Quick Start Guide (Smart Typewriter)
This article will walk you through the unboxing of your Smart Typewriter and will cover creating your first draft, connecting to Wi-Fi, and creating a Postbox account.
Download the PDF version of the Smart Typewriter (Gen3) User Manual.
Use this guide for getting started with the "Hemingwrite" special edition device.
1. Turn on your Freewrite.
Turn on your Freewrite by pressing the red power button in the corner of the device.
2. Start your first draft.
Your device will boot directly into the below starting sequence. Follow the onscreen prompts to begin writing immediately. Pressing [new] and [new] will create your first draft.
You can set up your Wi-Fi connection and cloud syncing now by continuing to Step 3 below. However, if you'd prefer to begin writing immediately, you can set up Wi-Fi at a later time, and all work will be saved internally to your Freewrite until then.
3. Turn on Wi-Fi.
To have your work sync to the cloud, you will need to connect your Smart Typewriter to Wi-Fi and then set up your Postbox account. (Postbox is Freewrite's complimentary web app that helps you manage your documents and device settings.)
First, rotate the Wi-Fi switch to the "new" position. The screen will update to show available networks.
4. Connect your device to Wi-Fi.
Select a network with the number keys or use [pg dn] or [pg up] to see more networks. If connecting to a secure network, you will be prompted to enter a password.
5. Connect your device to Postbox for the first time.
Once you’re successfully connected to Wi-Fi, you will be prompted to enter an email address.
If you are a first-time user: Enter the email you would like to be associated with your Postbox account. It will be the email you use to log in. In order to confirm your email, you will be prompted to repeat your email address. The device will then automatically connect to your new Postbox account, and a link to finish Postbox setup will be sent to your email address.
If you already have a Postbox account from a previous device: Simply sign in now. All your drafts from both devices will sync to the same Postbox account.
6. Set Wi-Fi to "on."
After the Postbox confirmation, a successful Wi-Fi connection prompt will appear. To keep your Wi-Fi setting on, rotate the Wi-Fi switch to the "on" position.
7. Log in to Postbox with your unique link.
Check your email inbox for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. (If you can't find it, make sure to check your spam folder.) Click the setup link in that email. You will be guided through a few more steps to finish the Postbox setup process. Make sure to click "Done" on the last page.
8. Write on.
Now you're ready to write! The drafts on your Freewrite will automatically sync to Postbox.
You can visit Postbox any time to manage your drafts, adjust the settings on your Freewrite device, or try out Freewrite Plus.
For information on syncing to third-party cloud services and other functionalities, check out our expansive Knowledge Base.
Reach out to our support team at email@example.com with any questions or obstacles you encounter. We can't wait to see how Freewrite pushes your creative process forward!