New Tools

Collaboration and Digital Pen Technology

Following on from our March post about the Quilla Connected eWriter, I’m pleased to advise that a new pen-based collaboration solution will be entering the AU/NZ market. The Hoylu Huddlewall is a large area (think wall-sized) collaboration platform that uses a variety of input methods – including digital pens. As more and more corporations and higher learning institutions focus on collaborative learning and problem solving – the Huddlewall offers new ways to create, capture, and share ideas. This YouTube clip gives you a quick introduction to the collaboration possibilities of the Hoylu suite. I expect the solution will be available

The Humble Flipchart Goes Digital

A staple of every office, boardroom, or training room is the humble flipchart – the large format paper and marker that gives you the ability to go large in working through ideas, mind maps, the action list, etc. But the attraction of the flip chart – large format paper & marker – is also its Achilles heal. Someone needs to physically take the paper, or take a photo, or transcribe what has been created. What if the flipchart was digital? What if those grand ideas, insights, updates, and actions were digital, in the cloud, and always available? Want to bring

Anoto Live smartpen in Action

With Livescribe now part of the Anoto family of products, we access a larger, more diverse range of digital pens. One of these digital pens is the Anoto Live Digital Pen. The Anoto Live digital pen Similar in size to Livescribe 3, the Anoto Live Pen 2 is designed to capture forms based data. If you’re currently using paper forms to collect or manage information then this digital pen is an excellent option – capable of digitising hand written information and rapidly sending this data. This video shows Anoto LP2 in action Contact me if you’d like more information. Tagged:

Improving Workplace Productivity with Beesy for iPad

Earlier today Livescribe launched a new partnership with popular iPad productivity app Beesy (developed by BeesApps). This new partnership now allows Livescribe 3 users to integrate handwritten paper notes directly into the Beesy iPad productivity app. Any notes, action items, drawings, or meeting minutes can now be easily integrated into their daily workflow. Handwriting is converted into digital text that is automatically organized into meeting minutes, tasks or action items to share with colleagues. This YouTube clip shows the Livescribe 3 smartpen and Beesy app working together: Key Points About Using Beesy Please note the following for existing and new

Livescribe Introduces Audio Transcription Services via TranscribeMe

One of the most common questions I get from prospective users (and existing users) is whether the audio files can be converted from voice to text – this is kind of the holy grail for a lot of Livescribe users – particularly in business. The holy grail just got a lot closer to reality as Livescribe has announced a partnership with world leading transcription services company TranscribeMe! Using the TranscribeMe service you can now use to turn the audio from your pencasts into digital documents.TranscribeMe use a hybrid of speech recognition software and actual, human transcribers to guarantee a 98

Livescribe Sticky Notes in Action

I was talking to a Queensland user last week about how she is finding the new sticky notes that we added to the product range in July. This user is studying at university and despite the faculty offering most lectures as podcasts she’s found her Smartpen an invaluable study tool. What was interesting was how she’s using sticky notes to help her capture and recall specific content and learning’s. Here’s a picture she sent me showing a set of supplied lecture content with sticky notes added. She uses sticky notes as follows: During lessons she can either take notes in

New Livescribe Paper Product – Grid Notebooks

There’s a new Livescribe Paper Product option that we “may” have available in the Australia/New Zealand market shortly. The paper product has Grid lines rather than the standard ruled notebooks. These notebooks are available in both A5 and A4 pads and are sold as a 4-pack. Who Could Use These Notebooks? I think these notebooks are going to appeal to users who are working in design industries (such as architecture, interior design, engineering), students studying subjects such as optometry, science, built environment, or even sales reps who need to capture sketches, schematics, or site inspections when working with prospects and

Announcing Livescribe Connect and the new 2GB Echo Smartpen

Two big pieces of news announced today by the Livescribe team – Livescribe Connect for Pulse and Echo Smartpen’s, and an expansion of the Smartpen product family with the introduction of the affordable 2GB Echo Smartpen. Livescribe Connect is a software solution that works with Livescribe’s free desktop software. With Livescribe Connect, Livescribe Smartpen owners can quickly send Pencasts from paper to applications such as Google Docs, Evernote, Facebook, email, or to their mobile devices including iPhones and iPads. I’ve been playing with a pre-release version of Livescribe Connect for the past few days and it really is a breakthrough

The New 2GB Echo Smartpen Starter Pack

I’m pleased to announce that Livescribe has expanded the Echo Smartpen product range with the introduction of the 2GB Echo Smartpen Starter Pack. Being from the Echo Smartpen family it has all the characteristics of the 4GB and 8GB Echo’s. For students and budget conscious professionals, the 2GB Echo Smartpen Starter Pack is a highly affordable option. It stores up to 200 hours of audio and comes with everything a person needs to get started including several sheets of Livescribe Dot paper as well as Connect Basic. We’ll update this page over the next few days as we confirm when

Using Livescribe Connect – the New Connectors

A few minutes ago we blogged about two important announcements from Livescribe – namely the launch of Livescribe Connect and the introduction of the 2GB Echo Smartpen starter pack Livescribe Connect is a really exciting development as it presents users with incredible flexibility to send and share content they’ve created to others. As Jim Marggraff commented in the official press release: “Livescribe is liberating notes and evolving human communication, collaboration, productivity, and learning” Jim Marggraff, CEO and Founder of Livescribe The seven connectors can be used in different ways and given we’ve had a few days to experiment with them;