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Add Tablet PC support

As they did it in MindManager! At least, please allow drawing / writing in Notes. It will be very good for all Tablet PC users. Now we see more and more touch screens even in netbooks, Tablet features are embedded in Vista and Windows 7, so many people will appreciate such possibilities :)

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  • Eric Simard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just started using it on my tpt2 and it works awesome. But it could use a fine running for touch and pen use.

  • Chris Szerenos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Here's the thing with windows 8 tablets - it's a killer thing for anyone dealing with paper. Having an active digitizer along with MS OneNote is a blessing. The problem is - OneNote does not mindmap, and there really is a place for a decent, touch and ink friendly app on the market (could be desktop, not neceserrily metro, although minimalistic, or at least clean UI is nice).

    Here's how it looks from my perespective. I'm a physics student. I've been using a windows 8 tablet (hybrid actually) with a pen for the past two months. I have not written a single page of paper since then, and I love it. From now on I know I will not ever come back to paper again and all my future computers will be like this - touch and pen hybrids with keyboard docking stations. This thing is just too good. I love OneNote. But I need mindmapping. I need mindmapping with traditional keyboard shortcut support, so I can create mindmaps fast when my tablet is docked. I need it with touch support, so I can use it while on the go, when touch-based navigation is very pleasant and natural. And MOST importantly, I need it with ink support. I want to write equations, with tiny indices. Use whatever symbols I like. Physics, mathematics, you name it.

    And lastly I need it to be somehow battery friendly, since these days, computing is mobile and I need my battery to last all day.

    The trend is, that in a perespetive of a few years, tablets will sell. And windows hybrids will be a large part of them. Windows 8 on a tablet is just a dream of a professional. It has incredible usability. And the ink totally rocks. Whoever has ever dreamed of paperless life - this is it. I love the fact that I can carry a ton of papers in my bag and not even feel it, and I've got all the goodness of the whole internet there, also. And I can write on documents, pdfs, word, excel, whatever, edit them on the go with touch-friendly Office 2013. I just need mindmapping. Ink-friendly, a little bit social (group edition - students and teams in companies know how to use such features), and MS office integrated (truth is - most people use MS Office).

    Think about this - we live in the XXI century and we're using dead trees to write. Also, it just somehow happens that a very large percentage of people who get to play with windows tablet PCs, especially the new windows 8 based devices, and especially people who could be described somehow as "professionals", those who know what they need mindmapping for - which is your market - they fall madly in love with digital ink. I'd say digital ink and mindmapping is a match made in heaven.

    I've played with PersonalBrain/TheBrain in the past, and I was hugely impressed. The shear idea of this software, it has incredible potential. It's more of a 3d network than a flat 2d mindmap, and it's lightyears ahead of competition with this basic difference in design.

    And I'd love to use it with ink.

  • Jon Mease commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Another option along these lines would be better OneNote integration. The ability to "attach" a new onenote note to a thought that would be fully searched. I know it's possible to copy a onenote hyperlink and past in onto a PB thought, but this takes several more steps that to attach other kinds of files to a thought.

    Also, it would really nice if PB could leverage OneNote to search linked OneNote notes (including handwriting and OCR in images).

  • Ren Pope commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I bought a MotionComputing Tablet specifically for PersonalBrain authoring and it works extremely well. Using a stylus to create thoughts is very natural.

  • Sandro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would love and find it immensely useful to have an iPad version (possibly not the web based type) of personal brain ! soon ! thanks

  • Elkin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I vote for an iPad app since I rarely use my PC and my iPAD is my number 1 organazation tool...it only makes sense.


  • Andi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PB would be THE tablet pc kiler app. It would easily take the place of mindmanager. Actually, when i think about it, it`s quite atonishing that PB DOES NOT support ink yet. Thee pen seems like the natural input device for PB. Why would anybody even think of anything else like a mouse or keyboard?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Tablet PC's, the market for this platform will be Finger touch tablets, i.e. Apple, Droid, Blackberry....PC, has missed the mark on this medium.

  • willow57 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've been researching tablet PC's for a while and now is the time when I believe they will be making inroads. With the latest i5, i7 ULV processors (meaning longer battery life), I believe
    2011 will be the year they start to take off for many students [actually beginning around Aug 2010]. Also Office 2007 was good [onenote] for translating written notes to text OCR but 2010 office is great! Mindmanager has also been on track with Eink for a while. There is NO doubt that this is your future PB. If I don't see greater advancement in PB6 I'll have to shift gears and stick with Mindmanager -- Sorry! because it looks like a great product. Even one I'd buy now [PB5.5] if i knew PB6 would get it.

  • Colin Wirt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yep -- I pretty much still use OneNote simply as a whiteboard and pencil and paper replacement when explaining something complex to my team and clients.

    If PersonalBrain had this feature, they'd be wow'ed by PersonalBrain's ability to eliminate paper notes rather than OneNote.

    The brainstorming and wandering process in PersonalBrain works amazingly well on a tablet, but it's only half the tool it could be.

  • Tom McConnell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would get all 10 of my votes. I've used PB for a few years now and a tablet PC for the last 6 months. Using PB on a tablet is excellent but it would be a true killer ap if it had better inking capabilities. Jacques is correct - there are some odd things going on with the TIP that the engineers need to look at.

  • jacques turbe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PB5 : TIP works when hooked to top or bottom tablet border, but not when floating close to the current pointer position (as it does in Plex Instant Search)
    ? ?

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