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Old 10-27-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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Not the ability to transcribe like a Windows device, but somewhere to capture a thought, a quick shopping list, a name and phone number, etc. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Oh how I miss my Palm PDAs!

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Old 10-27-2011, 01:20 PM   #2
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I expect the Kindle Fire to be very useable for that sort of thing. You can take notes on the Kindle Keyboard, but it's a laborious process. I know some of the other e-ink readers have good note taking capabilities, but I'm not really familiar with them.
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I expect the Kindle Fire to be very useable for that sort of thing. You can take notes on the Kindle Keyboard, but it's a laborious process. I know some of the other e-ink readers have good note taking capabilities, but I'm not really familiar with them.
Sounds like the OP is referring to the use of a stylus for note taking.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
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An iPod Touch has various apps available (like DocumentsToGo) where you can create documents to save notes, etc. That's what I use now, instead of my dead, beloved Sony Clie PDA. I have an iPad, too, but it's too large to carry around everywhere. If you have a smartphone, most have apps like that available.

I was bemoaning the lack of Graffiti for writing notes just the other day - it seemed to be faster, to me, than using the virtual keyboard.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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HTC flyer was made with writing and note taking in mind http://www.htc.com/www/tablets/htc-flyer/ if 7 inches is too small htc is releasing a 10 inch version soon called htc jet stream here is the linky for the at&t version i dont know when the wifi version is released http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-pho...id=UBkVJqL6GDR
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:10 PM   #6
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What about an Entourage eDGe? Both screens can be written on, and as it's android, there's probably a note taking app. If I'm not mistaken, it comes with a document writer on it, so yeah.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:36 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! The Flyer looks like it may be the one!
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Thanks guys! The Flyer looks like it may be the one!
i personaly REALY like the htc flyer but cant justify getting a new $500 Motorola Electrify smart phone and an HTC flyer while i still have a samsung galaxy pad... but im working on my wife to let me get one on my phone plan with us cellular... they have the HTC flyer 3g but i have to wait till january for my contract to be up on the galaxy pad ...at that time all bets are off and <cross my toes> by then HTC will have upgraded that fabulous device with honeycomb!
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Not the ability to transcribe like a Windows device, but somewhere to capture a thought, a quick shopping list, a name and phone number, etc. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Oh how I miss my Palm PDAs!
Just so you know; you can install Palm style Grafitti on pretty much any Andriod device. It's a keyboard replacement(input method), and works in any app you can enter text in. Also, Diopen is a handwriting recongition input method that works the same way.

I'm an exPalm user as well.
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I was going to suggest the Pocket eDGe but I see JoeZell beat me to it!

The 7" eDGe is a bit big and clunky, but I carry it in my purse (it replaced my PDA). It has my shopping list on the Android tablet side (where I have Graffiti installed) and I take handwritten notes on the e-ink side while I'm out and about. The notes can be saved as pdfs and emailed. I also have my books with me for when I'm waiting in line.

Forgot to mention: enTourage is out of business.

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Old 10-31-2011, 12:41 PM   #11
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Just so you know; you can install Palm style Grafitti on pretty much any Andriod device. It's a keyboard replacement(input method), and works in any app you can enter text in. Also, Diopen is a handwriting recongition input method that works the same way.
I'm an exPalm user as well.
Oh really?? I had Diopen on my pocket pc years ago and loved it; thanks for the info!
@Filark, I will take a look.. Thanks
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i personaly REALY like the htc flyer but cant justify getting a new $500 Motorola Electrify smart phone and an HTC flyer while i still have a samsung galaxy pad... but im working on my wife to let me get one on my phone plan with us cellular... they have the HTC flyer 3g but i have to wait till january for my contract to be up on the galaxy pad ...at that time all bets are off and <cross my toes> by then HTC will have upgraded that fabulous device with honeycomb!
Off topic I know, but will you share why you like HTC more than the Samsung? I haven't seen both side by side, so I'm not really sure what one would have vs the other. Curse you short term memory loss! <shakes fist at small baby> (i need more sleep before I can have memory again) Thank you!
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Oh, and there's a few handwriting apps out there, I got graffiti pro when it was free on amazon, and handrite which is sort of a drawing thing but you can write in it and i *think* could type into the drawing or note. I have a few hand writing or art apps that I'm going through trying to figure them all out. This is all my husband's fault. Or his works fault. Something about OCR.
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Not the ability to transcribe like a Windows device, but somewhere to capture a thought, a quick shopping list, a name and phone number, etc. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Oh how I miss my Palm PDAs!
Coming from a PDA/WindowsCE device I use to think "pen" systems where the best way to write down quick notes. But I must say some of these swype and predictive text keyboards that Android have are much better. Still not as fast as a full keyboard but faster than hand writing.

The only time the predictive text does not work is when taking notes with on math/science or drawing.


I'm always looking for faster ways to capture text so I have keyboards like Graffiti, Slide It, FlexT9, SwiftKey X, 8pen, and swype. The faster keyboards are FlexT9 and swype. Pen base systems are just too slow.

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=X= I hadn't thought about trying different keyboards. Thanks!
I have tried several drawing apps; maybe due to the type of screen the Coby has, they didn't work well
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