Tablet PC Show #14 is up and even on the iTunes Podcast Directory!


The Tablet PC Show #14 (MP3 – 22.9MB – 65min)

I am back from Miami and Marc and I had a wonderful Sunday chat about all things Tablet. We discuss hands on with the Motion LE1600 and the Sahara i213 and how Handango is bringing Tablet ISVs into their software catalogue. It wouldn’t be the Tablet PC Show if we didn’t have a movie review so we have a chat about Batman Begins. Marc’s the expert about the movie since he saw it twice in one day! If you’re looking for a good macro program for your Tablet give a listen to our discussion about PenCommander. If your Tablet desktop needs an extreme makeover Marc whets our appetite for his forthcoming review of Object Desktop. We wrap up the show talking about all the goings on at Gnomedex. Enjoy the show and we want to hear from you!

00:00 Intro- Marc Orchant & James Kendrick

02:00 Tablets at the Handango Partner Summit

Motion LE1600
HP tc4200
Sahara i213
Treo SnapperMail & fat finger mode
Handango to sell Tablet PC software
Tablet PC Post
Frank Gocinski– Microsoft Tablet PC ISV Business Devolopment Evangelist

24:10 Evernote 1.0 released

34:30 Pause for The Podcast Network cause

35:45 PenCommander

40:50 Batman Begins!

Tom Cruise is looking for Marc

49:57 Object Desktop from Stardock

56:10 Gnomedex

Chris Pirillo pulls it off
Rick Segal blogs GD
RSS extensions from Microsoft
Weblogs Inc at Gnomedex
Hobie Swan of Mindjet hits GD with an ink map

63:00 Wrap up


Marc Orchant

Jeff: At the risk of being contrary (don’t worry – James is used to it), there certainly *are* dumb comments out there but yours is decidedly not one of them! Great feedback and excellent suggestions on how we can do a better job in sharing our impressions of the tools we review.

FWIW, I agree with James that it’s awfully hard to “bump” a tool I’ve adopted and integrated into my system. The switching costs can be pretty high, as in the example James provides regarding OneNote and EverNote. That having been said, I am using EverNote for a completely new project I’m just beginning in parallel with OneNote and am really enjoying the official version – especially the Firefox integration.

Keep the feedback coming – it really helps us understand how we can do a better show.


Jeff, thanks for the great feedback. No comment is ever dumb, we need to know what listeners thing to help the show get better and better.

Your point about mentioning if we’ve adopted a tool is a good one. We are pretty good at indicating when we HAVE adopted a new tool but don’t always mention when we don’t. From my point of view (Marc’s may be different) the core tools I use would be hard to knock out of my toolkit and I don’t want someone who is looking for a new tool to think the program is not good. There are a lot of issues when changing tools and in this instance there is no way to import all my OneNote files into EverNote so it would be hard for me to switch. Not that EverNote is not a nice app, just that it would be very difficult for me to switch.

Your suggestion that we should indicate how it compares to our existing tools is a very good one and something I will try to do in the future.

Thanks for listening!

Jeff Singfiel

Hey guys, I love your blogs and your podcasts. I’ve written this same comment and then deleted it about a half dozen times, thinking it was dumb.

But here I go… Two comments: First, when you guys review a product (like EverNote in this case), I would really like to know whether you have adopted it as part of your toolbox or not. Most of your regular readers have a vague sense of what products you’re using. If EverNote has supplanted OneNote in your toolbox (or augmented it) I would really like to know that. It makes a difference in how seriously I consider EverNote (or some other product you’re writing about).

Secondly, when you are reviewing apps I would like to know how it compares with what you’re currently using. Mark’s upcoming review of StarDock ought to include a comparison with Konfabulator, for instance.

You guys aren’t normal reviewers, since you’ve engaged us in the “conversation” and told us so much about how you work and what you use. When reviewing apps, please tell us when you’ve adopted a new piece of software and /or how it compares with what you’re currently using.

Keep up the great work! I look forward to every TPC Show. Thanks and sorry this is so long.


You got a little sidetracked after Marc’s question regarding the price point for the Sahara “i214” (at about 10:40) — did you get a feeling for that from the TK rep? Any better definition of “soon” for the release date? Is the 214 a new version of the 213 or is it the “Mojave?” If the latter, are they going to rev the 213, as well?

Paul Benjamin

It is the HP Compaq Tablet PC tc4200 not the Toshiba tc4200, oops!

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