Tablet PC

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A Tablet PC is a computer whose size and shape is generally similar to a tablet of paper (usually a little thicker)... thus, the name. The other critical aspect to being a Tablet PC is that you can write on the surface of the screen with a digital pen as an input device. The size, weight, and input mode means that the resulting computer is very portable, flexible in how it functions, and incorporates a new paradigm of how we interact with our computers.

Useful applications

Note taking and handwriting recognition

  • Xournal - note taker with PDF annotation support
  • Jarnal - note-taking program with PDF annotation support
  • Gournal - note-taking program
  • Cellwriter - very good handwriting recognition plus onscreen KB!

Onscren keyboards

Gesture recognition

  • Easystroke - high quality gesture recognition, user-friendly UI to define new ones
  • KHotkeys - built-in KDE gesture recognition; no easily usable UI to define new gestures
  • Freehand Gestures - gesture recognition for KDE
  • Onestroke
  • wayV
  • Dasher - gesture-driven text-entry interface


  • Tabatha - pop-up menu
  • Gnome Graphic Tablet Apps - Gnome GUI for setting up pressure sensitivity
  • Grandr Applet Screen rotation applet for Gnome
  • Matchbox - a window environment for non-desktop embedded platforms
  • FFES - Freehand Formula Entry System
  • Denim - pen-based web-design framework
  • Synergy - share mouse/keyboard/clipboard between computers/OSes
  • Gogh - Bitmap editor with tablet support written in python

See also