New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPad Hardware and Accessories Discuss the iPad hardware and accessories

Stylus for Notes


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
jondecker

 
Member Since: Sep 17, 2013
Posts: 2
jondecker is on a distinguished road

jondecker is offline
Hi everyone wondering the best fine tip stylus for taking sharp notes and software to use it on? Don't want to switch to note tablet but need strong note abilities. Any help would be great thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,554
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Unfortunately, because the iPad is optimized to be manipulated with a finger tip, there are not a whole lot of options out there for tasks that require fine point manipulation (such as taking notes). One solution is the Jot Pro:

Jot Pro - Fine Point Stylus for iPad & iPhone

However, for note-taking, you will need to use a specifically-tuned application. There are many, listed here:

Jot Ready Apps - The Best Apps for Drawing and Notes

One of the (many) challenges in taking notes on an iPad is going to be your palm/wrist, which will want to naturally rest on the screen. So, make sure whichever app you choose has some kind of mitigation for this.

...or, you could just get yourself a BT keyboard and type your notes. Just a thought...

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
jondecker

 
Member Since: Sep 17, 2013
Posts: 2
jondecker is on a distinguished road

jondecker is offline
Wow thanks for the amazing answer and I'm checking the resources you mentioned now, thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,040
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Quote:
...or, you could just get yourself a BT keyboard and type your notes. Just a thought...
That's exactly what I did. Using a stylus to take notes or do any kind of writing on an iPad takes some practice and patience. My Amazon inexpensive BT keyboard works well especially when I'm on our forums and away from my iMac.
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 17,991
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is offline
Just a comment - writing out a lot of notes "by hand" on a tablet offers little that pen and paper can't do. You might gain a few bits of functionality that would be cumbersome to do in person (different colours for example) but since you can't search or index those files beyond the names of the files themselves, you're likely not going to gain much. Granted, I have no idea what you plan to write so I could be completely wrong here but writing a lot of notes by hand on a digital device doesn't seem worth it.

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Writing a Quality Post
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,040
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
That reminds me of my university days before computers (yes, I'm a dinosaur) when all my notes were hand written. I would return from class and then type them out on my typewriter which I kept at home.
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 17,991
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by chscag View Post
typewriter
Type...writer? *vansmith runs off to consult a dictionary to learn what this "typewriter" is*

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Writing a Quality Post
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Looks for iPad 2 case and stand | Is my Ipad 2 broken? Need help! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Lion and Epson Stylus 1290 printing problem Maconbaby OS X - Operating System 2 01-17-2012 10:04 AM
Best iPad Stylus aestheticxxlove iPad Hardware and Accessories 7 10-13-2011 02:40 AM
Apple filings reveal heated, wireless stylus concepts for iPad and iPhone OneMoreThing... Apple Rumors and Reports 0 07-07-2011 09:50 AM
question about 3rd party stylus use tomato123 iPad Hardware and Accessories 0 04-09-2010 04:06 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?