This is my new favorite note-taking place. It replaces legal pads which I have been using for 20 years, and which I never thought I would replace.
However, the interface is fairly difficult to figure out and is not very intuitive. The documentation is wonderful, and if you are willing to RTFM, you won’t have any problems. It’s only if you assume “I got this”, like I did, that it is difficult.
I also am not a fan of the canvas cover. It doesn’t “hold” the whole device and is only attached in the center of the back, which means that when you grab it from your bag you will bend the cover back about 50% of the time.
The standard pen is excellent, with good heft and I love the feel of the tip on the screen. I like to write with fountain pens, and this doesn’t match a $200 fountain pen on Tomoe River paper but I didn’t expect it to. I just wanted the feel of pen on paper, which I get. The construction of the standard pen feels somewhat cheap, but I’m willing to accept that for a relatively inexpensive stylus pen. Again, I’m not expecting a $200 Italian fountain pen here.
Overall: I love the tablet, enjoy the stylus, and tolerate the cover.
These pens rise above all other ePens
The best feature of my Supernote is that it is not static, and gains new features through regular software updates.
When i tell you that i sat on this for 5 months, i am not joking! It was so hard between all the options. I did not buy any pens from Ratta because i wanted to save some money- bought the jumbo noris digital and it works splendidly! I got a cute folio from etsy but have some regrets and really wish I had gotten one from Ratta :(
In terms of the use: I am a graduate student and this has come in so so so so handy for readings. I wish I could implement speechify on it so i could listen to the readings. Annotations are great. The ease of sync is ridiculous! I just share a google drive folder!
Its light and really does feel like a notebook because i need lights on to work on it haha!
I also wish i had an A6x since the A5 is great for readings, it feels too big to carry around as a notepad when getting groceries, so maybe really think about what you need the supernote for.
I am excited about the updates everyone keeps talking about- and honestly, just wish there were more discounts and sales from Ratta!
The organization and ease of use has transformed my notetaking. The writing feel is exquisite, it's decluttered my desk and I can even search my handwritten notes for specific text. Battery life is outstanding and the continued, high quality support and development from the Ratta team makes the Supernote a must buy.