Digital Note-Taking With Penultimate and Jot Script

Jot Script

People who know me will tell you I don’t go too many places without my iPad. I’ve made it an indispensable tool for both my job and my personal life. It’s the only personal assistant I can afford, so I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use it. I get a lot of requests from friends and family (but also from complete strangers at my second office — aka, the coffee shop) who see me doing something with my tablet that they’ve not seen before. Many times it’s an app… and many times it’s an accessory of some sort. And sometimes it’s a bit of both. Continue reading

All Your Tablet Needs Now Is a No. 2 Pencil (Stylus)

Pencil Stylus

I was quite surprised when my oldest (now heading into 1st Grade) started Kindergarten and the school supply list had No.2 pencils on it. What? Aren’t those too small for their fumbly fingers to properly hold? Isn’t the purpose of the larger pencils to help them build finger strength and to learn to properly hold the pencil? Continue reading

The Pogo Connect: Yet Another Better Stylus

pogo_connect_hand

Add the Pogo to a long list of devices that attempt to improve the usability of our touch screens. Modern touch devices work great with a finger, but were never designed to give us levels of pressure sensitivity. The Pogo, and other styli in its class, add levels of pressure sensitivity to the pen and transmit that info back to the application wirelessly. Continue reading