We’ve just upgraded the Classic Editor in Write.as Labs! Building off of our previous Markdown-based editor, this now includes rich text formatting options, so anyone who’s unfamiliar with Markdown should feel more at home writing here.
Important: It’s possible this editor is incompatible with our other editors. That is, if you have any local drafts saved in your browser, they may be lost when trying out this editor. Just to be sure you don’t lose any work, you’ll want to publish any drafts before trying the new Classic editor.
Going forward, we intend to make this editor more tailored toward publishers and users who need more control over their posts. As such, it’ll be less “friction-free,” but will give you control over metadata like your post’s Published date before publishing – in other words, making it easier to schedule posts and set post slugs correctly.
For WriteFreely, you’ll see parallel work happening on the “WYSIWYG” editor, arriving in the next version (v0.13).
As always, we’d love to hear your feedback!