Uses for a tablet PC
March 26, 2008 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Bought a tablet PC, now what?

I just got the HP t2000z tablet, mostly because of the "Ooh, shiny!" factor, but also because I hate touchpads and I figured using a pen would be a better input device for my intended uses (light word processing and internet appliance). When it arrived, I found out the tablet screen was made by Wacom! Cool, it's got the pressure sensitivity and everything. So... what neat stuff can I do with it that is easier than/not possible with a traditional laptop?

I figured I'd start editing my photos on it and I saw an old thread gushing about OneNote. What else do you typically use your tablet for? Any software I should pick up that utilizes tablet functions? How about games that benefit from the pen input?
posted by backseatpilot to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Check out inkscape; it's a free / open source vector illustration program. It will support pressure sensitivity with it's calligraphy pens; should be fun to play with, especially since you'll be sketching right on the screen. Have fun!
posted by jenkinsEar at 11:23 AM on March 26, 2008



The MS experience pack has a crossword that is fairly amusing.

One note 2007 is a vast improvement over 2003.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 11:36 AM on March 26, 2008


The TabletPC Buzz forums have lots of discussion about nifty software and neat things people have found.

Also, the swivel on the screen is great for watching DVDs on a plane, where normal laptops don't fit, or the screen angle is poor, or they get crunched when the seat in front swings back.
posted by -harlequin- at 11:48 AM on March 26, 2008


Crayon Physics doesn't appear to be out yet, but when it is, it'll be a freakin' blast, so watch for it. I've got the iPod clone, iPhysics.
posted by Plug Dub In at 12:08 PM on March 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Plug Dub In:
No, but it never hurts to have a little "phun" in the meantime.
posted by jmnugent at 1:02 PM on March 26, 2008


Actually, Crayon Physics is out. Crayon Physics Deluxe is the one that's not out yet.
posted by juv3nal at 1:17 PM on March 26, 2008


As someone who has a NON-Wacom "touch sensitive" HP tablet PC... I am jealous.

Also: ArtRage is the funnest thing I've found to do with my Wacom tablet, and a steal at $25.
posted by skryche at 5:45 PM on March 26, 2008


Lots of great suggestions here.

Loooove the OneNote 2007 is amazing. There's also EverNote, Mindmanager, and a bunch others. Here's a good list.
posted by neuroking at 6:38 PM on March 26, 2008


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