Those of you with a digital pen and tablet can have the best of both worlds though, and inkBook is designed to help make your scrawl more legible later. inkBook is a handwriting recognition tool that allows you to write notes by hand and yet still remain searchable and indexable by Spotlight and other search tools. You can even export them as a text file.
What InkBook can be really useful though is jotting down phone numbers, addresses and appointments and then transferring them to applications such as iCal and Address Book. Similarly, it could be really useful for students who want to take notes in shorthand or by pen and then transfer them to their Mac later. InkBook features its own search tool, although anything you export as text can also be found using Spotlight.
The big advantage of this tool is that it allows you to take notes and write with a much more fluid flow than typing. It also prevents the need to have scraps of paper lying everywhere. However, it's obviously reliant on you making the necessary investment in a pen and tablet which, unless you are a designer, will probably not be worth the expense.
If you're a big fan of digital pen and tablet software, inkBook provides a fluid way of recording your notes and scrawls.
- * 30 Day Unrestricted Demo * Multi-page notebook style interface * Customizable Tabs * Freeform layout of notes, sketches and images * Handwriting recognition * Universal (PPC and Intel native) * Gestural Input * Targeted Gestural Input: Clear, Delete, Paste, Join * Context Sensitive Gestures: Clear, Delete, Paste * Tablet Aware: Pressure, Tilt, Eraser * Multiple Brushes Pencil, Paint, Highlighter, Calligraphy pen * Themes * Audio Recording and tagging