April 12, 2012
Apps that allow users to handwrite on their iPads using a finger or stylus have become increasingly popular, which suggests that the iOS keyboard is not always the best tool for a job, and that typing may not have fully eroded the need for decent handwriting. Since the iPad wasn't designed for use with a stylus or handwriting, developers have had to create work-arounds such as a "palm rest" that prevents the app from registering your palm on the page as you write. Many of these "innovations," while clever, have not been completely successful, and the resulting apps don't function as expected. Therefore, this AppGuide will advise you of the apps that are most likely to facilitate fast, smooth note-taking with handwriting that looks the same as it would on paper.