UCSF researcher Ralph Gonzales writes to get our advice regarding his Wiki-Whiteboard (or Wiki-Noteboard). Here is his description of what he is looking for:
Version 1.0. Lives on my iPad. A handwriting recognition program that allows one to organize documents into different notebooks (i.e., projects), and that allows one to attach different types of documents (Word, Powerpoint, PDF, scanned documents, etc.) to different locations on different pages and notebooks. Think about the “insert comment” function in Word… for this we would have an “Insert document” function. The mock-up/layout could actually resemble the word document, except instead it’s my handwritten notes with documents inserted. It would be nice to be able to insert documents directly from different sources such as email folders, as well has hard-drive.
Version 2.0. Lives on a server with all the same functions as above. Selected individuals could also access the specific Noteboards and provide comments to the notes or attached documents using something similar to “Track Changes” from Word… using the “Insert Comments section. You would have different colors for different individual’s comments.
Great question. Team, can we offer some ideas/recommendations?