A light-weight and powerful editor for authentic writing

#4 Product of the WeekDecember 08, 2016
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Dillon Fagan
  • Pros: 

    Clean user interface and nice typography


    Ease-of-use could be improved in a few small areas

    Mainly I wish paragraphs were automatically given sizable spacing between them rather than needing to skip two lines, similar to Medium.

    Dillon Fagan has used this product for one day.
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David Byttow
David ByttowMaker@davidbyttow 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 or iMessage me at 949-278-6005 if you have any questions/suggestions or just want to talk product. :-) Meanwhile, kick the tires at today, bookmark it for later and publish freely any time. 👊 More info: P.S., this link is fun:
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
@davidbyttow @meanjim @sirbenlee @bold gotta say, I really enjoyed writing the press release for this tweet on IO.
JimMaker@meanjim · Just a guy building websites
@nivo0o0 @davidbyttow @sirbenlee @bold it is a genius press release :)
Andrei Oprisan
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
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 :)
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
Congrats on the launch, @davidbyttow. I love the ambience feature. 💯
David Byttow
David ByttowMaker@davidbyttow
@jackdweck thanks! That was a fun little experiment. :)
Laszlo Levente Mári
Laszlo Levente Mári@laszlolm · CEO @ Dakai - Blockchain Services
What are the differences between IO and Telegraph? To me both seem to be the same 😁
David Byttow
David ByttowMaker@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
Laszlo Levente Mári@laszlolm · CEO @ Dakai - Blockchain Services
@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
David ByttowMaker@davidbyttow
@noxowe I agree! But I think we look better. 😎
Tom Pryor
Tom Pryor@tom_pryor
@davidbyttow what is the different direction?
James Zhang
James Zhang@jamesfzhang · Polly (YC S17)
IO/Bold easily has the best writing & editing experience on the web. 👏
JimMaker@meanjim · Just a guy building websites
@jamesfzhang 🙌 🙌 🙌 , we look up to you guys!
Kabir Shah
Kabir Shah@kbrshah · Maker of 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
David ByttowMaker@davidbyttow
@kingpixil Thank you Kabir! 🙏
Amrith Shanbhag
Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · Community + Social at Product Hunt
@kingpixil I love that too!