My Productivity Systems 2020

How do you go from struggling to a highly productive professional? The answer is fairly simple–use productivity tools on a daily basis. These tools have helped me immensely in organizing and jotting down ideas for my business and in my private life, too. Let me share some tools that I know and personally recommend. Remember, […]

What Makes Digital Handwriting so Popular AND Healthy?

You’d think that as tech advanced, old ways of doing things would fall out of use. But that hasn’t been the case with writing by hand. Writing by hand with a digital device (sounds like an oxymoron, but it isn’t) is popular. In a world where digital tools have out-moded our organization tools of the […]

Daily Planner, Bullet Journal, Digital Journal – What is the difference?

  Naturally, since people use all of these planning devices to organize tasks and information, there is bound to be some overlap in functionality. But what are the differences and which will serve you best? I’ll break down the similarities and differences between daily planners, bullet journals, and digital journals, and leave it to you […]

Why Paperlike Must Be On Your iPad When Using An Apple Pencil

I tested loads of screen protectors (and tempered glass) on my iPad Air, iPad Pro 12.9 and iPhones. Either, most of them were very bad to put on (could not avoid air bubbles) or they reduced the responsiveness of my, input resulting in bad user experience. But finally, I found THE matte screen protector that rules them all. PaperLike!

How To Go Digital: Upgrade Your Paper Planner

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If you’re navigating a busy life, (and who isn’t these days?) you need some kind of a system to plan and organize your tasks and events.

Traditionally, paper planners have been the tool of choice when it comes to planning and staying on track. They offer calendars and spaces to take notes, at minimum. And they get more fancy from there, including color-coding and stickers to help further organize a multifaceted schedule.

Best Calculator App For iPad And Apple Pencil 2020

You might remember that I was showing you the MyScript handwriting calculator app back in 2018 on YouTube.

Just recently Microsoft published a free app, that can do even more!

Watch the video to learn more.

11 Reasons Why Noteshelf2 is The Best App to Use With Your Digital Bullet Journal

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Digital bullet journals are a great way to organize your life and get control of your workflow.
Using a well-designed digital bullet journal with a note-taking app gives your digital journal the functionality it needs to truly be something that has the power to change how you run your daily life.
The question of which bullet journal to use and which note-taking app to pair it with can get confusing. No one wants to invest in several versions of each to find out what works best.

Why Digital Bullet Journals Are Better Than Using a Pen and Paper

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If you’re familiar with traditional bullet journals, you know that they’re a popular and effective way to plan your workflow and your personal schedule. They are also flexible enough to provide a space to map out ideas and keep personal notes. While keeping a traditional handwritten bullet journal can be effective and fun, you can […]

Best Smart Keyboard For iPad Pro + Apple Pencil Case

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At paperlessmovement.com, I spend a lot of time reviewing note-taking apps with handwriting capabilities, screen protectors to give you a great handwriting feel, and styluses to write with.
But what about when you just really need to type something?

Calculator2 – Best Handwriting Calculator App by MyScript

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Members of the Paperless Community often ask me what my go-to apps are. Today I’d like to highlight one of my favorites—an app that I use almost every day: Calculator2 by MyScript.
MyScript is the maker of the handwriting app, Nebo. What makes Nebo such a great app is the unique handwriting recognition algorithm it uses. Calculator2 follows in Nebo’s footsteps.

Microsoft got it Right Handwriting in Word and Excel with Apple Pencil on iPad (Pro) 2018

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So, how does Microsoft stack up when it comes to note-taking apps? If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m not a fan of Microsoft OneNote for a couple of reasons.
First you have to log in to use it. Second, you only have OneDrive to synchronize.
However, the latest update from Microsoft has provided another option for taking notes by hand. Microsoft has added handwriting capability to their Office apps.

Must Have Accessories For Apple Pencil and iPad Pro

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On this website, I talk a lot about note-taking apps and going paperless.

However, apps aren’t the only things I review.

Today I will cover something equally important to your paperless note-taking success. I’m going to talk about the hardware side of note-taking on your iPad Pro or the new iPad 2018.

I will tell you about all of the things I’ve tested, what you really have to look for when you’re choosing hardware for note-taking, and what I’m using to take my notes.

Is Notability Finally the Best Note-Taking App?

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When you visit my website, you’ll notice that I keep a list of my picks for the top three note-taking apps to use with your iPad and Apple Pencil.

For a long time that list has consisted of GoodNotes, Noteshelf 2, and Notes Plus.

Stylus Alternatives for Apple Pencil

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As you know, the #PaperlessMovement is all about going paperless, paperless note-taking and productivity. Today I think it is time to talk a little bit more about the hardware side of note-taking. I will tell you my personal opinion about those alternative styluses that are offered by Wacom and Adonit you can buy instead of an Apple Pencil. I tested them for 6 months and came to a brutally honest conclusion.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Notes Plus

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Here I will show you 10 hidden features in Notes Plus you might didn’t know they even exist. Notes Plus has so much to offer, that it might be overwhelming for some of you to get the hang of it. However, there are even more features than you might found at the first look. In my text here, there are even more things than I actually covered in the video, so it is worth to read this too. If you have any questions or if you know any features that I did not include, just let me know in the forum! You will help us, the paperless community, to grow even faster!

GoodNotes 5 What will it look like

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GoodNotes1 was developed and released by Steve Chan back in 2011. Fast-forward to Spring 2018, and we have GoodNotes4―the latest version of the handwriting note-taking app. Many people love GoodNotes4 for its stability and great handwriting-to-text conversion capabilities, as well as the awesome PDF Annotation features (as I showed to you in my videos). However, the program has gained a bit of dust over the years, especially if you compare it to Noteshelf2 (click here to compare) which was released end 2017. The UI and document organization of GoodNotes4 is no longer up-to-date. This is causing people to raise their voice in favor of a new up-to-date version.

How to Write Emails With Your Stylus

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Do you remember the, video, in which I showed you the MyScript Stylus Keyboard? Well…the keyboard is no longer available on the AppStore. This is a REAL shame as it was awesome! And it was free. What alternatives do we have now?? Lets find out.