Jan 28, 2009 11:00 AM –
JotNot turns your camera phone into a mobile document scanner. JotNot makes pictures of notes, documents and whiteboards readable, printable, and sharable.
JotNot BETA will expire on 13 February 2009.
JotNot Android App has 4 main features: Capture, View, Share, and Convert.
- Capture opens your cell phone camera for taking a picture of the notes you’re taking; whether whiteboard or sheet of paper.
- View allows you to view the graphic image of your converted document on the phone. You can zoom, enhance and view the original image as well.
- Share your converted document via SMS Text and Email.
- Convert is the link you’re provided from JotNot’s service that allows you to retrieve the Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF version of your document. Alternatively, you don’t need the JotNot Android App to use their service, emailing a picture of your notes will produce the same results.
Gripe Alert: You can’t use pictures already taken on your SD Card, to do that you would have to use the websites’ service and email email@example.com for color and firstname.lastname@example.org for black and white documents. The default is to launch the app and take a picture via the app for conversion.
Unfortunately we couldn’t provide the screenshots at this time due to the limitations of G1+USB doesn’t allow for SD card files to show. We will have them here shortly with a work-around.
JotNot is very useful for people who collaborate with a group via whiteboard when drawing out ideas, process or work flows. Or simply sharing your handwritten notes.
Ease of Use:
How to use JotNot? You simply take a picture of your notes with JotNot, the app sends it to JotNot for conversion, the conversion takes about 1 minute to return, and View.
Tips in using JotNot:
- Capture: Try to get the edges and corners of the document in the picture.
- View: JotNot will take time to enhance the image. You will be notified when it is done.
- Share: You can send others a link to a PDF or Word document by sharing it. (Hint: to get them for yourself share it with yourself.)
The Capture and Share user interface is easy and intuitive. The “Enhanced” feature in View could use some work; for example it’s crops out key portions of the converted image when it should so everything and crop out bad corners.