2017 年 34 巻 3 号 p. 3_148-3_160
Tablet devices have become popular and various note-taking applications are now available. We can manipulate those applications through handwriting inputs. When we use those applications, we want to take notes naturally as if we are using a real pen and paper notebook. Though we have tried several applications, we felt a sense of incongruities with a series of menu manipulations. With regard to natural manipulations, menus on existing note-taking applications have signaled some drawbacks. In order to reveal the drawbacks, first we clarify criteria of menus for note-taking applications. Secondly, we research touch interactions, which we can assign into menu manipulations on tablet devices, and review how we invoke and select menus. Finally, we evaluate current menus and discuss what the suitable menus of note-taking applications are.