Draftback

Finds the hidden history of your Google doc epics

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Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré
Nichole Elizabeth DeMeréHunterPro@nikkielizdemere · Early-Stage B2B SaaS Consultant
MAGICAL. I would've loved to have seen the documents of David Foster Wallace. "You see, the secret to Draftback's sorcery is that Google tracks every change you make to a document in incredibly minute detail - we're talking on a character-by-character basis, and all that writing data doesn't actually go anywhere. What Draftback does is it tallies up all those little changes and lumps them all into a single, interactive animation that shows off how your sentences shrink, your ideas swell, and your word choice grows more florid the later it gets. Think of it as an exercise in literary archeology. No, really! Imagine your favorite writer, and visualize how well there arguments and suggestions and ideas flow together." - @chrisvelazco
Simon Blake
Simon Blake@simonatpaddle · Community and Brand Development
@chrisvelazco *their :)
lollipierre
lollipierre@lollipierre · Co-founder, Lollicode
@nikkielizdemere this is great but a little scary at the same time, because I'm sure not many people using Google docs realize how much data is gathered when they type. You can put any public Google document through draftback and see its entire history (including parts that the author deleted and never intended to become public), and I'm not sure everyone understand this! A really good idea and execution anyway, kudos to the maker!
James Koole
James Koole@deleted-21562
Amazing. I thought about creating a blogging platform that allowed readers to see the writing process played back as a way to show how great writers work. This is pretty much that!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I probably wouldn’t use this but it could be interesting to watch time-lapse videos writers’ novels, blog posts, etc. being written, exposing their writing process and revisions.