Hey everyone, today we’re officially launching Write.as Labs. This will be a place where we can put out new experiments for everyone to try. Then we’ll gather feedback publicly, here on the forum, and make changes based on what everyone thinks. If any given feature turns out to be a good permanent fit, we’ll bring it into the main Write.as application, and then into WriteFreely.
Labs is open to Write.as Pro users, as a perk of their subscription.
Our first Labs feature is an alternative web-based editor: the Classic Editor. This features a more traditional UI for publishing to Write.as – anyone who’s used WordPress or any other blogging platform will feel at home here. It includes:
- a dedicated title field
- built-in navigation to more admin pages
- a toolbar layout that better communicates what different actions do
- a similarly fast, auto-saving writing experience like the normal editor
- compatibility with the normal editor (you can freely switch between the two)
This is just the first iteration. This editor could make a good starting point for adding in scheduling, metadata, and social media controls, or a full WYSIWYG editor.
What do you think? What does this improve for you, if anything? What still needs improvement?