"Good, but could be so much better"3.0 starson by carmazon
Pros: Can easily transfer written notes to computer
Can click on note and hear audioi of what was actually said at that time.
Lots of practical paper options
Cons: Restrict use to ONE computer
No capacity to organize/file notes on livescribe
Summary: The pulse pen does effectively allow you to transfer written notes to your computer, so you can then have them electronically. While you do have to use special paper, it works better than a previous gadget I had that attached to any paper, but was very cumbersome to use. And, the paper options are varied and quite practical. In addition, the capacity to tap on the note and get the audio recording of what was actually being said at the time is extremely helpful, especially since I am not the best note taker.
TWO GRIPES--They only allow you to use the software on one computer, so if like me, you travel with a laptop but depend largely for work on a desktop, you have to make a choice-seems very cheezy and unrealistic on their part. Second-while you can download and file your notes as .bmp file onto your normal computer files, that does not include the audio capacity to click on your notes. You can only do that on livescribe, and live scribe has NO capacity to let you file and organize your notes, so they just sit there chronologically the way they would in a an old-fashioned paper notebook-very bizarre and very frustrating.