I’m using Evernote. Why can’t I see green ink when I open a Pencast PDF? If you are using Evernote on your computer and are trying to view. If you get an error opening the PDF in Safari please see – When I try opening an Evernote Pencast PDF using my Mac Safari browser I. Livescribe’s Pencast PDF is a proprietary file format containing audio synced This means that sharing Pencast PDF files on Evernote may be.

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But I will consider the Livescribe as a viable option for students who want to do electronic lab books.

On the other hand, to search texts from your handwriting, Evernote is superior to Google Docs in that it offers text search feature by scanning Pencast PDFs and images. The table below summaries different features for different sharing methods:.

Each Livescribe pen comes with MB online space to store and share your pencast files. Our journey to exploit the Livescribe pen as an educational technology device will continue throughout the Fall semester.


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There still exists the original proprietary way to share pencast files online: We also introduce various sharing practices of the Livescribe notes for those who wish to try the Livescribe pen out. The table below summaries different features for different sharing methods: This means that sharing Pencast PDF files on Evernote may be impractical because the upload size of one file is limited to 50 MB even with its paid premium account.

Another disadvantage as compared with an iPad or tablet is the inability to erase mistakes or use different colors. For my personal use, I think I will prefer the iPad, even though it is a little slower in response to writing gestures.

For either option, pen or tablet, I am still exploring the best software and method for sharing, markup and version control. One of the drawbacks is that you need to press pretty hard to make sure all strokes are recorded without missing or skipping.

Playing Back a Pencast in Evernote

Obviously, the size of the Pencast PDF file depends on the length of the audio part embedded evernoote it. When uploading and sharing files via a cloud facility, the file size is an important factor to consider.


I found it to be pretty responsive to my writing style and the software was moderately friendly. Mobile device sharing is made possible through the online service.

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Please stay tuned for more feedback and information about the Livescribe pen from CIS. Greg Lyzenga sent us his valuable and pencsat feedback on the use of the Livescribe pen as a lab notebook device. It helps share Livescribe notes easily without using their proprietary sharing method via the Livescribe online website, which was a major hurdle in sharing the Livescribe notes in the past.

You can interactively play your pencast files on the My Livescribe space from iPhone or iPad using the Pencasts app; Android app is not yet available as of prncast posting. With current Livescribe Connect version 1.

According to our tests, the Pencast PDF file takes up about As a result, your hand can get pretty tired after a hour of writing.