Thank you to TennLady at GeneNotes (on recommendation from Granny’s Genealogy) for the post on Transcript, a great application from Jacob Boerema a Dutch genealogist. Transcript allows you to have an image file open in the upper screen while transcribing information from that image in the lower screen. I just downloaded and installed the free program and gave it a try on a letter writted to my Dad from his Aunt Katie (for his 6th birthday).
This certainly is better than working on two separate screens or transcribing by pencil and paper. It is all right before me on a single screen… and it keeps me from generating more waste paper. This application will be well used. You may want to take a look at it. The only limitation I have found is that it is a Windows application and I will have to use it in Virtualbox on my Linux computers.