A digital notepad is a device that brings the best of the paper notepad and computer aided notes together. Sometimes called cyberpads, these notebooks are tablets that plug into your PC and allow the notes stored on them to be transferred to your computer for archival or further modification.
A digital notepad contains a fixed amount of memory or allows memory to be added via a card slot and has rechargeable batteries. Anything written or drawn on the surface of the pad is stored in the device’s memory. When plugged into a computer via a USB cable, the stored notes can then be transferred to the computer for storage or email to a colleague.
This device works similarly to a paper based notepad because it will allow any type of handwriting or drawings to be stored and transferred to a computer. This may be a very handy tool for an artist wanting to sketch computer ready designs or even for an executive looking for a fast and easy method to take notes in meetings. The digital notepad is a great piece of hardware to help avoid retyping the notes from the weekly sales meeting to get them onto a computer or prepare them for email to the meeting attendees.
The appeal of digital notepads is simple; they are smaller and lighter than a laptop while at the same time providing digital data storage for later use. They come in many different sizes ranging from 4”X6” to 9”x12”. Many of these cyberpads often come with their own software to allow for easier data transfer between them and a connected computer.
The adjustment between paper and digital should not be too difficult for any user because a digital notepad is not a laptop. It is a storage device that eliminates the need to re-enter or type notes taken in meetings and should make working with typically paper based documents even easier and less of a hassle.
Some digital notepad devices will also work when connected to a computer. This will allow a user to modify photos or drawings on the computer using the tablet technology, which can provide a much greater deal of control and precision.
When looking for a digital notepad, keep an eye on the type of memory used as well as the price. It is often best to find devices with similar memory styles to help eliminate the need to purchase extra memory just for one device. Looking around on the Internet might also help to keep the cost of the notepad more affordable than purchasing the latest and greatest product.