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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Playing Back a Pencast in Evernote

We also introduce various sharing practices of the Livescribe notes for those who wish to try the Livescribe pen out. It helps share Livescribe notes easily without evsrnote their proprietary sharing method via the Livescribe online website, which was a major hurdle in sharing the Livescribe notes in the past. With current Livescribe Connect version 1.

The table below summaries different features for pemcast sharing methods:. When uploading and sharing files via a cloud facility, the file size is an important factor to consider.

Playing Back a Pencast in Evernote

Obviously, psncast size of the Pencast PDF file depends on the length of the audio part embedded in it. According to our tests, the Pencast PDF file takes up about This means that sharing Pencast PDF files on Evernote may be impractical because the upload size of one file is limited everrnote 50 MB even with its paid premium account. 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.


There still exists the original proprietary way to share pencast files online: Each Livescribe pen comes with MB online space to store and share your pencast files.

Mobile device sharing is made possible through the online service. You can interactively play your pencast files on the My Livescribe space from iPhone or iPad using the Pencasts app; Android app is not pncast available as of this posting.

Greg Lyzenga sent us his valuable and interesting feedback on the use of the Livescribe pen as a lab notebook device. I found it to be pretty responsive to my writing style and the software was moderately friendly.

One of the drawbacks is that you need to press pretty hard to make sure all strokes are recorded without missing or skipping. As a result, your hand can get pretty tired after a hour of writing. oencast

How to access the audio file from a Livescribe 3 smartpen recording – SmartPen

Another disadvantage as compared with an iPad or tablet is the inability to erase mistakes or use different colors. For my personal use, Evernite think I will prefer the iPad, even though it is a little slower in response to writing gestures. But I will consider the Livescribe as a viable option for students who want to do electronic lab books.


For either option, pen or tablet, I am still exploring the best software and method for sharing, markup and version control. Penfast journey to exploit the Livescribe pen as an educational technology device will continue throughout the Fall semester.

Please stay tuned for more feedback and information about the Livescribe pen from CIS. The table below summaries different features for different sharing methods: