Livescribe 3 smartpen: perfect for Evernote power-users

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Thankfully I’m one of those hopeless Evernote addicts. In a recent article over at ReadWrite I shared some tips on how to make Evernote rock harder. One item I could easily add to that list would be the Livescribe 3 smartpen ($150) which can sync handwritten notes to Evernote—automatically. The Livescribe 3 already puts your handwritten notes on your iPad or iPhone screen nearly instantaneously via Bluetooth, which is nice, but the auto-send to Evernote function is what really makes it functional for me.

If you’re an Evernote-aholic looking for a fast and easy way to get your handwritten notes from paper to pixel format consider giving the Livescribe 3 smartpen a try.

Paper (real paper, not the app, although I love it for different reasons) is still my preferred method for jotting down notes and sketching out ideas. The tablet (digital) writing experience just isn’t the same yet, so when the Livescribe 3 arrived in the mail I was eager to give it a try.

Getting setup is easy: download and launch the Livescribe+ app, turn the pen on and use the app to pair it to a device. From there, open the included starter notebook and start writing. As with other Livescribe pens, a pencast (which captures audio) can be initiated and controlled by using the pen to tap the record, ...

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