Looking to get a XP-PEN for note-taking at school, is it recommended?

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I know the XP-PEN graphics tablet is normally for digital artists to draw, but I was looking at tablets to write notes in class, as typing or handwriting can be cumbersome, and came across these products.

Does anyone use this tablet for note-taking, and would you think it would be compatible with programs other than drawing apps for Mac? (ex. One Note, Preview, etc.)
 
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It likely won't be faster than taking notes by hand and has the added issue of setup and other technical issues.

Have you tried notability on iPad? It can record audio while you're taking notes that is keyed to the specific note you wrote. Later when reviewing notes tapping on a scribble will rewind the audio to that point.

Whats nice is that you can take minimal notes meaning you can listen more and listen later since its recorded.

I have not battle tested this approach but have played with notability for recording and its great.

https://www.gingerlabs.com/

It has a version for MacOS too. Notability runs on the iPhone as well so you could record with the app and write your notes on paper too since the iphone is a bit small for entering notes although a stylus might help here.

There are numerous alternatives for android although I've never used any of them.

Lastly, iPad has good Chinese handwriting entry/recognition available to all apps.
 
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I use my XP-Pen on an A6 small graphics tablet for notetaking. for plain text and code, typing is obviously a lot faster, but when you don't have the patience to do so otherwise because there's diagrams involved (and there's only so much ascii art you can handle), using a tablet for notes is perfectly feasible.
I've had no problems using or carrying around my XP-Pen, it's vastly thinner than any of my (paper) notebooks, and fits inside the laptop compartment in my bag just fine. I usually put it on top of or lean against the keyboard when I use it.
 
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