Boogie Board 9.7 Sync eWriter for Shorthand

I thought I’d briefly share a fun gadget that can be used for shorthand note-taking.  It’s the Boogie Board 9.7 Sync eWriter.  You can think of it as a paperless digital notebook.  Its screen and stylus were designed to have more of the feel of pen and paper, so it’s less slippery than writing on…

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Pens and pads and tools of the trade

I have found a few older posts on the topic of pens and steno pads, but thought I’d start this new thread to see what folks are using and perhaps renew some recommendations for newbies like myself. Although I am a fountain pen aficionado, I have found that there are some ballpoints and gel pens…

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Tools of the trade?

Just wondering what everyone uses when writing shorthand–pen or pencil. I’ve read that using a pencil will slow you down and to always use a pen, then I’ve read other places about people using a pencil, so I thought I’d see what everyone here thinks about the subject. I’m using a cheapo Bic ballpoint right…

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Software for Tablets and iPods and such

What software (and hardware) do you find works (or doesn’t)? If we share, we can save each other frustration. iPod I miss my old Palm with the pointy stylus. iPods use fingers — big squishy, hard-to-pinpoint fingers. You can’t actually see the line you’re trying to connect to or retrace. You won’t get properly-closed loops…

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Pens

I bought an Esterbrook fountain pen and a Gregg nib (#1555).  In installed the nib on the pen easily. The outlines I write with it are very clear; but the point scratches.  Also, even though the pen has been reconditioned, and its bladder has been replaced, it seems not to hold much ink.  I must refill…

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Electronic Notepads

Drawing tablets and tablet PCs have been around for some time now. However, new products that allow the use of pen and paper to transfer your notes to the computer for storage are relatively recent. In doing some research, I’ve seen these products: 1. SolidTec Digimemo 2. Adesso CyberPad 3. Livescribe SmartPen Does anyone have…

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Anyone looking for a vintage Sheaffer pen with a Gregg nib?

There’s a man selling a nice, old Sheaffer with a firm, fine Gregg nib, at the Fountain Pen Forum. http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=103785&hl= Here are photos:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157616885609850/ I like to write with extra-fine nibs, or I would buy it.  His pen has the engraved Gregg outline on the barrel of the pen. Looks like you’ll have to cut…

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Favorite tools?

Have you got a favorite pen and nib combination?  Ink? And are there steno pads that don’t feather? The Ampads from Walmart feather.  I like the color of the paper and the lines.  Will be getting an extra-fine nibbed pen soon, but the fine nib feathers on these papers.  I’m using Skrip which I like…

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