MyScript for Livescribe – using MyScript on multiple machines

A question that we’re often asked by the Livescribe community here in Australia and New Zealand is whether MyScript for Livescribe can be used on more than one computer (i.e. a work laptop and a home computer).Many of our customers use their Livescribe Smartpen on multiple computers – I do the same.

As it stands, the license agreement for MyScript doesn’t permit this – so a user wanting to use MyScript across multiple machines would need to purchase additional copies of the software.

My question for the community is whether there is sufficient demand for a multi-machine option? Would it help if we had a single user/2 machine option for MyScript

This type of option is quite common in the software world, so we’ll ask the question and see whether we can encourage them to offer a multi-machine bundle.

Please let me know your thoughts


About Mark Parker

Mark Parker is the founder of Smart Selling International Pty Ltd. Smart Selling International is a niche technology market launch expert - helping technology companies launch and grow their brands in Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia. Mark is focused on Augmented and Virtual Reality, IoT, and digital data capture devices. You can find him online at - Twitter (@smartselling or @smartpen), LinkedIn -
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27 Responses to MyScript for Livescribe – using MyScript on multiple machines

  1. Steve says:

    I think a more elegant solution would be a cloud-computing model. In my case (hoping this is most people’s situation), whilst I have multiple computers they are all connected to the Internet.

    • Mark Parker says:

      Interesting suggestion – the idea that we could dock our pen and have content stored in private (or enterprise) environments is something we’ve advocated for a long time. Many of our enterprise customers are keen to be able to have content generated from internal and external contact stored and available across their business but within their own firewalls. I think Pencasts are the first move towards that model

      cheers Mark

  2. Raj says:

    A better model would be to license the software by user and not by computer. (Software should be considered just like a book – only one person can read the book at a time, but you could read the book anywhere or share it with any other person [computer]).
    But if that is something you are opposed to, then a multi-computer license for a small amount more would be a great option.

  3. Jon Yeo says:

    Definitely a need. I have a desktop and a laptop. I would love to be able to work with both. Ideally, a cloud solution (like Dropbox) would be a great way to have them sync.

  4. liri says:

    Hi Mark, what happens if I activate my licence and my computer doesn’t work and i have to buy another computer? Can I use the same licence on the new computer?

  5. Thea McClure says:

    I only bought MyScript 15 days ago and now had to change computers unexpectedly. This is a problem for me as it means I have to buy the same product twice in one month.

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