May 23, 2011

Livescribe Connect its Digital Pen with Facebook, Evernote, Google Docs


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Livescribe today announced Livescribe Connect for the Echo and Pulse smartpens, a breakthrough software solution, which makes it simple for business professionals, educators and students to send their handwritten notes and recorded audio, as an interactive pencast, to the people and online applications of their choice – all from paper.

Livescribe also announced the expansion of its smartpen product family with the introduction of the affordable 2GB Echo smartpen starter pack for $99.95. It stores more than 200 hours of audio and comes with everything a person needs to get started, including several sheets of Livescribe paper as well as Connect Basic.

Livescribe smartpens digitally capture everything people hear and write. To play back important information, a customer simply taps anywhere on handwritten notes in a Livescribe notebook, on a computer, or a mobile device. With the introduction of Livescribe Connect, consumers can quickly send pencasts from paper to applications, such as email, Google Docs, Facebook, Evernote or even their mobile devices, including the Apple iPad and iPhone.

Livescribe Connect not only makes it simple to share handwritten notes and recorded audio, as interactive pencasts, but also makes it possible for anyone to interact with the information as a Pencast PDF. The Pencast PDF leverages Adobe’s ubiquitous, business-standard PDF format – now anyone with the free Adobe Reader 10 or higher can easily hear, see and share an interactive Pencast PDF.

To use Livescribe Connect, a consumer simply draws a line and writes the name of the desired destination, for instance “Evernote” or “Facebook,” then taps the pages or circles sections of a page to send. The next time the smartpen is docked to a computer, the notes and audio are automatically sent as a pencast.

People can also use Livescribe Connect within Livescribe’s free desktop software – simply drag and drop pages of notes to Connector icons to quickly send or share them.

Livescribe supports the following connectors:

  • Email Connector: Handwritten notes and audio recordings from meetings or lectures are emailed using Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail Plus and AOL.
  • Google Docs Connector: Just by drawing a line and writing “Google Docs” on paper, anyone working on a collaborative project can quickly share a pencast with his or her team.
  • Facebook Connector: Now the 500 million people using Facebook have a new way to share their latest thoughts –as interactive written and spoken status updates.
  • Evernote Connector: Send pencasts to Evernote to play back, store and search the information along with other important digital files.
  • Mobile/iPad Connector: Send pencasts right from paper to mobile devices, including the Apple iPad and iPhone. Play back important information on-the-go with the tap of a finger.
  • MyLivescribe Connector: All registered customers receive 500MB of free online storage for their pencasts. With the MyLivescribe connector, customers can easily upload and store pencasts for convenient access from mobile devices.
  • Computer Connector: An easy way to save and organize Pencast PDFs and other supported formats right on a computer – even designate the specific folder or shared server location where pencasts should be sent.

Livescribe is filling a gap by bringing written and spoken information online and into the personal cloud. Livescribe recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine how information workers capture and share information and the role smartpens can play in improving productivity and enhancing collaboration. Click here to read the release.

Availability

Livescribe customers can begin using Livescribe Connect on May 23rd by installing the latest version of Livescribe Desktop found at www.livescribe.com/install.

Connect Basic: Available for free for all Pulse and 2GB Echo Livescribe customers. Connect Basic allows pencasts to be sent to a computer, Evernote, Facebook, MyLivescribe account and mobile devices.

Connect Premium: Available for free for all 4GB, 8GB and 8GB Echo Pro Pack customers. Connect Premium includes all the Connect Basic connectors as well as connectors for email and Google Docs.

Pulse and 2GB Echo customers who wish to upgrade to Livescribe Connect Premium can do so via Livescribe’s online store for $14.99.

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