Re: [NTLK] Taking notes on Newton

From: Karel Jansens (
Date: Wed Mar 13 2002 - 05:03:57 EST

James Lopez wrote:
> I'm waiting on my MP 130 (mailed payment off today) and I'm wondering
> about HW recognition. As you all are probably aware taking notes is
> pretty impractical on a palm. Well at least on my Palm Pilot (model
> that came out right before Palm III) with palm OS 2.0.
I have a Palm IIIc and I find it cumbersome to write more than a
telephone number on it.
It's rather good as a pocket diary, though, albeit a tad expensive :^)

> After reading the list here and other articles, it seems that it pretty
> easy to actually take notes and such on the MP. Is this really the
> case? How much easier is it?
I take meeting notes on my uMP2k, write stories on it, survey properties
with it (with the excellent PocketHouseMap!). Funnily enough, I get even
better HWR recognition from the cursive recogniser (called ParaGraph,
IIRC), mostly because I tend to write rather fast and have a tendency to
join my printed letters together.

All in all, my Newt recognizes pretty much 100% of what I write, after
nine months of use. Do keep in mind that the HWR engine of the Newton
has to learn your handwriting(*), and so for the first two weeks you
might be a little disappointed with the results. They will get a lot
better, trust me.

(*) As opposed, of course, to the Palm, where it is _you_ who has to do
the learning.

Karel Jansens

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