29 Sep We’ve written before about the new Pencast feature available in the Livescribe Desktop. It’s a very cool feature as it allows you to create. 1 Jul Please note: By default, you can replay the audio using the pencast tab in Tagged: Digital Pen, echo smartpen, export audio, livescribe. The Livescribe paper-based computing platform consists of a digital pen, digital paper, software . The Livescribe Connect service, launched in May , allows pencasts to be sent through e-mail, Evernote, Facebook, Google Docs, and other.

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The control bar also has jump controls, bookmarks starsand an audio timeline control.

Can I transcribe the audio I record into digital text? If tapped on the correct images, it can function as a calculator, for example, or can translate words the translator software as shipped includes only 21 words in a small selection of languages – as of September there are no public plans to make a full version of this translator available [2].

Archived from the original on March 5, Livescribe has provided a user forum at the request of Linux users. The green ink indicates that there is audio attached to those notes while black ink means that there is no synced audio. Many cellphone cameras can see the IR light emitted when the pen is on so using the camera to look at the front of the pen penacst depressing the ink cartridge is one way of determining the operating status.


Livescribe Pencast Example – SmartPen

Retrieved August 19, From March through JulyLivescribe soldLivescribe dot paper is regular paper printed with a unique pattern of tiny microdots. The smartpen’s portable size and audio recording capabilities have led some people to question the ethics and legality of using the device.

Users have complained to Livescribe, and the company’s official response is to point users to tips on pen maintenance and then suggest that users buy a new pen at a deep discount as a replacement. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In Adobe Reader X, your recipients can read your notes and play your audio.

The SDK was based on Java, and applications ran directly on the pen itself. It does not have support on Windows or Windows Phone.

Livescribe paper is available at competitive prices in a variety of paper types, bindings, and sizes: Archived from the original on In the default gray setting, the gray words turn green as the audio plays. Ink cartridges that meet the same size specifications and contain carbon free ink may also be used, though Livescribe does not guarantee the performance of non-Livescribe branded replacement ink cartridges.

A pencast is pencasf digital version of your notes and pencaast come to life as an interactive document.

Viewing and Playing a Pencast PDF

Pulse and Echo use the same model of ink refills. How do Livescribe smartpens capture handwriting? When used with Anoto digital paperit liescribe what it writes for later uploading to a computer, and synchronizes those notes with any audio it has recorded.

Retrieved August 5, There is also an active ink view button. Handwriting recognition functionality is provided by a third-party application, Pencaxt by Vision Objects Inc. For example, inDelta Air Lines accused the manager of Atlanta’s airport of using a Livescribe pen to illegally record a meeting of city and airline officials without their consent.


A color or monochrome laser printer works. The pens can store about hours of audio per gigabyte.

Archived from the original on August 21, Notes and audio can be sent to other users as a “pencast” through the Livescribe Desktop software. This page was last edited on 30 Octoberat The OLED fades after one to three years, making the pen significantly more difficult to use because it is no longer possible to see if the pen is on pencastt not and customers need to rely on the audio feedback alone.

The camera does not see ink written by licescribe user, nor does it see artwork on a page.

However, the company has taken advantage of ongoing improvements in OLED technology and, as of January 1,now lkvescribe a 3-year warranty on new smartpens including the discounted replacements. With earlier versions of the Livescribe Platform, you can send your notes and audio as Pencast files and your recipients can use them in Livescribe Desktop, which is available as a free download. Echo and Pulse smartpens use Echo Desktop to store and organize your notes; it also has built-in handwriting search.