The right tool for the right job…

If only the above existed right? I’m amazed that with all the tablet talk between Apple and Android, no one has a decent Moleskine/Journal app that works as well as the analog pen and paper version. I love my Moleskine. Well, to be honest I don’t exactly have a Moleskine. I have a MarkingsTM brand journal that I picked up at Staples. But I love it! I guess there is something to be said for pulling out a good sharpened pencil, (or automatic pencil); and jotting down notes, drawing out database schema, or just a quick to-do list.

Lately since purchasing a new Android tablet, I’ve been playing around and trying to replicate the usefulness of a paper journal on my tablet. But to no avail. Maybe in the future as tablet screens get better at following the movements of capacitive pens, they can function as successful replacements to Moleskine journals. Until then, I’ll be keeping my “Analog” version.

In the past I tried doing that with my Toshiba M700 Tablet PC. No luck there either. Oh, the tablet pc could grab my handwriting well, but the size and weight made it bulky to use for real journal/to-do list use. Microsoft’s OneNote is a great program, that nobody uses. Even so, OneNote is a bit clunky to use. I hope somebody at Redmond has their eye on this in the tablet market. If MS could create a tablet as light as the Galaxy 2, with the screen resolution of the iPad2, but with the real-world work functionality of a Windows laptop, I’d be all over it and it would dominate the tablet market.

Which of course is why they will never make one.

Well until then, it’ll be my and my Moleskine, the right tool for the job.


About The Warrior

The Warrior spends time as the Chief Information Officer at a Philadelphia non-profit, the father of 2, an amateur astronomer, a coffee aficionado, as a home theatre enthusiast, and a science fiction author.
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