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Notepad and File Sharing

Published 01/12/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Sometimes, keeping things simple is the best approach. Write.FM proves this by offering a simple yet highly functional tool that works for a number of tasks. In a nutshell, Write.FM gives users a way to share files or text. As soon as the user arrives, they are greeted by a large open space that can be edited. The user can begin typing information or click a button to upload an existing file. Write.FM was originally intended to help the team behind Task.FM transfer code from one place to another. It is important to note that Write.FM is very functional, but it is intended to be used along with other tools. It is not a single solution but rather a means to make other solutions simpler. Users can also alter the Write.FM URL to something more memorable that is easier to share with others. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Write.FM was created by the minds behind Task.FM. Task.FM was founded in 2009 by Anthony Feint. Task.FM was designed to provide users with an easy to use reminder management application. The focus remained on simplicity. When Feint realized that a better way was needed to move code from one place to another, he remained focused on simplicity and created Write.FM.

What are the differences to other apps?

Write.FM stands out by being very simple. Sometimes the most basic applications can be the most effective. Write.FM wasn’t intended to completely solve a problem beyond transferring data from one place to another. Users can upload files or enter text that can be shared online through Write.FM. That alone has many potential uses, making Write.FM a very helpful online tool that doesn’t require many frilly extras to work well.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

A newcomer to the Write.FM website might be confused because of how basic the site is. A blue and white graph background is eclipsed by a large white area that can be edited. At the top, left hand corner of the page, the user can find the Write.FM URL which can be edited to make sharing easier. To the right, a small grey “Add File” button allows users to upload a file to Write.FM. A black “Feedback” button is positioned along the left hand side of the homepage. The site consists of little else. There are no instructions or other information. Although the functionality is very simple, a new user may be confused by the lack of direction or instruction provided. A simple FAQ or explanation might be a beneficial addition to Write.FM.

How does the registration process work?

Write.FM is so simple that no registration is needed. The user can simply begin editing the white area or uploading files. User can alter the URL to something they will remember so they can return to their Write.FM page later or share it with others. This is about the extent of registering required.

What does it cost to use the application?

Write.FM does not require any payment for access. There are no subscription fees or other charges. The application is extremely basic, so this is definitely a plus. Once a new user figures out what the page is for, they can easily begin using it because it only really has a few functions. At this point, it is doubtful that Write.FM will ever leave its free access status. It was originally intended to be a tool to help transfer code so, unless the creator plans to make any serious additions in the future, it will likely stay exactly as it is.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Write.FM is ideal for almost anyone who needs to transfer text online. The application adds flexibility through file uploads and the URL editing option. The application is very basic but can be used for many purposes. Students could use it to share notes or collaborate on a project while web developers can pass along code or other information.

  • Immediately begin type and editing text on the white space provided
  • Alter the Write.FM URL to something that is easier to remember and share
  • Upload a file to Write.FM that can be shared with others online
  • Provide feedback using the prominent Feedback tab
  • Return to Write.FM later to make updates and changes to the document

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