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How To Video: Take better notes with the Livescribe Echo Smartpen

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How To Video: Take better notes with the Livescribe Echo Smartpen

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Taking notes with a pen and paper may seem old-fashioned, but Sharon Vaknin shows you how to make them more modern -- and just maybe more useful, too.

Lots of apps and programs -- tried to offer their solutions for note taking but the truth is nothing beats handwritten. So if you're one of those pen and paper kind of people there's a solution that combines all the -- not analog notes with all the wonders of technology. He -- Smart -- is about make your notes a whole lot better here's networks. When he taking notes easing back though and this special notebook paper that -- additional copy of the notes which can upload your computer later. Plus records anything you and -- -- while -- right. First -- top record here. Then as I'm writing a Smart and record everything in Spain -- -- When I'm done I'll hit stop. And it now if I'd tap that tax that I just wrote -- was being fed at the time will be played back. Then as I'm writing this Merck and record everything in Spain has their way. This is amazing for students to write notes during long lectures or when you're just -- on notes during the meeting. So later online you can play back your notes and dot any other info you might met -- Now I also mentioned that the Smart -- digitize as your notes. When you connect the pinch your computer and launch the live scribe software the -- in associated audio will be uploaded. Open it up page and you'll see your notes -- just as you wrote them and if you're recording audio with those notes clicking on a word will playback distinct audio. But still undecided -- -- campaign he was -- total. In this software you can also extract just the audio by heading to the audio tab. All your recordings are listed here which you can -- your desktop if you want. In the left sidebar is a list of all the clouds services you can sync your notes so if I use Evernote I can right -- -- -- and select send page to. Then this window pops up where I can choose the file either with or without the audio. Then I'll hit continue and occasionally sent to my Evernote account which I can view -- Wear -- later on including on my found. So those are just the basics of the echo Smart -- but now they know how works let me show you a few tricks for taking great notes with those magical -- You can make a study sheep -- first writing out all the terms you need to -- then record the definitions for each -- topping record it. Topping the word as saying the definition then hitting stopped here's one example. Near field communication. Then when you're setting the terms he can get the answer by playing it back. -- Here's a little -- not not a Smart -- owners know about. If you're playing back audio either -- searching for on the -- and or -- topping the notes written to it. Any -- you take during playback will also be associated with that audio. So check it out. So called top this text parents. And other planes track I can take more notes. -- -- Which -- hit stop. And one -- -- those new notes. That audio playback from the original recording. And finally if you're out about what other notebook and -- is your pen as an audio recorder you can do that by long pressing the power button. Make your according don't forget the milk. And -- -- will be saved and don't forget the milk. Now you got a little taste of just how useful that goes -- can be checked out Donald Bell's for a year to get all the details and specs. You can find more tips and tricks for this -- and other topics out how to dot cnet.com. First CNET and sharing back. --
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