A digital notepad can be described as a device that has combined the best features of computers and notepads. The end result is an electronic notepad that looks just like a paper-pen pad and you can use it to write notes like you would do on a piece of paper. When you plug this device into a computer using USB cable, this will allow you to transfer the drawings or notes to the computer.
Based on the file type that is supported by the device, it is possible to export your notes in formats just like JPEG, text, PDF and more. These notepads come with rechargeable batteries as well as memory storage to keep all the written information that you can transfer later to a computer. They are lightweight, smaller and easy to use when compared to a laptop.
A digital notepad could be very useful when you want to take quick notes at office meetings and then transfer the information to a PC without having to type it. Artists can also use this notepad to do a drawing or sketch in digital format.
Features to look for when buying a digital notepad
You want to check for pressure sensitivity. Some models will have problems such as ghost lines or drop words because the level of pressure sensitivity is inadequate
Look for the features that you would need the most. You can find features such as music player, voice recorder and handwriting recognition software, all of which will not be useful if you just want to put your notes in digital format
Check for the amount of fixed memory, plus how much it can be extended to after you buy it
battery backup source available
Benefits of a digital notepad
The fact that they are standalone light-weight units (generally weigh less than 1.5 pounds); they use regular AAA batteries which can last for as much as 100 hours and they come with prices much less than laptops or some PDA cell phones. A few of them come with software to convert the handwritten notes into text format without having to change the layout. Based on the notepad that you select, you can store files formats such as text, BMP, Jpeg, HTML or PDF.
In general, the best way to determine if you are buying the best notepad would be to check out our reviews and reviews from other users.