Josh Einstein(Einstein Technologies) has an Outlook add-in called Tablet Enhancements for Outlook that allows you to ink directly into the contact, appointment or task forms and then recognize when you are done. I am going to check this out (there is a demo, and the product is only $20.
Here’s a review on TabletPCBuzz.com from someone who has already tried it out and is a real TabletPC user.
I don’t use the contacts, appts and tasks so much that I would need this, however. I am curious to see his approach to data entry forms on a tablet.
The problem is, the TIP is VERY handy, but it’s also very nice to write directly on a form, in the entry boxes. We had a long discussion about this at the Tablet PC DevLab, with Markus Egger leading the way. Markus is is also frustrated with having to choose one or the other and we would love to find a logical way to merge the two functions. Here is an editorial in Code Magazine where he digs into this problem.
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