[NTLK] I’m torn...
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:
> 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 <
> 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.
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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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