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Category: Note Taking
Industries: Students, Businesses, Professionals, Programmers
Category: Note Taking
Industries: Educators, Students, Writers
$129/ 1 year
$245/ 2 years
$439/ 4 years
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“Speechify is absolutely brilliant. Growing up with dyslexia this would have made a big difference. I’m so glad to have it today.“
Sir Richard Branson
This app didn't work well for me on my Chromebook. It only allows me to upload one file at a time, I can't move files across folders, I can't rename folders or files etc ... Basically, all I can do is upload one file at a time, nothing else. I have friends who have the official equivalent app on Windows and such functionality (at least multiple upload) works with them - but maybe the Companion version here doesn't offer that. Very frustrating.Tom S
The reMarkable Companion app, which is designed to work in conjunction with the reMarkable paper tablet, is the ideal tool for synchronizing your content across multiple devices. You will have quick access to all of your documents, making viewing, organizing, and sharing them much simpler. Before you sign in at my.remarkable.com, you need to make sure that your reMarkable paper tablet is properly connected to an account. You'll need to log in to the mobile app and tablet app using the same email address or through a third party service.
Glean is a solid app that is useful for recording work meetings, speeches, and classroom lectures. The students I work with and I appreciate the ability to clean up audio after recording as well to filter out ambient classroom noise. The ability to add notes and flag sections of the audio (via emojis) is helpful for pinpointing necessary areas to return to after recording. Other features, such as the ability to add powerpoint slides or the "lightning mode" tool, help make Glean a well rounded notetaking solution. Still, there is room for this program to grow. I think it could be helpful to add more to the "task" feature to help add an organizational component to Glean, and more work could be done to combine sets of notes to make the "reading view" feature more useful. Lastly, while the Glean team is continuing to improve the mobile app, I believe that the desktop version is quickly surpassing it and the missing components become more glaring as time progresses. Still, none of these issues are enough to discourage use of the program. Ultimately, Glean provides more value to university students and professionals by helping to make these communities more accessible.Sebastian Niles
In the future, learning will be synonymous with gleaning. A more inclusive, effective, and purposeful learning experience is what makes for better learning. There is no such thing as squandered time, either in terms of the number of hours spent in school or the quantity of information learned or your own potential. By assisting students in maximizing the benefits they derive from working with spoken language and making better use of note taking to convert information into knowledge, our learning technology helps to cut down on waste.
I love my device, the cuff around the pen tip broke the first time I dropped it though, which really affected how it works, but I still use it. Could use a little extra durability there. Other than that, this device has been great. A few suggestions are that this app is multifunctional so that you can edit your documents from it with a stylus on your phone, and also that you can add templates to extra pages in pdfs. Other than that, I hope to use a color version in the future.
- Chase Tuttle
This is exactly the minimalist app I would expect. If you read into what the creators of reMarkable tablets were aiming for you will note that this fits that goal quite well. They wanted primarily a note taking platform and this app is assumed at an easy way to access those notes. Yes there are many features that would be nice to have, but I am quite happy with what this is. They focused hard on making a wonderful tool for reading notes taken on the tablet with a dash of other features.
- Ethan Leisinger
High potential, but not there yet This app has potential, but still misses the mark. A few things that would turn this app fr good to great for me include: - being able to upload pdfs from within the app. I can open up a pdf in other apps and then share to the Remarkable app, where the pdf ends up just being uploaded to the root directory, where I have then move files later. It would be helpful if you could navigate to any folder and then click “Upload” and search for a pdf on your phones file manager to upload to that specific directory - using less storage space. I’m not sure but I feel like when you download the app it syncs all the files onto your phone. It would be great if it only synced “thumbnails” and gave us the option fully sync files, either all or selectively as needed - faster syncing. It’s terribly slow but I’ve had several instances where it took a few minutes to sync files either way (phone to remarkable or vice versa) - allowing screen sharing. It would be awesome if the screen sharing feature for desktop was added to mobile I’d probably use the app much more with these added functionality, instead of how I use it now, which is primarily just to see what I’ve written on my Remarkable when it’s not with me.
“Glean has made me a better learner. It has been one of the few things that’s really worked and really helped me capture information and at the same time figure out who I am as a learner. It’s taught me how to take notes and how I want to take notes."
- Samantha, Student, Harvard University
“Glean has dramatically improved my grades. Before I got Glean I was a C- student, I’m now an A student. I wouldn’t do my learning any other way now."
- Natalie, Carleton University
Glean's been a gift for us. It's a gift to show a child that they are capable - that a tool doesn't have to do it for them for them to succeed."
- Jennifer Topple, The Howard School
|Simple, no-nonsense interface|
|Easy to mark up documents|
|Extremely limited format support|
|Complex PDFs render slowly|
|Monthly subscription required for cloud syncing|
|React in real-time with Quick Labels|
|Capture audio, text and slides in one place|
|Take notes in class or with online learning|
|Can only make an account through the website|
|Limited mobile features|
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