Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

My Thoughts on the Livescribe App for iPhone’s and iPad’s

Over the past few weeks I’ve had a chance to experiment with the new iPhone application for Livescribe. Called Pencasts, the application allows you to share your Pencasts with your preferred Mac device or even browse public pencasts by popularity or category. Having known about this for a while we were pretty excited to see the application released and I have to say it does live up to expectations. From my perspective, being able to have Pencasts on my iPhone is quite handy as I can quickly access and/or share content on an instant, as needed basis. This is particularly

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen Flying High on Qantas

Had a chance to fly Qantas recently? Did you notice the inflight ad for Livescribe Pulse Smartpen? I’ve been travelling around the country recently and I’m always amused to see the other passengers suddenly take notice of the Livescribe ad during the inflight entertainment program. Last week one passenger across the aisle from me was madly trying to write down the details that I couldn’t help but hand him my business card – inflight ad to inflight Livescribe demo to inflight Livescribe sale… As an aside, did you know we’ve introduced an Australian version of the Livescribe Pro Pack? Tagged:

Introducing the Australian Livescribe Pro Pack

Many of you would know that a Livescribe Pro Pack has been available in the US for some time. We’ve not had the option of offering this pack here in Australia. We’ve had lots of requests for it so we’ve created our own Australian version of the US product. We now offer a 2GB Pro Pack and a 4GB Pro Pack. These packs include: 2GB or 4GB Livescribe Pulse Smartpen in Titanium (not black as shown on the US site) MyScript for Livescribe – fully licensed version for Mac or PC Pro charging Cradle Premium Black Case. Details of both

Livescribe Desktop – Custom Notebooks

Version 2 of Livescribe Desktop introduced a great new feature – custom notebooks. This was a feature many of our Livescribe Australia customers have been requesting. Put simply, it allows a Livescribe user to create custom notebooks inside Livescribe Desktop where they can then park content that they may have created across a number of different Livescribe notebooks. How Is This Useful? Let me give you a couple of examples. Livescribe Custom Notebooks for Student Use I contacted one of our local customers who’s a university student. His comments included: I really like this feature. It now allows me to

Changes to how we list Livescribe Pulse Smartpens

Ahead of our launch of an exciting new product bundle, we’ve standardised how we list the Livescribe Pulse 2GB and 4GB Pulse Smartpens on our site. The product descriptions now clearly distinguish between both the 2GB and 4GB Pulse Smartpens whilst also making it clearer which pens are bundled with MyScript for Livescribe (still an exclusive offer by Smartpen). Here’s a snapshot of the 2GB pens: The 4GB Pens are listed in a similar way. I trust these changes make navigation easier on our site. Any feedback will always be appreciated. Tagged: 2GB Pulse, 2gb smartpen, 4GB Pulse, 4GB Smartpen,

Livescribe Smartpens in Action in Education – more examples

A few days ago I posted some examples of how the Pulse Smartpen is being used in education. Here is another example of how students and teachers are collaborating around learning content. In this example, a teacher is creating homework tutorials for students in his physics class. This type of example is what we’re seeing emerge here in Australia, as more and more teachers are using the Pencast functionality from Livescribe to deliver assistance to students outside the classroom. There are a variety of ways Livescribe Pencasts can be shared including embedding the content into collaborative tools like Moodle. Tagged:

Livescribe Pencast Examples

We’re seeing more and more interest from Australian schools for the Livescribe Pulse Smartpen and one feature that is getting a lot of attention is the Pencast. Like podcasts, videos, tweets and digital photos, Pencasts are a new online communication tool, allowing anyone to digitally share notes, ideas, drawings and conversations from pen and paper online for the first time. We’re talking to a number of Australian schools about how they are using Pencasts and in the coming weeks I hope to be able to share some examples with everyone. In the meantime, here’s a great list of Pencasts from

Livescribe Supports Creative Thinking

I had the opportunity to attend Gary Bertwistle’s 2 day workshop – Fire Up Your Mojo 2010 last this month. I know Gary through my membership of The Executive Connection where he is a well known speaker on marketing, brand, and mojo. Gary’s also one of the leading advocates of creative thinking in Australia. As part of the workshop Gary gave everyone a unlined journal – he refers to them as a creative thinking journal. This got me thinking about how I use my Livescribe Pulse Smartpen and it dawned on me that the Pulse Smartpen and our own unlined

Livescribe Helping Students with Disabilities

Over the past few months we’ve spent a fair bit of time talking to schools, TAFE’s, Universities and various Education Departments about how the Livescribe Pulse Smartpen can be used to help students with disabilities. A lot of what we know is based on feedback from student users as well as the many dedicated disability support officers who do a wonderful job. Livescribe Adding Real Value What we’re hearing is that the Livescribe Pulse Smartpen is having a really positive impact. Students, parents, and teachers have found the Smartpen is helping the learning experience and is now an integral part

Livescribe Founder and CEO Visiting Australia

I’m very pleased to advise that Livescribe founder and CEO Jim Marggraff will be visiting Australia next week. The Livescribe team has kindly organised a social event with Jim on Monday night the 17th February. Details of the event are here This is a great opportunity to meet Jim and some of the team – including the Smartpen team. I hope to see you there. Tagged: Jim Marggraff, livescribe, Livescribe 4GB, Livescribe Pulse Smartpen, smartpen