Test-driving Write.as on a tablet

After test-driving Write.as on an Android phone, here I am typing this post on an external keyboard wirelessly connected to a tablet.

I'm using a Lenovo Tab M8 HD 8” Android 10 tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard. At under 150 EUR combined, both devices are pretty cheap.

I have the Write.as plain text editor open in the Chrome app. I'm no touch typist. But using a physical keyboard, even a cheap unit like this, makes a difference in productivity as it speeds up writing and editing.

Markdown formatting

Markdown support in the editor lets me type rich text such as bold and italics. I can enter lists too, here's a bullet one:

And an ordered list:

  1. first
  2. second
  3. third

Let's have some quoted text:

I'm afraid I don't have anything witty or memorable to say. This is just to show what quoted text looks like.

Where a physical keybord makes a real diffrence is with complex text formatting, such as a table:

Column 1 Column 2
1 2
3 4
5 6

Conclusion

A tablet, an extenal keyboard, and a lightweight blogging platform like Write.as make for a serviceable and productive on the go writing setup.

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