New word processor for iPhones

Kevin Warnock, founder and CEO of SilverOffice, just dropped by and showed me a really cool app for the iPhone: a word processor. Named gOffice.

Now, why is that cool? Because he showed me a letter that he produced only on the iPhone. I have a video of Kevin showing me the word processor over on my Kyte channel. The video is a little rough, but that’s OK.

Oh, you can try it out on your regular computer too and get a close simulation of what it looks like on the iPhone.

UPDATE: I just did a TwitterGram with him talking about why the iPhoneDevCamp is really special this year.

Comments

  1. I disagree. A weak app is not necessarily a sad one.

    Oh yeah – and talk about a name trying to cash in on the big names.

    Robert, turn off your iPhone for a week. Ignore the whines your son will make during that week too.

    Get some perspective. This is advice from an Apple fan and an AAPL stock holder.

    Consider it. Please.

  2. I disagree. A weak app is not necessarily a sad one.

    Oh yeah – and talk about a name trying to cash in on the big names.

    Robert, turn off your iPhone for a week. Ignore the whines your son will make during that week too.

    Get some perspective. This is advice from an Apple fan and an AAPL stock holder.

    Consider it. Please.

  3. “gOffice”

    Show of hands…who thinks a couple of tech companies might take issue with that name?

  4. “gOffice”

    Show of hands…who thinks a couple of tech companies might take issue with that name?

  5. I thought it works well, but they need to work on their file sizes. I typed “testing this new word processor” and it turned into a 500 KB file in my inbox.

  6. I thought it works well, but they need to work on their file sizes. I typed “testing this new word processor” and it turned into a 500 KB file in my inbox.

  7. A textbox? I opened the “demo” on my computer and all it shows is a textbox? That’s now called a word processor? I wonder how long they worked on that! If only I had come up with this idea.

  8. A textbox? I opened the “demo” on my computer and all it shows is a textbox? That’s now called a word processor? I wonder how long they worked on that! If only I had come up with this idea.

  9. Um, the word processor I saw was just a text box, without formatting. That isn’t really a word processor… More like… a Piece Of Crap!!!

    Completely useless!

  10. Um, the word processor I saw was just a text box, without formatting. That isn’t really a word processor… More like… a Piece Of Crap!!!

    Completely useless!

  11. ioannusdeverani: did you watch the video? It might look like a text box, but it does a little more than that.

    It’s early and developers don’t have a real UI to play with. Plus, this stuff needs to work on a small screen. Lots of limitations. What, did you expect Microsoft Word to be on there? Heheh!

  12. ioannusdeverani: did you watch the video? It might look like a text box, but it does a little more than that.

    It’s early and developers don’t have a real UI to play with. Plus, this stuff needs to work on a small screen. Lots of limitations. What, did you expect Microsoft Word to be on there? Heheh!

  13. DaveD: you might just want to go read Digg for a week. Oh, I forgot there’s a ton of iPhone stuff there too. Sorry, you’ll just have to deal for a few more days. Eventually something else will come out that’ll be interesting to talk about. Or, maybe I’ll notice there’s a ton of new Facebook apps to talk about. Want a ninja?

  14. DaveD: you might just want to go read Digg for a week. Oh, I forgot there’s a ton of iPhone stuff there too. Sorry, you’ll just have to deal for a few more days. Eventually something else will come out that’ll be interesting to talk about. Or, maybe I’ll notice there’s a ton of new Facebook apps to talk about. Want a ninja?

  15. The app looks very early in the process. I’d like to see it in a couple of weeks when it’s a little more mature and developed. Right now I don’t think it’d use it.

  16. The app looks very early in the process. I’d like to see it in a couple of weeks when it’s a little more mature and developed. Right now I don’t think it’d use it.

  17. Robert,

    Wow, add cut/copy/paste and it’s almost as complete as notepad on Windows 1.03 from 1985 – not WordPad – just Notepad.

