With the Livescribe 3 smartpen and the Livescribe+ mobile app, simply write on paper and watch it instantly appear on your iPad or iPhone, where it becomes infinitely more useful. A variety of views, useful tools and plenty of options for sharing your notes and ideas are available with just a few quick taps of your finger.
Livescribe 3 smartpen
The Livescribe 3 smartpen delivers a smooth, elegant writing experience while the integrated IR camera captures everything that you write or draw on paper. Using Bluetooth Smart technology, the Livescribe 3 sends all your content to the Livescribe+ app on your iOS device.
Pencasts make sure you’ll never miss a word
Using the built-in mic on your iPhone or iPad, you can easily add recorded audio that's synced with your handwriting so you can relive important moments of speeches, meetings or presentations. In the app or directly on paper, just tap on any word to hear what was recorded at the very moment you wrote that word.
- Stylish, premium ballpoint smartpen captures everything you write and draw on paper
- Twist ring turns the smartpen on and off while extracting and retracting ink
- Real-time syncing of what you write or draw to the Livescribe+ app
- Tag, organise, search and convert your handwriting to text for easy sharing and collaboration
- View content in original page form or work with smaller, actionable snippets of information
- Supplement your notes, diagrams and sketches with photos or images
- Act on your notes more quickly
- Charges through MicroUSB port (cable included)
Did you notice?Livescribe 3 smartpen uses the built-in microphone from your smartphone or tablet to record audio that's synchronised to everything you put on paper.
Apple Recommends ForCapturing everything you write or draw on paper in a digital format so as to easily organise, search and share it.
What's in the Box?
- Livescribe 3 smartpen
- Dot paper journal (100 sheets)
- Leather smartpen journal
- Micro USB cable
- Width: 1.5 cm/0.59 in.
- Weight: 34 g
- Length: 16.2 cm/6.38 in.
- iOS 7 or later
- Mfr. Part Number: APX-00017
- UPC or EAN No.: 816108010427
- Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- Requires Livescribe dot paper (100 sheets included)
Note: Livescribe+ is designed to be used in conjunction with Livescribe 3 smartpens.
Livescribe+ pairs with your Livescribe 3 smartpen to instantly sync everything you write on paper directly onto your iPhone or iPad. Your notes become more useful, more quickly when they’re organized, tagged, searchable and converted to text.
Notes, sketches, diagrams and drawings created with your Livescribe 3 smartpen show up instantly in Livescribe+.
Access your notes in 3 different views to get more out of them: (1) Page View shows your notebooks and pages exactly as they were written. (2) Feed View organizes your notes into smaller, actionable snippets sorted in a timeline. (3) Pencast View allows you to play back audio recordings synced to your notes so you can hear what was said exactly when you were writing.
Convert your handwritten notes into text to transform them into tasks, reminders, calendar events, new contacts and more. All with a few taps of your finger.
Create pencasts and add photos and typed memos directly in Livescribe+ to add more depth and context to your written notes.
Tag your notes in Feed view to create Collections that sort all your tagged content together.
Share PDF’s of your notes, pictures and pencasts through Mail, Messages, AirDrop, Evernote, Dropbox and more.
Livescribe 3 smartpens are compatible with iPhone 4S or newer, iPad 3rd Gen or newer, iPad mini or newer, iPod touch 5th Gen or newer.
Need help or want to discover more? Visit www.livescribe.com/Livescribe3. …
Ratings & Reviews
At last available in England. Seen some rough reviews on the product but looks like those were teething problems. Pen works grea At last available in England. Seen some rough reviews on the product but looks like those were teething problems. Pen works great with my iPad and iPhone. Just as advertised. What a great Christmas gift …
- Written by Shannon M from SCOTTS VALLEY
45 of 49 people found this useful
A car without tyres
The product has great potential. I actually like the concept. I have also been impressed by how it works. There is much more to wi The product has great potential. I actually like the concept. I have also been impressed by how it works. There is much more to wish for in terms of functionality but the basics are good!
BUT! As a European you CANT buy additional notebooks. You need a certain type of notebook to use the pen, but there are no suppliers that can provide this in Europe. On livescribe's own store you have to be a US resident to buy additional note books and accessories. I have been in contact with their customer support numerous times. They keep on sending links to alternative stores but NONE of them have been able to ship to my address. They don't seem to care. Strange!
