How to Delete Documents (Smart Typewriter)

Your Freewrite offers two different options when removing a draft from your device and Postbox timeline: Shred and Archive. 
  • Shred: Shredding a draft will permanently delete that draft from Postbox and your device. This document will not be recoverable by you or the Astrohaus team. Because this is irreversible, you are required to type the letters S-H-R-E-D into a prompt in order to complete the action.
  • Archive: Archiving a draft removes it from your timeline. But it will still be stored in your Archive folder, which is accessible via the folder drop-down menu on your drafts timeline in Postbox.
The shred and archive functions are accessed on Postbox by hovering over the draft you wish to delete and clicking the corresponding button.

Your Freewrite must be running software v1.3.x in order to use the Shred and Archive features properly.

Additionally, on Gen 3 Smart Typewriters, a document can be deleted directly on the device:

While in the correct folder, press and hold the [special] key and the document manager will appear.  

To manage your drafts,  press [special] again. You can choose to Archive or Shred (among other functions). Press the corresponding letter.

Select the document and press enter.

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