Papyrus – Natural Note Taking

Posted on May 24, 2013. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , |

Papyrus provides Natural Note Taking.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

Free from Android Apps on Google Play.

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Livescribe : Never Miss A Word

Posted on March 7, 2011. Filed under: Hardware, podcasting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Normally, this blog avoids endorsement of commercial products (“pay”) but this article covers the possible educational uses of Livescribe smartpens and products.

The author is quite impressed with the possibilities that are available for both faculty (“pencasts” with voice recordings in sync with what you write) and students (taking notes with recordings).

I have not tried this product, but it sounds as if it has some very interesting possibilities for education.  It is offered here not as an endorsement or review, but simply as an item for consideration.

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How do I add music symbols to my Word document?

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: Help, Microsoft Word, Music, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ask Owen blogs on How do I add music symbols to my Word document?.

Musical sharps, flats, and naturals not in the font you’re using? This post covers the Unicode method to insert those symbols anyway. Nice trick for writing about music!

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Jarte: freeware alternative to WordPad

Posted on November 14, 2007. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, wordprocessing | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Clif Notes Newsletter has a review of Jarte, which is a freeware replacement for WordPad. It can do more stuff than WordPad, although it’s not a full word processor — but sometimes you just need to make a note….

It also handles much larger files (over 100,000 words), and more than one document at a time.  You can move up later to a pay version with more features.

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