[NTLK] Questions from an apostate

Gene Beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 1 14:52:25 EDT 2012

I've never heard of this, thank you for sharing!!

I checked out the web page and am intrigued by Penultimate.  I've reviewed the video, but there appears to be little additional information.  I the video they show someone using a pen.  Exactly what is it that they use?  It looks like some eraser-tipped thing.

We used to use our Newtons to record notes and data when we go to autocross events.  I'd record things like temps (ambient, using Newt's Battery, and track temp using a small IR thermometer), weather conditions, tire pressures and temps and our run times.  The Newton is great for this purpose, but the screen, while nice in direct sunlight, soon blackens from the heat on summer days in Southeast Texas.  We got an iPad and decided to try it for this purpose.  It works, but is definitely a replacement.  I REALLY miss the HWR and would like to be able to just write something down and run with it, instead of having to locate the letters on a keyboard in full sunlight and hope my data were correct.  

I might have to look at this for our ipad, but would really like to know what they are using for the pen in their demo video.  

Some things an iPad does nicely, but for the purpose we use it for, the HWR and built-in thermometer are sorely-missed.

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

On Nov 1, 2012, at 11:00 AM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:

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> Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 10:51:06 -0500
> From: Andrew Beals <andrew.beals at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Questions from an apostate
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> Evernote will do nearly all that you ask - and if you pony up the $45/year
> fee for the paid version, not only do you get a larger monthly data
> allocation, it will OCR your handwriting, images you take/insert, and PDFs
> you drop into it.  Multi-platform, cloud-synced, web interface for
> access-from-anywhere.  I'm surprised that no-one has suggested it,
> especially considering that the folks behind the Newt's HWR are behind it.

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