10-12-2011 03:26 AM - edited 01-08-2012 03:54 PM
I don't really like the bundled Notes mobile or the other notetaking apps in the market, so I had to write my own At this point I have all basic features implemented and it might be useful to others. Here is the Android Market link (or search for "com.write.quill"). One buck for the convenience of download/updates from the market, or get the apk for free from google code. Copy&paste of the market description:
Handwriting note-taking app for Android tablets (Honeycomb). A key design goal is quick response to pen strokes and 100% vector graphics. Developed on a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet.
The initial release is only tested on a ThinkPad Tablet. The basic functionality should work on any Android tablet, but distinguishing pen from finger data and pressure sensitivity might not work on others. Please let me know your results if you try it on another tablet.
You can also get the app for free (as in free speech) at http://code.google.com/p/android-quill
10-12-2011 04:39 AM - edited 10-12-2011 04:44 AM
Very impresive little app.
A few things that would make it great for me, but which might not be in your design goals and if not fair enough. Also maybe difficult. I figure you would have done the first one already if it was easy.
One, real time pressure sensitivity. Not being able to see it as I go defeats the purpose.
Secondly the ability to save jpg or png files of wherever the screen is like a screen grab.
Other than that? Epic, and thanks for sharing!
10-12-2011 04:54 AM
10-12-2011 04:56 AM
Very nice indeed. The writing experience is the best of the apps that I tried. Thanks for coding and sharing.
However, for daily use, I miss two features
10-12-2011 05:09 AM
10-12-2011 05:48 AM
10-12-2011 05:58 AM
Forgot to mention my TODO list of things to come (though you noted it already)
I think tagging pages would be more useful than separate notebooks - the latter isn't that great a metaphor on a computer. I like to move pages around and/or add them to multiple "notebooks". Also, auto-tag by geographic location..
10-12-2011 06:03 AM - edited 10-14-2011 08:51 AM
- With disabled touch input, how can a user zoom? There should either be an on-screen button to enable / disable touch input quickly or some alternative to allow a user to zoom in and out (which is one feature of a vector-graphics approach).
Not sure what you mean - right now you have to switch between 2 different pens / move-zoom / erase using the icons in the action bar. The "Pen only" applies only to the pens, not to move-zoom and erase modes.
Again, free version is here http://code.google.com/p/android-quill/downloads/
Edit: changed the link to point to the download page and not to the previous version of the apk