Editor’s note: We wrote this post back in early July when we were comparing the voice recognition capabilities of Dragon NaturallySpeaking vs handwriting and typing.Â Unfortunately, we didn’t get around to publishing our thoughts on handwriting on the iPad until now.
Since this post was originally written, both NoteTaker HD and Bamboo Paper have both come out with new versions of their app. Even though it’s summer vacation, we haven’t had a chance to play with the new versions because 1) we’ve been very busy working on our online literature circles site, and 2)Â to be perfectly honest, we haven’t found a note app that we really like.
- Digital ink is cool.
- Handwriting notes into your iPad is cool.
- We see the potential of handwriting on your iPad to completely replaceÂ your overhead projector / elmo projector in the classroom
So, why is it that when we need to jot down a quick note, we still use that simple Notes app that came with the iPad? We need to find a note taking app that we really like (and can build into our workflow.)
Handwriting Notes on the iPad 2: Differences between Note Taker HD and Bamboo Paper app
- Here’s an example of our handwriting using the Note Taker HD app
- Here’s the same rainbow passage example written out using the Bamboo Paper App
- The Bamboo Paper iPad app is cool…
- But, overall, Note Taker HD iPad app is a better note taking app