What are my thoughts regarding the Freewrite Traveller and second Gen? In my honest opinion, as a member of a First Nation person, nothing at the moment. After watching Two YouTube videos by Bronson Herr. I admit that his review and thoughts on Freewrite second gen were honest.
And after watching several other everyday YouTubers using the Freewrite paperless typewriter. The concept is cool, and the idea of writing before allowing the inner pesky critic to pop up. I agree with their assessment, tap backspace, don’t press on it otherwise you would lose the Mark Twain-esque material and become suicidal depressed.
Let’s face it: among the downsides of writing on a document, the grammar checker. The trick is to tune out the words written on a page, while the words flowing through your fingertips. I stopped using my favourite word processor after I migrated to Linux Distro. Smartedit writer is only available for Windows. Fortunately, my FB friend mentioned Focuswriter. A distraction-free writing application available on Linux, Windows and MacOS. No grammar checker, basic Canadian dictionary, customizable, and downright basic.
Going off topic, Mobile service and the internet in the remote Indian Reserve in Canada is crappy as hell. The three main issues plaguing the remote Rez, power outages, internet connectivity and mobile cell service, regarding two factor authentication and synching data from various devices. The internet connection can go offline for a few days, sometimes weeks. Sometimes cell services can be down for several weeks at the time.
And back to the Freewrite device, typing and scribbling down words. Being old school in my thinking, backing up my work on various devices is my top requirement. Syncing is secondary.
In my opinion, a writer should have only a handful of tools and a means of backing up his/her stuff. Computers are great, but applications and devices will sap the juice from them. Or just croak and holding your writings hostage, permanently.
When I received Freewrite second gen, something would tell me that applications needed for editing are Prowritingaid online editor, Focuswriter and LibreOffice writer. Notes would be for focuswriter, notebooks, notepads and pens to get the juices flowing.
And when there’s a power outage, I would continue typing away and not worry about laptop battery percentage. Goodbye to dry eyes from staring at the laptop screen for long periods of time. Continue with two transgender characters I got brewing some years ago.
On the closing note. My request, I would like the makers of Freewrite to have courier prime and courier Prime Sans fonts. I love those two fonts.