An iPad App I’d Like to See – Shorthand

Inputing anything on the iPad more complex than – ‘I want that’ – is frustrating, even moreso with the keyboard.

The thought of taking notes on the iPad during meetings is still ridiculous. And I started wondering how people quickly took notes before we all became such proficient touch typists.


The idea of a single gesture representing a word (or series of words) rather than a single character is very appealing. And with a Javascript library like Raphaël, this could even be a web-based app.

Shorthand has least as much of a learning curve as QWERTY.