Turn your MacBook into a typewriter with this great free app

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Turn your MacBook into a typewriter with this great free app
Turn your MacBook into a typewriter with this great free app

Those of us who are a certain age remember very fondly the typewriters, which were a kind of precursor to the laptops we use today.

The truth is that typing is a completely different experience, both because of the sound, the touch of the keys and because of a key aspect: if you make a mistake while typing, you have to keep going and you cannot erase or correct your mistakes.

Many options to configure the typewriter

If you’re looking for a similar experience in the digital version, a good option is to try Winston, a new free application for macOS that has been developed by Chris Messina (who claims to have been inspired by Ommwriter to bring this tool to life).

With Winston you can configure many aspects: from the color of the typewriter, the background (different scenarios), the sound it emits, the color of the font or the type of paper on which you want to write.

A key point in this new app, is that you can bet on a realistic experience, and that it is not possible to delete the characters if you have made a mistake (they will appear crossed out), although it is an option that can be disabled if you prefer.

A MacBook typewriter
A MacBook typewriter

At the bottom right of the screen, a hashtag icon appears, which if activated will tell us how many words we have written in each document.

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Another positive point is that when we finish writing, we will have different options to export the files: from a simple .TXT file to a much more complete .PDF file that keeps the type of page we have chosen and the classic typography of a typewriter.

Hopefully this application will be available very soon for other operating systems (Windows, Linux or Android). Personally, I would like to have this application available for use on an iPad.

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