| | 12-10-2012, 12:09 PM Thread Author #4
There were no sideloaded apps in the above, which is an issue
The table I proposed only shows 'easy to get' apps. Now, for those of you really looking for handwriting, there is a full category missing there, because it only exists on Android, and only can be 'sideloaded'.
This category concerns apps that allow you to 'thumb-write' il very large characters across screen, say one single word across screen, then they automatically 'reduce' it to a normal-sized handwriting text at the top of the screen while you just continue 'large-writing'.
- are much better than any other one to record finger-handwriting (the 'zoomable' normal apps may perhaps compare, but are not dedicated to this activity)
- are not compatible from the Jot stylus, at least for the two I tried (on the Playbook at least)
- need to be found and sideloaded (then they behave like normal android ports)
The two apps I tried (sometimes described elsewhere in this very forum) are FreeNote+ and Handrite. a priori they are not free. There may be others.
For those really wanting handwriting, I think trying them is a must. (as I said elsewhere, personally I just don't have the 'handwriting faith' myself -I'm here for sketching, and I need searchable note archives : thus typed only)
FreeNote additionally ambitions to handle images/videos/voice records/attachments, typed and styled text, tags, search etc.
Handrite is more around the concept of a 'post-it note' board (and its initial GUI is just this, a corkboard with post-its containing miniature versions of your notes).
Because of my 'real text' bias I'd prefer FreeNote, although its many functions turn it more complex to handle, at least initially.