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What is is deviantART's new upload and submitting platform, home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in-between. It provides you with an area to place, organize, and perfect your artistic workings to submit to deviantART and beyond. A suite of features all in one, is here to make your online life a whole lot easier.

Drag & Drop, & Store

Drag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enhance your works. Utilize 2 GB of storage for all members, and 10 GB for Premium Members.

Organize Your Files provides a visually pleasing atmosphere to view all your artistic endeavors in one place. Organize and re-arrange these works into re-namable stacks, and your files will be with you for wherever and whenever inspiration strikes.


Each item in your has a unique URL which you can share with friends, colleagues, and mentors alike to gather feedback on your work in a non-public setting.


When ready, submit your work to deviantART with super fast upload speeds.

Auto Save

When writing a description and title, auto-saves your work from your first keystroke, allowing you to rest assured that your works are safe.

Developer API

Developers, submit creative media to deviantART using the API, which enables your application or website to upload creative content to deviantART. More information can be found here.

With Writer, you can:

  • Create multimedia deviations with ease by dragging and dropping images into the WYSIWYG editor.
  • Your writings auto-save from your first keystroke, and continue to do so frequently, providing you with security for your precious treasures.
  • All users may now use :thumb: codes and full-sized images in Journals.
  • Premium Members are able to utilize Skins to customize their works.

DeviantART muro will be available through, allowing you to create works right from

Also, will fully integrate with deviantART, allowing you access to your in comments, Notes and more.

Your Life Made Easier

Whatever your creative path, is here to help you along that journey. Let's adventure together.

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If your is filling up quickly, upgrade to the Premium Membership. Premium Members get 10 GB of storage and the ability to use Skins in Writer.

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Lazulelle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Coming back to this 4 years later because I love
Being able to upload stuff before they are submitted to DA is incredibly useful. :thumbsup:

It's great how you can give people links, like for feedback, or for commission clients to view and download the full version.
It's also a wonderful cloud storage! :la:
Remembering DA without years ago was weird af because I use it so much. =P
VampireHuntress5790 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How the frick do I turn off stash. It is more complicated then I want my sumission process to be, I have to keep track of how much I ahve uploaded? And where the hell do you go to delet stuff from your stash if you go over 2GB? I am not as computer savvy as some and I need my submissions to be easy peasy.

Oh yeah and before anyone says upgrade. I have no money to upgrade my account right now.
Fe0manTrollware Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
whoever thought this was a good idea deserves a bullet right in his forehead... Took me AEONS to submit a low level png that is not even 1MB big, I wish the responsible of this crap to be hanged. Remove the stash or shove it in your ass it sucks
Zenet2527 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Can I use writer to write literature???
bubbascal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Yup. :D
angel-of-damnation Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
can people who watch you see what you save in writer?
c-ancer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
// doesnt work for firefox
says somethin bout cookies bein missing idk
specialized666 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Okay i had enough from this sh*t, it doesn't upload what i want or if it uploads it doesn's let me put in the category where it belongs to or even anywhere (for ex.: i upload an exe or rar-zip files (this contains a logon screen) i select Customization->Windows Utilities->Windows XP Logon / or anything like that - and it says that category is not good or even anything i select is not good), and i mention that that it uploads stuff really slow.

So fix it or bring back the old classical uploading form - because that was way more faster, easier, reliable than this and it wasn't had stupid messages/notifications.
Bellaura Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I cannot write anything ! It makes me mad ! I want the normal journal writting back !
MyC-chan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh please just tell me how to disable the stash writer it is driving me mad !
Alextheinsane Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Grrr...I cant write my journals!
SpigaRose Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
looks like it doesn't work with me _ I just can't write!! I clicked every possible thing but nothing...
someone save me from this! :iconsobbplz:
SpigaRose Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
ok problem solved: apparently writer stash doesn't work with chrome .-.
AzKai Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am having this same problem. That issue SHOULDN'T be an issue. unfortunately, mine isn't working with ANY browser I try... hasn't worked in IE or Chrome. I guess I get to go download Firefox and try that.
SpigaRose Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
yes, it worked with firefox for me :) try with that ;)
AzKai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh of course, the one browser I don't have. LOL. Thank you!
SpigaRose Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
you're welcome! :)
and yes, it's always like this :(
AzKai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwr :X Hehe. Mine works now too! They must have fixed it :D
SpigaRose Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
awww mine still doesn't work >_<
well I have firfox ;) I'm happy for you :icondummydanceplz:
cixu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
In the writer < s > & </ s > don't seem to work.
Why was that option give to use like the underline and bold? lol
PrismaticMemories Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
ok yeah, how do you turn it off?
MyC-chan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yes please let me know if you figure out !
Kitsooki Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   Digital Artist
I really want to know that too
PrismaticMemories Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Thank you, I'm alone then XD
Opposes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I started reading all the comments and forgot what I was doing...
SuperKawaiiMochi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
FlyAway-555 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer is great, and I love the writer, because I can just type something up on the Writer quickly on one computer, and edit it on another computer, and post it from another computer. Its really handy for that sort of stuff!
However, its a pain in the *** to write and edit journals with. Its really confusing, and I like the normal way to write journals. Could it be changed so that journals are independent of
MadnessOfMana Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can still make journals the normal way.
FlyAway-555 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is true.
KSXZT Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, it's great. And I can upload all of my Terragen animations :).
TheSuperFlat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the best thing deviantart has done in a while. Really enjoying this.
PokeLucario Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a really good idea, actually!
Just that implementing it
on journals
was the most confusing thing ever 8'(

