[NTLK] The Incredible Shrinking Newt

Gene Beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 12 12:31:34 EDT 2019

My experience with it is rather limited at this point in time.  Since moving away from my Newton for daily-use, I’ve gotten away from writing much at all.  My handwriting has suffered for it, too!

It’s definitely NOT a Newton, but TONS better than almost any other such applications.  There is a lot of going back and fort between the ‘pallet’ to select things and actually creating anything, but it’s a move in the right direction.  I still have to try to use it to move things into other apps.


Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

> On Apr 12, 2019, at 11:00 AM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:
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> Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:57:04 -0700
> From: B <kosmicdollop at saber.net>
> To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] The Incredible Shrinking Newt
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> Thanks! Well put!
> B
> Igor Bertolucci wrote:
>> I have Nebo installed on an iPad Pro and played around with it, but I really don?t like that different elements have to be contained in boxes that  are separate from the text. For instance a diagram is in its own box and cannot have text flowing around it. Same goes with sketches. Nebo has some ideas that seem taken directly from the Newton, like scribble out to erase a word, but many other gestures are less intuitive and user friendly (like capitalizing the first letter of a word, copy/paste, etc.). Writing on the Newton is just so much more natural. Also there is a big difference, in my opinion, in using an app that recognizes your hand written notes in as opposed to an operating system that was designed from the ground up to be used with a pen and recognize hand written text and act upon it.
>> Igor

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