SolarWriter

In-app purchases
2.7
26 reviews
500+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Android device + bluetooth keyboard + e-reader = type outside in sunlight!

Use your Kindle Scribe or e-reader as a portable typewriter!

Traditional screens are fantastic everywhere but outside, especially on a sunny day. E-ink screens work well, but e-readers are difficult to type on and don't support external keyboards.

SolarWriter gives you the best of both worlds.

SolarWriter running on your Android device acts as a hub between your keyboard and your e-reader. You type on the keyboard, and the text appears on both on the Android device and on the e-reader's screen (via its web browser).

Take advantage of your Kindle's (or other e-reader's) e-ink screen to put your thoughts on paper even outside, with no need to transcribe later.

Write at parks, on beaches, in backyards... anywhere you wanted to but couldn't.

Save files on your device, or share through email, SMS, and more.

Detailed instructions for setup are included inside the app.
Updated on
Jul 8, 2024

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Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

2.7
25 reviews
Ken Luu
July 14, 2024
hello please fix the bug with android app that is unusable when connected to keyboard - the screen would not refresh until another paragraph later. I've tried this on the Mac app and it works.
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Michael Kelly
October 12, 2023
Love this program. Basically it is turning your Android or IOS device into a tiny web server. Your bluetooth keyboard is connected to your Android or IOS device and you can use your E-ink Reader via wifi or hotspot to view the actively updated web page. That way you can type out in the bright sunlight using the E-ink display instead on your Android or IOS device. One of these days Kindle may add BT keyboard support. Until then this is the cleanest work around. I had no issues connecting.
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Scorpio N
July 6, 2024
Takes lot time to sync.. Is there any way to increase refresh rate? Very very slow. Tried 2G/3G/LTE/5G networks but it's very slow in syncing the typed content
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What's new

Improved performance on devices with small screens and/or large font display settings

App support