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Fill in Gaps in Pear Note

If you ever find yourself zoning out during a meeting or class, only later to realize that you forgot to take notes for 20 minutes, Pear Note makes it easy to fill in those gaps. To do so:

  1. Open your Pear Note document.
  2. Hit play.
  3. Click on the last text you did type to jump to that point in the recording.
  4. Click the lock to unlock the text of the note.
  5. Take notes on the part you missed.

Your new notes will be synced to the recording just as if you'd taken them live with the rest of your notes.

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Mechanical Keyboards Explained

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For many writers and gamers, nothing beats an old-fashioned “clicky” keyboard. But the keyboard’s feel depends on what sort of mechanical switches are used in the keys, and there are a number of different types. Even the vaunted Cherry MX switches come in several different color-coded varieties. Alex Cocilova, writing for PCWorld, explains the differences in available switches — including required actuation force, noise, and multitasking performance. If you’ve been considering a mechanical keyboard, be sure to read this first.favicon follow link

 

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Eolake Stobblehouse   An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2014-01-22 10:03

Thanks!

I love those keyboards (I have around 4-5 of the clicky kind alone), so all information is interesting.

By the way, I *finally* found a portable keyboard for my iPad which is somewhat Clicky. I wrote this:

http://ereaderjoy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/logitech-wired-keyboard-with-lightning.html
JohnB (SciFiOne)   2014-01-28 10:36
It's funny. I could never type very well until I got a Powerbook with it's silent short throw keys. It finally stopped me from trying to type like I was on an old unpowered manual typewriter. Needless to say I never went back!