iPod Touch/iPhone: Good for writing?

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

  1. Gamoe macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

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