Pennovate Notes 3.0 Released

Pennovate Notes for Palm OSPennovate has just released an update to Pennovate Notes for Palm OS. Pennovate Notes is a onscreen note taking paper replacement app. It allows you to take down notes in your own handwriting in a large paper sized format. The latest update features a few new improvements including new anywhere alarms allowing you to create handwritten alarms from your notes.

Pennovate Notes is available with a 15-day fully functional free trial and costs $19.95 to register.

CalenNotes uses the same digital ink technology in a calendar/time management format and has also been updated. It allows you to create, manage and schedule events on your device in your own handwriting. It costs $24.95 USD to register.

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Tried It. Impressions.

LiveFaith @ 1/16/2007 3:48:59 PM # Q
Well, since I take tons of notes either in business meetings, church services, or quick scribbles of information, I thot I would give it a spin.

Seems very well written from a programming and design standpoint. Lots of tutorial pop ups to begin with. Then again, when you have to have tutorials that may be a bad omen if you expect simplicity and efficiency.

Has exporting and saving options covered too. Not bad at all. Actually quiet impressive.

But, with all the bases covered, I'm finding it hard to believe that this would really help make one more productive. Is the idea of being able to write full size notes and an app that shrinks them into a miniature paper space really worthwhile?

Reading the notes off the shrink-paper is troublesome at best. Writing them is far more cumbersome than on paper or in a scribble pad program. Furthermore the background processing necessary to identify strokes makes the writing itself quiet digitized and unnatural looking. Frankly it's low quality in recording what's written.

Diddlebug's super easy tap once for a new page, accurate pen recording, lightening quick speed, and ability to search notes wins the day for me. Plus it's free and simply rock solid stable.

I'll keep trying, but it looks like less is more for me so far.

Pat Horne

RE: Tried It. Impressions.
justauser @ 1/16/2007 5:23:47 PM # Q
I agree. But that having been said, I have used this program with great success on several occasions for taking site measurements. Usually I would do this on a piece of paper which would invariably be lost. However, I have found it very easy to negotiate a full A4 paper's worth of annotated sketches on Pennovate Notes. No papers flapping about and folders tucked under my arm while attempting to handle a tape. What's more, when I get back to base, I already have a bmp file with an appropriate file name. I can of course print a hard copy but normally I can get all the info I need from viewing the actual file on the PC.

I imagine all experienced graffiti users would not see the point in writing text via this program. But it seems to be marketed at the novice who is still clinging to his paper copies. Even still, I'm not sure how satisfied such a user would be. But as I state above, it has many other uses besides just text.

One thing is for sure - more useful on a 320x480 screen. You trying to use this on your Treo Pat?

RE: Tried It. Impressions.
LiveFaith @ 1/17/2007 9:14:26 AM # Q
Yeah. Everything's more useful on a 320x480. Now you've started my day off on a bad note just thinkin' about that fact.

Sounds like it would have some good uses as you state. Just not sure it's ready to take over top spot for me.

Pat Horne

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