All wound up in a package featuring a nice logo, Mozilla Weave (just launched) aims to explore “the blending of the desktop and the Web through deeper integration of the browser with online services”. That sounds nice. But what does it mean? Reading up on their use cases helps a bit:
- online photo, calendar and email backup
- hosted and synced preferences, bookmarks and history
- collaborative versions of the above
That all sounds really nice. Except in my case, I’m already enjoying most of this using Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Browser Sync and Google Docs. I expect Google Storage to be just around the corner. Competition is good, and it’s nice to see open standard versions of these services, but one must wonder whether anyone will adopt Mozillas offerings.