Don’t Make This Etiquette Mistake At Your Next Business Meeting

Why aren’t laptops welcome in business meetings? The screen of the laptop is a barrier, blocking the view between you and the other people in the meeting. There is no way to tell if you’re paying attention, or just checking your email. The clicking sound typing makes is distracting. Looking into the laptop screen means […]

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 to […]

Apple Pencil Alternatives – What you NEED to know!

Do you want an Apple Pencil but have a limited budget? Are you looking for a stylus for taking notes on your iPad? You want a stylus and you know what you want to use it for, but you don’t know which one to buy, an Apple Pencil or a cheaper alternative. Read this review […]

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 […]

Best Paperlike Screen Protector for your iPad and 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

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.

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

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

Smart Keyboard

At, 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?

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

Handwriting In Excel

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


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.