I’m always looking for new and improved ways to take notes. One tool I came across a few years ago and now can’t imagine living without is the Livescribe Smart Pen. This clever little pen connects the words that are recorded with whatever you are writing at that time. When you go back to listen to your notes you can skip to anywhere you’d like within the notes by pressing the corresponding writing. Whether you are in a meeting or attending a lecture this is a great asset because you no longer need to worry about copying down every little bit of information. With Livescribe you can attend to whatever is being said knowing that you can go back and review later on.
Livescribe has teamed with Evernote to make your notes available on smart devices. You can playback your notes and watch as the lecture unfolds. This is a great way to get some extra studying in while you’re traveling. If you don’t have a smart device this functionality is also available on the computer. Notes can also be shared via email so people who missed the meeting or lecture can be kept up to date.
If you have problems taking good notes and attending to what is going on around you the Livescribe Smart Pen is definitely worth taking a look at.