Livescribe’s new smartpen takes your handwritten notes directly to your iPhone and iPad

Livescribe’s new smartpen takes your handwritten notes directly to your iPhone and iPad

Livescribe 3 notebook and iPad scene

Livescribe has announced its new Livescribe 3 Smartpen, to help transfer handwritten notes into digital form on your smartphone and tablet.

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We first brought you news on Livescribe with its Echo Smartpen way back in 2011, which we said dragged the humble pen into the 21st Century. It then followed up with a WiFi incarnation a year later.

Now, with the Livescribe 3 Smartpen, when you start writing on the special ‘dot’ paper, your words, doodles and diagrams appear immediately within the companion Livescribe+ mobile app for iOS via the gift of Bluetooth. You can even use the built-in microphone to create ‘pencasts’ that sync the audio with written notes.

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

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