their "Letters" features
- Active community where we can suggest new features, share best practices, and troubleshoot/guide each other
- Integrations with other platforms like Twitter, Tumblr, and Ghost
- Strong values around privacy and a strong vision rooted in a

Cons: - Not a con for Write.as per se, but since it is based on Markdown, it cannot embed a YouTube (as Markdown does not support it)

Vendor Response

by Write.as on 17/12/2019

Thanks for your review, Madhur! Really glad that you've enjoyed the platform so far.

I just wanted to mention that we do allow embedding YouTube videos, since we support some HTML in addition to Markdown. All you need to do is paste in the iframe embed code from YouTube into your post.

Hope that helps, and thanks again for the review!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/12/2019
Shana T.
Content Strategist
Writing & Editing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/12/2019

"I will probably be in the minority"

Comments: It was fine - easy to use and not unpleasant to look at. Just don't feel that the software will benefit me in the long term.

Pros: This was a software service I tried, thinking it would help my concentration or my productivity. After all, I write for a living - sometimes 12,000 words per day and distractions aren't very helpful to the process. So what did I like about the software? Well, it was a clean interface, sure. And that's about it. For me, it just wasn't useful. I'm not the type to get distracted and flip windows and start playing Candy Crush... I go to work and I do my job.

Cons: I just didn't see the point in the software. I, and hundreds of others, can write reports, articles, etc without distraction. If you feel you absolutely must work distraction-free, why not just turn of your WiFi? It's really as simple as that.

Vendor Response

by Write.as on 17/12/2019

Thanks for giving us a shot and sharing your thoughts, Shana! Write.as definitely won't fit everyone's needs, as it's meant particularly for anyone who wants to publish their writing online. But we appreciate your input!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/12/2019