iPad and PC laptop
I will be starting grad school this fall and have a question. How easy is it to use an iPad for notes using Notability during lecture and using a PC laptop for other projects? Will I run into issues getting my notes placed on my laptop for studying later? I'm not opposed to purchasing a Macbook Pro but was interested in everyone's thoughts on the usability and practicality of using these two together.
- 04-30-2012, 03:35 PM #2
Is Notability a cloud service like Evernote? If it is, then you shouldn't have problems accessing your notes on a laptop. Also, I dont know how fast you are in typing out notes on a touchscreen going by the speed of a lecture, so if it's an issue then the only problem you'd have is choosing what kinda bluetooth keyboard you wanna get.
When it comes down to it, it comes down to what's practical for you when making the purchase. Buy a MacBook while you already have a good working laptop? Or an iPad since you already have a laptop
Notability is a notes application. I'm assuming I will be able to upload the notes to iCloud. What I'm concerned about is ease of interaction between the two. I don't want to have notes on my iPad that I can only view there and not on a laptop.
- 04-30-2012, 03:41 PM #4
I love Notability and it is very easy to use. As for transferring your notes to your PC laptop, it's as easy as uploading from Notability to your Dropbox and then downloading them on your PC laptop or other device. You can read a review HERE
- 04-30-2012, 03:41 PM #5
- 04-30-2012, 03:42 PM #6
I used my iPad (w/Notability) during my grad school; sync'd everything with Dropbox. No issues. As the year progressed, I did find it just a bit easier to use my laptop, and use Notability's audio record feature. IMO it's situations like this where programs like Evernote shine, too.
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- 04-30-2012, 05:43 PM #11
Definitely cheaper to get Notability and use a pc. I take notes on my iPad using Notability during meetings, and just email my Notability notes to other committee members and it makes it great for everyone. I can even go back and delete me doodles prior to emailing.
- 05-02-2012, 03:06 PM #12iPhone Nanite
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I am a big pc person and just bought an iPad. I use OneNote it part of the ms office suite and it is a free app and you get 7-25gb free space on ms sky drive depending on when you sign up. Or you can use cloudon, it has office builtin and it's free and you can sync it to box.net (free 5gb)
If you are wanting to only use iCloud I am not sure if cloudon works with that or what other tools you could use
I hope that helps.
- 05-02-2012, 03:37 PM #13
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