Handwriting to Text with Nebo
I’m trying to become as “paperless” as possible. I bought my 10.2″ iPad and Apple Pencil on an impulse because I thought it was going to be easy to hand write notes and turn them into editable text, but I found it was not easy at all. I tried GoodNotes and Notability, but both required surrounding handwriting with a lassoo tool (not all that easy!) and converting the text. Then I found that when I imported the converted text into Word documents it wasn’t editable, the spacing was all wrong, etc. Those apps didn’t suit my needs. So frustrating.
I wanted to be able to take notes over the phone when talking to clients and to take notes when with clients without a keyboard between us. Then I wanted a fast, easy way to turn the handwritten notes into editable, searchable text in documents transferred to my work PC via DropBox.
Nebo App saved me from throwing my iPad through a window. It is very accurate at reading my handwriting in print or cursive, and I can also use my bluetooth keyboard to type on it. Simply by exporting the note to Word, it turns into editable text (I don’t even have to take the interim step of converting it first). I’m so thrilled because it does exactly what I want. It may not be “as good” as Notability and GoodNotes for what they do (annotate, draw, use templates, etc.), but it’s exactly what I wanted to use my iPad for. And because I bought both Notability and GoodNotes first, I still have them when I want to annotate a PDF or doodle.