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    Polaris office alternative with drawing capabilities?

    Hello everyone,

    I know there is a similar topic already somewhere around here, but first, its in the TF section and second, it doesn't really describe what I need.

    I'm currently using polaris and despite a few minor issues I am quite happy with it. BUT it cannot do one thing which I really want it to do, and I'm not even sure any app can do it.

    So... I'm studying economics and I want to use TFP instead of paper sheets to take notes in school. Economy is a lot about graphs, so I'm looking for an app, which would be able to switch between some kind of "drawing" and "typing" mode. I would love to be able to just type type type, than click some button, quickly draw a graph with my finger, than tap that button again and continue typing.

    I really like polaris - it can do everything I need it to do except for this. Is there some app which is capable of doing this? And still be able to save the file in some useful format (like .doc) so I can print it at my PC?

    Thanks for advice



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    Have you tried SuperNote? It already comes with the tablet.

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    I use SuperNote for that. It has the capability that you describe. I am in Sales and need the typing function as well as be able to illustrate ideas in simple sketches when meeting with customers. SuperNote does a pretty good job of it. You then can save out as a PDF to print later if needed. Now if a company can come up with a perfect stylus for sketching or writing on the Prime, it would be perfect. I have tried several stylus (Griffin, Targus) and they don't work well.

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    I don't know of an office application that comes with a drawing app included. But Super Note does do both. However I doubt you could save it to Word format. You could quickly flip between the 2 apps by using the multitasking squares in the bottom left tray in the dock area. That would probably be pretty quick and painless. And with PrinterShare you can print your drawings or sketches and then scan them into your Word doc if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10yck View Post
    I use SuperNote for that. It has the capability that you describe. I am in Sales and need the typing function as well as be able to illustrate ideas in simple sketches when meeting with customers. SuperNote does a pretty good job of it. You then can save out as a PDF to print later if needed. Now if a company can come up with a perfect stylus for sketching or writing on the Prime, it would be perfect. I have tried several stylus (Griffin, Targus) and they don't work well.
    Have you tried the Jot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickeylittle View Post
    Have you tried the Jot?
    I've done some research on a good stylus and have just bought the Jot Pro. I hope it's as good as everyone has reviewed...stay tuned.

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    Thinkfree office allows freehand drawing right into the document.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Thinkfree office allows freehand drawing right into the document.
    Darn, I'm getting old!!! It's called scribble or something like that, isn't it? There you go OP. Thinkfree for $10 (I love the irony) has your Word doc formats and your handwriting all in 1 app!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Thinkfree office allows freehand drawing right into the document.
    goodintentions, does it let you markup a Word document, like circling printed text, etc..., or is it just writing or drawing in a box

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    Wow, thanks for the replies guys! Will surely give ThinkFree a try, or just use SuperNote, thanks a lot...

    And one last thing, have you got around to try the Jot, hidden_dragon? I'd also like to get a stylus for that drawing, but would like to hear your feedback first .

    Thanks everyone!


    Edit: Ok, so I just got ThinkFree, and it would be just what I want, except for.... that it crashes every single time I try to import a shape from the scribble Pad, which kinda makes it useles... Than there are the word-wrap issues... overall, I don't recommend it... Oh well, gotta keep looking!
    Last edited by Pabos; 02-22-2012 at 06:14 AM.

 

 
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