With the variety of tech gadgets that are available in the market today, the term ‘digital writing’ tablets can be a little vague as they can suitably be referring to a variety of devices. Are they referring to digital memo pads, digital tacking pads with styluses or regular tablet PCs with styluses? Here is a list of some of the best tablets in the market that supports digital handwriting.
The Best Digital Memo Tablets: Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet
Boogie Board is the leading brand when it comes to digital memo boards. They are essentially a panel of liquid crystal display that can be written on and have the contents erased at a push of a button. There are certain models that also allow you to save the written content or drawings on the board. This design comes with one 3V watch battery but the devices use so little energy that the battery never needs to be replaced. You can get one of these for less than $30. As far as digital writing pads go, these are as cheap as they get.
The Best All Rounder Writing Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tablets
When it comes to tablets with handwriting and stylus features, Samsung is way ahead of its other competitors. In fact none of its competitors even come close to matching the digital writing capabilities of Samsung tablets. Although any Android or Apple tablet does support stylus features, you would often need to download certain apps for the stylus to be of any practical use. Samsung tablets, on the other hand, have stylus functionalities built-in into almost every facet of the tablet’s features.
For starters, Samsung tablets come with their very own stylus called the S Pen and it has its very own built-in compartment on the side of the tablet. As you as the S Pen is removed from its compartment, a control panel automatically loads display a wide range of S Pen features. These built-in stylus capabilities integrated handwriting features into almost every app that is installed on the tablet. Besides taking down handwritten notes, the stylus on Samsung tablets can also be configured to perform a wide array of functions such as going back to a previous page by drawing the ‘<’ sign, cut and paste, taking screenshots and many other features.
Android and Apple and Windows Tablets
If you already own one of these tablets, you can add digital writing capabilities onto your tablet without spending much. For starters, you should get a good stylus. Stylus may be cheap and plentiful in the market but not all are built equal. You would want to get one with a good design if you plan to use if often. Factors to consider include its thickness, length and storage options. If you are getting a standalone stylus, you might want to consider getting a tablet casing that comes with a stylus compartment or pocket. Next, you would want to download an app that lets you write or draw on your tablet. There are some Android and Apple apps that allows you to integrate handwriting recognition features into other apps on your tablet such as your web browser and email app. Do take note that unless you are getting a Samsung tablet, your digital writing experience on any other tablets would be satisfactory at best.
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