[NTLK] I’m torn...

Kate Case kate.case at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 19:09:24 EDT 2019

I’ve got my new iPad mini ordered. I LOVE my Apple Pencil and use it with iPad Pro already, mainly for drawing. There are so many good apps for drawing/painting and note taking. The functionality of the iPad mini combined with the Pencil is going to leave your Newton in the dust I think
Rather annoyingly, I only recent bought an iPad mini 4 and have been using it with a 3rd party stylus. Which hasn’t been a very satisfactory experience. My favourite art app Procreate doesn’t have palm rejection with the stylus...very frustrating. So that was a wasted purchase. All the sites and blogs I looked up were predicting the demise of the iPad mini line and I figured they’d probably never update it for use with the Pencil. Damn!


Jeweller & Silversmith 
Tasmania, Australia 

> On 20 Mar 2019, at 7:40 am, Mark Kuberski <berskyboy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use my Newton 130 everyday for:
> 1. Using the notes app to take notes (I love the cursive to text “live”
> conversation.  The only tool similar to this is Nebo on the iPad (and sadly
> not on the iPhone Pluses)
> 2. I draw in NewtPaint; coffee, mugs, logos, Star Trek ships, computers,
> Newton, others tech, etc to put inline with my work and personal notes.
> Here’s a few photos:
> *https://tublrbersky.tumblr.com/ <https://tublrbersky.tumblr.com/>*
> 3. On occasion I use clipart to paste to my online notes too.
> 4. Each week at church I take notes, use The Message Bible app to paste
> bible verses inline to my sermon notes, along with drawings (of course).
> 5. I have taken all these NewtPaint drawings and used the Animation utility
> to create a few Star Trek stories.  Check out the YouTube Video bellow.
> Link:  https://youtu.be/EN3o-oRMims
> So I love taking notes/diary and love drawing.  I also love the small form
> factor of the Newton 130 (very portable).
> *** Soooo I’m TORN  ***
> --------------------------------
> Apple just announced the NEW iPad Mini 5 supports the Apple Pencil (which
> feels bitter smooth and way cool).
> But... that gonna be a $750 investment and would replace my “green little
> friend”.  The reason I’m torn:
> 1. The money
> 2. The Nebo app looks good, but still not as perfect/elegant as Newton Notes
> 3.  I would miss the “trash can” animation
> 4. I would miss this Newton User Group and would just get swallowed up into
> a bigger Apple Ecosystem (which I’m totally submersed into anyway).
> Here’s my setup:
> 1. Take notes on Newton
> 2. Use Old DELL with serial port to transfer “screenshots” using Newton
> Connection in the Newton Developer Kit
> 3. Copy those screenshots to MS Word
> 4. Take those images into Apple Notes
> iPad mini [proposed] setup:
> 1. Take notes in notes using Nebo, or use Nebo directly
> 2. Sketch/ draw in flagship drawing apps
> 3. Bring into Apple Notes
> Much shorter time... but more pricey and I have lost something (the Amazing
> Newton interface)! Such a dramatic analysis but I’m sure ALL of us (on this
> list, and many of those that have left) are have / will face this.  Haha
> almost an emotional love story (like the Newton film).
> I would be interested in other people’s comments, it’s seems like just an
> upgrade decision... but it’s way more than that.  I just wish Apple would
> allow the Newton OS to live on iPad!  That works be the perfect world!
> thanks,
> Mark
> Sent from my iPhone
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