So for us Europeans the pen is worthless. What amazes me is Livescribe's own ignorance. Its like selling a car but not providing tyres. What's the point of that?
Don't understand how Apple could sell it on their web store given the above. …
- Written by Marcus N from Saltsjö-Duvnäs
37 of 49 people found this useful
The WOW factor
I'm gobsmacked. It's one of those things that just works in a way that makes you wonder why everyone doesn't already have one. You I'm gobsmacked. It's one of those things that just works in a way that makes you wonder why everyone doesn't already have one. You can just write a phone number on the pad then dial it from the app or navigate using Maps straight to an address thats just been scribbled on the paper.
Only downsides for me are; 1. the build quality is not as good as you might expect. It's acceptable rather than excellent. 2. The folio case has thick edges that distort the paper inside. This doesn't stop the pen recognising your writing though and I bought some A4 writing pads separately which work much better for me. …
- Written by Paul G from Reading
22 of 23 people found this useful
just to clarify that you actually CAN buy livescribe paper, stick notes, pocket notes, and tags online. Moleskine has also launch just to clarify that you actually CAN buy livescribe paper, stick notes, pocket notes, and tags online. Moleskine has also launched livescribe notebooks - although I would like to see they expanding to have diaries, blocks, moleskine pocket size, square/grid paper etc.. so yes maybe you won't find to buy this paper at your next door stationary store, but still is a great acquisition for a professional …
- Written by Caroline S from Oxford
2 of 2 people found this useful
Not a completely seamless change from an ordinary pen, but very clever.
It's certainly light enough and simple to use. It's tough enough as well - I've dropped it once already and it survived without br It's certainly light enough and simple to use. It's tough enough as well - I've dropped it once already and it survived without breaking.
I've been using this very pen for a few days now and whereas it's easy enough to get used to the new software and the way the pen needs to work, it doesn't really inspire great handwriting: The ballpoint nib is a little bit too slack and initially prevented me from forming my letters well. Surprisingly, the handwriting recognition software has more trouble reading my block capitals than my joined up writing.
I'm still trying to get it to do all the neat tricks they show in the videos, but it's a learning curve.
Add to this the FACT that it has real difficulty in low light conditions - for all these reasons and maybe on the harsh side, I only gave it 3 stars.
I would have given it 4 stars had it not been such a loose nib...and 5 stars had I been able to do all the tricks right out of the box. …
- Written by Jim S from Bristol
6 of 6 people found this useful
Have had the pro version of the pen about two weeks now and am very impressed - it just works as Steve used to say. I have had no Have had the pro version of the pen about two weeks now and am very impressed - it just works as Steve used to say. I have had no problem getting additional notebooks and pen refills. I write in my book, the notes can be synched to either iPad or iPhone as you write or to both of them later. The text recognition is very quick and relatively accurate and can be flipped at will between your handwriting or the converted text. You can voice record as you write if you have pad or phone with you. Notes can be converted to a number of uses including the Reminders app. I sense a big future for this device.
- Written by George Fred S from MEXBOROUGH
5 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
How do I set the time and date? It's January 2015, and it's showing March 2018
- Asked by Winsome J from Ossining
Can it convert audio recordings to text? If not, can I purchase an App that can do this?
- Asked by Sarah V
can the livescribe 3 communicate or save to microsoft office, note or another format on my windows computer
- Asked by Randy A from Menifee
Not at this time (Dec 2014). You'll need to use the Sky or Echo series
- Answered by Jahan S from Glen Huntly
What is the difference between this pro edition and the other live scribe 3 smartpen that is $150?
- Asked by Andrew B from Ririe
1 Year Evernote Premium Membership ($45.00 value)
Leather Smartpen Portfolio (24.95 value)
100 pag 1 Year Evernote Premium Membership ($45.00 value)
Leather Smartpen Portfolio (24.95 value)
100 page notebook (standard package comes with 50 page notebook)
Maybe a little over $70 worth of stuff for $50 extra ($20 in savings, if you need Evernote Premium) …
- Answered by Michael R from Asheville
Will this work with a mac the same was as with IOS devices?
- Asked by Kolding L from Nanaimo
No this pen will only work with IOS devices not to the mac
- Answered by Andrew W
It will digitise your drawing or sketch and you can get this as a PDF but will not turn this in to a It will digitise your drawing or sketch and you can get this as a PDF but will not turn this in to a Cad file. …
- Answered by Andrew W