jjeudymd 0 Posted January 2, 2009 Share Posted January 2, 2009 Here's an Evernote use I'm sure many would appreciate!Quite a few may be aware of some ingenious software (http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/) that syncs to a Wii remote's infrared camera pointed at a projection screen and will track the movement of an IR Pen. The result allows one to use virtually any surface as an interactive whiteboard or tablet.I thought this would be cool to have in my office and immediately I thought how great it would be if I could hook this up with Evernote.My setup is a PC with 2 display inputs, one being the computer monitor and the other input connected to my LCD projector. I open a full screen ink note on the projected screen (appx 54" x 72") while the Wii remote and software tracks my IR pen.The results have been incredibly satisfying: Instead of having to take individual pictures of a real whiteboard and then send them to Evernote, I have a beautiful low cost digital whiteboard with Evernote automatically archiving each session, and the ink text is also searchable. I can even review my whiteboard sessions on my iPhone! Want to impress the folks at work even further? Write a title for your session at the top of the note and within a moment or two, Evernote has already recognized your handwriting and has titled the note with what you wrote!Even with these great results, I was wondering if there could be some additional features to highlight Evernote's additional utility for whiteboard notes:- I still have some resistance to having all notes as a continuous "tape" of ideas and still would like the idea of pages. I like the concept of being able to "tear away" a page and start on a new thread of ideas, yet at the same time, be able to page back through the previous ideas that were already discussed on. This would be even more appropriate in a whiteboard type session. Perhaps having the option of creating a notebook with serial pages which are linked together. That way you could simply page through the notes in a single window. Additionally you should be able to rearrange the "pages" and be able to export the notebook as an entire PDF book with a table of contents included.- The ability to easily draw straight lines & arrows- simple button that would stamp the page with date and time (and the ability to highlight and drag that stamp to another portion of the page)- easy ability to copy/paste/resize images onto the pageOverall, I think this continues to showcase the possibilities with Evernote. This in particular may be a whole new way that people use Evernote, partiularly in the classroom or boardroom.If you are looking for any evaluators of these new tools, please let me know! Link to comment
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