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A smart notebook brings the benefits of digital note-taking with the feel of writing tools on paper.
The Moleskine Smart Writing Set is our favorite because it’s a high-quality notebook with a great pen and an easy-to-use app that syncs all your notes.
Smart notebooks enable the benefits of digital note-taking for traditionalists who prefer the feel of writing tools on paper rather than devices like Apple’s Pencil on a tablet or phone screen.
In a nutshell, most smart notebooks will register your handwriting or drawing and translate them to a digital format that you can view from the smart notebook’s accompanying app on pretty much any device with a screen.
Some notepads require special pens or paper with tracking technology built in, while others don’t. Having to use special paper may not be a bad thing, though, and plenty of smart notebooks allow you to erase your writing, so you can reuse the same pages over and over.
We’ve rounded up the best smart notebooks you can buy whether you want a reusable notebook that wipes clean when you’re done or one that connects to an app on your smartphone to give you digital copies of your notes.
Here are the best smart notebooks:
Best overall: Moleskine Smart Writing Set
Best on a budget: Rocketbook Wave
Best for illustrators: Wacom Bamboo Slate
Best for traditionalists: Rocketbook Everlast
Best for business people: Wacom Bamboo Folio
Prices and links are current as of 1/11/2021.
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The best smart notebook overall
The Moleskine Smart Writing Set offers excellent note tracking and allows you to easily share and save your notes as you write them.
Pros: Easy to use, high-quality, beautiful notebook, good app
Cons: Must use dedicated paper
There are a few companies that build smart notebooks, but in our experience, the best smart notepad is built by a famous notebook company called Moleskine. It’s called the Moleskine Smart Writing Set, and it includes a paper tablet, smart pen, and one pen ink refill.
The pad measures 8.50 by 5.25 inches, and looks just like a standard notebook, though the pages protrude a little from the cover. On the inside, you’ll find that the pages are dotted with a grid pattern. Unlike some other smart notebooks, you can’t use standard paper when you run out of space in this notebook.
Instead, you’ll have to buy a new Paper Tablet from Moleskine, but it’s not too pricey and you get more accurate note-recording in the companion app with this system.
The included pen uses smart technology and an embedded infrared camera to track your movement as you write or draw on the dotted paper. Because of this, you won’t be …read more
Source:: Business Insider