Notability & iPad mini

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by matt172021, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2013
    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!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2013
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2013
    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.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2013
    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
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2013
    Actually I tried Goodnotes, and i really like the writing speed! Thanks for the recommendation!
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    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.

  7. macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    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!

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