Best Device to Write a BookThe best device for writing a book
This is the ideal device for authors. Here is what it takes.
All of the reasons against the freewrite can be found in this sceptical play by my fellow Members Karissa Bell and Christina Warren. Here is the TL;DR: It's too pricey ($500 buy a 16GB iPad 2 iPad or some 16GB iPad Minis), and it's too heavy (four quid, the same as a fully charged Macbook).
If you bend over this 6-inch E-Ink display all morning and try to see what you've just written, you get a scratch on your back. The AlphaSmart Neo, a similar single-purpose pen that can only hold eight images and can only be uploaded to your computer via a bulky old hi-fi cord, is still popular.
It is not the presence of inexpensive iPods that addresses the use of these computers, but their damage. "The freewrite creator Kickstarter wrote: "Laptops and pads are multi-purpose gadgets with toys, community entertainment, work e-mails, fun cats' video and still to be edited anniversary photos," when it was showered with the even more sophisticated name Hemingwrite.
"As many of you did when we tried to write, we quickly found ourselves in a YouTube bunny pocket that we rationalised as research. Authors are always excellent when I say it myself, but hesitation is our cryptonite. iPad and the web browsers are an incarnation:
When you write, how can one application or tabs you write on vie with a display full of other colourful choices? Power on your device and run a baton run with alerts, insignia and the colourful symbols of other applications that distract and entice you as a Vegas Casinos attic. However, neither quite provide what a novelist needs, and my neo is collecting powder - because as I explained below, a novelist has to do more than as much reading.
That' s why I made an uncomfortable piece of silence with my iPad and laptop writings and run the awareness glove every single workday. Nevertheless, for many years I have had in my head the function lists of my ideal combinations of typing and literacy. It is painful to have to carry a charging device or a block of batteries everywhere, and because it requires a great deal of intellectual power when you write, but does not need much of it.
2 ) E-Ink backlit display. Anybody who has tried to use a Kindle to prevent an iPad from having to write knows why e-ink regulations apply. It is clearly visible in the sunshine; it requires less power; the back light is not so dazzling that it disturbs your spouse in the bedroom or keeps you up until the early mornings.
Available in standard, Paperwhite and Voyage, the E-Ink Kindle is an essential tool for authors, regardless of the real charm of real physics literature. I' m carrying my Paperwhite everywhere and I often wish I could just write on one and leaf back and forth to my design in between. Wouldn't that destroy the notion of a single-purpose device?
But not at all, because good literacy and good grammar are intrinsically tied together. Authors will always find ways to hesitate, after all, literature is considered the most prolific of all. You are the instruments you need to hone your spirit and become a better novelist. After all, the act of seeing your words all the time on the exactly same E-Ink display in exactly the same typeface and in exactly the same stylistic as the words of a released text editor would be a strong underlying encouraging experience.
They' re all just words, this device would tell you. The two things that make the Microsoft Surface pen the perfect pen are what you need: a thin, lightweight, detachable, tactile keypad that also serves as a display panel, and a narrow stand so you can look at it at a proper viewing angles and don't get the scratch on your back when you're lifting down on the monitor.
5 ) A concise shape ratio. So the smaller this device is, the more places you will take it. Imagine taking it in your hand as you go down the road to the café - not big enough to need a notebook case or two arms to use it.
I enjoyed the shape of the iPad Mini with a Logitech keypad case for this purpose (it's the same order of magnitude as the shape of the Kindle). On the other hand, I know that many authors prefer broader keyboards; my finger are much stupby, but they are not that stupby around.
Half way between the Mini and iPad Air in the right height, not to speak of the heavyweight, the Sweetspot seems to be. Name it a display area of about 8.5-inch. 6 ) Cloud disk backups of everything you write as often as possible because it is 2016. Amazon is eating this information for its 3G Kindle phones as a prize for the store.
It' almost goes without saying that a read/write device should be really italic, bolder and underlined, just like the Kindle - not in transcriptional like the Freewrite. I would say that a pure text off-line edition of Wikipedia would be extremely useful for authors if I really shot for the lunar.
Considering the Kindle-like character of the device, it might make perfect reason that Amazon is the one who makes it. On the other side, it would be child's play to have a device reading the open mobile size in which most modern electronic literature, such as Kindle literature, arrives. Come to the point, entrepreneur - there is a whole world full of diverted authors just shaking hands with you.