The web Os

The Web OS is inching towarding (not at internet time though) reality. It is a well known fact to any *nix user that a command line is the most important part of an OS. I came across this brilliant app called YubNub. [ Another app that I just loved within a minute of using it]

Also realized ( through Jon’s blog) that are so many small bits that are already developed which act as components of the Web OS.

Here is a growling list of such components.

Command line – YubNub

Find – Google

Word Editor – Writely

Registry –

Email Client – Gmail

Spreadsheet – NumSum

Storage/HardDisk – Ourmedia

Photo Organizer – Flickr

IM – Meebo

Desktop – NetVibes

The list is far from complete but it is pretty good start. Oh !! web 2.0 is really so exciting.

I am thinking now who(Yahoo, Google, MS) is going to couple(tie) these all together to deliver as a single platform (co-ordination) to the users. Google sounds to me to be the most likely contender, hey folks at google are you going to use the money that you are raising in the second round to acquire all of these companies ??

PS: Drop me a line if you find another such component that loosely fits in the jigsaw


  1. news reader, feed reader, personal desktop –

  2. Patang! says:

    You know what we need? A web based sync-app.

  3. Jonathan says:

    Hi Rajan – I’m glad that you like YubNub. And thanks for the pointer to Writely – it looks slick. Love the Print function. In fact I will make a YubNub command for it called “wri”.

  4. Rajan says:

    you are very right, can RSS and TSync be combined to create this web sync application.

    sanyam, looks cool, gets categorized in the same category as

    a ‘wri’ command would be really good.

  5. i guess i saw web sync somewhere
    btw i am in ActiveSync team at M$

    do suggest some future features.
    crossbow will be released early next year

  6. Rajan says:

    hmm !! thats interesting , did’nt know that MS-H is working on it.

    Crossbow ???

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