After using this setup, I can definitely say that it’s working very well. Typing on the train isn’t ideal (I’d much rather type in a more scenic location), but with this setup I can get quite a lot done. All it took was getting a wireless keyboard and a USB-C converter and I was good to go.
One additional benefit of this setup is that each change you make is saved and stored with a comment if you’re doing it right. That way, you can always go back to previous versions or even create alternate versions called branches.
This is where the setup can get quite complicated. You can merge versions, look at highlighted differences, go back to older versions, and even invite people to comment on your changes using things called “pull requests” but I won’t go down that road here.
- Overall: 7/10
- Ease of use: 3/10
- Portability: 8/10
- Version Tracking: 10/10
- Available Tools: 5/10
So, I’ll almost definitely keep using this setup. It’s too powerful not to, and it’s helped my productivity, especially with editing. Some notable things like spell check and formatting make this setup not perfect. Add to this the technical knowledge needed may make this too over-the-top for most writers.