37signals’ latest app might be the clearest, simplest web application I’ve ever seen. It’s a one-page-at-a-time writing app. There are no user accounts; just pages composed in Textile format, created one-at-a-time, shared by email addresses, and protected by passwords. Pages are “owned” by whatever email address you use when you create the page. The only other notable feature is that you get full revision history, with snapshots saves automatically each time you save a page, and you can run a diff on any two revisions. And it’s totally free to use.
One thing it’s not is a real-time SubEthaEdit-style collaboration tool, like JotSpot Live tries to be.
★ Sunday, 2 October 2005