Try THIS with iPad


admanimal

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It's definitely a cool program (Evodia Script&Go), but there's nothing that special about it that would preclude it from working on the iPad with a stylus accessory. In other words, it's the app itself thats cool, not the device or OS.
 

jamesapp

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k02wfPDQxoM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRqOJ5tN3D0

Multitouch, multischmouch... Imagine an Apple tablet that runs Mac OS X and understands both touch and pen like this?

Sometimes :apple: needs to think outside their box, too! :rolleyes:
When I first saw some pictures of what the tablet might look like I saw some drawing mock programs, I am not an artist but they intersted me. I can't see a program like this running on the ipad. Maybe I am wrong, I could just imagine what other software could be created for an os x multitouch tablet.
 

pvmacguy

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I had a windows tablet pc and when using it, it was like buzz killington was in the room.
 

bossxii

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It's definitely a cool program (Evodia Script&Go), but there's nothing that special about it that would preclude it from working on the iPad with a stylus accessory. In other words, it's the app itself thats cool, not the device or OS.
Exactly, this has zero to do with the device it's on. The app could be reproduced to the iPad, but then again this particular one is clearly very specialized for an electrical engineer. Apple would be silly to try and focus on this type of specialized input for the masses. Using your fingers is the appeal to a touch device and not having to worry about where your damn stylus went. Stylus has it's place for some things, but general use on the iPad would be annoying. Multitouch is the best way to interact with the iPad for a large percentage of it's apps. The others that need a stylus can buy aftermarket ones that work with on the iPad/iPhone.

The iPad with this demo would create ZERO buzz. No one would care except a few engineers. Boring demo overall, looks like stuff that was around in the 90's, or should have been.
 

vini-vidi-vici

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That's very cool... for the 0.001% of the population who needs to do circuit design (I wonder if you can export to .dsn / OrCAD format?) & technical drafting.

Actually, I could envision a version of these applications being brought to the iPad. It's big enough that you could actually draw shapes with your finger. You could even play techno music in the background while you do it...
 

jeeplar

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That's very cool... for the 0.001% of the population who needs to do circuit design (I wonder if you can export to .dsn / OrCAD format?) & technical drafting.

Actually, I could envision a version of these applications being brought to the iPad. It's big enough that you could actually draw shapes with your finger. You could even play techno music in the background while you do it...
...or the .01% using PC Table for paperless invoice, as Circuit City (BuhBye) did when they took my 'digital signature' after setting up my HDTV last year(and a half). I couldn't believe how HEAVY the think was, I think HP was the brand, but how proud the 'Technician' was that he had one.
 

Sparced

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are there any good Apps already out for people doing Electronic Engineering?

I would love to use a stylus and for there to be a Simetrix style application to help me with my studies.
 

anthonymoody

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don't want full OSX. don't want stylus.
+1. Why unnecessarily overtax a system when 9x% of the time the version of OSX on the iPhone and iPad is sufficient? When Apple releases OS4 with multi-tasking, the remaining <10% will sing a different tune.

As for a stylus, for me....yuck. But I'm sure many 3rd party mfrs will happily sell you one.

It's definitely a cool program (Evodia Script&Go), but there's nothing that special about it that would preclude it from working on the iPad with a stylus accessory. In other words, it's the app itself thats cool, not the device or OS.
Exactly. Why does this seem so tough for people to grasp?

Do we need to start an "It's the apps stupid" thread?
 

ditzy

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Your right the iPad wont be able to do what the tablet in the video did. But I don't think that there are many people that would need it to, and those people already have tablets.
I'd argue apple making a tablet that works the same as all the other tablets out there, just running OSX, would be them thinking inside the box.
And as I'm sure someone else would have said, if you want a tablet like that, but that runs OSX buy a modbook.
 

niuniu

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And it didn't really take off.
They need to rebrand that thing and try to work a way to cut the cost a bit. It's definitely a great machine and they have their own software addition coming soon (I did some research on it couple days ago - I'm in the market for one) that aids the usability.

I think people in general don't like 'unofficial' (and I use the word very lightly in this context) products, they think they'll get shabby product finish and shabby support. But that axio really does look like a proper job.

Sadly though, I think I'm not forking out for it :(
 

NotTempted

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wow.... I just woke up with a keyboard print on my face!!!, that hypnotic music was so exciting!!:D j/k but on a serious note, that app was pretty sweet. I hope that the Ipad will be able to be that touch sensitive. How many sensors per mm did they say was on the screen of the Ipad?
 

jclardy

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An app like this will be very possible on the iPad. In fact it may be even more usable because it has the possibility of using multitouch gestures. All we need is a developer with a background in EE.

Think about it, you can draw simple shapes on your iPhone, the iPad screen is 4x as large. That coupled with pinch to zoom and two finger dragging will allow you to quickly and easily interact with circuit diagrams.
 

rittchard

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Actually, last I checked, the ModBook only uses a stylus.

The ModBook Pro, however, can, but it's unreleased.

I thought the whole concept looked really interesting and cool until I saw the thing still weighs over 5 pounds. No way I could imagine holding that in one hand for very long. I wonder if they ever looked into doing a Macbook Air version.
 

r0k

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I thought the whole concept looked really interesting and cool until I saw the thing still weighs over 5 pounds. No way I could imagine holding that in one hand for very long. I wonder if they ever looked into doing a Macbook Air version.
No but Apple is. :D


...I know I should probably don a helmet, duck and run for cover for saying an iPad is a Macbook Air modbook, but you we can't really prove it one way or another for another month or so.
 

Masquerade

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i would like to see a combo of finger and pen manipulation. imo, fingers are nice to scale and positioning, and mouse and pen to do sketches or precise things.