Better iPad Digital Inking with iOS 8: Pencil Points the Way


The story of the iPad and digital inking is an interesting one. It has largely depended on the ingenuity of developers to create decent digital inking experiences on the capacitive touch screen of the iPad. And quite a few developers have indeed made the iPad a decent digital inking device for note takers and artists. […]

Microsoft Resurrecting Digital Inking


For many a Tablet PC and digital inking fan the week ahead promises to be an interesting one. On Tuesday, Microsoft is holding “a small event” where it is rumored that new CEO Satya Nadella is going to unveil a Surface mini tablet along with possibly another tablet as well. Some say that might be […]

Penultimate Update Brings a Few Nice Changes


Penultimate has been my down and dirty note taking App for the iPad for quite sometime. I use it almost religiously in rehearsals and meetings. Owned by Evernote, there is a seamless syncing that brings all of my Penultimate notebooks into Evernote for archiving. Other digital note taking Apps have more features and in a […]

Evernote Digital Inking for Android App Now Out of Beta

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Awhile back we reported that Evernote was going to bring digital inking back as a feature, at least in the Android version of the App. We also tested out the Beta and gave a short report on the features back then. Well, now Evernote digital inking is out of Beta and available in an updated […]

Testing Digital Inking in Evernote Android Beta


Yesterday we reported that Evernote was in the process of testing Digital Inking in a Beta for its Android App. To test the Beta you need to enroll in a Google+ group. The group is also for testers of Skitch, also owned by Evernote. I enrolled and got access to the Beta and have been […]

Evernote Brings Back Digital Inking in Android Beta


Long time fans of Evernote will remember that it was a favorite Digital Ink note taking App for the Tablet PC. That was back in a day when Apps were applications. Evernote’s Ink note taking abilities were a favorite of many. Since the demise of the Tablet PC, Evernote has moved on to other things […]

Penultimate Update Improves Adonit Jot Script Stylus Further


I’ve been following and reporting on the Adonit Jot Script Stylus since its debut awhile ago. The Adonit Jot Script Stylus uses BlueTooth LE to pair with the iPad to bring more accuracy to your Digital Inking. The Adonit Jot Script Stylus Evernote Edition was designed to be used with Penultimate, a very popular note […]

The Pencil: A Stylus for Paper Review


The search for a magical combination of iPad and stylus will probably be a never ending one, at least with the iPad’s that we currently have now. Creatives are coming up with interesting solutions for using a stylus on the iPads capacitive screen that involve a series of moving parts that include the screen, software, […]

Ten One Updates the Pogo Stylus


Ten One Design, the maker of the original Pogo Sketch stylus (and other nifty styli and accessories) has revamped, remodeled, and repackaged the original Pogo. Under the slogan, “A Classic is Reborn” Ten One Design is hoping that a new look and a few new wrinkles will get customers interested. The price for the new […]

ZoomNotes for iOS: A New Digital Inking Contender


As all Digital Inkers know the quest for the perfect Digital Ink note taking App for the iPad is an ongoing one, filled with adventure along many roads that often lead to disappointment. There are some workable solutions out there and thankfully developers keep trying and innovating. A new App has come across my path […]

FiftyThree Debuts New Stylus: The Pencil

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There’s that old saying “if you want something done right do it yourself.” Well, it looks like developers for Digital Ink Apps are taking that to heart lately. Several have started creating and marketing Inking tools of their own. FiftyThree, the company that created the award winning App, Paper, has now released a new stylus […]

How To Replace the Galaxy Note 3 Stylus Tip (or Nib)

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In the dawn of the age of Tablet PCs there was a place where users of those devices flocked for advice, help, camaraderie, and the sharing of info: Tablet PC Buzz. In some ways it was a forerunner for this blog and for the blogging careers of quite a few Tableteers, as users of that […]

Is Digital Ink Making a Comeback?


There are signs that Digital Ink might be making a comeback of sorts. Of course for some of us it never really faded away. For all of Microsoft’s efforts, and the efforts of quite a few passionate Tableteers in the original age of Tablet PCs, Digital Inking never really caught on except for those of […]

Back to Early Roots: Evernote Acquires iOS Inking App Penultimate

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Well, well, well. This is an interesting pairing. Evernote is announcing that it has acquired Cocoa Box Design, the company that created the very popular Digital Inking iOS App, Penultimate. The news of the acquisition comes very shortly after Evernote completed a $70 million funding round that puts its valuation at the $1 billion mark. […]

GMail IOS App Update Now Allows You To Ink Your Emails Kinda, Sorta


Yesterday Google released an update to its iOS GMail App that brought new features like vacation responders, different signatures for mobile emails and scribbling. I’ll talk about the scribbling part in a second. When I posted about the App release yesterday I wasn’t seeing the little gear icon that allowed you to access some of […]

Estylo 1.1 A Wooden Stylus

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It looks like the stylus and Kickstarter are an interesting match. We’ve seen the Cosmonaut launched on Kickstarter before.  And now there’s a new stylus seeking funding called the Estylo 1.1. What’s different here is that the Estylo 1.1 is made of wood. Made by Plai, the wooden stylus works with capacitive touch screens. There […]

Ink and Windows 8

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There’s not much here yet, but GBM reader Jason Horrocks points us to this Channel 9 link that talks about pen and touch input. Here’s a quote: Metro style apps are much better with ink! In Windows 8, you code your Metro style apps for touch, and get pen and mouse support for free. In […]