One Note

How Can I Sync My Handwritten Notes to the Cloud?

OneNote

Episode 1737

Alan from North Hollywood, CA

Alan is a doctor and would like to find an app that will be able to read his terrible handwriting and sync it to his computer. Alan uses Color Note, but unfortunately, it doesn't sync. Leo says that Microsoft OneNote can do it, and it'll sync to the cloud. Google Keep does it as well, and it's free. There are hundreds of apps for this. Just find one you like.

There's also a feature of Android called "Your Phone," which will enable Alan to see his handwritten phone apps on his computer.

What's a Good Way to Save Notes Online?

Notion

Episode 1731

John from Burbank, CA

John's son is a student and he wants to know about long term cloud storage for all his university notes. How can he organize it and be able to access it when he needs to? Leo says that it comes down to how he likes to take notes and what form to store them. Many medical students take graphical notes, sketching, and the like. That's why an iPad Pro is really good for that. If on Windows, One Note is a good app for that, which has good handwriting recognition, and then it's saved to Microsoft One Drive automatically. Evernote is another option. 

What is a good tablet for note taking?

Microsoft Surface Pro

Episode 1337

Matthew from Wrightwood, CA

Matthew wants to take paper notes with handwriting recognition and he wants to know if the Surface Pro will suffice. Leo says that the Surface Pro is fantastic. It's a tablet with an attachable keyboard (he should get the type version). It comes with a stylus. He can use OneNote to do it as it's tightly integrated.

Acer also makes these, as does Lenovo with the Yoga. The category is called 2-in-1.

Microsoft Makes OneNote Free, and on Every Platform

Microsoft OneNote

Episode 1067

Making it available on every platform, Microsoft finally made their note taking app OneNote free in an attempt to take on Evernote. We also think that Microsoft will announce plans to release Microsoft Office for iPad. Leo also believes a touch centric Office suite is coming for Windows 8 Surface tablets as well. But while people are enjoying the tablet experience, Leo says it seems like Microsoft is forcing touch on computer users.