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I want to digitize my note taking. I was looking into using tablets or something of that sort but I feel that it would be too much of a challenge to type instead of actually writing my notes during meetings.

That got me thinking into looking into something like LiveScribe. It looks neat but I don't know how it would work in the real world.

  1. How does OCR work with something like smart pens? How is the desktop applications? Any experience?
  2. Does anyone have an alternative suggestions? Positives and negatives?

Any advice would be helpful.

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This seems like something very promising: htc.com/www/product/flyer/overview.html –  Belmin Fernandez Apr 1 '11 at 11:42
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I use Evernote for my note taking although I don't use the handwriting recognition it does have support for it.

I like it because it backs up the notes online and has a Firefox Plugin that lets me highlight parts of web pages and save them to my account which syncs to the application its pretty awesome.

Check out the videos about it http://www.evernote.com/about/video/ mainly the one with the wacom tablet

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I have used Phatware Calligrapher for Windows smartphones for a long time and have always been pleased with its handwriting recognition. They have products for tablets and smartphones including Android, iPhone and iPad.

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