IO

A light-weight and powerful editor for authentic writing

#4 Product of the WeekDecember 08, 2016
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David Byttow
Maker
@davidbyttow
https://bold.io/when-truth-is-re... Hello! 👋 Today we're launching IO: a free, lightweight editor for creative and authentic publishing. ✍️ It's extremely easy to use and allows you to publish anonymously, under a pseudonym, or as yourself. Our vision is to make writing and sharing your thoughts easier than ever. The editor is a little rough around the edges, so be gentle (many improvements are on the way!). We plan to build on this idea in the coming weeks and months. This is your blank canvas. This project (started only a couple weeks ago!) is brought to you by @meanJim, @SirBenLee, and myself – and we have much more to come in the near future! Meanwhile, please do email me at d@bold.io or iMessage me at 949-278-6005 if you have any questions/suggestions or just want to talk product. :-) Meanwhile, kick the tires at https://bold.io today, bookmark it for later and publish freely any time. 👊 More info: https://bold.io/about-io-2016-12-06 P.S., this link is fun: https://bold.io/random
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@davidbyttow @meanjim @sirbenlee @bold gotta say, I really enjoyed writing the press release for this tweet on IO.
Jim
Maker
@meanjim · Just a guy building websites
@nivo0o0 @davidbyttow @sirbenlee @bold it is a genius press release :)
Andrei Oprisan@andreioprisan · VP Technology at Liberty Mutual
@davidbyttow @bold very clean editor, saw it's in React. Any plans to open source it?
Chris Church@cchurch5 · Social Media Specialist & Writer
@davidbyttow, this is beautiful! Would be perfect if the Grammarly extension worked with it. Any chance of that happening in the future?
@davidbyttow Looking forward to trying it :)
Felipe Rohde@felipe_rohde
Hi @andreioprisan, please see Draft.js project
David Byttow
Maker
@davidbyttow
@cchurch5 Yes! I am working on a grammar assistant now. Working on spinning up a very large corpus of data to support it.
David Byttow
Maker
@davidbyttow
@andreioprisan @bold yes! The only reason we haven't yet is because it's built on top of Draft, which has lost some steam, so we may fork that or rebuild our own.
David Byttow
Maker
@davidbyttow
@andreioprisan @bold Note we've made a LOT of improvements on top of Draft to get it to do what we want. It's not perfect, but it more or less works.
Paresh Patel@abhisihelp · Co-Founder, Abhisi Help Desk
@davidbyttow Simple and effective. I like it. :)
Nicholas Sheriff@nicholassheriff · Founder, Quest
@davidbyttow @meanjim @sirbenlee @bold Well done team!!!
Ali Mese@meseali · http://growthsupply.com/
@davidbyttow @meanjim @sirbenlee @bold so good guys 🔥
Ian Storm Taylor@ianstormtaylor · Designer
@davidbyttow @andreioprisan If you end up deciding to ditch Draft, you might be interested in a very similar framework I've been working on called Slate: https://github.com/ianstormtaylo... — inspired by Draft and Prosemirror, but with the goal of having "core" be completely unopinionated/flexible and not getting in your way! Just in case it's helpful, if there's anything missing from it that is a blocker let me know!
David Byttow
Maker
@davidbyttow
@ianstormtaylor very familiar with Slate 😉 let's talk offline
sam@greaterthan1000 · Assistant Principal. Father of twins.
@davidbyttow @meanjim @sirbenlee @bold I kicked the tires, took it for a spin. Im ready for more. Can I have access to Bold?
Jim
Maker
@meanjim · Just a guy building websites
@ianstormtaylor @davidbyttow @andreioprisan thank you 🙏🙏🙏
Saajan Jain@saajan_jain · Online Marketing Specialist
@davidbyttow @meanjim @sirbenlee @bold Heard the castle black theme & wrote something. Really enjoyed the UI https://bold.io/winter-2016-12-14
Jack Dweck@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
Congrats on the launch, @davidbyttow. I love the ambience feature. 💯
David Byttow
Maker
@davidbyttow
@jackdweck thanks! That was a fun little experiment. :)
Laszlo Levente Mári@noxowe · Dev / Consultant
What are the differences between IO and Telegraph? To me both seem to be the same 😁
David Byttow
Maker
@davidbyttow
@noxowe Telegraph is cool! I think both have similar goals, we started simple just like Telegraph, but are going in a different direction (I think). Of course, we also put a lot more emphasis on Twitter (with Twitter auth) and some cool stuff to follow. Watch this space!
Laszlo Levente Mári@noxowe · Dev / Consultant
@davidbyttow Yeah social integrations could help distinguish, just at first when I launched the app it looked almost the same as Telegraph (at least what I remember from like a month ago when it launched and clicked on it)
David Byttow
Maker
@davidbyttow
@noxowe I agree! But I think we look better. 😎
Tom Pryor@tom_pryor
@davidbyttow what is the different direction?
James Zhang@jamesfzhang · Polly (YC S17)
IO/Bold easily has the best writing & editing experience on the web. 👏
Jim
Maker
@meanjim · Just a guy building websites
@jamesfzhang 🙌 🙌 🙌 , we look up to you guys!
Kabir Shah@kbrshah · I make things.
This looks absolutely beautiful! I love how it has ambience settings, a Hemingway editor, Twitter auth. The editor itself is awesome. It's a really great product 👌
David Byttow
Maker
@davidbyttow
@kingpixil Thank you Kabir! 🙏
Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · making ideas happen at feathrd
@kingpixil I love that too!