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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There still exists the original proprietary way to share pencast files online: For my personal use, I think I will prefer the iPad, even though it is a little slower in response to writing gestures.
How to access the audio file from a Livescribe 3 smartpen recording
Obviously, the size of the Pencast PDF file depends on the length of the audio part embedded in it. When uploading and sharing files via a cloud facility, the file size is an important factor to consider.
Another disadvantage as compared with an iPad or tablet is the inability to erase mistakes or use different colors. As a result, your hand can get pretty tired after a hour of writing. Greg Lyzenga sent us his valuable and interesting feedback on the use of the Eernote pen as a lab notebook device.
I found it to be pretty responsive to my writing style and the software was moderately friendly. 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 this posting.
Playing Back a Pencast in Evernote
For either option, pen or tablet, I am still exploring the best software and method for sharing, markup and version control. With current Livescribe Connect version 1. Each Livescribe pen comes with MB online space to store and share your pencast files.
It helps share Livescribe notes easily without using their proprietary sharing method via the Livescribe online evdrnote, which was a major hurdle in sharing the Livescribe notes in the past. But I will consider the Livescribe as a viable option for students who want to do pncast lab books.
The table below summaries different features for different sharing methods: According to our tests, the Pencast PDF file takes up about The table below summaries different features for different sharing methods:.
We also introduce various sharing practices of the Livescribe notes for those who wish to try the Livescribe pen out. 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.
Mobile device sharing is made possible through the online service. Please stay tuned for more feedback and information about the Livescribe pen from CIS. One of the drawbacks is that you need to press pretty hard to make sure all strokes are recorded without missing or skipping. 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.
Our journey to exploit the Livescribe pen as an educational technology device will continue throughout the Fall semester.