Even with all the work we do on our devices, nothing beats a simple pen and paper when it comes to sheer creative freedom. Well, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em together: The SyncPen 2 allows you to take notes by hand and turn them into digital files as you write.
For the traditionalists, this smartpen does function as a smooth-writing ballpoint pen and can be used either on plain paper or a digital notepad. As you write or doodle, you can sync it up with your smartphone or tablet and save your thoughts as you write them in a number of formats, from Word docs to PDF to simple notes. It can even learn to recognize your handwriting, converting your notes into text that you can freely copy and paste. It works in 66 languages and you can even sync up your notes offline and upload them later.
Want to try one for yourself? Macworld readers can get the SyncPen 2 plus an LCD writing pad and notebook for 24% off the retail price.
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