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[Jul. 17th, 2014|08:37 am]
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Does anyone know a good online document site (not google docs because that just doesn't work for me well, or really at all) that's simple but reliable? I know I'm probably asking too much from the interwebs for such a beast to exist. :)

Basically - I write at work a lot of the time during my lunch breaks but I'm going to have a quiet week next week so it might be a good opportunity to get the zillion WIPS I have unWIP-ed but google docs at work just doesn't load and I can't access DW (where I normally write) outside of 'social' hours because work blocks it during 'working' hours. (I can access LJ any old time so it's disappointing that the entry part now is bollocks and basically unuseable too).

I would pretty much like to stop using google docs for my file sharing anyway because even at home on my pretty Windows 8 with fast internet - it still freezes and crashes and is basically crap. Am I on an old version and didn't realize it and everyone else is using a shiny new program I don't know about?
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[User Picture]From: bbuttercup
2014-07-16 11:14 pm (UTC)
Have you tried Office.com? It's a microsoft product but it's free, you only need to create a live account to use it. :o)
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[User Picture]From: kellifer_fic
2014-07-16 11:51 pm (UTC)
I'll check it out! :)

By a live account - do you mean a google account or just an account with the site? (Fear me, I work in IT and I'm sure this is a basic thing to know!)
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[User Picture]From: bbuttercup
2014-07-17 01:02 am (UTC)
Live is Hotmail rebranded. It gives you sky drive access (5gb I think) which is cloud based and an email. I've been using it for a while and I really like it :-).
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[User Picture]From: kellifer_fic
2014-07-17 02:19 am (UTC)
Ah - okay. I'll take a look - there was another suggestion down below that I'll check out cause I don't need another email to keep track of... hee! I think I've got like 15 different gmail accounts because I can never remember what they are when I need to sign up for one for something new.
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[User Picture]From: kellifer_fic
2014-07-17 05:40 am (UTC)
Oooooh... you actually need a Microsoft account which I have because I have Windows 8 at home. I just signed in with that and it worked.

ETA: Except - if I click New Document - it just doesn't do anything. Rarr. >:/ Probably because we have an older ie at work. Might be useful for home use though I suppose if it works.

Edited at 2014-07-17 05:42 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kellifer_fic
2014-07-16 11:51 pm (UTC)
I'll check it out, thank u! I can probably still use google docs for sharing if I'm just pasting big chunks of writing into it for my beta to review and am not having to write in it directly so the freezing issue isn't so hard to deal with.
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[User Picture]From: kellifer_fic
2014-07-17 05:38 am (UTC)
Welp - thinkfree is blocked at work so it has the same problem as DW for me unfortunately. :(
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[User Picture]From: dharkapparition
2014-07-17 11:52 pm (UTC)
evernote seems pretty good. I've got it loaded on my Nexus tablet, laptop and phone so i can work on my stuff anywhere.
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[User Picture]From: kellifer_fic
2014-07-18 12:05 am (UTC)
It would definitely be a good option for home - however since I write mostly in DW I can access anywhere too. :) I wouldn't be able to load it on my work computer unfortunately.



Edited at 2014-07-18 12:06 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dharkapparition
2014-07-18 01:44 am (UTC)
I havent logged in on my laptop in a while, but if I remember correctly, it's not an app for PC, you log into the site.
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[User Picture]From: kellifer_fic
2014-07-18 02:13 am (UTC)
Oh cool, I'll check it out. Someone else had recommended but had said it was an app.
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[User Picture]From: katsheswims
2014-07-18 03:18 am (UTC)
Would dropbox.com work? I use that for sharing files with a colleague. You just have to have an account on that website, and you can download it sync it to files on your computer/devices, and you can share files with anyone else who has a dropbox account. Not sure how much space it gives you, it's free but only up to a certain amount of space--but there are things you can do to get more free space without having to buy an advanced account.
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[User Picture]From: kellifer_fic
2014-07-18 03:55 am (UTC)
I think that's a good option for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: tartaruga139
2014-07-27 03:39 am (UTC)
Found another that lists a few different ones for more options: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/write-here-write-now-write-anywhere-13-web-based-word-processors.html

My other comment got marked as spam by LJ apparently but hopefully you'll still get it?
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[User Picture]From: kellifer_fic
2014-07-27 10:45 pm (UTC)
Got it! I will check it out thank you!
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