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
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;
We get a few questions every week about using a Livescribe Smartpen as a tutorial aide. Livescribe Smartpen’s offer real value for someone who tutors students so I thought I’d use this post to share my thoughts about the potential. 1. Capture key learning areas in short Pencasts Pencasts are an easy way to create, store, and share interactive tutorials. A Tutor can focus on key learning areas and easily create a library of content that can be shared with students. Pencasts used properly can become a significant marketing tool for your business as well. Building a library of Pencasts
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
Sitting on exciting news like this is tough so it’s with much relief that I can announce that Livescribe has released the MUCH anticipated applications for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The release of the free Pencast player enables you to access a digital copy of your synchronized notes and audio as pencasts from anywhere. Now notes and audio from critical meetings or lectures are portable and playable when you need them. This is a major step forward for Livescribe’s mobile computing platform – we first got wind of this earlier this year when Jim Marggraff visited Australia.
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