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Putting pen to paper with Rocketbook

The world may have turned digital but if you’re anything like me you still love pen and paper. Well, the Rocketbook Everlast is a notepad with a difference as tradition meets technology.

Putting pen to paper with Rocketbook

The concept is simple: Write. Scan. Erase. It sounds interesting right? Well, this is what I thought when I took a closer look.

ROCKETBOOK EVERLAST

The Rocketbook is for people like me who enjoy writing with pen and paper, but who see the benefits of technology. The pages are beautifully smooth and come in either dotted or lined page options.

A lined page in the Rocketbook Everlast notebook

Step one is simple. Put pen to paper – in this instance erasable pens from the Pilot Frixion line – and record your thoughts, take meeting notes, write the next bestseller or maybe just plan. With 36 pages there is plenty of room to write and then write some more.

Writing in my Rocketbook everlast notebook

Next – when you are ready – you scan your pages. Yep you read that right. Release your words from your Rocketbook and release them into the cloud by scanning the pages with the Rocketbook mobile app (free to download on Andriod and iOS). That’s not even the best part though, as the OCR (Handwriting Recognition) functionality will actually transcribe your notes for you.

A transcribed scan

No more typing up notes, no more needing to wait to get on a laptop before working on something and no more taking images of your pages so you have them on you. One quick scan and you can get a copy – photograph or transcription – delivered to the location of your choice. Options currently include Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, OneNote, OneDrive, Trello, slack, box, photos and emails.

Locations to send your scans to

I am so impressed with this functionality as it even recognised my scruffy cursive writing. To be fair not perfectly – to ensure that you need to go back to basics and avoid joined up writing – but more than adequately for what I needed it to do. Cut and paste then a quick read through to make any corrections, and my team meeting minutes were ready to send out.

Then – when you are ready – simply erase with a drop of water and start again. What this does is provide you with an endlessly reusable notebook that will last for years.

For me this has made blogging on the go a breeze. Drafting posts on a phone is hard and I hate doing it in a notebook as I’ll only have to type it up when I get home. Well, not anymore!!

The Rocketbook everlast

THE THINK BOARD X

Think Boards take the write, scan erase concept of the Rocketbook to the next level. As opposed to a notebook, the Think Board X works operates as a traditional whiteboard. It allows you to take ideas out of your head and out onto a blank page.

The Think Board X

There’s no need to lose your ideas once you’re finished though. The Rocketbook mobile app allows you to take those ideas and transfer them to your destination of choice. I honestly can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat up late in hotel rooms transferring notes from flip charts or a photo of a white board into presentations ready for the second day of a conference. With an upload to an app, all that work would be gone. It would allow you to import scans as images or transcribe into notes.

Scanning using the Rocketbook mobile app

So far, for us it’s been used as a picture frame, a message board and of course a shopping list. One lives on our fridge while a second lives in my office at home. As for what it’s being used for right now though….let’s just say that Christmas is on its way!

What we're using our Think Board for - Christmas countdown!

THE GIVEAWAY

The team from Rocketbook are very kindly giving away a Rocketbook Everlast to not one but TWO lucky Tippytupps readers. All you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts. You can take a closer look at the Rocketbook Everlast here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to UK residents only. It is powered by Rafflecopter and will close on Sunday 15th December 2019 at midnight. The winner will then be chosen at random using the tool. Please note this competition is hosted by the Tippytupps blog but the prize is being provided by Atlantic Access. They will be responsible for posting your prize out to you.  For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.

Good luck!

If you enjoyed this post, they why not check out our other reviews over on the blog.

DISCLOSURE: we received these items for the purposes of this review. However – as always – all thoughts and opinions remain our own.

Write. Scan. Erase. The Rocketbook is for people like me who enjoy writing with pen and paper, but who see the benefits of technology.

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40 Comments

  1. Catherine S says:

    This would be fantastic for my husband. He would use it for the notes he makes for his coursework

  2. Iain maciver says:

    for lists,letters lots i could use this for

  3. Lisa Parker says:

    I would use it for taking notes, writing poetry/stories and for creating shopping lists x

  4. Solange says:

    Notes and shopping lists

  5. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    I keep notebooks by the phone, in my handbag and in the car as I forget everything. This one is nice so I’d keep this indoors by the phone.

  6. Tracy Nixon says:

    craft ideas and things to do!

  7. Robert Mark Ward says:

    If I won one I would pass it on to my grandson to use for his college work.

  8. michelle o'neill says:

    shopping lists and bills that i need to remember

  9. Angela treadway says:

    for all my to do lists x

  10. Helen B says:

    My memory is shocking these days so I would be making notes every time I remembered what I needed to do

  11. Susan B says:

    For random thoughts, for lists and for sites and blogs to explore later.

  12. Andrea Upton says:

    My husband would love this for all of his notes and lists

  13. Megan Kinsey says:

    I have a lot of travel stories and memories I want to compile into a book, that I’d like to get published next year. This would be lovely motivation.

  14. Gillian Mcclelland says:

    I would use this for work

  15. Rich Tyler says:

    For helping my son with school work

  16. Ruth Harwood says:

    This would be great for my notes I take while out n about for short stories I write! xx

  17. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Organisation – id take everywhere to jot my thoughts down – im always loosing bits of paper that i normally use

  18. ADEINNE TONNER says:

    I would use it for writing lists and important reminders

  19. Michelle Smith says:

    Shopping lists and important dates to remember

  20. Caroline Tinsley says:

    I’d use it for taking notes when I’m playing games, I waste a lot of paper on that!

  21. Sean Eccles says:

    I would gift it to My partner she has just started working as parenting governor at the school this would be perfect for her to make her notes and right her reports or even keep track of everything in one place would be loads easier for her fingers crossed

  22. Amy Bondoc says:

    all my to do lists

  23. Helen Tovell says:

    I would use it to help me stay organised in everyday life, lists, notes, ideas, that sort of stuff

  24. Lorna Ledger says:

    I’d give it to my Daughter 19, she would use it for to-do lists, mindfulness, and studying

  25. I’d use it for the scrap paper notes I’m always losing!

  26. ashleigh allan says:

    For lists

  27. James Travis says:

    For taking notes and making lists

  28. lorraine kirk says:

    A brilliant idea. I would use it to write some ghost stories etc for my new blog that I am planning

  29. lynn neal says:

    This would be perfect for my many liststhat I make to keep organised!

  30. Anthea Holloway says:

    I would use it for all those lists I make and then lose amongst the piles of paper!

  31. Patricia Avery says:

    My goal for 2020 is to write my autobiography. My grandchildren love hearing about my past so I thought it would be good for then to have something to remember me by.

  32. Elizabeth Cooke says:

    This would be really useful as a new mum, I’d use it to help stay organised and to capture memories.

  33. paula cheadle says:

    For doing lists and notes so I don’t forget to do stuff

  34. Jessica Barber says:

    I’m studying dog behaviour so I’d use it for all my notes!

  35. I’d use for my diet plan in the new year

  36. Tammy Neal says:

    For all my notes x

  37. Terrie-Ann Wright says:

    WOW!I’m at college and due to start university next! This would be amazing!!!

  38. Mary Campbell says:

    Noting down errands to do, hilarious moments from the day, and committing memories to paper so they remain timeless and everlasting! 🙂

  39. Shopping and to-do lists!

  40. Emma England says:

    This is like my dreams have become reality! How did I not know this existed! I would use this for my endless to do lists, planning birthdays, Christmas and everything else.

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