Livescribe has been a longtime Evernote partner. With a Livescribe smartpen, you can take notes with pen and paper, capture audio as you write, and then enjoy the benefits of having a digital copy saved to Evernote that is always accessible and searchable.
Today, Livescribe launched the new wifi-enabled Sky smartpen that makes the integration with Evernote absolutely seamless. With Sky, students and professionals can focus on their lectures and meetings knowing their notes and audio are saved in Evernote automatically and wirelessly. It’s practically magic.
Evernote and Livescribe for better notes
With the Sky wifi smartpen, you take handwritten notes in your Livescribe notebook as you regularly would in meetings, lectures, or conferences. To record audio, just tap the pen on the Record button, and the pen will record as you take notes, linking the written and spoken words together. Notes and audio are stored on the pen, and when you’re in wifi range, it will sync all the content with Evernote. No special software or cables needed.
Once your handwritten notes are in Evernote, they will be searchable and available wherever you have Evernote installed. To view your handwritten notes, simply click on the Evernote note. To play back corresponding audio, click on the page image and the Livescribe Player will load where you can watch ink and audio playback together. Click on any location on the digital page to jump straight to that point in the recording.
We think the Sky wifi smartpen is especially useful for:
- Students: For recording lectures. With the audio recording, you only need to take notes about the key topics, and later refer to the audio for details. Once saved to Evernote, share your notes with your study group.
- Professionals: For capturing important information from a meeting without having to take detailed notes. Quickly review exactly what was said before your next meeting to stay on top of details.
- Teachers: For creating lessons, such as how to solve a math problem, and share with students in an Evernote Shared Notebook. Students can listen to your audio as they watch you show your work.
A look into the integration
We worked closely with Livescribe on this integration and are excited about the seamless experience users get when writing and and syncing their notes.
Bonus 500MB of monthly uploads for Evernote users
You’ll find yourself taking a lot of text and audio notes with your Sky wifi smartpen, so you’ll be happy to know you won’t run out of space; Sky users will receive a bonus 500MB of monthly uploads for notes they capture with their smartpen. The Sky comes in 3 models: 2GB ($169.95), 4GB ($199.95), and 8GB ($249.9). The 8GB Sky includes 1 year Evernote Premium. If you already have Premium, an additional year will be added to your subscription.
Find more about using the Sky wifi smartpen here.