Best Smart Notebooks

Smart notepads are not ordinary notebooks. Half digital, half analog, they belong to two worlds at once. We will tell about the smartest of them and how to use them.

Who will come in handy notepad with intelligent functions? First of all, those who are engaged in creative activities, that is, illustrates, architects, designers and writers. Any creative person will say that it is sometimes easier to sketch something from the hand on a piece of paper than to get a graphic tablet, mess in the program or try to describe the idea with words on the voice recorder. For such cases, smart notebooks were invented. They can be drawn with a handle or marker, and then instantly digitize the sketch and send it to cloud storage to further modify on the computer. In general, Smart Notepad is a convenient combination of old and new.

It consists of several sheets, usually bonded spring. Depending on which technology underlies notepad, sheets can be made of thick paper with a coding mesh or plastic-like material. Smart notepad is designed for reusable use: the written sheets can be cleaned with a wet cloth or heating method. Some models require a smart handle with a tracking system that is responsible for transferring data to a mobile application. In less advanced devices for digitizing the Sketch, the smartphone camera is used. In this case, the special pattern on the page helps the system to adjust the perspective, and the user receives a perfectly smooth digital copy of its work.

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

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36-page RocketBook is presented in eight bright colors and three sizes - large 8.5 x 11 ", average 6 x 8, 8 "and mini 3.5 x 5.5". It offers seven different styles for registration notes, sketches, lists and ideas, as well as two types of marking - based on lines or point grid. To digitize the Sketch, the mobile device camera and the free Rocketbook application for Android or iOS are used. The option of saving materials is very convenient: the bottom of each page is seven markers associated with one of the cloud storage facilities - Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack and ICloud. When digitized, the camera sees the marked marker and automatically sends the file to the specified location.

RocketBook compatible with Pilot Frixion handles, markers and text sequences. For cleaning need wet wipes. The prerequisite for work is to keep the pages dry, otherwise the moisture will not allow the ink to attach to the surface of the sheet.

Moleskine Pen + Smart Writing SET

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In this set, there is everything that is necessary to a creative person who is not indifferent to high technologies. It includes paper notepad, smart digital handle and mobile application. All elements form a mini ecosystem, ideal for artistic or writing activities. The note is digitized in real time. This is possible due to the fact that the positioning of the handle is carried out at the expense of the markers built into the paper: a note is transferred to the Mobile Device screen in exactly such a form, in which it looks like on the notepad page.

The Moleskin application allows not only to save digital copies of pages, but also add audio lights to them, convert handwritten text to printed (the system understands not even the most accurate handwriting), edit and save in various formats, including PDF, raster or vector image and text. Total supported 15 languages. Work with remote Google and Evernote repositories is available.

Notepad Moleskin contains 176 pages. Keeping paper should not be cleaned, but you can buy a new notebook - it is sold separately from the set.


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Reusable notepad KYSTORE is made of high quality materials. Together with him the buyer gets a washed ball handle with a built-in eraser. This is a real eco-friendly device, it can be used up to 500 times. The surface of the sheets is easily cleaned with the help of a conventional elastic or hair dryer. In total, 60 pages are built into the notebook: 20 with linear markup, 20 from point and 20 clean. Scanning one page through the CamScanner application takes less than a second. PDF and JPG formats are available for saving. Several pages can be combined into one document for subsequent sending to the Cloudy Storage of Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, ICloud or by email.

ParKoo Smart Notebook/Planner

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ParKoo's smart planner notebook is a good choice for those on a budget. Its cover is made of artificial leather and contains 136 pages inside. 3 are reserved for annual scheduling, 24 for monthly, 104 for weekly, and 5 are for recording passwords. Some of the pages have dot marking for free drawing. When drawing up a plan, you can use a ready-made grid, or draw your own. How to use the ParKoo notebook is up to you. It is suitable as a personal diary, teacher's diary, travel book, recipe book, etc.

cover side). Application features include scanning entries, synchronization with a digital calendar, working with cloud storage, and AR functions. Working with the ParKoo notebook is recommended with a pen from the same manufacturer, but in principle you can use any based on heat-sensitive ink, which is destroyed by heat. The notebook is designed to be reusable: for a quick cleanup of all pages, heat them up with a hair dryer.

Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook

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The Moleskine Evernote notebook is suitable for any creative work - writing, sketching, drawing and designing. It can also serve as a diary or planner. Two markup options allow you to choose a convenient way to design posts, and a set of stickers has an additional smart function: bright stickers can be used to highlight information on a page and quickly find it through a companion application. And if a mistake appears in the text or it becomes necessary to completely clear the page, a hairdryer will help you.

If you already have a set of Moleskine Pen+ Smart, then this notebook will serve as a replacement for the one that came with the set. It works great with the smart pen Pen+ as it has an Ncoded positional grid hidden inside its pages. Thus, you do not have to scan pages manually - drawings and notes will be automatically transferred to the screen of your mobile device in real time.

Wacom Bamboo Slate Smartpad Digital Notebook

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The Wacom Smart Notebook is the ideal gadget for those who stick to the habit of writing and drawing on paper in the digital age. But today you can’t live without high technology, and therefore Wacom Bamboo Slate Smartpad makes it possible to quickly convert sketches “to digital” in order to finalize them on a computer or share them via the cloud. At the same time, it is not necessary to have a smartphone at hand: the notebook has built-in memory, which can hold up to 100 scanned pages. Supported formats are PNG, JPG, PDF, SVG and WILL. The latter is related to digital ink technology and is a Wacom proprietary format.

The notepad requires plain paper and the supplied pressure pen . Its sensitivity is 1024 levels. This is a good indicator even in the category of full-fledged graphics tablets, but the capabilities of this device go beyond drawing. Wacom Bamboo Slate Smartpad is suitable for sketching, quick notes and handwriting. The Wacom Inkspace app supports the conversion of handwriting to electronic text.

Rocketbook Wave Cloud-Connected Reusable Smart Notebook

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This 80-page spiral-bound notebook will appeal to those who create large diagrams and illustrations. Its size is 9.5 x 8.5 inches. Along with the Rocketbook, the customer receives a Pilot Frixion pen, which uses heat-sensitive ink that becomes translucent when heated. Therefore, to clean the notebook from old notes, you just need to heat it in the microwave. Pages can be cleared up to five times.

Rocketbook offers a system of tags and QR codes for convenient organization of recordings. The Rocketbok Wave application (iOS and Android), which contains free and paid features, will help with their recognition. The latter include the ability to send digitized documents to remote storage.