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Springpad isn't a "writing app," but it's a great note taking app for Android and Chrome. Not only can you write notes, but you take pictures, record audio, and organize everything into notebooks.


This ebay link might get you started. With ubiquitous cheap computing power, I bet some of the older stuff can be had really cheap, so long as the owners don't have unrealistic expectations about what it's worth. http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=word+processor&_sacat=See-All-Categories (Looking through there, I'm ...


If it works for you, who cares whether it works for someone else or not? Personally, I find writing without a full-size keyboard awkward and tedious. But if you have no problem with it, well, good for you.


Surely this is purely a matter of personal opinion and habit. I have written very long pieces on Palm PDAs using handwriting recognition (of a sort). It wasn't ideal. I have also written in exercise books with pens. Although I say that some types of devices, such as ipads, are very difficult to compose on, others disagree strongly. You have to find what ...


I used a Neo for several years for NaNoWriMo. I loved it for writing first drafts. The features I loved the most: It is (more or less) good only for typing. You can't play World of Warcraft or Angry Birds on it. So the Neo itself doesn't offer swarms of distractions. It is cumbersome for editing. Yes, this is a feature (as I'll describe at the end of this ...


If you can find one, a Z88 might be a good choice. Full size keyboard with a pretty good feel, very reliable and it's nigh on impossible to out type it (though the display might take a second to catch up, I've never had a keystroke lost on mine).


You could go for a small Mac laptop and try finding one with AppleCare. Apple does sell refurbished laptops with a warranty for less than list price.

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