Category Archives: Handwriting and notetaking

August 27, 2014 by

Maglus: The only tool you’ll need for school

It’s back-to-school time!

For many, this time of year means the onset of two unavoidable evils… eer, events: the end of the summer and the start of a new school year. Some of you may rejoice at the thought of stocking up on their favourite and oh-so-helpful-colourful-and-wonderful stationary, but wait!

Don’t you have a Maglus and a tablet?

We have gathered the Top 5 reasons why you should ditch your old refill pad and take your Maglus & tablet to school college (or work!) instead. Who knows – it might make going back a little more fun?

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June 18, 2014 by

JusWrite – just right for just writing!

The developers over at Plackal Tech have made a nice, uncluttered app for taking and organizing handwritten notes on your iPhone or iPad.
It’s called JusWrite – and it’s free at the time of this post – ad-supported, but the ads are very discreet on the iPad.
They call it the “world’s first stylus-based organizer” – and who are we to argue when we make the world’s best stylus!

June 4, 2014 by

Penultimate and Maglus – a glorious writing experience

I’ve been trying out writing and notetaking apps with the Maglus, and the second one I’ve used is Evernote’s Penultimate – happily, there’s a free version in the App Store, at the time of this post.
I am really impressed with Penultimate. Using the Maglus stylus plus original tip, and my iPad 2, the writing experience is glorious – like writing on a fine vellum with an expensive fountain pen! It feels so smooth and flowing, it’s the best app I’ve used with the Maglus so far.

May 13, 2014 by

Great notes with GoodNotes

So I left my trusty Tiger Stores sketchbook and biro at home yesterday, and went to the Dublin Startup Marketing Club event armed with my iPad 2 and Maglus Black Edition. I wanted to try out the notebook app GoodNotes – €5.49 in the Apple Store, at time of writing this post.

I’ve used the Maglus and iPad to take notes before, but at a fairly leisurely pace.
I wanted to see if the experience of using the Maglus and GoodNotes in a more fast-paced environment was comparable to using a pen and paper and, in short, yes – it did indeed compare favourably – in fact, I loved it!

May 2, 2014 by

Maglus Meeting Thursday

Every Thursday afternoon, we get together for a meeting, to talk shop about how we’re doing getting the Maglus out to all you lovely people.

We talk about who uses the Maglus, discuss any issues or problems we’re having, share good news and talk about how we can make our dreams for the Maglus come true!

I used to use a pen and notebook, but I’ve switched to my iPad 2 and the Maglus for these meetings – I favour the Maglus Mini myself, I like how just a little smaller than the original Maglus.