I take handwritten notes all day on my Tablet PC using Microsoft Onenote. It works flawlessly and part of the reason is because I am using a digitizer pen. It's just like writing with a real pen. I can erase with the back of the pen as well. If I want, my handwriting can be converted to typewritten text easily. That's because Tablet PC's were designed with this functionality in mind. I've also done some inking (handwriting) on an HTC Shift which uses a resistive pen. Both resistive pens and digitizer pens work like real pens. So inking is possible and easy. The downside to resistive screens is that the palm of the hand gets in the way.
Xoom uses a capacitive screen. I just received a capacitive stylus (Griffin) and tried it out. I tried it with two different apps, Note Everything and Genial writing. And I realized that this tablet will never be good for handwritten notes. It's not the apps. Capacitive screens are not good for inking. The pen tip is way too fat, you have to write too slowly and your letters look like a 5 year olds attempts at writing. So even if someone wrote a totally awesome handwriting note taking app, the hardware isn't meant for it.
So I'll have to stick with my Tablet PC with digitizer pen. It's heavy, but works really well for that purpose. I don't think inking was in anyones mind when they designed tablets.
Last edited by tessa25; 02-28-2011 at 06:01 PM.
02-28-2011 05:58 PM
Anyone tried TabNotes on the Xoom from Andriod Market?
I have tried GenialWriting and Handwrite. I prefer non but if I have to choose, I'd choose GenialWriting.
Handwriting with the last update is is nice ui. It has a lot of kinds of papers to choose from, nice layout and the way you write it awesome. The down side is that you need to put an enter if not the line will go forever. The space where you write is not well done and rpett distracted. the way to go form one part to another is just useless. I also liked that you can make yout writing as big as you want an take several spaces
GeneralWriteing . dwonsize is that intarface is just ugly really really ugly and girly(nothing bad there but you can not choose), there is only like 4 types of paper all of them useless and ugliest. You can not mark the books as books, just as mm i do not how to explain. The good thing about it is the place where you write can be moved form width, is obscure so you can see where to type, fast imput type of color. you can not wirte in several sapces like in handwrite. Also you can post pics.
So non of them are good but I prefer genialwriting.
Try to understand my english dudes as we will try to understand you speaking and writing other languages.
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