I've been interested in a handwritten notes app and will look at your recommendations.
Do you use a stylus when writing handwritten notes? I'm concerned that using anything other than my physical digits will cause screen problems eventually.
For typed notes I'm a big fan of Evernote, it always works like a charm.
It was quite informative to go thru this thread. Is there any note taking application which has integrated task lists, calander etc inbuilt for task management ? I came across one such application Notebook for around $8 but it doesn't support free handwriting features.
Ultimately, all the notes that we take will result into tasks which we need to complete by due date, hence, any note taking application having these features will be great.
I tried a new app today that has a cool feature I haven't seen before. FastFinga3 has all sorts of options, but if you use handwriting, it can export to Evernote to use their OCR to convert to text and bring it back to the app. Pretty wild, if not super accurate yet. Ink apps just keep getting more sophisticated and common. I tried Inknotes HD which is very nice too.
I've been using the stylus for a while and have had no problems. You may need to adjust your writing angle a little (I did) because the manufacturers make the stylus barrel out of metal instead of plastic (stupid, but probably a reaction against cheap feeling styluses from earlier pdas). In addition, a lot of styluses come with metal clips and other crap that can't possibly be good for your screen. I haven't had any bad experiences, but I am also not terribly thrilled with the designs, and I wonder if other makers like iFaraday have done a better job. I am too cheap to invest any more money in styluses to find out. I already have three!
As for Evernote, I am pretty upset about the horrible bugs introduced into the app for iOS ever since they embarked on their rich text initiative back in August. For many users, typing on the app lags, it garbles the text, and within iOS you cannot copy and paste out of the app very well (it strips line breaks). I think they will eventually get it back in shape, but right now it is a daily struggle for me on the iPad.
Notify got a huge update. It seems way more stable with better rendering with the handwriting too. You can buy the WordPad engine separately to convert handwriting. It's an amazing app, it has definite power user features if you want something with a million features, but expect to spend time learning them.
Question for Notify users. If I already own WritePad, will I have to buy it again if I get Notify?Originally Posted by guthrien
I like WritePad, but it is too limited, no freehand writing. I have tried PhatPad, but it seems clumsy. Thinking about trying Notify and want the handwriting recognition.