04 10

Can you write notes on a tablet

can you write notes on a tablet

The new tablets, like the iPad or the Galaxy Tab, are powerful beasts that can nearly do everything you can imagine. You can browse the web, play games, watch movies, read books, check emails and, yes, you can also draw and capture handwritten notes on these devices.

These tablets have a gorgeous screen, the feature set is impressive but some people may have a very different requirement. All they need is a simple low-cost slate that can replace their paper notebook. They want to write down notes, brainstorm ideas (instead of using a paper napkin), sketch and do everything else that’s possible with a pen and a paper.

If you are also on a look-out for similar tablets, here are some options to consider:

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1. NoteSlate

The most impressive option of them all, at least on paper, is NoteSlate. This is a basic e-ink tablet that is almost the size of an A4 sheet and looks perfect for writing and sketching. There’s a Save button to preserve your notes and the device has built-in WiFi / USB to help you transfer notes to your computer.

The problem – NoteSlate developers promised 29th June as the shipping date but the promising drawing tablet is still nowhere in sight. Their Facebook page has 16k fans but some are disappointed enough to call this device “Notes Late” instead of “NoteSlate.”

2. Boogie Board

The next tablet to consider, which is real and also readily available, is Boogie Board – this works exactly like a physical slate, is 1/4” thin and costs a mere .

Think of Boogie Board as a black LCD screen and you can use anything – a pen, your finger nail or even a metal spoon – to write on that screen. The writing surface is pressure sensitive so the line thickness varies depending on the amount of pressure you apply.

The downside – Boogie Board is a slate with no memory so it can’t save your notes (unless you use your camera phone). More like an Etch A Sketch for adults.

3. Asus Eee Note

The Asus Eee Note is more like the Kindle ebook reader with a pressure-sensitive touch-screen where you can write notes and draw sketches. The Eee Note also has an integrated 2-megapixel camera and a voice recorder to help you capture audio and pictures into your handwritten notes.

Great features but with a 0 price tag (see eBay), the Eee Note tablet may not offer enough value for money.

The NoteSlate is obviously the most interesting tablet in this particular category but unless we get an update on the development status, NoteSlate could be just another vaporware.

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  • Click My Pens.

  • Click Writing Tools.

  • Note: By default, the Drawing Tools and My Pens toolbars are docked below and to the left of the application window. To move these toolbars to a new location, click and drag the move handle on a docked toolbar, or the title bar on a floating toolbar.

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    Write or draw notes

    1. To select a particular pen width and color, on the Writing Tools toolbar, click Pen , or click the arrow next to Pen .

    OneNote includes eight felt-tip pens and four highlighters. Customizing pens does not add new selections to the list of available pens. For each pen you customize, the original selection is replaced with the options that you specify.

  • Click the arrow next to the Pen button again, and then click Customize Current Pen.

  • In the Customize Current Pen dialog box, do any of the following:

    • In the Pen name box, type a new name for the current pen.

  • Handwriting recognition is specific to the language of your operating system.
    1. Select the page, note container, or word that you want to convert by doing one of the following:

      • To select a page of handwritten notes, tap or click the page tab for the active page.

      • To select a note container, tap or click the top edge of the container.

      • To select individual words, tap or click Type/Selection Tool on the Writing Tools toolbar, and then drag the cursor over the word or double-tap the word.

  • If your Tablet PC is running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, right-click a converted word, and then on the shortcut menu, tap or click an alternate word.

    Note: If the correct word is not included on the shortcut menu, you must either rewrite the word, undo the conversion, or use the Tablet PC Input Panel or the keyboard to re-enter the word. If you have a keyboard available, it may be easiest to retype incorrectly converted text or press F7 to correct misspelled words.

  • These tablets have a gorgeous screen, the feature set is impressive but some people may have a very different requirement. All they need is a simple low-cost slate that can replace their paper notebook. They want to write down notes, brainstorm ideas (instead of using a paper napkin), sketch and do everything else that’s possible with a pen and a paper.

    If you are also on a look-out for similar tablets, here are some options to consider:

    1. NoteSlate

    The most impressive option of them all, at least on paper, is NoteSlate. This is a $99 basic e-ink tablet that is almost the size of an A4 sheet and looks perfect for writing and sketching. There’s a Save button to preserve your notes and the device has built-in WiFi / USB to help you transfer notes to your computer.

    2. Boogie Board

    The next tablet to consider, which is real and also readily available, is Boogie Board – this works exactly like a physical slate, is 1/4” thin and costs a mere $30.

    Think of Boogie Board as a black LCD screen and you can use anything – a pen, your finger nail or even a metal spoon – to write on that screen. The writing surface is pressure sensitive so the line thickness varies depending on the amount of pressure you apply.

    The downside – Boogie Board is a slate with no memory so it can’t save your notes (unless you use your camera phone). More like an Etch A Sketch for adults.

    3. Asus Eee Note

    The Asus Eee Note is more like the Kindle ebook reader with a pressure-sensitive touch-screen where you can write notes and draw sketches.

    Comments

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    2. Jusoyug

      I"m not sure that calling the guy who kept detailed notes of his conversations with you a nut job is the smartest plan. But, it is Trump.

    3. Viduhex

      Always think before you speak, because words can hurt.

    4. Kivavodohe

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    5. Becudebufunud

      You decide how you will respond to other people. That"s in your control.

    6. Bohicakesaz

      When you walk with the Lord you can"t make a wrong turn. He wants you to climb that mountain.

    7. Gemidefomu

      Me, every time it"s obvious you don"t read all the painstakingly written release notes we include for you.

    8. Qadoniyu

      When you"re friends are so extra that they translate their notes into Korean for your yearbook. God I love these dorks.

    9. Jebinexebi

      If you"re writing your passwords on sticky notes, you need to see this:

    10. Yujeyur

      What, are you testing the waters for just becoming a strait up tabloid? Next u should write that bat boy was the meeting an official said

    11. Dipomedojocu

      Notes From An Emergency by is fucking fabulous and you want to go read it all right now.

    12. Dojelumoj

      Very true bud, hope things are alright and I"m here if you need me

    13. Hewovumawego

      4. The author will appreciate you if you are not ruining the thread. Thank you. 5. Important notes below.

    14. Vuzepez

      If you find serenity and happiness, some people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. -Mother Teresa.

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