[NTLK] Newton-like note taking on Windows?

Michael Pick mpick at mac.com
Mon Jan 9 15:08:31 EST 2017

I’ve downloaded Nebo MyScript on the iPad, to use with the Apple pencil. 

I’ve not used it much yet, but the handwriting recognition seems pretty solid, the gestures are indeed Newton-like, and it has some other features for diagramming and sketching that seem pretty nifty at first glance, as well.

- Mike

> On Jan 9, 2017, at 2:07 PM, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
> Here are other MyScript apps:
> http://myscript.com/technology/technical-demonstrations/
> Nothing for macOS, though, only iOS for Apple products.
> Sincerely,
> Dennis B. Swaney
> "I think, therefore I Mac"
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 9:32 AM, Sonny Hung <sonnyhung at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I just did a search for Nebo and the Windows page says it's Free for the
>> next 22 days. from the $8.99 normal pricing. I will try to download this
>> later tonight on my Windows 10 laptop I have at home and check it out too.
>> Here's the link I found it at:
>> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/nebo/9nblggh4nlb0
>> God bless,
>> Sonny Hung
>> the Hung Family
>> On Sat, Jan 7, 2017 at 9:41 AM, Anthony Morrow <anthonydmorrow at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Jan 7, 2017, at 3:51 AM, Jon Glass <jonglass at usa.net> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Jan 7, 2017 at 1:12 AM Aaron Brigati <abrigati at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>>> I just got a Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 with an active stylus and I'd
>> really
>>>>> like to find a Newton-ish note taking program for it.
>>>>> The built-in Windows HWR is pretty good, but you can only write in a
>>>>> predefined little box, there's nothing like the Newton's 'write
>>> anywhere'
>>>>> and editing is a royal pain.
>>>>> I found a few 'note pad' apps on the store, but they either use the
>>> system
>>>>> pen input box or they're just a sketchpad that doesn't convert the
>>> writing
>>>>> to text.
>>>> I have Nebo installed. It does HWR, and you write on the lines on the
>>>> screen, with the converted text above.
>>>> Nebo HTML Export
>>>> this is a note. I don't know if it does HWR.
>>>> I just wrote the above, as you can see from the attribution. :-)
>>>> Might be worth checking out as an alternative to OneNote, though
>> OneNote
>>> is
>>>> pretty usable.
>>>> --
>>>> --
>>>> Jon Glass
>>>> jonglass at usa.net
>>>> jonglass at mac.com
>>> I’ll throw a vote to Nebo and OneNote as well. Nebo is great for wanting
>>> to write and have it converted instantly to text. It has a lot of
>> gestures
>>> similar to the Newton like making a character of a word uppercase,
>>> joining/splitting a word, etc. This is the closest experience I’ve found
>> to
>>> the Newton’s “Text” recognition mode. The maker of Nebo will often times
>>> run specials on the Windows Store and make the app free.
>>> OneNote is good for drawing and jotting stuff down. It does HWR in the
>>> background so you can do text searches against your scribbles. You can
>> also
>>> convert hand written notes to text. OneNote, to me, feels like a
>>> combination of the Newton’s “ink Text” and “Sketches” recognition mode
>>> running at the same time. Remember, there are two version of OneNote for
>>> Windows: the UWP app from the Windows Store and the full desktop version
>>> available through an Office365 subscription or free at <
>>> https://www.onenote.com/download>. I personally use the desktop app on a
>>> Surface Pro 4 and find it to be better for a large screen. Before that I
>>> was using the UWP app on a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2.
>>> I would love to use Nebo’s HWR mode inside OneNote. It would be a pretty
>>> good combination. Sadly, you can only export to HTML or MS Word from Nebo
>>> and while you can copy and paste from those to OneNote, it is just too
>> many
>>> steps.
>>> Tony Morrow
>>> lookanotherblog.com
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