Is this typical meeting setup possible on an iPad PRO?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by roxette, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. roxette macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2010

    I was just wondering if an iPad Pro could be the only device for meetings. Currently I use a notepad with my Livescribe 3 pen and my Macbook Pro (or iPad Mini) in meetings. The notepad to write down what I have to do and to remember and the Macbook to read in my emails/Evernote/documents about the subject we are discussing.

    Now I like to get the iPad PRO to use it in split screen mode and to have one side to write with the Pencil in Goodnotes or any other app and on the other side to have mail, evernote or another app open.

    Do you think that will work?

    Kind regards

  2. sunapple macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    All the apps you need are there, including Office, only thing is that I don't think the Pencil is intended for writing. There's no handwriting recognition, so I think you're better off with a keyboard.

    Maybe there's an app for handwriting recognition though, but I would prefer to type.
  3. Daku93 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2010
    Well, I bet OneNote will get Pencil support and it allready has pretty excelent hannd writing recognition.
  4. engineerben macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2010
    Greenville Tx
    This is one of my use cases too - I'd like to take handwritten notes and simple sketches in kind of a free-form way on the iPad, but also have access to reference material in another pane. The Pro ought to do it.
  5. CC117 macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2013
    I hope they make a lined notebook app (does this already exist?) because go through a notebook a month in work and I would love to be able to bring the iPad pro to meetings a scribble my notes in it.
  6. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    I think software wise it should be fine, but the real issue would be usability, for writing notes you would want it flat on the table, for typing (even with an external keyboard) you would want it propped up. So two devices would have an advantage in that case...
  7. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    There is a 3rd party keyboard that does handwriting to text. Evernote does OCR for search, as does OneNote, IIRC.

    That said, the Pencil can totally be used for writing if you use an app with OCR-like functionality, or don't care. Personally, I use Paper today for notes. I care more about its simple diagramming and sketching tools than I do about being able to search.

    It does exist in multiple apps. Question seems to be which supports the Pencil first and/or best.

    I find using the iPad at a shallow angle is a decent compromise. But I do more sketching of notes than typing of them.
  8. roxette thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2010
    Thank you for sharing your ideas. I was in doubt because on one half of the screen I would like to have palm recognition for a smooth handwriting with the Pencil and on the other half of the screen I woul like to operate the mail apps with my fingers.
    So this differentiation in who to interact with the two open apps makes me still a little headache.
    But in a few days we hopefully know it better.


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