March 24th, 2006 by Keith

ajaxWrite 0.9 – No more Microsoft Word

Posted in Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows


This post is going to capture a lot of users’ attention. If you are one who are always hogging onto the internet, enjoying taking up bandwidth as much as possible and also one who loves to write, this is going to be a lovely little toy. First of all, I have to claim that this is no software, instead this piece of “web-ware” or rather a web application. ajaxWrite 0.9 have introduced a complete streamlined word processor on a web-based AJAX platform (in contrast of our usual Operating System platform).

For those who are feeling hard to fork out cash to purchase Microsoft Word, ajaxWrite may be just for you. It is almost like a bare skeleton of Microsoft Word, yet sufficiently good enough for users to write any documents, and save in .doc format.

Ensuring that it is user-friendly and bandwidth-friendly, the team from ajax has kept the program rather clean and lean; in another word, some of the advanced features are left out. Other than that, most of the commonly-used functions are where they are supposed to be, as seen in Microsoft Word.

ajaxWrite has the capability to import and export documents in most popular formats, including embedded graphics within the documents itself. Documents can be saved, by the usual save command, on to the drive of your computers.

From the website, ajax claims that ajaxWrite is OS-platform dependent, but note that it is not supported on Microsoft Internet Explorer. Firefox 1.5 (or higher) with Javascript enabled is required to run ajaxWrite. Below are the benefits of using ajaxWrite.


  • * Global access - all that is needed is an internet connection
  • * Platform independent - it can be used with any operating system
  • * Automatic updates and upgrades – no more computer restarts or missed patches/updates
  • * Server side management - all the processes are handled by the server

As I will say no more, except to recommend all users to try that baby out. Why? First, no registration is needed. Spare all kinds of ridiculous logins and saving passwords. Secondly, it’s FREE. By all means, why do you need to pay just to write something. Have fun!

5 Responses to “ajaxWrite 0.9 – No more Microsoft Word”

  1. SoftSift » Blog Archive » ajaxSketch 0.9 - Graphs, Adobe Illustrators, Macromedia Freehand Alternatives? Says:

    [...] Following the release of the Microsoft Word alternative, ajaxWrite 0.9, ajax13 Inc. has went another step further by introducing ajaxSketch 0.9, an online web-based application for diagramming, creating flow charts, free hand drawing and even more. It is very much similar to the some of the popular brands of drawing softwares, but as usual, some of the complicated functions are simplified while keeping the fundamentals available to users. All the coding is based on Ajax programming, which makes the application completely web-based. [...]

  2. Keith Says:

    Since ajaxWrite 0.9 was released, ajaxSketch 0.9 was released a week later. The latter was more about diagramming, creating flow charts, free hand drawing and even more. Check it out in SoftSift.

  3. Ajax-eyespot? No, it’s Eyespot Beta » SoftSift Says:

    [...] As promised by ajaxLaunch, every week on Wednesday at 12 noon, they will launch a new program, based on ajax programming. This week, I somehow had forgotten to check it and I hope it is not too late to announce their third release, since ajaxWrite and ajaxSketch. No, this time it won’t be ajax-something. I guess the developers must have got tired naming it with “ajax” attached in the prefix, now they have decided to call the next one eyespot. [...]

  4. ajaxXLS 0.5 - Microsoft Excel Viewer » SoftSift Says:

    [...] Ajax13 has produced yet another online ajax application, known as ajaxXLS. Some of the previous ajax applications include ajaxWrite, ajaxSketch and eyeSpot. ajaxXLS 0.5 is a simple web-based Microsoft Excel spreadsheet viewer, with its interface made in a way that the look a feel of it is almost identical to that of Microsoft Excel. [...]

  5. ajaxTunes - Web-based AJAX Media Player » SoftSift Says:

    [...] Some previous works of AJAX applications from ajax13 Inc. includes, ajaxWrite, ajaxSketch, Ajax-EyeSpot and ajaxXLS. [...]

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