[NTLK] I’m torn...

Tere tjggriffin1 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 08:23:39 EDT 2019

Presentation software might approach being able to do that, but not close
to the same experience. Draw a picture in anther app, save it to an image
file, import it to the presentation app, Place it and size it,add a text
field, write the text, size that, repeat.

I was using my Surface to do taxes and tried the handwriting input. It was
pretty good! A bit better that the Google HWR. And it has gestures for
breaking/joining words, deleting and overwriting text. With Google you have
to open a keyboard to do that. But it does not let you write anywhere or
mix in non-text.

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 5:20 PM Mark Kuberski <berskyboy at gmail.com> wrote:

> So,
> I went to the Apple Store and tried the Nebo App with Apple Pencil.  The
> Apple Pencil is absolutely AMAZING!  It really is by far better than any
> stylus I’ve tried.  I love it and I love creating stuff on ProCreate.  But
> to try and do the following, on the Nebo app,
> https://tublrbersky.tumblr.com/post/183681460353 <
> https://tublrbersky.tumblr.com/post/183681460353>
> It was NOT possible.  I create notes like an artist.  I love being able to
> have the “fancy” font which is almost like a comical font and the system or
> fancy font to use in speech bubbles.  It’s just not the same thing.  If
> Apple ever makes the Notes app capable of Handwriting Recognition, I think
> I would embrace the iPad mini with the Apple Pencil.  But until then, I’m
> really find myself LOVING the  Apple Newton Notes app.  It’s remarkably
> simple, powerful, elegant, ect… After 25+ years, Apple has not been able to
> re-create the Newton experience.
> Truefuly this is how I feel.  I pull out my Apple Newton 130 in a meeting,
> and start taking notes, and enjoying the experience and putting  graphics
> where I can, and arrows the such.  And co-workers or people will say “WHAT
> IS That?”  And I tell them, and often people will take our their phone and
> take a picture of it.  So somehow I get a bit self-consciencious, maybe
> even feeling famous, or a dinosaur nerd, etc… you will in the gaps.  So
> having an Apple Mini with a Pencil would make me look hip and, well part of
> the 2100 century.  But… ALAS my ARTY side wins out, the Newton Notes app is
> so much more pleasant to write notes with.
> Mark
> > On Mar 19, 2019, at 2:40 PM, 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 <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
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> http://newtontalk.net/
> http://twitter.com/newtontalk


- Tere

More information about the NewtonTalk mailing list