Update: LiveScribe pen after two weeks

by Jeff Hilimire on November 3, 2010

Week 2 of using the Livescribe pen.  In fact, I wrote this blog on Livescribe dot paper in hopes that I could have my handwriting transcribed to drop right into WordPress.  The transcription worked pretty well, I probably spent 3 minutes editing and reformatting this, but that’s not too bad. I guess my n’s look like r’s, that’s what I’ve learned.

So far I’ve enjoyed using the pen in meetings in favor of using the iPad.  Docking is a pain, not sure why they don’t have bluetooth available for that.  I feel like I’m in 2004 having to dock this thing.

The pen itself is still bigger than I would like but I’m getting used to it.  They really need to come up with a smaller pen but I’m sure they’ll get to that.  I do love the ability to capture drawings and sketches that I make when taking notes and brainstorming.

I’d love more integration to apps and programs as well, feels like there hasn’t been much done on that front yet.

The ability to write a blog post during a meeting is pretty great.  I’m already dreaming up applications I’d like to see to help me manage my notes, to do’s and, um, multitasking. ;)

PS – to my knowledge there isn’t a built-in transcribing application with LiveScribe so for the time being I’m using MyScript on a trial basis to test it out. That’s what I used to transcribe this.

  • http://twitter.com/GumboShowJoe Joe Koufman

    So what is the verdict? Will you ditch paper and the iPad permanently, or not without additional apps and LiveScribe innovations?

  • http://www.jeffhilimire.com Jeff Hilimire

    The verdict on LiveScribe vs. iPad is this: for meetings I’m all about using LiveScribe. Serves the same purpose as the iPad but looks less obvious and bulky. I don’t see why I’d use regular paper but I’m sure that will happen.

    I say expecting that the syncing will get better and the pen will get smaller, of course.

  • http://www.drewhawkins.org Drew Hawkins

    Good update. I think I know what kind of stocking stuffer I may ask for this year. Seems pretty functional

  • http://twitter.com/pcalvin Phil Calvin

    Tell the truth. Are you still using it? Or is it sitting in a drawer somewhere?

  • http://www.jeffhilimire.com Jeff Hilimire

    Nope, not using the LiveScribe anymore.  Ever since I got the new iPad2, I’ve been using it in meeting instead.  If the LiveScribe became smaller AND allowed me to write on any paper, any time, I’d probably pick it back up again. 

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