As We Suspected: Handwriting Boosts Brain Power


Admit it. You always knew inking away on your Tablet PC was sharpening your mind. Maybe you couldn’t quantify how it did, but you knew it did. Still, it’s nice to have scientific proof to back that up, and The Wall Street Journal has a round-up of just that.

GBM Shortcut: Note Taker HD Brings Ink to iPad


After posting a GBM Shortcut demonstrating FastFinga’s features, I was prompted by Dan Bricklin via Twitter to check out his Note Taker HD app for the iPad. I’ve been using Note Taker HD for about a week, and I can honestly say that it is the best note taking experience I have found thus far on […]

GBM Shortcut: FastFinga Inking on the iPad


I’m always on the hunt for iPad apps that turn the media consumption device into a useful productivity tool. Unlike Steve Jobs, I still believe that the pen has a place in digital note taking and computing. Many iPad apps have promised inking capabilities, and many most have failed horribly. Penultimate is a good example of one […]

iPad ‘inking demo': Stick with a Tablet PC if Inking Matters

The iPad is simply not a good device for inking and I doubt that any third-party software’s going to improve the experience much. One of the problems is that the iPad uses a capacitive multi-touch display that lacks palm rejection. While this is all fine and dandy if you want to consume content, it creates […]

InkShow: Architect Designs World Class Buildings with Tablet PC

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I visited Yazdani Studios in Los Angeles for a tour and to see how architects are using Tablet PCs. Yazdani Studios designs beautiful buildings around the world, including concert halls, court houses and offices. Mehrdad Yazdani uses a Fujitsu Lifebook t4220 Tablet PC to sketch his ideas and work with his team no matter where […]

Evernote 3.5 Beta available for Windows

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A bit of news that caught us off-guard today: a new version of that “memory drawer” Evernote is available for beta testing. Caught us by surprise because news broke via CNET before anyone else posted it, including the Evernote Blogcast. Any other week, a company blog not getting out first word of their product would […]

Windows 7 and Handwriting Recognition Improvements

Microsoft’s Engineering Windows 7 blog just published an indepth look at the changes that went into the handwriting improvements in Windows 7 – a must read for all Tablet PC users and enthusiasts. Microsoft has been working on handwriting recognition for over 15 years going back to the Pen extensions for Windows 3.0.   With […]