Completely Gratuitous Post of Newly Acquired Shiny Thing

So I’ve got a whole bunch of work on my plate this year where the income that’s generated is basically earmarked as “paying for Peter’s travel and con expenses.” It’s the stuff that allows me to go to the UK for World Fantasy at the end of the year, to Perth for the RWA conference in the middle of the year, and generally acquire a couple of shiny things (passports, luggage) that will make the increased amount of travel I’m doing a little easier.

Today I got to pick up one of those shiny things that I’ve been patiently waiting to buy for a long while. Case in point:


Picked this up on sale, along with a whole bunch of widgets, ’cause I’ve been looking for a portable computing option that isn’t Shifty Silas the Laptop. Something I can take along on those trips where all I really need is the ability to answer email, check out my RSS feed, run the kindle app, and occasionally update my website/mess around on projects stored in the cloud while I’m travelling.

That it’s the perfect size for reading digital comics is completely coincidental, I swear.

Right now I’m in the process of updating all my apps, and I’m in need of recommendations for Android-based word-processing apps that will allow for off-line writing (aka the one thing Google Office isn’t willing to let me do). If anyone’s got recommendations, I’d love to hear them.

  3 comments for “Completely Gratuitous Post of Newly Acquired Shiny Thing

  1. 09/06/2013 at 10:49 PM

    I use OfficeSuite Pro because it can handle doc, docx and rtf (among other file types), and Dropbox.

    • petermball
      11/06/2013 at 4:20 PM

      This may be a winner. Does it have a maximum size to the files it can handle?

      • 11/06/2013 at 7:19 PM

        I don't know, but if it does I haven't hit it yet. The largest file I have in Dropbox is 201KB, and (from memory, since it's not the story du jour) the tablet was handling it fine.

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