Oct 8 2011
It is an interesting thought that some believe the reason the iPAD has flourished unlike many other handheld devices and the tablet laptops that came way before is that they did not focus on handwriting recognition and instead focused on the simple touch keyboard. This may seem strange as you would imagine that the use of handwriting with a stylus if perfected would make it the perfect notetaker and so would establish itself much better within a classroom environment.
Immediately when I heard there were a number of handwriting recognition apps out there – I was intrigued and after much searching decided upon 7HDnotes as this had received the best reviews.
Did it work well yes it is very good – getting even my handwriting most of the time.
However the problem is the application itself is limited – and as you know I am pretty much sold on using the app Daily Notes for my day to day notetaking of meetings etc. And yes you have guessed when it comes to exporting from 7HD it does not go to Daily Notes immediately and so I would have to copy and paste of export to one document and then across to another.
I know this may not seem that much of an issue – but it is again one of those almost ‘dealbreakers’ which has meant to this stage the 7HD app is very underused by myslef and I would rather rely on using the keyboard? Will this change – maybe if I was using it for a different reason for example to write an essay as students may be doing then maybe the export to Writeroom etc would be wonderful – who knows until it is tested under those conditions?
So we will see in the future whether that beautiful Bamboo Stylus I bought is an essential tool – or gets lost at the bottom of my pencil case?