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Refly

Smart editor that helps you write better content, faster

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Kevin William David
Hunter
Refly is a smart editor, specially made with content creators in mind. Refly will help you reduce your writing time by 10-20%. This is done by reducing the time for proofreading (which is average 40% in writing). Refly can help you with linguistic errors, SEO and publishing at this point. Also, Refly will help you stay on track with your writing goals by the habit feature.
Amrith Shanbhag
@kwdinc #MadeInIndia?
TONY TOM
Maker
@ambonium Made in India. We are a small town startup based in Palakkad, Kerala !!
Amrith Shanbhag
@tony161293 sweet!
TONY TOM
Maker
@ambonium Hope you liked the app !
christopher lake
@tony161293 @ambonium LOVE Kerala
Adheen Ajay
@kwdinc Kudos to the team. Great tool. :)
Rinaldo
@kwdinc experiencing lots of bugs at this point. Crashes when copying and pasting text from other editing apps (e.g. Google Docs). Looks like a great app though. Hope to see improvements in the near future :)
TONY TOM
Maker
@kwdinc Thanks for the Hunt. Hello PH Refly is a smart editor. Refly is made with a mission to make content creation easier for everyone. We designed Refly in such a way to make content creation just content creation. We intend to remove the other 80% work. Refly will help your reduce the proofreading time with extended grammar, spell and synonym support. Refly will help you with your SEO and publishing to Facebook, Medium and even a personal WordPress blog. We'll come up with solutions for research and topic suggestions. Thanks for the upvotes. Hope you'll love the app !! Open to comments or you can reach out to me on twitter(_tonytom) Thanks.
Amrith Shanbhag
@tony161293 why the name refly? Any significance?
TONY TOM
Maker
@ambonium Refly denotes giving your contents wings to fly. Fly off of your editor and beyond :-) We're living in an era where content is king and creating content is the most difficult part !! Refly makes things easier for content creators.
Mohammed Erraysy
Looks neat, why I can't change the color theme ? I like dark text editors.
TONY TOM
Maker
@merraysy We're not ready with the dark theme yet. We'll update it within a week at most. Sorry about that :)
Mohammed Erraysy
@tony161293 Good luck.
TONY TOM
Maker
@merraysy Thank you !! Hope you like the app.
Mohammed Erraysy
@tony161293 Yup I did ;)
TONY TOM
Maker
Thanks PH community for the warm support. Hope you all like the app !!
Praval Singh
@tony161293 Downloading it as I type here. It's a free app. Curious: How do you plan to make money?
TONY TOM
Maker
@praval We're curious about that as well. Refly is improving as we speak. Our engineers are working on it day and night. We prefer quality first. Obviously, we cannot disclose our business plan. But we believe everyone will be choosing the best from available. :)
Praval Singh
@tony161293 Improvement and quality are all good, but why would you not want to be upfront about whether the app is free / has ads / you plan to use the users' info to make money. I don't see how's that a problem! You've now got me thinking IF I should try the app. :)
TONY TOM
Maker
@praval We won't sell the users info or not planning to. It doesn't have any ads as well. The app is free as of now. We might be adding features that the users might have to pay for. Please don't worry. We won't monetize with the user info or any content created by users.
Praval Singh
@tony161293 Now that's a better answer. Thanks and good luck! Will try it out. :-)
Praval Singh
@tony161293 Uh oh - http://d.pr/i/Ekpq
TONY TOM
Maker
@praval Oops !! Can you please send the details to melson@refly.it ? We'll get right on it !!
Ryan Hoover
I wonder if/when AI-powered text editors will be banned in schools. πŸ€”
TONY TOM
Maker
@rrhoover Though the AI engine remains valuable. The world is stepping up for AI and we believe AI engine can help humans with more tedious jobs. Just like proofreading, creating logical content etc. When it comes to a ban for students in schools, the same can be used by authorities in evaluation.
Ranjith Antony
Maker
@rrhoover Thats a real concern. We are watching that space close. Education is indeed one of our primary focus vertical. The AI we build for the consumer facing app has benefits for teachers and educators.
Adam Marx
@rrhoover I similarly wonder if teachers will see the benefit in using them to elevate students' writing skills. Used properly, they can really help students to become better writers overall. I think of it as I do calculators: the tool can perform the basic function for the user, but it can also help the user in better understanding the method, thereby elevating the user's skillset for the next iteration of similar problem-solving. The main issue here with regard to text-editing and writing is that so much of it is based on creativity and style, two things which cannot be taught. They can be sharpened and honed, but because style is so unique to each individual, one of the major pitfalls I see here is that we could end up with a lot of similar material that basically produces a homogeneous experience for readers. πŸ€” πŸ€”
TONY TOM
Maker
@adammarx13 @rrhoover Well said !! Creativity and style can be shaped up.
sam
@rrhoover I hope not. Differentiation of instruction is difficult. Providing meaningful support to students on writing assignments continues to baffle some educators. I hope products like Refly, WriteWell, and Hemmingway App will be used to nail down improved communication. I always bark about pairing a classic with a contemporary in instruction. Reading and writing is a classic skill that could/should be paired with technology to assist students with learning disabilities, as well as those who want to explore new platforms.
TONY TOM
Maker
@greaterthan1000 That's great to hear. Would love to hear your insights on this ! Connect on twitter/linkedIn ?
Nick Haase
@rrhoover it's basically the same argument that used to be (still is?) made about banning calculators in math class.
Rodney Stereo
@rrhoover that's definitely a good question. To what point does education become just as valuable if not more than technology. Imagination and innovation will always be key to keeping people ahead of the curve when it comes to inviting the next new wave of content and or products.
