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This article was published on February 11, 2014


    Livescribe 3 Smartpen SDK launches with Outline note-taking app as first partner

    Livescribe 3 Smartpen SDK launches with Outline note-taking app as first partner
    Paul Sawers
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    Paul Sawers

    Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

    Just a few months after the Livescribe 3 smartpen launched, Livescribe has announced the first SDK partner app to integrate with the device.

    The Livescribe 3 smartpen helps you transfer handwritten notes into digital form on your smartphone and tablet. Your words, doodles and diagrams appear immediately within the companion Livescribe+ mobile app for iOS via the gift of Bluetooth.

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    The private SDK, however, enables third-party developers to take advantage of the hardware, with Outline and Outline+ now offering compatibility with the pen. Livescribe says it’s welcoming all developers to apply for access to the SDK.

    Outline works with Microsoft OneNote, while Outline+ adds support for Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Box and DropBox too. Additionally, users can continue working in the same notebooks using Outline for Mac or Microsoft OneNote for Windows.

    The only caveat really is that the Livescribe 3 smartpen will set you back $149.95, with the Pro Edition available for $199.95.