iPod Touch/iPhone: Good for writing?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Gamoe, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Gamoe macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2006
    I've played around with the iPod Touch and the iPhone at The Apple Store, of course. But, I was wondering what the experienced owners of said devices opine on the effectiveness of the Touch/iPhone as a casual writing device. Let me give you some background: I often like to jot down some notes, or write a few short paragraphs while away from my MacBook. I could write in a paper notebook, but then that would mean rewriting it when I get home. I'd much rather directly input it digitally the first time.

    Now, I used to do this when I owned a Palm PDA using Gaphiti and sometimes, a keyboard (I had a Treo 180 with a keyboard). I must admit, the experience wasn't stellar, and I've never been particularly good at working with little keyboards or even Graphiti. But, at least I could get it done. Now, my question: Is the Touch/iPhone at least as good, if not better, for writing than using Graphiti on a Palm PDA? Could this really serve me as a casual writing device? Or am I asking the wrong thing out of a Touch/iPhone?

    BTW, I plan to get a Touch if anything, but I figure there are probably many more iPhone than Touch users, and the experience is directly transferable from one to the other. I also like the PDA-like features of the Touch, of course. But I want to know if it's really useful for jotting down some text as well.
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    well, many will say that with time and trust (of the iphones software) you will be able to type very fast
    i agree. im faster on the iphone than i was on my old phone which had hard buttons :)

    but, from what you describe, you need to get the notes from the iphone/touch to the pc/mac

    at the moment, notes dont sync with a computer, they stay on the device
    a new contact has a notes section, this could be used, but its not a dedicated app

    notes syncing was a feature talked about when the iphone was released, but this hasnt appeared

    maybe with a new software update or the sdk proper writing apps will appear, many need this
  3. Bootsie macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2008
    It is true that notes don't sync yet, but you could write it down and email it to yourself.

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