Back Onsite & The FAQ
Hey what’s that iPad you’re writing on?
Hardware – Windows tablet
If you’ve ever tried writing notes on an iPad even with great notetaking apps you’ll know it’s terrible. Imagine writing on a sticky note pad with a crayon and you’ll get the idea. Some Windows & Android tablets include a screen digitiser that interacts with a special pen to make accurate and thin lines inside apps enabling proper note taking without needing to type.
This is the point for many – fast and rough note taking that wed have done on paper in the past just cant be done using a keyboard, and the benefits of drawing pictures really starts to make a difference in our work.
I’ve used lots of Windows tablets starting with a Lenovo X200 and Windows 7, Samsung Slate upgraded to Windows 8, and currently a svelt ASUS Vivotab Note 8 – an 8 inch wonder machine. The small size of the Vivotab even with a keyboard folio means easy note taking by pen, and serious keyboard work when its needed.
Hardware - Windows Phone
Web & Onsite Online – Our home grown web database secure application for onsite work requires an internet connection, but the freedom this gives us has been surprising for our own service delivery gains as well as the obvious benefit for our customers and the people we help.
Essential Anatomy 3 – A new Windows 8 app that I love using to demonstrate anatomical and biomechanical points and the more I use this great app the more I love it.
The email and calendar Windows 8 apps work well and are connected to our work accounts, so I don’t need Outlook on the tablet.