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I had a great time last week in Salt Lake City. I attended a couple of meetings, including one all-day meeting in which I took a lot of notes. I also visited the Family History Library three times and, again, I took a lot of notes. In fact, I have pages and pages of notes.
I wrote all the notes on an iPad, using Apple's optional external keyboard. The 1.5-pound iPad is a great note-taking system if you use the $69 external keyboard dock. However, what really pleased me this time was the note-taking software that I used. Not only were my notes stored in the iPad, but within seconds the same notes were simultaneously stored on my laptop computer that I left running back in the hotel room, and another copy of each note was also stored on my desktop computer at home 2,500 miles away.
In short, I wrote my notes on the iPad and identical copies of the notes were stored on the other computers I specified, including Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems.
While these other computers were left on and running, I could have turned them off and had similar results. My notes eventually would have been copied to the laptop and desktop computers whenever those systems were powered on and connected to the Internet once again. The new notes would then have been transferred to each computer within seconds.
Thanks to the software involved, I have multiple copies of every note that I wrote last week. Each note is replicated to every other computer that I specify. The notes can later be copied-and-pasted into word processing documents, email programs, or most any other text-based program.
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