There are lots of notebooks out there, and for most of us, we’ve got extensive books of notes and leftover little bits of writing, research, or just plain history written on actual dead trees. For me, you can’t replace the feeling of a notebook and a pen, which is why I love the idea that Evernote and Moleskine have come up with. The note-taking app and the Italian notebook manufacturer are bringing paper into the 21st century. Evernote and Moleskine have teamed up to produce a line of smart paper designed for easy digital archiving.
Moleskine has lined the paper with tiny dots designed to help orient handwriting and make it sortable and trackable via handwriting recognition software. Included is a collection of so-called smart stickers that, when processed by Evernote, will properly tag entries based on the tags you set up. Evernote also updated its app to introduce “Page Camera,” which increased the contrast of a page once it has been photographed to make it easier to read from the digital archive. The only drawback is that the Evernote handwriting recognition software works on Evernote’s servers, meaning there may be some processing time and you’ll need to sync the app. Other than that, it seems like a great, useful tool for those not quite ready to leap from paper completely.Technorati Tags: archived paper, digital archives, digital paper, digitally archivable paper, evernote, evernote and moleskine debut smart notebooks, handwriting recognition, handwriting recognition software, moleskine, smart notebooks, smart paper, smart stickers