Accessories and Refills for Livescribe 3 smartpens

If you are using a new Livescribe 3 smartpen, chances are at some point you’ll be looking for ink refills, accessory products, or even replacement stylus caps. Here are the key items you might need:

Livescribe 3 Ink RefillsLivescribe 3 ink refills

These refills are unique to the Livescribe 3 range and are sold as a pack of 8 in either blue or black medium.

Replacement Stylus Caps

If you need replacements or want to keep a couple of spares handy then you can source these from here. Both the dark chrome (to suit the Pro Edition LS3) and bright chrome (to suit the LS3 standard edition) are available now.

Livescribe 3 Pro Edition Replacement Journals

If you purchased the Livescribe 3 Pro Edition you can now purchase replacement journals for your unique portfolio. The journals are sold as individual units and are detailed here.

Important Note re Using Replacement Journals

If you plan to insert a replacement journal into your Pro Edition Portfolio it’s critical you archive your original journal before you use the new one.

Before you start using the new journal you need to:

  1. Ensure you have version 4.3 of Livescribe+ installed on your mobile device
  2. Select the journal within the app and follow the prompts to archive it.

If we can help in any way – answer any questions you may have or help get the most from your smartpen, please let us know either here in comments or via our other social channels.

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Livescribe SDK Launched for the Livescribe 3 smartpen

Last week Livescribe formally announced the release of a new software development kit (SDK) for the Livescribe 3 smartpen range.

Livescribe 3 SDK DetailsLivescribe Plus App

With the availability of Livescribe’s private SDK, any iOS 7 app can integrate handwritten notes, drawings and doodles from paper. This will allow Livescribe customers the freedom to use their smartpen with a variety of apps and will provide external developers with the tools to create unique experiences and ways to integrate the flexibility and accuracy of pen and paper.

“With this SDK, developers and customers can use their smartpen in creative new ways. We look forward to working with premier SDK partners to give their customers a better way to capture handwriting.” said Gilles Bouchard, CEO of Livescribe.

We’ve already had a number of enquiries from Australian developers keen to develop enterprise apps on this platform. If you would like additional information please feel free to leave a comment on this blog post or send me an email.

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Need Ink for your new Livescribe 3 smartpen

If you’ve purchased one of the new Livescribe 3 smartpens recently you may have realised by now this model uses a different refill to the earlier smartpens.

Livescribe 3 ink refillsThe refills are sold in either black or blue, with 8 in each pack. We have stocks of the new Livescribe 3 ink refills available now. Simply click here to buy or review the new Livescribe 3 ink refill options.

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Is Your Livescribe Software Up to Date?

Livescribe releases regular updates to all its software versions and its important you keep your smartpen, app, or desktop software up to date.

The latest version software by model is as follows:

  • Livescribe 3 smartpen – pen firmware version 4.3
  • Livescribe+ app – version 1.07
  • Livescribe WiFi smartpen – pen firmware version 3.4.1
  • Echo smartpen – pen firmware version 2.9.5
  • Livescribe Desktop (for Windows and Mac OS X) – version 2.8.3

Further details on versions and what’s included in each version can be found here.

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What Livescribe Paper Fits The Livescribe 3 Pro Pack Portfolio

The introduction of the new Livescribe 3 smartpen range last year also saw the introduction of a couple of new accessory and paper items – notably the leather portfolio that is included in the Pro Pack (shown below).

Livescribe 3 smartpen Pro Pack - portfolioGiven this is a new accessory product, it’s important customers understand what paper products fit this Portfolio.

What Livescribe Dot Paper Products Fit this Portfolio?

This new portfolio is a unique size – it is not suitable for the following spiral or journal products:

  • A5 spiral notebooks
  • Leather Journals (of any series)
  • A4 spiral notebooks.

There will be two new paper products added to the product range shortly that suit this Portfolio. We’ll advise customers ASAP once they are available.

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Christmas 2014 Delivery Cut-Off Dates

If you’re ordering a smartpen as a Christmas gift please keep in mind the following order deadlines:

  • Rural Areas and NT – Monday 16 Dec;
  • Adelaide and Perth – Wednesday 18 December;
  • East Coast Capitals – Thursday 19 December.

In all cases, we recommend using the Australia Post Express Post upgrade option that is available during checkout. Australia Post is also delivering parcels on Saturdays in the lead up to Christmas.

If you have any questions about availability please email me (support@smartpen.com.au) or contact me through one of our social media channels (see our homepage for links)

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How Livescribe 3 Helps The Executive Coach

Continuing our series of posts about how the Livescribe 3 Smartpen helps specific users I’m looking at how the new Smartpen can help the executive coach/leadership mentor deliver more interactive, outcome driven engagement with their clients.

The role of the executive coach/leadership mentor is to help develop better leaders – not by solving problems for them but by helping them to make better decisions. Australia’s leading executive mentor group is The Executive Connection, an organisation that I’ve been a member of and resource speaker, for quite a few years.

Better One on One Engagement

A core part of what the TEC executive coach provides to members is the one-on-one coaching session. I’ve often sat in one-to-one meetings and we’ve ended up with copious notes across a variety of topics – some long, some short, all with unique action items and outcome expectations.

Livescribe 3 smartpen helps you take better notesThe key to getting more out of this type of meeting (for both the mentor and the member) is to firstly take better notes (which doesn’t mean writing down every single thing), and secondly to be focused on what needs to happen after the coaching session is over. And this is where the Livescribe 3 Smartpen really helps.

The Livescribe 3 Smartpen is the simple combination of pen and paper – but it’s what it can also do that really adds value for the executive coach.

How can the Livescribe 3 smartpen help the Executive Coach?

For organisations like TEC and its members, the most important element of a successful one-on-one meeting isn’t a piece of hardware or software—it’s the people who are attending and their ability to be in the moment – and the Livescribe 3 smartpen supports this.

  1. Pen and paper are still the most effective way to take notes for a number of reasons including:
    • There is no physical barrier between you and the other participants
    • Writing on glass isn’t particularly easy and often ends up being a distraction
    • It aides memory function
  2. Notes that are taken down instantly form the basis of an action item – they can be added to calendars, emailed, tagged and stored in cloud services like DropBox or Evernote. The key here is that the Livescribe 3 smartpen becomes the digital bridge – allowing us to effortlessly move from our written word into our digital world.
  3. It supports participation. By minimising distractions the coach and member are more effectively engaged in the discussion.

If you’d like to know more about how the Livescribe 3 smartpen could help you, feel free to leave a comment on this post or contact us via email or our social media channels.

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