Gone Google Gone: Top 10 Discontinued Google Products


6. Writely

Google acquired Writely, an online word-processing service, when it acquired Upstartle, a three-person company, on March 9, 2006. Writely developer Claudia Carpenter said in a blog post at the time that "Writely is like a caterpillar that we hope to make into a beautiful butterfly at Google."

Writely closed registration to the service at the time until the move to Google was complete and sent out invitations to users who wanted to be placed on a waiting list. In October 2006, Writely was merged into Google Docs and Spreadsheets.