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Monday, 5 November 2012

MyScript Notes Mobile - App Review


This is a very handy App, especially for people who prefer writing with a pen, rather than using a keyboard. You simply enter your notes onto a 'sheet of paper' on your iPad, using a finger or a pen adapted for the purpose. What differentiates this App is that the notes you have entered can then be transcribed into text, which in turn can be emailed, or shared via Evernote, Dropbox, Facebook, or Twitter.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
It really is just like writing on a sheet of paper, except that when the side of your hand touches the screen (when you are writing), this is also recognised by the iPad as input. In order to reduce the interference, there is a mask (similar to an old fashioned blotter) that you pull up from the bottom of the page. The recognition works surprisingly well, and the paid version allows the conversion to take place without an Internet connection. A shortcoming of the paid version is that although your notes are arranged into individual (very pretty) 'books', when it comes to converting the text, it can only be done one page at a time.

Cost
There are two versions: MyScript Memo (free) and MyScript Notes Mobile (small charge).

Indispensability
How much you dislike using a keyboard will decide ion your attitude to whether or not you can live without this App.

Dependability
The text 'translated' from your scrawl to editable text is not totally accurate, and one cannot realistically expect anything else.

Security
If you use the free version then the translation takes place online, so your notes are 'shared', at least temporarily, although this is only a relatively low risk.


ACIDS Test Rating:
Worth trying

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get MyScript Notes Mobile here and support for the App here.

20 comments:

  1. Great thought!! People like me, who feel uncomfortable with iPhone keyboard can use this scribbling based app. Thanks for app development team in designing such kind of app.

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    1. Hi Maximus
      You might want to check your link as it gives a 404.

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  5. Thanks for sharing feature with us. I liked your post. Keep sharing like these!!!

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    1. Thanks... hope you keep reading!

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  6. Great idea!! Are you providing this as Enterprise mobility solutions for corporate, because they might need these kinds of app.

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  7. Hi Maximus
    I've sent you a message via your site.

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  8. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.1.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes:
    - Fixed in some cases the tutorial is not loaded
    - fixed copy as image does not work
    - fixed PDF exported does not fit the whole page size on iPad mini

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  9. Hi Munificus, Really loves your follow ups with all who share their thoughts in this blog. First of all i would like to congratulate the app developers who develop this on behalf of our experts app developers in atlanta. As a developer team we welcoming these kind of app development. keep up the good works.

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  10. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Added a new input lens
    -Write with greater precision without losing the page context
    -Automatic scrolling over the area where writing happens
    • Language support extended to 54 languages (from previously 32)
    • Improved several features of MyScript Smart Note Taking:
    - Better disambiguation of an underline stroke versus the erase gesture
    - Added the capability to overwrite and replace a character in a written word
    • Option to import and export the personal dictionary
    • Many UI improvements: word selector (cut/copy/delete), about box, export selector

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  11. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.2.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes

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  12. Good one for writers and authors. Really useful to them. im comfortable with iPad. Thanks to the app developers who developed this. love to use this. Being a team of iPhone application developers in Atlanta, we are really thankful for the information
    Thanks

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    1. You've got a lovely city. Really enyoyed being in Atlanta a few years ago.

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  13. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.3.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    iOS 7 redesign

    Math equation support
    - Equation editor tool for mathematical expression input:
    - Add and edit equations on a note page
    - Export equations as LaTeX
    - Export equations as images
    - Store/Load equations to/from MyScript files

    Sound support
    - Add voice recording to notebooks
    - Allow mp3 import
    - Allow importing sounds from Dropbox/iTunes/Evernote
    - Store/Load sounds to/from MyScript files

    Application improvements
    - Enhanced resizing feature
    - Dropbox folder for import/export can now be personalized
    - "Keep line breaks" in the conversion dialog
    - New pen properties drop-down menu
    - Show thumbnails during page scrolling
    - Add a color indicator to the pen icons in the action bar
    - Auto-indentation when exporting a text with lists in iOS
    - More consistent long press selection
    - Allow resizing an item while maintaining its aspect ratio
    - Add a rotation handle to selections
    - Add the possibility to reinitialize the rotation and shearing of an image

    New Bluetooth digital pen support
    - Jot Touch 4
    - Pogo connect
    - Wacom Intuos creative stylus

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  14. very useful app as well as time saving. Keyboard typing free will make it more user friendly. Great mobile application development review.

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  15. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.4.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    For users that enjoyed MyScript Notes Mobile, MyScript Smart Note is the next generation note-taking solution.

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  16. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.2.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Fix export to Evernote bug

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