1. combatdoc's Avatar
    I got to thinking the other day. If I had an iPad one of the things I would use it for would be as a legal pad in meetings, etc. The thing is it doesn't support "ink" as it is (or MobileMe Notes, but thats a MobileMe thing not an iPad thing).

    I wouldn't think it would be that difficult to make a cheap ($50) accessory stylus that would work on capacitive touch screens. Nor would it be that hard I would think to add "ink" applications to the App Store.

    On the upside, should the iPhone get the same OS Support as the iPad the same accessory would work on it if you needed such a thing on a small screen.

    Anyway, would you buy such an accessory if there was the option?
    Last edited by combatdoc; 02-06-2010 at 01:39 PM.
    02-06-2010 12:18 AM
  2. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Yep, I thought of this the day it was announced. If I could write on the iPad it would be even more awesome. As a math major, taking notes in class with my computer is not an option, but I hate having binders and binders full of notes. I would LOVE to take notes on the iPad and have them all stored electronically. I'm sure anyone in a science related field that deals with symbols and pictures would agree with me.

    Too bad if this does become available... I will be graduating in June and it'll be too late :-/

    But then I got to thinking how it would be great to teach it with occasionally. Now I would rather be up at the chalkboard/whiteboard during my lecture than at the iPad, but during the summer (and other times in the future) I will be very pregnant and want to be on my feet as little as possible. If I could use the iPad to give my lecture projected onto a screen, that would be sooo awesome.
    02-06-2010 01:45 AM
  3. lgreenberg's Avatar
    There are plenty of Stylus accessories available right now for the iphone, which will surely work for the iPad as well.

    Check out the Styloid from Radtech as an example.

    Styloid iPhone Stylus and iPod touch Stylus - RadTech Products

    As for the handwriting add-on, I'm not sure we'll ever see that.
    02-07-2010 10:41 AM
  4. combatdoc's Avatar
    I am not talking about any kind of h/w recognition, but just the ability to draw/write on the screen so you can use the "notes" as a notepad, or maybe draw a stripmap or something.

    Glad to see the stylus already exists pretty cheap.
    02-07-2010 12:44 PM
  5. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    Although I have never personally seen the need for it, there are one or two stylus pens which exist for the iPhone and are suppose to work
    02-07-2010 08:01 PM
  6. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I am not talking about any kind of h/w recognition, but just the ability to draw/write on the screen so you can use the "notes" as a notepad, or maybe draw a stripmap or something.
    Same here.

    I basically want it to be the same result as if I spent the time to scan all my handwritten notes...
    02-07-2010 08:02 PM
  7. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    02-07-2010 10:02 PM
  8. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    or this combined with any drawing app

    Pogo Stylus
    02-07-2010 10:03 PM
  9. combatdoc's Avatar
    The thing being we need said drawing/notes app.. Preferably just enable drawing in notes as its seems to be a natural extension of the "legal pad" though process.

    I know drawing apps, etc exist, but just allow it in the notepad and we have a winner. Little less conspicuous in those meetings as well.
    02-07-2010 11:30 PM
  10. jnickell's Avatar
    Having the ability to finally replace the notebook I have to carry everywhere for notes, would make this a game changer for me.
    02-17-2010 07:30 AM
  11. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    There is a App called notes and Mental note, either of these should work good for you
    02-17-2010 05:38 PM
  12. sting7k's Avatar
    This is why we have the App Store, if Apple doesn't make it there are 100k+ apps. I'm sure one of them in there does this or will do it.
    02-17-2010 07:38 PM
  13. combatdoc's Avatar
    Mental Note was almost exactly what I need, except there is still no Sync with built in Notes app. If Apple would just enable "ink" in notes I'd be fine, especially on such a device like the iPad which seems built for just that.
    02-17-2010 11:43 PM
  14. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    try note taker

    you can save to your camera roll and sync that way, without a identical desktop version your notes really need to be in jpeg form and either emailed or thru the camera roll
    02-18-2010 02:36 AM
  15. freyaheart's Avatar
    I already have a pogo sketch for my iphone and if I get the ipad I'd probably use it for both
    02-21-2010 02:34 PM
  16. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    I already have a pogo sketch for my iphone and if I get the ipad I'd probably use it for both
    I dont see that in the app store
    02-21-2010 04:49 PM
  17. Kainz15's Avatar
    Personally, I wouldn't use it much/at all, but that doesn't mean I can't see any uses for it. As other people have said, it would be great for math/science classes at any level, and its always good for a product to have a full lineup of accessories.
    02-22-2010 07:34 PM
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