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good tablet to taking and saving handwritten notes?

by MarthaC53 / August 4, 2011 7:13 AM PDT

Hi
I'm just plain tired of going to many meetings, writing on a lined pad, and having paper folders all over the place.
I don't want to be typing while participating in a meeting.
Which tablet should I get to be able to take my notes and then store them and organize them as regular documents? I don't need them to be translated into typing. I just want to save space and paper.
Thank you!
Martha

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Still tops?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2011 7:25 AM PDT

Penultimate on an iPad. Great stuff.
Bob

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Alternative
by fondy / August 5, 2011 10:06 AM PDT

If the notes are for future reference only and don't need to be edited, you might try photographing the paper notes and importing the files to a PC or tablet.
I've tried Penultimate for iPad but got annoyed with it because I could only fit a couple of short blurbs on a page, plus trying to write with the tip of your finger feels awkward. OTOH, my coworker uses a stylus with her iPad and is pretty satisfied.

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After folk learn about touchscreen note taking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2011 10:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Alternative

They usually add one of those keyboard cases and turn it into a mini laptop.

I see people repeat this lesson often.
Bob

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Side note
by fondy / August 5, 2011 10:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Alternative

Off topic but something to consider with tablets:
I just tried to respond to this question from both an iPhone 4 and an iPad 1 and for some reason the website wouldn't accept the submission until I switched to my PC. Things like this are more the exception than the rule, but they do happen often enough to get annoying.

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