Livescribe Paper Tablet Application Launched

The wires and the social sphere are alive tonight with news that Livescribe has launched it’s a major new application onto its mobile computing platform

Paper Tablet, a powerful new collaboration application for the Echo™ smartpen. Paper Tablet provides consumers with a new way to annotate presentations, documents or spreadsheets and collaborate online.

We’ve been hearing whispers that some really exciting things were brewing so it’s great to see this type of major announcement – particularly as earlier this year we kicked around some ideas as to where we thought Livescribe could take the development of their platform.

Livescribe Paper Tablet Application

Paper Tablet Application is yet another major release from Livescribe that reinforces the power of their technology

Here’s further information on this release:

When using Paper Tablet, consumers simply connect their Echo smartpen to a computer via the included micro-USB cable. The Echo smartpen then serves as a mouse and turns dot paper notebooks into a tablet computer.

  • Annotation and simple drawings: Consumers can easily mark-up Microsoft PowerPoint™ slides, Word™ documents, Adobe® PDF files, as well as add handwritten notes, simple sketches and drawings to an e-mail or document.
  • Signatures: People can sign digital documents without the hassle of scanning and faxing.
  • Online collaboration: The app also works with popular web conferencing tools like Cisco WebEx®, Adobe® Connect™, and Skype plug-ins, making it easy to share whiteboards, enhance presentations and mark-up documents through real-time online collaboration.

Clearly this is a major development

I’m hoping we’ll get our hands on this app very shortly and ideally we’ll be able to add it into our Australian store ASAP (this is where it would go – Smartpen Applications)

We’ve had hundreds of customers here in Australia asking about this type of dynamic collaboration – many of our customers are trainers, business mentors, L&D managers – so bringing core written content into a real time environment, particularly within web conference tools is a major step forward. Personally, the idea that I can be working with my team around the Australia/New Zealand region via Skype and Webex and be able to share my notes – this is valuable.

It’s early days – stay tuned and we’ll post more as we learn and experiment


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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11 Responses to Livescribe Paper Tablet Application Launched

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  2. Frank says:

    For this to really be useful, it would be better if it worked via bluetooth, I wonder if a small bluetooth transmitter could be plugged in to the mini-usb?
    Also, transparent dot paper would be cool, that you could overlay on a PDF for instance….

  3. jeremy says:

    I tried using my pen with the cable attached recently and it really isn’t that comfortable or easy to manipulate with a cable hanging off the top, maybe the next version of the pen will be wireless.

    • Mark Parker says:

      Thanks for the feedback Jeremy.

      I suspect wireless will be an option somewhere down the track. Maybe a longer more flexible cable would be more comfortable as well?

      cheers Mark

      • jozwikjp says:

        Any chance you have a recommendation on a cable? I am looking on amazon but it is difficult to tell if the cable is flexible or not.

        • Mark Parker says:

          Hi Joe,
          the pen is supplied with a USB cable – if you need a longer one I’d check a local electronics store for a USD to micro 2.0 cable. We stock a longer option here in our Australian store.

          cheers Mark

  4. Tory says:

    Why doesn’t the paper tablet work on the pulse? Is it ever going to be available on the pulse?

    • Mark Parker says:

      The paper tablet app is only an Echo Smartpen app due to the way the USB cable connects to the pen. The Pulse Smartpen uses the USB cradle which isn’t compatible with the paper tablet application

      cheers Mark

  5. Paula Sites says:

    If they release a wireless version, would it work with the Pulse?

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