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Old 06-23-2011, 04:30 PM
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Default Clipboard recommendations?

Can't seem find anything local or online that matches what I want. Just wondering if anyone has run across something like it.

What I want is a non-metal clipboard with storage compartment that is big enough for legal paper. It would be a plus if it had a built in calculator. Looking for something non-metal as I don't think that would do very well in the 120 degree summers...


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Old 06-23-2011, 04:40 PM
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Thanks, that was quick.

Still looking for something to hold legal paper (8.5" x 14") and non-metalic.

I do like that one though.

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iPad... Alamode DaVinci works great.
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iPad... Alamode DaVinci works great.
Yeah, I'm sure it does. However a little out of my budget at the moment.

By the way, am I correct by assuming DaVinci does not work with ACI?
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:49 PM
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Yeah, I'm sure it does. However a little out of my budget at the moment.

By the way, am I correct by assuming DaVinci does not work with ACI?
No, the sketch app is free and you can save the image as a Jpeg to import.

BTW, you can buy an older iPad 2 on line without a data plan, just use in WiFi zones, for less than $200. That's what one of our appraisers did, just to be able to sketch, take notes, and surf the net on WiFi.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:56 PM
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No, the sketch app is free and you can save the image as a Jpeg to import.

BTW, you can buy an older iPad 2 on line without a data plan, just use in WiFi zones, for less than $200. That's what one of our appraisers did, just to be able to sketch, take notes, and surf the net on WiFi.

Actually throwing my own thread off topic...but how would you say using DaVinci on iPad relates to good old pen and paper? Speed, accuracy, etc. You got me thinking now....
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The one I was the most happy with was one I made myself. A piece of 1/8" thick masonite 9"x15". Two large rubber bands...one near the top and one near the bottom. On one side of the board was a yellow legal pad, on the other was my check list. Between the board and the pad was the list of questions I gave to the HO.

This way I never carried extra papers through the house...only what I needed. If I needed more than one sheet of yellow paper, I just tore it off, folded it and put it in my pocket. It was reasonably lightweight. The rubber bands could also be used to hold a pencil/pen, or a small calculator, etc.

When I got back to the car all of the sheets for that house came off the board and were put in the job folder.
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Finding anything that will accommodate legal size is a challenge.

Just get a regular legal size, old fashioned clipboard from office depot for a couple of dollars. Once you're in the field you won't have time to deal with a calculator, all you really need is a pencil, and you can hang your camera around your neck.

The less "gear" the better.
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Actually throwing my own thread off topic...but how would you say using DaVinci on iPad relates to good old pen and paper? Speed, accuracy, etc. You got me thinking now....
Yes, all the above. Grab a hold of technology and learn how to upgrade from scratching on paper. You could even use your iPad while your boss uses his legal pad, compare notes and see who's system is better. Or just use your system in conjunction with his to help you learn more and become more efficient. Once you get over the leaning curve, it'll feel natural.
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