Seamless transitioning between Windows and Android

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Google Drive has gone a long way in allowing you to set up default folders in Windows for backup to Google Drive through the Google Backup & Sync 'preferences' selection.

This seamlessly creates checked folders for Desktop, Documents, and Pictures by default and allows you to add additional folders for automatic backup to Google Drive as well.

Google Drive then lists out those items very clearly under your 'Computers' section inside of your Google Drive online so that you can easily find what you are looking from when you are not at the computer being backed up.

Contacts from your Android phone can also be automatically backed up to google contacts which takes care of that problem.

My Bookmarks in Google Chrome are now also automatically backed up which takes care of that problem.

Photos can be automatically synced with Google Photos which solves that problem also for both Windows and Android.

How do I obtain a similar solution for handwritten notes so that I can also pull those up on my desktop if needed?
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Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
You need to install an Note taking app which supports handwritten notes and install the app in the both your Windows PC and Android device.

https://evernote.com/download

Evernote is one of such apps.

Then, sign on the app with the same Google accounts so that you can see the handwritten notes from your Android device with your Windows PC.

Commented:
While Evernote is popular, if you want it clean and free, use Google's own product:

PC: https://keep.google.com/
Phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.keep&hl=en
Top Expert 2016
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After reading the advertisement we get to your question
How do I obtain a similar solution for handwritten notes so that I can also pull those up on my desktop if needed?

Define handwritten notes?  notes written on a napkin, in a paper notebook, on a whiteboard are examples of handwritten notes.  These have to be digitized from their analog format into a digital format that the computer can use and after that they are just a file. Microsoft OneNote is one such note taking software
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Ted PennerSoftware Engineer

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I tried Evernote and Keep again this morning. Since everything that I use currently is Google, keep definitely seems easier to use. Evernote was just way too clunky.

However, even keep Keep did not allow an easy transition between typing and writing when trying to use it from my phone.

I'll be excited to see if OneNote has come of age as well.

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For Keep, If you mean, text and drawing REALLY REALLY mixed throughout each other where in one screen you mix drawings OVER text and vice versa, correct. If you mean, you couldn't find a way to keep a written note and a drawing (multiple even) in one Note, that's easy, the typing always goes all the way down the screen.
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Keep is way easier to use so far. We will see what happens in OneNote
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OneNote is hands-down the best application for the tablet in this regard. It's easy to switch between writing and texts and you don't lose your place on the page.

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