Musing Studio

See what's coming next from the studio, updated on a quarterly basis.

Besides the high-level overview here, you can find a detailed and up-to-date development plan here.

Write.as Show Details ↓

Last updated September 16, 2021

Status: Launched 2015, Stable

Availability: Standalone product

Summary:

With over 300,000 blogs currently hosted on Write.as and an experience that is nearly feature complete for individual writers, we're now expanding our capabilities to allow collaboration.

Up Next (Q3 2021)...

WriteFreely Show Details ↓

Last updated July 5, 2021

Status: Launched 2018, Beta

Availability: Self-hosted

Summary:

WriteFreely is successfully powering hundreds of sites outside of our flagship instance, Write.as. Next, we plan to release a stable v1.0, which will be up-to-date with single-author features on Write.as.

Up Next (Q4 2021)...

Remark.as Show Details ↓

Last updated July 5, 2021

Status: In Development, Late 2021

Availability: Included with Write.as Pro

Summary:

Remark.as currently exists as one small Write.as feature: replies to email newsletters. Next, readers on Write.as will be able to interact with other Write.as authors.

Up Next (Q4 2021)...

While particular features are still unclear, the following will be possible:

Lower Priority

We've released these products, but development is largely on hold while our focus is elsewhere. We expect for that to change in the future, and to resume development then.

Snap.as Show Details ↓

Last updated July 5, 2021

Status: Launched 2016, Stable

Availability: Included with Write.as Pro

Summary:

Snap.as is faithfully serving as a simple photo hosting backend for Write.as. While we've long promised a "standalone" Snap.as product, the path toward that is less clear, so the product is largely in a holding pattern while we wait for an answer to reveal itself.

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Submit.as Show Details ↓

Last updated July 5, 2021

Status: Launched 2019, Stable

Availability: Standalone product or add-on

Summary:

Submit.as is helping many Team customers accept submissions from publication contributors and the wider public. We're collaborating with literary journals to see if it can be useful to them. But as a product, it's stable, and will be improved through add-ons like Draft.as and Remark.as, instead of more features.

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Draft.as Show Details ↓

Last updated July 27, 2021

Status: Launched 2020, MVP

Availability: Submit.as add-on

Summary:

Draft.as currently provides some minimal revision tracking functionality to support submission editing via Submit.as. There is relatively little demand for this at the moment, so further development is on hold.

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Shelved

These products have been discussed with our community, but are currently on the shelf while our focus is elsewhere. We may revisit them later, or do something else entirely.

Read.as Show Details ↓

Last updated July 5, 2021

Status: MVP released 2018, stalled

Availability: Self-hosted

Summary:

Read.as is a dedicated reading app for open web protocols like ActivityPub, meant to complement Write.as. Originally, we built this as an open source app dedicated to consuming content, and intended to add social features on top of it. But we released WriteFreely three months after starting development on this, and put our focus there, instead.

Possibilities:

This could become a useful component of WriteFreely, or continue developing into a full-blown app. Either path will depend on demand we see for something like this.

Jot.as Show Details ↓

Last updated July 5, 2021

Status: Idea

Availability: None

Summary:

We originally had the idea to provide private note-taking to complement our public blogging platform. We still see this as a natural fit in our suite, but think our energy is best placed elsewhere for now.

Possibilities:

Instead of developing our own app, we might simply integrate with another to achieve the same thing faster. We've already had discussions with another note-taking app about a potential integration between their long-tested app and our product suite.