i don't know how to change the title of my journal now actually
Titanium-Zen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dah hell, i don't like it =/
Ookami-Seishin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it for storing images to be used as graphics on my page so is good for that. However when I try and edit my journal entries I get re-directed to the page which is extremely ANNOYING because now I can't edit my journal entries.

So please does anybody know how I can disable or turn it on/off?

This issue is driving me insane! x[
Methanoos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here! Good for images but not editing journals. It's really annoying. An On/Off button would be awesome!
The-Night-Craft Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just want to edit a journal and the function doesn't work with;_;
idoreallytry Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
On the right hand side is there a button that says, "EDIT WITH Stashwriter?" in blue. That's how I did mine :p Sorry if it's not there or if it doesn't let you click it :/
crowburd Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is problematic, and gives me a great amount of trouble when trying to edit a journal because it sends me straight to stash writer and it is just difficult to work with.
catflavored Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I seriously DO NOT understand what the point of this is.
LONG-SHOT Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'll try it out and form an opinion about it. But the fact that I can still use the old submission system means it will either have a positive effect or no effect (neutral or win situation).
Crowforge Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
So I can host (and hotlink) stuff here and it won't turn up on my page?
supermarshmallow90 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, you are gone one semester and then suddenly you come back and there's this thing. Hmm, I liked the old system, but if you can upload stuff easier, I'm all for that. I'll test it out and see if I like it before I start my fit throwing.
99smilesNEEDED Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LinkinT Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really understand the purpose of this new "uploading platform". If it's not going to take place of the old uploading process, why create a new tool that does exactly the same as the old one? This will involve just more work, keep both systems synchronized and with similar features and all, not to mention the double maintenance and development work... I don't know of the others, but the old system was serving me very well, and i intend to keep using it.

I'm sure the dA staff has some bigger goal with this new system. Maybe a better integration with other social networks, or maybe to make dA look more like a professional place by separating portfolio from networking. But then, again, there's Or maybe the old uploading process will really be substituted by this.

Gosh, i'm getting confused.
LinkinT Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
About Journals as deviations...

This is mixing social networking from the main point of the whole deviantART: art showcase. A comment is a comment (and that's what a journal is, a comment on whatever topic the user wants to talk about), not a piece of literature. As some members have already said, dA is not Facebook. Seems like the dA staff is losing focus. This will only bring you all more work, because you'll have to moderate one more category of deviations (and one with lots of personal opinions), deal with accidental submissions/angered people, not to mention that it'll do more confusion than organization for the users, for having two distinct features that are submitted the same way. You could say that users can get used to it with time, but what about new users? You'd not scare them away.

Why not replicate the deviation system for journals, if that's so important? The only thing that'd make sense is some kind of journal bookmarking (as in site bookmarking, personal, should not appear to others), something that could be simple to do. Hell, i don't even care for journal bookmarking, i just think this isn't needed. Journals as deviations is just a bloated feature, and despite the good intentions, in the long run will do more harm than good.

And i don't know, but looking at the 2/10GB space limitation, it may look like dA is trying to address problems with bandwidth and databases' size. Or dA is trying to make a new stock/file sharing platform focused on art. Or dA is trying to make us aware that the system has limits.

It may look like it, but i'm not against the system. It's good to have new features once in a while, but this new platform is trying to be just too ambitious when it doesn't really need to be.
11thinv Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012

i use the

local public library

for internet access

because i'm poor

and not everyone has flash/zip drives

or knows how to use them


this would help people such as me

who couldn't even afford

a $5 zip drive

who still wanted

to work

LinkinT Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

11thinv Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
i guess

wiak Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
hey what about a virtual harddrive app for windows, linux and mac?

so you can basicly use as a online harddrive in my computer :)
birbilis Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
suggest to the Gladinet app guys to make a connector for too
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