Shared Freeform Input for Note Taking across Devices


Shared freeform input is a technique for facilitating note
taking across devices during a meeting. Laptop users enter
text with a keyboard, whereas PDA and Tablet PC users
input freeform ink with their stylus. Users can quickly
reuse text and freeform ink already entered by others. We
show how a new technique, freeform pasting, allowed us to
deal with a variety of design issues such as quick and
informal ink sharing, screen real estate, privacy and mixing
ink-based and textual material.