Today we’re happy to release v2.0 of our command-line interface! Now Pro subscribers can publish to their Write.as account and blogs, and everyone can sync any anonymous posts you’ve already published.
Our command-line tool is great for power users that want to build Write.as into their normal writing workflow. For example, it can be used in shell scripts or combined with your favorite editor to connect all stages of your writing and publishing process.
In fact, our Linux desktop app is built on top of our command-line tool! So while the app isn’t yet updated to take advantage of the CLI’s newest features, you can still install this new version, run waiters auth <username>, and then all of your posts published from the desktop app will be connected to your account. Neat, eh?
As mentioned earlier, publishing to your account with the command-line tool is available with a Pro subscription. However, everyone can continue publishing anonymously, and now sync existing posts to their account, for free. We know that many people might’ve invested time in the CLI assuming that they’d be able to sync their posts one day, so we certainly don’t want to prevent that.
Download the Write.as CLI v2.0 here and read the full release notes here. What’s next
With this update out the door, we’re quickly moving on to supporting all Write Freely instances with the command-line tool. Anyone interested should keep an eye on the Write Freely blog for that update. And as always, we’d love to hear what you think on the forum!
Almost two years ago, shortly after launching blogs and accounts, we created our Casual subscription. At $10, this is the perfect plan for people who want a little more than what our free tier offers, but don’t need much more. In fact, today it’s just as popular as our Pro plan.
Since then, we’ve added SSL support to the custom domains you can add to your Casual blogs, and Read Write.as has grown to an audience of thousands per month, including readers across Twitter and the fediverse and those who visit Write.as just for the stories.
Because of this, and largely to get rid of the awkward “$0.83 per month” pricing, the price for new Casual subscriptions will go up to $12 per year starting August 1. Existing Casual users, including any who upgrade before August 1, will keep their $10/year rate for as long as their subscription is active.
After this, you likely won’t see any changes to the Casual rate, except perhaps with a new multi-year payment option. If you’d be interested in this, let us know on the forum!