Earlier today Evernote introduced a new way to collaborate on content stored within its cloud platform. It’s called Work Chat…
Work Chat lets you discuss your work with the individuals that will help you get it done, right in Evernote. Share notes and notebooks, exchange ideas, and get feedback from colleagues in an instant. You can share and collaborate with as many, or as few, people as you like. The notes and notebooks that you reference will show up in the chats so that they’re easy to open and find.
What’s really exciting about this is you now have the ability to take hand written notes, drawings, concepts, sketch’s etc (or even notes and audio) that you create with a Livescribe WiFi smartpen, sync this content to Evernote via WiFi and use Work Chat to collaborate further.
Earlier this week Livescribe announced a mobile app partnership with Fluid Touch – developers of the popular app Noteshelf.
Noteshelf now allows people to write naturally with their Livescribe 3 smartpen and see their notes instantly appear in the popular note-taking app. Once in Noteshelf people can make their notes even more useful with a wide variety of tools in the app.
“We’re bringing our smartpen technology to more apps and services where intuitive handwriting can help people capture their thoughts and ideas,” said Gilles Bouchard, CEO of Livescribe. “Combining the Livescribe 3 with the Noteshelf app provides people with a new way to capture notes, drawings and ideas with ink on paper, so they can get the most out of their important information.”
This YouTube video shows the Livescribe 3 smartpen and Noteshelf in action
With the Livescribe 3 smartpen, a Livescribe notebook, and Noteshelf, users can create notes, documents, and doodles naturally with ink on paper, and continue working on them on their iPad. Users can enrich their notes by highlighting and marking content as well. Customers can even assign certain notebooks to send off-line notes into Noteshelf once they reconnect to the Noteshelf app.
Livescribe sent the following email to Livescribe 3 customers today regarding iOS8 and the Livescribe+ app:
iOS 8 recently launched and we wanted to share some important information with you. A new version of the Livescribe+ app (1.3.2) is now available for download from in the App Store. The new version of the Livescribe+ app has several benefits:
- We’ve made improvements to the firmware updater in Livescribe+ app. This supports smartpens with smartpen firmware version 4.1 or later.
- *Note that you can also manually download an update to your smartpen’s firmware with Livescribe Helper for Mac or for Windows
- We’ve added support for the new higher resolution screens that were introduced with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
- We’ve included significant crash bug fixes for transcription, and other iOS 8 specific issues.
In the meantime, please go to the App Store to install the latest version of the Livescribe+ app!
Recently we exhibited at the SPELD New Zealand Memory Matters conference. Many of the delegates work directly with school and university students who have Dyslexia. This video from Livescribe discusses how a student can use Livescribe smartpens in class to help comprehension.
If you’d like more information about how Livescribe smartpens can help students with Dyslexia, feel free to contact me via comments below or the Smartpen website.
The theme for this years SPELD New Zealand conference is “Memory Matters”. Over the years of working with Livescribe we’ve heard from hundreds of customers about how important their smartpen is and how it aids memory.
Livescribe’s Noteworthy blog published a US customer story this week that’s really relevant for SPELD delegates. As you can see in the YouTube video below, Katie Blanchard loves the fact her smartpen helps her recall her classwork.
On the 27th and 28th of this month Smartpen and Livescribe will be exhibiting at the SPELD New Zealand Memory Matters conference in Auckland.
Over the two days we’ll be showing the Livescribe product range, giving attendees the chance to use a smartpen and ask questions of our experts.
If you’re heading to SPELD, make sure you drop by and say hello
If you love writing like I do you appreciate a high quality ink cartridge and its impact on what you put down on paper. Like me, you probably also know the Cross brand of writing instruments – one of the worlds leading manufacturers of fine writing instruments.
Cross Refills Available for Livescribe 3 smartpens
With that in mind I’m pleased to announce today that we’ve added a new ink refill option for the Livescribe 3 smartpen range – Cross refills in black and blue (medium).
You can find the options here:
One of our loyal customers tipped me off about this option and I’ve been personally using a blue medium refill for some weeks now and I’ve found its an excellent upgrade from the standard tungsten-carbide refills supplied with the Livescribe 3
If you’re looking for an even better writing experience from your Livescribe 3 smartpen – give these refills a try!