I’ve had my livescribe pen for a couple of weeks now and have started to settle down into a bit of a routine with it. I suspect this routine will change a little as I continue to experiment, but here’s how I’m currently using it. I also have a few ideas that would improve its usefulness to me.

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I got a Livescribe Pulse smartpen just about a week ago. This is a device that records your penstrokes (i.e. writing and drawing) and, optionally, records audio alongside, allowing both to be transferred to a PC afterwards. I bought it with the intention of using it to make better notes in meetings and seminars, and at conferences. It is a rather clever piece of kit, and I thought it would be worth making a note of my thoughts after a week of playing.

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