In 2008, I was still using laptops running Windows, and had a project which included having many meetings with alot of people. I found the process of retyping my on paper written notes onto my OneNote application tedious and felt I could spent my time more productive.
Visiting Canada, I found a digital pen called the Mobile Digital Scribe from IOGear (GPEN200N) for 99$ which did not need special paper, but worked with a special pen and a sensor you could place on any surface, to register all notes I would write on paper. With the simple included software, I could easily integrate my handwritten notes into OneNote.
Not long later, however, I switched to a MacBook Pro running OSX and was unable to use the digital pen any longer, since there was no such support on Mac. I could use the device connected to my MacBook as a mouse, but not really for taking notes.
Up until I did some research…
The pen IOGear solds is actually one of those things that are produced en masse in China. After some searching, I found out that a company called Pegasus sells almost the same pen, but with a OSX driver included and available on their website.
To get it to work, you need to download the firmware package on the Pegasus website and apply it to your digital pen reader. Install also the NoteTaker software, in which you can configure that every time you connect the reader to your Mac, it will upload the handwritten notes to your Mac in TIFF format.