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matt172021
Feb 25, 2013, 07:03 AM
Hi! I've been trying to find more information regarding my question on the web, but i haven't really found out much.

I wish to get an iPad. The question is whether i go for the full sized one or the mini. I love the form factor of the mini more, but if i were to take notes using notability and a stylus, i figured the bigger screen would be better and more practical.

Does anyone have comments regarding taking notes on the iPad mini using notability? Does the smaller space affect your palm rest space alot? Will your written text be of a bigger font size relative to the size of the original document?

Help would be appreciated! Thx!



Cptnodegard
Feb 25, 2013, 09:14 AM
Sorry to answer with a bunch of links but I've answered this is detail before, so:

How to do accurate handwriting on an iPad:
http://www.pocketables.com/2012/09/handwriting-on-the-ipad-using-partial-zoom-mode.html

How I think that works on an iPad mini:
http://www.pocketables.com/2012/11/handwriting-on-the-ipad-mini-actually-works-rather-well.html

And finally why I don't use Notability: http://www.pocketables.com/2013/02/how-notability-came-close-to-replacing-goodnotes-for-me-but-didnt.html

matt172021
Feb 25, 2013, 09:32 AM
Sorry to answer with a bunch of links but I've answered this is detail before, so:

How to do accurate handwriting on an iPad:
http://www.pocketables.com/2012/09/handwriting-on-the-ipad-using-partial-zoom-mode.html

How I think that works on an iPad mini:
http://www.pocketables.com/2012/11/handwriting-on-the-ipad-mini-actually-works-rather-well.html

And finally why I don't use Notability: http://www.pocketables.com/2013/02/how-notability-came-close-to-replacing-goodnotes-for-me-but-didnt.html

Awesome! Thx for the reply. I agree with both your points on the shortcomings of notability. Well, the need for a dual display does not really affect me at the moment. In terms of the auto progress system, I guess it only affects me when I write alot of stuff at one go, which I don't usually do. I think I'm very used to the auto sync feature in notability already.

Could I trouble you to explain to me where your palm rests while writing? I still can't quite get a grasp on that.

Cptnodegard
Feb 25, 2013, 09:42 AM
Awesome! Thx for the reply. I agree with both your points on the shortcomings of notability. Well, the need for a dual display does not really affect me at the moment. In terms of the auto progress system, I guess it only affects me when I write alot of stuff at one go, which I don't usually do. I think I'm very used to the auto sync feature in notability already.

Could I trouble you to explain to me where your palm rests while writing? I still can't quite get a grasp on that.

outside the screen. When you use a zoom box at the bottom of the screen, the natural position of your hand is off the screen. Win/win

edit: I should also mention the pogo connect, a bluetooth 4 enable stylus from ten one design that is supposed to have palm rejection built in through bluetooth magic. havent tried it. think both notability and goodnotes is support, check the website

matt172021
Feb 25, 2013, 10:16 AM
outside the screen. When you use a zoom box at the bottom of the screen, the natural position of your hand is off the screen. Win/win

edit: I should also mention the pogo connect, a bluetooth 4 enable stylus from ten one design that is supposed to have palm rejection built in through bluetooth magic. havent tried it. think both notability and goodnotes is support, check the website

Actually I tried Goodnotes, and i really like the writing speed! Thanks for the recommendation!

TJ61
Feb 25, 2013, 10:34 AM
One other difference between Notability and GoodNotes is how much the zoom box drops down when going to a new line. Notability drops a full box height, whereas GoodNotes drops one-third.

Thus, GoodNotes allows you to see one row above, and one row below, the current line. This assumes you write in the middle third (up/down-wise) of the box, which I find very comfortable.

Notability, OTOH, will give you a large space between lines if you only write in the middle third. But, writing much larger than that is not comfortable, at least for me.

Regards,
Tom

psac
Jan 23, 2014, 09:18 AM
Sorry to answer with a bunch of links but I've answered this is detail before, so:

How to do accurate handwriting on an iPad:
http://www.pocketables.com/2012/09/handwriting-on-the-ipad-using-partial-zoom-mode.html

How I think that works on an iPad mini:
http://www.pocketables.com/2012/11/handwriting-on-the-ipad-mini-actually-works-rather-well.html

And finally why I don't use Notability: http://www.pocketables.com/2013/02/how-notability-came-close-to-replacing-goodnotes-for-me-but-didnt.html

It's been a while, but thanks for these articles. I was looking online and the yahoo search brought me back here. Very helpful, I'll give Goodnotes a try!