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I use a Wacom Bamboo fun tablet. I would like to jot notes using the tablet's pen. What software do you recommend for this? Handwriting recognition would be a plus.

(Assume the OS is Windows.)

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can the tag change from lotus-notes to just notes... since it's not about lotus-notes? –  WireGuy Jul 23 '09 at 17:52
    
WireGuy: Done. Someone changed it to that stupid tag :-) –  Ashwin Jul 24 '09 at 7:00
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Microsoft OneNote is pretty much the best application for this.

Supports handwriting recognition and indexing/searching

You can find more information on it here.

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Seconded. OneNote is simply brilliant; handwriting recognition (through MS Ink support) is amazing, especially when a search picks up something you'd scrawled :) –  moobaa Jul 16 '09 at 10:32
    
It also does indexing of audio recorded notes as well and ties them up to written notes. It's incredible –  Matthew Steeples Jul 17 '09 at 12:19
    
+1 for recommending a good piece of software developed by the company that also developed the OS. You won't get better integration elsewhere. (This is coming from a Mac user, where the same thing applies — Apple's apps most always work best for functionality like this.) –  jtbandes Jul 24 '09 at 7:04
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Evernote, a note-taking solution for many platforms (Windows, Web, Mac, smartphone) has a free Windows client which is Ink-enabled for TabletPCs.

In combination with RitePen you'll get an advanced handwriting recognition software for your notes.

I use Evernote to capture information from different programs and input devives and synchronize them between my computers and the iPhone.

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