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.
The concept is simple: Write. Scan. Erase. It sounds interesting right? Well, this is what I thought when I took a closer look.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
DISCLOSURE: we received these items for the purposes of this review. However – as always – all thoughts and opinions remain our own.