Ram
Do you have plans for releasing the Windows version of Refly?? Good luck...:) http://i.giphy.com/k4263dxRd2pMs.gif
TONY TOM
Maker
@ramkumarhq We have plans for a web version soon. We have everyone in mind. Sorry to keep you waiting.
NomadApp
@tony161293 @ramkumarhq yeees! The product looks awesome but I wish there was an Android version, too. Have you thought about a Chrome Extension?
TONY TOM
Maker
@nomadapp_co @ramkumarhq We already have a chrome extension and WP plugin. But not fully functinal at this point. We're planning on rewamping it, and maybe release along with the web version. Won't be so far we believe !! Still Android might take more time.
NomadApp
@tony161293 @ramkumarhq looking forward! I would definitely use it on our blog.
Matt G Davison
@tony161293 I've been waiting a long time for something like this. Nice!! How do we sign up for when the chrome or windows version is released?
TONY TOM
Maker
@mattgdavison Please sign up for the newsletter at blog.refly.it !! We'll let you know on release. :)
clavy celestine
I Like this, oops l have to wait #window#
TONY TOM
Maker
@kleaklass Sorry !! We'll launch a web version soon for every users.
Cody McLain
This is a really a wonderful app. Though I use Mac, I hope it becomes available in Windows too.
TONY TOM
Maker
@codymclain We're planning on launching a web version soon. Glad you liked it. :)
Mark Espinola
Going to give this a try @gradehub. Being a startup , I know we need to start publishing more and better content. I'm hoping #refly will help.
TONY TOM
Maker
@mespi @gradehub Thanks. Please reach out if you face any problem :)
Levi Bostian
Thank you! I have been looking for a grammar checking, minimal, goal setting writing application like this. Great work! I use Ghost.org as my blog platform. I write all my posts in markdown there and everywhere. Therefore, I will not be able to use Refly until it has markdown support. Great work! Love it!
TONY TOM
Maker
@levibostian Thanks for the suggestion. We also work with MD in our backend. We'll see if our team can hack this problem and support MD and Ghost.
Levi Bostian
@tony161293 Thanks for that! Great work on it! How are you guys making money? Any way we can support the product?
TONY TOM
Maker
@levibostian We might be coming up with some paid features in the future. Your review would be really great if you can !! I would love to have a testimonial !!
Giacomo Lawrance
Sad to see that there is no Windows app.
TONY TOM
Maker
@giacomolaw We’re planning on launching a web version soon :)
Giacomo Lawrance
@tony161293 Awesome, looking forward to it!
Arjun
Great work guys! Proud to see more amazing tech coming from India :)
TONY TOM
Maker
@arjunz Thanks :)
Rick Bannerman
Looks awesome. Bummer it requires 10.11
TONY TOM
Maker
@plexkits Sorry !! Minimum requirements :/
Rick Bannerman
@tony161293 No worries at all. I imagine it's a very small group using Yosemite. Looks like a great app though, can't wait for the web version!
Ernie Smith
Like where this is going, Markdown support would be nice. It did seem a little rough around the edges in an early test, however. The SEO checker would be more useful if it was built around keyphrases rather than single words. Either way, keep it up guys. Look forward to seeing what you have in a few months.
TONY TOM
Maker
@shortformernie Thanks, Ernie. We're trying to improve the SEO support and features. You can look forward to our next few versions and updates :)
Jonas Petermann
I guess only english is supported? German is just a to complex and refined language πŸ˜‰
TONY TOM
Maker
@jonas_petermann We're not there yet, to support German with every feature. We might have to come up with a solution in the nearby future !!
Jonas Petermann
@tony161293 cool let me know when ready πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Good luck with your product πŸ‘πŸΌ
TONY TOM
Maker
@jonas_petermann Thanks (Y)
Dyana Aives
I am heartbroken that it's only available on Mac OS, I was so looking forward to trying this out!
TONY TOM
Maker
@inurfacemakeup Uh oh !! Sorry, we're planning to launch a web version ASAP !
Dyana Aives
@tony161293 thank you for your reply Tony, I just spoke to Maisie who told me she would put me on the beta list, yay!
Daniel Ziv
Looks like a product with a great vision! Unfortunately the "sharing" feature (most important one) make the app crash on my mac. I would really like to use it sometime soon if you'll fix this issue..
TONY TOM
Maker
@danielrziv Really ? Can you please share the log to melson@refly.it ? Would help us resolve it faster.
Daniel Ziv
@tony161293 sure, thanks :)
David Feng
Great looking app! Love the idea of goal setting features built in. I have yet to try the smart functionalities yet but wonder if it's smart enough to adapt to specific writing styles. Writing online is evolving in more ways than we really notice on a day to day basis and often navigate away from convention. Hopefully refly takes that into account. @tony161293 @rptony @devkdevan @refly
TONY TOM
Maker
@davidsfeng Glad, you like the app. And yes, you're right. Writing style is an important factor and many others as well. Smart functionalities are getting smarter as we speak. Our team is working hard on the ML component in the backend where these things actually rely on. Hopefully, in the recent updates, you can expect more from Refly.
Arun
This looks cool :)
TONY TOM
Maker
@arunsfolio Thanks Arun !
Nitin Goyal
Good try but it seems like a lot has to be done. Some issues I felt: 1. Crashed down after my first line of code. (OSX 10.11.6) 2. Its Key feature Grammar is not working properly. Apart from being very slow, it sometimes get stuck. And it won't correct even if you disable and enable Grammar checking. 3. When you are writing content, Click on SEO button and press Esc - title will go away. Don't worry click on blank title and it will come back :) 4. and some more ... A lot of Bugs right now.
Devan K
Maker
@nitin_goyal Thanks for using Refly and giving feedback.. Our team is working on the issues.. If you don't mind can you please share the logs to melson@refly.it ?

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