Data input on the Pocket PC

For the last few days, I have been making use of an input method that I have previously ignored and I like it! I remember when I was brand new to the Pocket PC platform that I had tried the “Writing” view in Pocket Word but wasn’t crazy about in. I may just have to revise that opinion. I have found that it is faster for me to take notes this way in meetings than using Transcriber and I can make all of my editorial changes later.

The recognition isn’t perfect, but the “Alternates…” options are pretty thorough. I like the way that it can show you what you originally wrote if it has real problems.

It just feels like a natural way to take notes in a small meeting. We will see, I may not be using it next week, but it looks promsing. How about you, do you use it?


2 thoughts on “Data input on the Pocket PC

  1. Would you believe me if I told you I didn’t even know this input option existed? I’ve been using Pocket PC Since it launched in 2000, and I’ve never run into this. Guess it’s because I don’t use Pocket Word very often.

    Now that I’ve tried it, though, I really like it, and wish it was available as a standard input method in other apps, or at least in Notes (or PI Alarm Notes).

    One problem I have is that when it doesn’t recognize something I’ve written using Suggestions, I can’t figure out how to correct what I’ve written so it knows what to use.

  2. Have you tried the Phraze-It keyboard to input into Pocket PCs? Phraze-It(R) has full size typing buttons, but only takes up a small fraction of the screen so that you can see and edit what you have typed. Input is easy. You can enter by typing with your index fingers or by thumbing with one hand or two. The soft keyboard is easy to learn in a couple of minutes.
    Entering stylus free is more natural, comfortable and accurate. Great for text messaging or for typing documents.

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