My Script Nebo vs Mazec

Discussion in 'iPad' started by x.marX, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. x.marX, Jul 25, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018

    x.marX macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2016
    I want to use the Apple Pencil to speed up my typing. So, which one has the best handwriting-to-text conversion?

    Or is there any better app than these two ?

  2. x.marX thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2016
    Well, I bought the Nebo app and it wasn't that great. It doesn't work with symbols and diagrams at all as they advertise. But yeah, even with my very bad handwriting, it recognises around 80% of my transcripts. Only trouble I have are with the alphabets "s" and "f".
    Also, it doesn't have the copy option to copy the text and paste it into say Microsoft One Note. A huge issue.
    So, overall, I'm not 100% satisfied.

    Wondering whether I should get Mazec or not because it uses Nebo's script recognition engine.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 27, 2018 ---
    By the way, if you guys have any queries on My Script Nebo, I can definitely answer them. No need to waste five bucks as I did lol
  3. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    I have Nebo and I’m very happy with it for handwriting to text. But if there’s a better option especially for bigger diagrams I’m very interested
  4. nnoble macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2011
    I'm using the free Nebo app to handwrite a diary. After converting the text I then go to the menu (three dots on the top right of the page) and from there I can send it directly to DayONe. A further option is to simply 'copy'. I don't have OneNote installed to try it, but I'm guessing I could then paste the converted text into OneNote.
  5. CKtoph macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2007
    Reviving this old thread.

    Looks like MyScript is gone. Anyone try DioPen Script? Have there been any updates to mazec's app?
  6. x.marX thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2016
    Myscript gone ?

    I just got a update for Nebo on my iPad !
  7. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2018
    Don’t use Nebo at all.
  8. aulay01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2015
    MyScript Nebo hasn’t gone! Check the Applestore.
    --- Post Merged, May 15, 2019 ---
    Nebo's handwriting conversion machine is fantastic - it works very well even with scruffy joined-up handwriting. It’s the best I’ve seen. Also, easy to add bold, titles, subtitles, highlighting.
    Output can be sent directly to pdf, Word, OneNote. So far so good.

    1) the power of the conversion algorithm is based on a strong drive to force interpretation of your scribble to meet a word in the dictionary. If your word isn’t in the dictionary then it’s hard work to get it spelt correctly. So technical words and unusual names can be challenging. A solution would be allow keyboard input. Another solution would be to to add words to the dictionary. Neither option is possible.
    2) no native support for standard cloud storage systems (iCloud, Dropbox etc) - but of course exports of Word, pdf files can be sent to the cloud.
    3) diagrams are supported but are rather clunky

    My conclusion - if you want to take handwritten notes and have these rendered as text then this is the best I’ve seen. Unlike the screen shots that illustrate all note-taking apps, my normal handwriting isn’t beautiful and suitable to share with colleagues, so conversion to text is what I want. It could be improved.
  9. chrism_scotland macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2018
    I bought Mazec as I'd got used to using handwriting on my Surface Pro and wanted to use the iPad in the same way and I think its been great.
  10. MacNchedder macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2009
    Very impressed by Myscript Nebo. I wish that MyScript still offered the Stylus input keyboard for ios. I have tried entering text in Nebo, then copying (double tap, select Copy) to paste into another app. It is a bit cludgy but works well for longer bits of text. It is not efficient for adding a new contact to the Apple address book.

    Mazec is a good idea but implementation could be better. It does not seem to want to enter numbers into numeric fields, such as telephone # fields in Apple contacts, for example - the Mazec keyboard will not launch for such fields. In fact, you must relaunch the keyboard for each new field - maybe that is caused by how IOS manages keyboards. Also, when using it for entering Contacts, it adds a space at the end of each field. (Nebo appears to do the same thing, as it assumes that you are typing notes with multiple words, not single words.)

    MyScript offers APIs, etc that could allow someone to build their own keyboard. Any programmers out there interested in collaborating?

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