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  1. Hi Zephyr2020 - wonder if I'm missing something? 1) as far as I can see, EverNote will IMPORT a picture (instead of actually importing, you can SHARE from the other application), but as for text, it will only take ASCII characters. This means that if you want to draw something or write in handwriting and keep the handwriting, then you need to use another application to draw and write, then SHARE it to Evernote 1.1 Evernote can't read .snb files (from S-Note) directly - you need to export as PDF or GIF or something. I believe that once you have the PDF or GIF files in Evernote, you can tell Evernote for Windows to decipher the text 2) if you want to hand-write and have your handwriting translated to text, then you need a translator. This is just like a keyboard, in the sense that when you are using a keyboard you are simply prodding different parts of the screen and the tablet has to work out what you mean by prodding this part of the screen "Q" or that part "N". All Evernote cares about is the text that comes out at the other end 2.1 you can try to use the handwriting recognition that comes with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, but for me, it doesn't keep up with my train of thought 2.2 that's why I tried a few and decided that Mazec is the one to go for. You do need to write boldly, and it will get used to the words you normally use and the squiggles that you use to write these words over time. 2.3 if I want to put a sketch into Evernote, I do it in Mobile Sketch or some similar drawing programme, do a screen capture (one of the icons bottom left near "Back" / "Home" / "Recent Programmes") and tell Evernote to import the screen capture. It's fast and I don't lose my train of thought. Mobile Sketch will of course take handwriting - it doesn't care, as far as it is concerned, handwriting is just squiggles the same as drawings are 3) if you want to save handwriting and sketches, then Evernote may not be the ideal tool. But if you save handwriting and sketches, then you can't search for keywords. Apps like Lecture Notes are specially designed for this kind of task. Have I just made it more complicated, or does this help? DumbMonkey
  2. Hi folks - I think I have the answer Have had my Note 10.1 for about a month, and the first thing i did was look for a handwriting app. Mazec is by a long way the best (reasons why it is better than WritePad below). I can't type and focus on the person in front of me at the same time, whereas i can hand write and focus. Therefore a laptop is out, both for telephone interviews and for face to face interviews. I keep my notes in Evernote because i can find them easily. Sounds exactly like everyone's situation here. Well both Mazec and WritePad let you replace the standard keyboard entry with a handwriting area, so anything you write in the handwriting area is simply "posted" as text to the app that's open - and that includes Evernote. WritePad seems to require that I write in big bold rounded handwriting, which isn't the way i write (I'm a doctor - what do you expect?!). In fact, WritePad won't even work if you write too small. This is a great disappointment since I have used PhatWare software on previous handheld personal organisers. Mazec https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sevenknowledge.sevennotesproducten is much more forgiving. Both are much better if you write in phrases or whole sentences than if you try to recognise individual words (at least with my handwriting). I can write fast enough in Mazec to carry on a normal conversation and keep track of what was said. Of course the results are sometimes as difficult to decipher as my handwriting in an ordinary paper notebook (ie about one sentence in 20 is a bit mad, but the rest is pretty much word perfect), but it has saved me re-typing my notes from the paper notebook into Evernote, and I have my notes from each interview all ready for any analysis i need to do, or to forward to colleagues, immediately. NOTE this isn't a calligraphic representation of my doodles and sketches, and Evernote can't do mindmaps on the fly on Android, it is simply the electronic text. Therefore it isn't like Quill or Lecture Notes (both of which I bought and paid for to see if they would do what I want) which is simply an electronic image of where your pen went. If I need a picture or illustration, I switch to S-Note (or better, Mobile Sketchpad) for drawings and MindJet for Mind Maps (MindJet also takes handwriting input from Mazec as though you were typing on the keyboard), and then do a screen capture and put the screen capture into Evernote. I'm sure I should use "export as PDF" but I've found a way that works for me. Hope this helps more people make the decision. I also use Adobe Ideas a lot for drawing, and I use the S-Pen by preference for controlling the Note 10.1. I can even go forwards/ back in videos fairly accurately using the S-Pen, whereas my fingers are simply too stubby. Now I'm looking for good voice-to-text for Android, which i need sometimes (though not for interviews - too likely to make mistakes or pick up background noise).
  3. How foolish of me - I should have done some research first. In S-Note, simply go to the Menu (top right) and select SHARE VIA You can then select EverNote - and send it as any of the formats (jpg, PDF, snb) that S-Note exports to. Now to find out if Evernote will read the handwriting and turn it into text? I wonder if Evernote supports snb files?
  4. I've only just got my Note, so this reply is a bit amateurish. Handwriting response in S-Note is excellent, and quite adequate for taking notes during a phone interview or writing notes during a video. But this doesn't include translating my scribblings into text. A tip - keep the pen close to the screen and your hand on the screen - that's the closest to writing in a notebook and not only speeds up writing but also makes it much neater (and smaller). If you keep the pen close, then the screen automatically rejects palm. Am still looking for a way to get the S-Note into EverNote. If this was easy (eg S-Note saved natively into EverNote) then there would be no need to change what is supported by Split Screen - you'd just keep using S-Note. Another Samsung product, S-Memo (on the Galaxy S3) has a handwriting recognition feature where you select the handwriting afterwards and ask it to interpret. That works OK (except the Galaxy S3 doesn't support a stylus or palm reject, so you have to avoid resting your palm on the screen whilst writing), and could be the answer for S-Note if it were available. This would mean that you'd write your notes as pen strokes, then interpret them afterwards. I'm also going to look into Lecture Notes and Quill. Evernote used to import the Logitech io pen notes, which were based on vector pen strokes, so I'm sure it can import from other products it is just a matter of file type?
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