Livescribe Announces the Android App for Livescribe 3 smartpens

Great news from Livescribe and for those of us using Android mobile phones and tablets.

Earlier this week Livescribe announced that an Android app for the Livescribe 3 smartpens will be released during US spring (think mid-April here in Australia and New Zealand – possibly just after school holidays).

Android app for Livescribe 3 announcedI’ve spent this week at CES with Livescribe playing with the new app, and talking about the future smartpen product range – 2015 is going to be an exciting year for the company.

More about the Android app

The Android version of Livescribe+ will provide full support for the Livescribe 3 smartpen, and will include the key features already in the iOS version of the app.

“Since launch, we’ve been adding new features to Livescribe+ for iOS and also introducing expanded functionality through partnerships with Moleskine, Evernote, Microsoft and Fluid Touch,” said Gilles Bouchard, CEO of Livescribe. “Now we can start to bring those innovations to Android devices this spring and combine the physical world of pen and paper with Android smartphones and tablets.”

Livescribe Noteworthy Blog

Key Facts About The Android App

  1. Expected Launch – Livescribe is planning a release during their Spring; this is likely to be April/May in Australia
  2. Android Compatibility – Devices running KitKat v4.4 or later and supporting BlueTooth Low Energy – a full list of compatible devices will be published on our blog once available
  3. App Cost – Free via download from Google Play
  4. Smartpen Required – new or existing Livescribe 3 smartpens
  5. iOS and Android Interchangeability – Yes.

Beta Testing Program pre-Launch

This is not confirmed yet but I have had discussions with Livescribe about inviting users to participate in beta testing of the new app prior to general release. I’ll confirm this with Livescribe in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you’re interested in participating in beta testing – please see this registration of interest page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below…


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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10 Responses to Livescribe Announces the Android App for Livescribe 3 smartpens

  1. Daniel says:

    Just received my livescribe 3 and the android app cannot come soon enough. Please let us know how you get on with the beta testing option for us Australians.
    Keep up the cracking work.



  2. Brian says:

    Good to see they have expanded beyond just supporting iOS. Do you know if there are any plans to support Windows Phone as well?

    • Mark Parker says:

      Hi Brian
      Unfortunately I don’t think we’ll see support for Windows mobile products until well into 2016 – which is a shame as some of the new tablet/hybrid devices I’m seeing a really nice looking products and every user I’ve spoken to speaks highly of them.

      cheers Mark

  3. Lars B. says:

    Hi there,
    I’m looking for a beta test program for the Livescribe 3 Pen Android app, but I got a “Access Denied” message when I tried to open the page. Is there any requirements for the Beta test?

  4. kimarnott says:

    Do we have a release date yet? I have been waiting very patiently for the android release, but am getting very tempted to try the Neo Smartpen as my patience and confidence in Livescribe is wearing thin. Please advise.

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