Livescribe Smartpens: now available at Mac & PC Doctors

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A Livescribe smartpen is perfect for use during lectures, meetings or conferences. The products allow you to:

  • write notes
  • capture audio recordings
  • upload and store your notes and audio on Echo Desktop or the Livescribe+ mobile app (both available for free download)
  • access your notes and recordings on your linked device

Being able to listen back to your recordings lets you expand on your initial notes and ensures you do not miss out on any information.

Livescribe Echo

After initially setting up your Livescribe Echo using the supplied starter notebook, taking your notes is as simple as turning on the pen and starting to write. To record audio, simply tap the record button at the bottom of your page. Once your notes and audio have been recorded, tap on your notes to replay your meetings or lectures. You can then transfer all your notes and audio using Echo desktop on your computer via the USB cable.This allows you to review your notes and listen back to your recordings as many times as you like, at your own pace.

Livescribe 3

The Livescribe 3 smartpen is the company’s latest addition to their smartpen collection and works in a similar way to the Livescribe Echo, with a few differences. Instead of linking with Echo Desktop, the Livescribe 3 is designed to sync your notes to an iPad, tablet or smartphone, via bluetooth, using the Livescribe+ mobile app. Once you have registered your smartpen on the app, your notes and recording will automatically load onto your iPad, tablet or smartphone in real time.  Also, while the recording function of the Livescribe Echo utilises the microphone installed in the actual pen, the Livescribe 3 uses the microphone and speakers on your linked device, providing audio of even higher quality. The app also gives you the option of converting your written notes into text, so they can used in computer programs, documents and online.


The videos above will help to give you an idea of what to expect from your Livescribe smartpen and explains how you can start using it. If you are interested in purchasing one of these items, you can call us on (07) 3848 9438, or we can show you these devices in action at the Source Kids Expo on 6-7 July. For more information about Source Kids and to register for the expo, visit

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