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Yoga 900 - is it possible to use a pen for taking handwriting notes?

My problem: I would like to take handwriting notes. The Yoga 900 doesn't include a pen. So I tried several devices (lenovo, adonit..) but failed. 

 

Therefore my question: is there any solution? Or isn't it possible to use the Yoga 900 touch screen for handwriting entries?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Yoga 900 - is it possible to use a pen for taking handwriting notes?

Hi newyogauser and welcome to the community,

 

Yes, you can take notes, you will need a capacitive stylus and a note taking app.  You will have to experiment with different styli to find an acceptable experience. Mine isn't the best for a demonstration.DSC02078.JPG

 

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Re: Yoga 900 - is it possible to use a pen for taking handwriting notes?

Hi Dave,

 

Thank you for your reply. 

 

I tried the following pens:

 

LENOVO ThinkPad Tablet Pen

 

LENOVO THINKPAD ACTIVE CAPACITIVE PEN

 

Adonit ADJS2G Jot Script 2.0 Evernote Edition Präzisions Stylus

 

And several not capacitve pens. Problem with the not capacitive pens: you can use e.g. the drawing function in OneNote but the result is too bad to use it. 

 

I didn't find a capacitive pen that works. 

 

Is there any one who can recommend a concrete pen and a concrete app so that the handwriting works? 

 

For comparison: I also use a Samsung tablet and a Samsung smartphone. Both have integerated pens and a standard software to take notes. It works perfectly. 

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Regards,

 

Jeanntte

 

 

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Re: Yoga 900 - is it possible to use a pen for taking handwriting notes?

The Yoga 900 doesn't support active pen. The new Yoga 900s does, and so does the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. You'll need to resort to capacitive pens for the Yoga 900


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Re: Yoga 900 - is it possible to use a pen for taking handwriting notes?

Hi,

 

Thank you to your reply.

 

I read an interessant explanation on different stylus type:

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/177376/not-all-tablet-styluses-are-equal-capacitive-wacom-and-bluetooth-exp...

 

What do you mean with an "active pen"?

 

Why is it not possible to use it?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Re: Yoga 900 - is it possible to use a pen for taking handwriting notes?

Active pen would be a Wacom pen. You need a capacitive pen for the Yoga 900


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Re: Yoga 900 - is it possible to use a pen for taking handwriting notes?

Does any one have experiences with handwriting notes and Yoga 900? Can any one recommend a pen and an note app that works with Yoga 900?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Yoga 900 - is it possible to use a pen for taking handwriting notes?

I use OneNote and this pen: http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Stylus-Touchscreen-Devices-Pen/dp/B00BZG6MIM/ref=zg_bs_2407783011...


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Re: Yoga 900 - is it possible to use a pen for taking handwriting notes?

Thank you.

One more question: do you save your handwriting notes as pdf file or do you convert it?

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Re: Yoga 900 - is it possible to use a pen for taking handwriting notes?

I save it as as PDF, or sometimes a Word document. 


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