    Let’s be reasonable. This is at best – and even that’s stretching it – a text editor. To call it a word processor is flat out misuse of the term. Just because it’s on the “Jesus Phone” doesn’t mean lowering standards and redefining English that much. I mean, let’s be reasonable, the “Leave a comment” editor on this blog has more functionality than that “word processor”.

    Mike

  18. Robert,

    Wow, add cut/copy/paste and it’s almost as complete as notepad on Windows 1.03 from 1985 – not WordPad – just Notepad.

    Let’s be reasonable. This is at best – and even that’s stretching it – a text editor. To call it a word processor is flat out misuse of the term. Just because it’s on the “Jesus Phone” doesn’t mean lowering standards and redefining English that much. I mean, let’s be reasonable, the “Leave a comment” editor on this blog has more functionality than that “word processor”.

    Mike

  19. Who writes “letters”? At the airport the other day, I noticed that old people spend their laptop time in Word, doing who knows what. Younger people spend it online.

    Word processing is a tedious activity no matter how you present it. I expect it to wane over the next few years as people have much less need to write “letters”.

  20. Who writes “letters”? At the airport the other day, I noticed that old people spend their laptop time in Word, doing who knows what. Younger people spend it online.

    Word processing is a tedious activity no matter how you present it. I expect it to wane over the next few years as people have much less need to write “letters”.

  21. “It’s early and developers don’t have a real UI to play with. Plus, this stuff needs to work on a small screen. Lots of limitations. What, did you expect Microsoft Word to be on there? Heheh!

    Yes – why reinvent the wheel?

    BTW – a “wordprocessor” on Iphone? C’mon Robert – quit sensationalizing your headlines – you get your no. of hits anyway.

  22. “It’s early and developers don’t have a real UI to play with. Plus, this stuff needs to work on a small screen. Lots of limitations. What, did you expect Microsoft Word to be on there? Heheh!

    Yes – why reinvent the wheel?

    BTW – a “wordprocessor” on Iphone? C’mon Robert – quit sensationalizing your headlines – you get your no. of hits anyway.

  23. “you might just want to go read Digg for a week. Oh, I forgot there’s a ton of iPhone stuff there too”

    Actually No. Currently in the technnology section, Digg has just 2 artciles about iPhone. Same in Techmeme (one of them is yours)

  24. “you might just want to go read Digg for a week. Oh, I forgot there’s a ton of iPhone stuff there too”

    Actually No. Currently in the technnology section, Digg has just 2 artciles about iPhone. Same in Techmeme (one of them is yours)

  25. GeekBoy: I didn’t even know Kevin before yesterday.

    It’s just that the lack of a real SDK is keeping better apps from being developed. This one took him three weeks to build and he already had pieces of it pre-built.

  26. GeekBoy: I didn’t even know Kevin before yesterday.

    It’s just that the lack of a real SDK is keeping better apps from being developed. This one took him three weeks to build and he already had pieces of it pre-built.

  27. It’s nice to see gOffice making the comeback on iPhone, and I wish them success with the first *text editor* for iPhone.  Kevin is a nice guy, I gave him my special award for the most honest statement at the Office 2.0 conference.

    He is incorrect about listing the “Big Three” online office companies as public: Zoho (and their parent company, Adventnet) is privately held. Btw, they released the iZoho for iPhone on iDay :-)

    (disclaimer: I’m an advisor to Zoho)

  28. It’s nice to see gOffice making the comeback on iPhone, and I wish them success with the first *text editor* for iPhone.  Kevin is a nice guy, I gave him my special award for the most honest statement at the Office 2.0 conference.

    He is incorrect about listing the “Big Three” online office companies as public: Zoho (and their parent company, Adventnet) is privately held. Btw, they released the iZoho for iPhone on iDay :-)

    (disclaimer: I’m an advisor to Zoho)

  29. I think gOffice is a waste of time. The notes App. on the iPhone is just as useful. At least on the notes button, you don’t need to connect to the internet.

  30. I think gOffice is a waste of time. The notes App. on the iPhone is just as useful. At least on the notes button, you don’t need to connect to the internet.