Yes, you can! Those methods are obviously not native to the RemNote App (and can be used in most other places or apps as well).
Last updated: August 15th 2021.
Dictation/Voice Typing/Speech to Text
Mac: Type with your voice - iPhone & iPad - Gboard Help or Dictate messages and documents on Mac - Apple Support or Control your Mac and apps using Voice Control - Apple Support and Use Voice Control on your Mac – Apple Support (UK)
More details: Apple - Support - Search
Linux: Speech recognition software for Linux - Wikipedia or 10 Best Free Linux Speech Recognition Tools - Open Source Software - LinuxLinks or Is there any decent speech recognition software for Linux? - Unix & Linux Stack Exchange.
- Samsung devices: Samsung Keyboard or Gboard.
- Other devices: Gboard - Google’s Keyboard App (Play Store download).
How to: Handwrite on your keyboard - Android - Gboard Help. Let me know if you need a further tutorial for that, or just look it up on Youtube.
- Handwriting using the Gboard isn’t supported on Ipads and Ipones yet but this could be a viable option in the future. There may be other keyboard apps out there.
- About the Trackpad Handwriting input source on Mac - Apple Support (Chinese).
- @mattygrov and Mike made a convert & copy-paste workaround video for GoodNotes to RemNote on the Ipad (the same type of functions also exist for Android apps): How I Take Notes With My Ipad Pro (Note Taking in Medical School on GoodNotes) - YouTube (from 05:50)
- Sorry Apple peeps, you may also have something similar to the Android and Windows options on/for your devices I’m unaware of.
Windows: Use the pre-installed Touch Keyboard (different from the On-Screen Keyboard and Workspace Ink). Follow this: How to Use Handwriting Input on Windows 10 (howtogeek.com).
If you have any issues, you may need your device to be recognised as a Tablet/Touch Screen first (aka have a Surface or similar) or you disabled it.
Solutions can be googled, but it may not work if your device doesn’t have tablet/touch screen functionality, or if Windows cannot be tricked to think it does (donno, sorry). Mine doesn’t open on a custom install but we deactivated most things.
- *If your device didn’t come with a Pen but is a touch screen, you can use a mesh (and tilt it, but is a bit too bulky) or finer tip Capacitive Stylus Pen (Amazon is a great bet, but don’t buy the rubber-end ones).
- Also, as long as your device allows you to, you can use either use a graphic tablet (How to Work with Handwriting in OS X - dummies) or use an App (such as the laggy Virtual Tablet Android App) to mimic one or something like the https://air.bar/.
- You can also use Screen Extender Apps (like the spacedesk Android App) and VNC Apps (like VNC Viewer and bVNC Free Android Apps). Note: Those were the free apps that looked sharp, panned smoothly, and allowed handwriting (tested on Samsung Tab S3 with 2 monitors and a laptop screen). I found Remote Control Apps to be too laggy but your mileage may vary.
If you found any other workarounds for handwriting to text, dictation, text extraction from imagine (such as https://www.onlineocr.net/), or related functions (on any OS) please post them here.
I only use Android and Windows so please double-check the other methods and correct my assumptions.
Hope this helps!