Handwritten document on the web- made possible by Livescribe !

25th May 2011
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Every one of us must have had an idea of using their hand written drawings or text or plans to be used in documents across the web (in Google Docs or Evernote) thereby avoiding re-writing work.

The existent solution is to scan the hand written paper as a PDF or .doc file and upload it to Google Docs.But it’s quite complicated and one doesn’t get to utilize a scanner everytime at work. This work can be well done by “Livescribe pen” which has an ink cartridge almost like a regular pen but has the phenomenal ability to record everything that one writes on a notebook including the sounds produced in the environment. It’s very useful when it comes to attending meetings or lectures wherein a quick notes has to be taken and can be uploaded on the web within no time.

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You can review all the things thus recorded and connect the Livescribe pen to your computer via a USB cable and transfer all the handwritten notes with the necessary audio in sync. The Livescribe Desktop software enables you to transcribe them to digital text.

Livescribe announced a much important software update that takes your handwritten notes into cloud services like Google Docs/Evernote/Facebook.

The moment you scribble something on the book with this pen, an option can be selected which directs all the data being written to that particular service (ex:- Google Docs).So, at the end of the day, all your work can be seen on Google Docs.

Livescribe Pens are priced at $99 (with 2GB storage) but there is a hidden cost. It only works on a specific paper tailor made for Livescribe Pens. Another reason to bother is that there is no wireless transfer and all the data has to be sent to PC using a USB cable.

But, even after all that, it’s a dream come true for many. Go for it without no second thought taking into consideration it’s portability and time savvy nature.

- Bhanu Teja Kurucheti for YourStory

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