In apple, iPad, Random, technology, wow on March 17, 2014 at 8:53 pm
Woah. I just installed it 2 macs, my iPhone and iPad. editing the same doc open on two different devices with only about 2 second lag between checkboxes and text appearing on each device. This is friggin’ awesome.
The free form editing is great on the iPad and the mac, less useful on the iPhone.
Those two features alone make the sharing notebook experience (I assume once a note is shared between two people rather than two of my devices it does the same thing) way better than anything evernote has created.
Now I do have a lot of content in evernote from over the years, so I’m not going to abandon my current processes for things that I’ve already been working on…but the experience is good enough that new things that are unrelated to existing processes might go into onenote.
Now the one thing I haven’t seen in OneNote is the ability to talk to a bluetooth stylus on my iPad (like the jotscript works with penultimate). That would be really cool and easily eliminate my use of penultimate for casual notetaking. BTW this is a limitation of evernote also, you have to use penultimate with the jot script, and you can see the note in evernote afterwards, but you can’t edit it in evernote.
In Random on January 27, 2013 at 3:23 am
This is friggin awesome. I have a livescribe Sky pen which syncs over wifi to evernote. while I’m sitting here taking notes in my livescribe notebook as I’m reading articles for class, every few minutes the pen syncs and I see that the pages I’m writing are appearing in evernote. Voi La.
So far though I’ve only been able to get this to work at home. When I’m at work or school (or panera bread), the network authentication isn’t handled by the pen (because they require extra dialogues). In those cases I can hook my pen up to the USB on my MBA and use a “helper” utility which syncs to evernote on my request.
This new capability really makes taking notes useful. Alas if this was available 3 years ago when I bought my first livescribe pen I’d have had all my notebooks in the cloud. Unfortunately the pre-existing 9 notebooks of info are all my MBA in the old desktop app. Livescribe mentions that they will eventually add the capability to move those notebooks (including the audio) to Evernote.
I love convergence. I write on paper, it syncs to the cloud, my notes are available on all my devices (either through apps or the evernote web client). Especially cool on my iPad.
Anyway, back to my homework. (Porter’s 28 page treatise on strategy).