Livescribe Desktop vs. Echo Desktop

SYNC & TRANSFER Livescribe Desktop Echo Desktop
Transfer notes from smartpen with micro-USB cable Yes Yes
SAVE, SEARCH & ORGANIZE Livescribe Desktop Echo Desktop
Search handwriting Yes Yes
Create Custom Notebooks Yes Yes
Pencasts can be placed in Custom Notebooks Yes Yes
SHARE Livescribe Desktop Echo Desktop
Initiate sharing from your smartpen (through Command Line or Shortcuts) Yes
Share through Livescribe Connect Yes
Send and share directly via email Yes Yes
Exportable file formats:
– Notes PNG, PDF PNG (Win only), PDF
– Audio M4A M4A
– Pencasts Dot-pencast, Pencast PDF Livescribe PDF
Open & play dot-pencast files Yes Yes
Open & play Livescribe PDFs Yes
PENCAST PDF vs. LIVESCRIBE PDF Pencast PDF Livescribe PDF
Contains interactive notes linked to audio Yes Yes
Can be opened in any standard PDF Reader Yes Yes
Requires PDF reader that supports Flash to play back Yes
Plays in Echo Desktop Yes
Plays in Livescribe Player (www.livescribe.com/player) Yes
Plays in Livescribe+ app for iOS Yes
Exports with audio as attachment Yes Yes
Exports with InkML (penstroke data) Yes
Can export without audio Yes
Export multiple pencasts as a single document Yes
Displays bookmarks Yes
Play back speed control via Livescribe Player Yes
PLATFORMS SUPPORTED Livescribe Desktop Echo Desktop
Windows 8.1 or newer Yes
Windows 7, Windows 8 Yes Yes
Windows XP with SP3, Windows Vista® Yes
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Yes
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks Yes Yes
Mac OS X 10.5.5 or later Yes
FIRMWARE REQUIREMENTS Livescribe Desktop Echo Desktop
Firmware version 2.9.8 or earlier Yes
Updated to at least firmware version 2.9.9 Yes
SMARTPEN APPS & EXTENSIONS Livescribe Desktop Echo Desktop
MyScript (handwriting-to-text conversion) Yes Yes
Apps purchased while using Livescribe Desktop will be available Yes Yes
Sound Stickers Supported Yes Yes