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Cult of Mac Nov 22, 2013

Why bother with the Livescribe at all if the app is so terrible? Sure, it’s nice to be able to search your notes, but you could just write on regular paper and feed the sheets into Evernote via your iPhone’s camera, giving you search and a way nicer app to do it in.

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Engadget Oct 28, 2013

We tried out the Livescribe 3 with the accompanying app in a brief hands-on and were impressed with how quickly our written scribbles appeared on the app. The pen itself still felt pretty hefty in our hand ... but it's certainly much more pen-like than previous Livescribes.

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Laptop Magazine Oct 28, 2013

Similar to Samsung’s Action memos, Livescribe’s software can interpret handwritten text and do a lot more than just convert it to ASCII characters. In our demo, we watched as a Livescribe rep wrote down a phone number and sent it to either the contract list or the dialer.

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Macworld Oct 27, 2013

That rubber cap happens to be one of a number of clever design features built into the Livescribe 3: The cap doubles as a capacitive stylus that you can use with your mobile device.

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Gizmodo Oct 28, 2013

One of the coolest features of the Smartpen three is it will automatically convert your hand-written notes to typed ones. And say you have a date or an address written down. It'll hyperlink that so you can automagically open a date in iCal or a location in Maps.

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PC Mag Oct 28, 2013

The pen's neatest new feature is that you can turn the barrel to extend or retract the tip, which is now an industry-standard ballpoint pen tip. Previous Livescribe models had the tip always out, covered by an easily loseable little cap.

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VentureBeat Oct 27, 2013

The smarter pen’s design shows how rapidly things have changed in the mobile device market. The new pen still captures your words and allows you to annotate them and turn them into digital data. It is targeted at serious note takers like business professionals and students.

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Electronista Nov 22, 2013

We spent a while jotting down notes on one of the special notepads, then watching the writing appear a second later on an iPad display. The results were surprisingly well rendered on the device; we didn't notice any of the quality issues that sometimes surface during traditional scanning.

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The Inquirer Oct 28, 2013

The Livescribe Smartpen 3 captures everything written on Livescribe paper as soon as it starts up, and then transfers that content to Livescribe+ when the app opens. This allows people to take notes with just a smartpen and notepad, and then review that information on the mobile device later.

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Tunguz Tunguz

In my line of work (Theoretical Physics) I tend to write a lot, mostly mathematical formulae, graphs and other non-standard material. This tends to create piles of papers, and getting it all organized can be a challenge. I tried using tablet PCs in the past, but the buggy software and the small,...

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