[NTLK] I’m torn...

Kate Case kate.case at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 21:57:28 EDT 2019

Yes I looked at the refund option and got the same figure. Decided to hang onto it as a backup instead. 
Do you use yours for drawing at all? 


Jeweller & Silversmith 
Tasmania, Australia 

> On 20 Mar 2019, at 11:15 am, Dennis Swaney <romad at nvwisp.com> wrote:
> Kate, I did something similar a year ago and got a Mini 4 to back-up my
> Mini 3. I'm considering using the Mini 4 as a trade in to reduce the price
> of the Mini 5 $135.
> Sincerely,
> Dennis B. Swaney
> "Cogito Ergo Mac"
>> On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 4:12 PM Kate Case <kate.case at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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!
>> Kate
>> Jeweller & Silversmith
>> Tasmania, Australia
>> http://www.katecase.com/
>>> 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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