A Framework for Sharing Handwritten Notes

Richard Christopher DAVIS, U.C. Berkeley
James Lin, U.C. Berkeley
Jason A. Brotherton, Georgia Tech
James A. Landay, U.C. Berkeley
Morgan N. Price, FX Palo Alto Laboratory
Bill N. Schilit, FX Palo Alto Laboratory


NotePals is an ink-based, collaborative note taking application that runs on personal digital assistants (PDAs). Meeting participants write notes in their own handwriting on a PDA. These notes are shared with other participants by synchronizing later with a shared note repository that can be viewed using a desktop-based web browser. NotePals is distinguished by its lightweight process, interface, and hardware. This demonstration illustrates the design of two different NotePals clients and our web-based note browser.