So, some of you may recall a post I did about the different avenues available to us today for writing – computer, word processor, pen and paper, etc. However, I failed to list another option, because it was one I knew nothing about and had never tried. So here it is.
I JUST GOT A CHROMEBOOK. And my opinion on it is: “Where have you been all my life?”
My mom and I decided that the Neo Alphasmart word processors we were using were not going to cut it long term, especially since mine was the only one that actually worked. (She purchased several after I did, and they all malfunctioned.)
Despite the fact that we liked the Neo when it worked, we looked into Chromebooks. And we bought two of them.
Since a Chromebook is not a real computer or laptop in that sense, everything you write on Google Docs is stored in the cloud . . . which is a little weird, but it is handy.
And get this – I can be on one Chromebook while my mom is writing something on hers, and I can “edit” her work as she is going along, and vice versa. Because you are actually on the internet, and you can invite somebody via email to edit your work.
So that is . . . awesome.
Set-up when we first got the Chromebooks was pretty easy, and there was virtually no learning curve – so far. I still do most of my internet and blog work on our real computer, but the Chromebook is a very likable and efficient tool for writing. And the keyboard! I LOVE the keyboard!
That is my official experience with Chromebooks. My mom loves hers, too. Plus, when you’re just logging on to check email or something like that, it’s much less of a hassle to turn this little thing on than it is to fire up the whole computer.
So, Chromebook is the new Notebook. But don’t misunderstand – there are times when nothing in the world will do but to pick up those beloved blank lined pages, crawl onto the couch, and write the way they did back in simpler times. 🙂
Do you agree?
Tell me your opinion! Have you ever used a Chromebook? Do you like writing in a notebook? Let’s chat in the comments!