Today, we are happy to announce that we have expanded the Livescribe Connect service to include two more fantastic applications – Google Sites and Microsoft OneNote.
Livescribe Connect for the Echo™ and Pulse™ smartpens was first introduced in May, giving professionals, educators and students an incredibly easy way to send their handwritten notes and recorded audio, as interactive pencasts, to a variety of online services ranging from email to Facebook, Evernote®, Google Docs™, as well as mobile devices like Apple® iPhones® and iPads® – all from paper.
In case you’re not familiar, Google Sites is an online tool for building and sharing websites, such as company intranets, team project sites, classroom and student club sites, which can easily incorporate content from Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube, Picasa and now pencasts created with a Livescribe smartpen. Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook that provides a single place to gather and organize text, pictures, digital handwriting, audio and video recordings to help manage information overload.
Adding Google Sites and Microsoft OneNote gives Livescribe customers even more ways to liberate their handwritten notes from the pages of their notebooks and turn the once-static meeting or lecture notes into a digital format that is simple to access, share and search.
In addition to the new connectors, today’s update to Livescribe Connect includes two other important enhancements. The Facebook connector now allows people to post pencasts on friends’ walls in addition to their own, as well as Livescribe’s fan page. And, for Mac customers, Livescribe Connect now supports the recently released Mac OS X Lion.
If you already have a Livescribe smartpen, you can update your Connect software or download it for the first-time here: www.livescribe.com/install.
For more about how to use Connect, check out this short demo video. For examples of pencasts from the Livescribe community ranging from business and academic uses to creative illustrations, how-to’s and more, please visit our Featured Pencast page.
Livescribe Connect has now been available for just about two and a half months. We’d love to hear your impressions and experiences so far. What’s good? What’s not so good? What other connectors would you like to see?