Livescribe Celebrates Five Years of Digital WritingMay 23, 2012
OAKLAND, Calif. – May 23, 2012 – Livescribe Inc. (www.livescribe.com), the innovative company behind the world’s first smartpen, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Livescribe revolutionized the digital writing market by syncing recorded audio with handwritten notes and providing a valuable new tool, which saves times, improves learning and enhances business productivity. Livescribe is marking this milestone with a retrospective of the company’s history and a brief look at what’s next.
Click here to view and play back an interactive Pencast PDF of the company’s milestones.
“Livescribe created a new product category and a customer experience like no other. The products and services bridge the paper and digital worlds, largely isolated from each other in the past, and enable note-takers to capture more information and get more value from meetings and classes,” said Gilles Bouchard, Livescribe CEO. “Five years later, the opportunity and demand for digital writing has grown exponentially with mass consumer adoption of tablets, connected devices and cloud services. This year, Livescribe will advance our technology to capture and seamlessly connect everything consumers hear and write with the online services, and mobile devices they love – further strengthening our position as the leader in digital writing.”
Livescribe credits this milestone to the students and professionals who have recommended its products to friends and colleagues and provided invaluable feedback along the way. This allowed the company to continually refine features and enhance the overall smartpen experience. Click here to view an infographic, which takes a closer look at the people who use smartpens and the technology they can’t live without.
Livescribe executives also shared candid stories from the past five years, providing a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the company’s quest to deliver a one-of-a-kind product. The video is available for viewing here.
Customers and Livescribe fans can also partake in the anniversary celebration with a special Livescribe.com online promotion. Starting today through May 28, all Livescribe paper products are $5 off, including journals, A5 and A4 notebooks, three-subject notebooks and more.
Livescribe smartpens digitally capture everything people hear and write. To play back important information, a customer simply taps anywhere on handwritten notes in a Livescribe notebook, a computer or a mobile device. Consumers can easily share a digital copy of their handwritten notes synced with audio as interactive pencasts with email, Evernote®, Microsoft OneNote, Facebook, Google Docs™ and Google Sites™. It’s also easy for recipients to experience interactive content in a Pencast PDF format. Pencast PDFs use Adobe’s ubiquitous PDF format – so anyone with the free Adobe Reader® 10 or higher can hear, see and share an interactive Pencast PDF. Click here for more information.
Located in Oakland, Calif., Livescribe has developed a new low-cost mobile computing platform, which is fundamentally advancing the way people capture, access and share written and spoken information in the paper and digital worlds. The Echo and Pulse smartpens revolutionize the act of writing by recording and linking speech to handwriting, so users never miss a word. For more information, visit Livescribe at www.livescribe.com.
About Anoto Group AB
Anoto is the world leading company behind the unique technology for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto operates through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly forms solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto Group is headquartered in Lund, Sweden, with offices in Boston and Tokyo. Anoto traded on the Small Cap list of OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm under the ticker ANOT. www.anoto.com.