Rocketbook Smart Notebook Letter/Executive w/ Penssearch

Rocketbook Smart Notebook Letter/Executive w/ Pens

Rocketbook Smart Notebook Letter/Executive w/ Pens

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I really wish these were around when I was in college. I used a separate notebook for each class. Trying to find something later in your notes is near impossible. Being able to organize the notes and make them searchable would have been game changing. I'm sure the notes would have more meaning for longer as well. Try to look at a notebook from a year or more ago. It's hard to tell what your notes are even talking about.
What materials are used? Recyclable?
These books are pretty much useless for left handed people....
S-204
Good to know. I was thinking about trying these but will pass. Same issues with fountain pens as well.
S-204
Why? Do they smudge?
Can you stick it in the microwave to erase it?
NikkiNike
You gotta buy THOSE pens. With a little friction, the ink is erasable. That or a little water works.
NikkiNike
For the regular line, yes, but not the one being sold under this listing. Everlast version is not microwavable.
I’ve tried to use these notebooks but find they have no utility for me. The OCR works okay at detecting words , but it does not handle important things. One example is bullets. When I take notes, i note a topic and use bullets below. The OCR does not recognize this and properly format the text. The photo it sends is less useful than using a real pen on real paper. I basically use this for scratch paper. It’s exoensive for scratch paper.
I'm not sure what the point of this is. I scan scan pages of my notebooks and make comparable quality, multi-page PDFs using Google Drive, plus keep a hard copy in a notebook that costs $0.25. Not sure why I'd spend $28 on some gimmick.
ibnalfreak
The Rocketbooks are erasable/reusable and you can set tags on the pages to upload to a variety of storage places with a single app. But you're limited to the Frixion pens (which are on their own erasable on any paper) and can only leave them on the page for so long (a few weeks) before there's a risk of ghosting. Does it offer anything you couldn't do with a notebook and Drive? No, not really other than the reusable part. For me, the appeal is that I prefer a pen and paper for quick notes while I'm working. This allows me to reduce clutter for paper I wouldn't normally archive while allowing me to keep digital backups of things if I care to. There's a bit of hype involved here for sure. But if it fits your use case, and you'd reuse enough to justify the expense vs traditional notepads/notebooks, they work very well.
I have a question: How many pages in each book?
HPR_HPR
  • Letter size (32 pages): 8.5 x 11 in (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
  • Executive size (36 pages): 6 x 8.8 in (15.2 x 22.4 cm)
This is what is shows in the description.
Eh. I picked up a pair of these the last time they droppped. Interesting idea, I suppose, but not for me. The pens glide too smoothly across the paper for me to write neatly at all (I like my writing instrument to have a bit of friction in the page surface). The OCR is of limited value, as it ignores any formatting you do. For example, if you take notes in bullet points, it ignores them and just strings everything together, then you just need to look at the photo it sends you anyway. I have found one use for this. I keep it at my desk at work so I can jot down a note or a to-do or similar. Basically it’s an expensive pad of reusable scratch paper. i don’t recommend this. Sorry.
Been using these for a while now. I got rid of my 5 paper notebooks (one for each University course), and got one of these instead. I never looked back. I took all of my notes in my rocketbook, and uploaded them to google drive with the app. Then, I used a google drive extension (Kami) to annotate all the pdf's during my study sessions. Doing this greatly improved my studying workflow (because I didn't have to sort through pages of notebooks) and lightened the load in my backpack considerably. Annotating the scans was a great help too, because I was able to add actual images from the lecture slides directly into my notes. If you're looking to get rid of your reams of paper-based notes (but you still like writing things by hand), and you're comfortable with reviewing your notes through a browser, not on paper, then this is a great product for you. However, if you're worried about smearing (lefties), or you don't like reviewing notes through a web-browser, then maybe don't get this product. If you're worried about the super-high heat erasing. I live in Texas, and have never had issues with notes erasing themselves from heat (in the summer, it gets up to 114 degrees F outside, and 130 in your car). Generally, I snap pictures of my notes as soon as I'm done writing them anyways, so if they did erase themselves, it wouldn't be an issue.
I've had the Letter (8.5 x 11) for about 10 months now, and it's really changed my workflow process. Previously, I used to take notes on legal pads and just keep them in my desk shelf at work. Digging through the notebooks to find old meeting notes was a total pain. Being able to easily sort notes to different project folders through the app has been very helpful. Like it so much, I ended up ordering a few pocket sized ones.
cool innovation guy's way to think outside the box
JamesCanada
Have you used it? Neat idea, I thought, but not terribly usable in my opinion. I tried.
Ahhpancakes
I have not used it, I found the concept to be revolutionary, or at least a step in the right direction. I use an Ipad for work with the Ipen. It works wonders, not what the 1st gens used to be.
after doing extensive research I have decided to pass on this purchase. Perhaps when consumers begin to day the ink is instantly drying. Perhaps when consumers stop saying things like “the app is weaker than a canera app”.
Any chance of getting these shipped to NZ?
LittleJono
Am wondering the same thing, perhaps there's a possibility of freight-forwarding as mentioned here: https://helpdesk.massdrop.com/hc/en-us/articles/212495898-Why-isn-t-every-drop-available-internationally- Really interested in this product but am limited in purchasing due to inability of shipping to NZ.
Does it wipe clean with other pens?
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Ink color disappears at 60°C and reappears at -10°C. I've lost notes before by leaving notes made with Frixion by my laptop fan for too long. I've also had notes reappear when I left a notebook in the car while in the mountains. That all said, as long as you're mindful of where you keep your paper materials, it's not that hard to avoid those situations.
They have a little note in the book that says if the ink disappears due to heat, put it in the freezer for a bit and itll come back