ReMarkable vs Smart Lens

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

ReMarkable

Category: Note Taking
Industries: Students, Businesses, Professionals, Programmers

Pricing

Free

Smart Lens

Category: Note Taking
Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

Free

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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ReMarkable reviews

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.

- urazack

Smart Lens reviews

When I was a nursing student at SWTC WI circa 2009, my A&P instructor suggested 2 things necessary in order to pass his class: this app and a 200mg tab of Huperzine-A for memory recall. (For any future students, nursing or otherwise, Huperzine-A is an extract of the Huperzia serrata plant, and has been shown in numerous blind-studies to improve memory and learning from young students to seniors by helping to prevent neuronal cell death and by increasing levels of acetylcholine, the compound that functions as a neurotransmitter in the brain.) Do your own research, but for me, this app was one of the fundamental aspects to me now being able to call myself a Registered Nurse. I still use this app (paid version) on an almost daily basis, as I’m able to scan basic information such as medication list’s right into a clients chart or send my son a PDF of his W2’s so that he can do his own taxes. I’ve used this on both Android’s and iPhone’s, both platforms work as promised and I don’t foresee myself using anything else.

- rnLOVErn

This is so useful. I initially had the companion notebook, but eventually just use the app. Anytime I am given an important document or note (like a referral from a doctor or a prescription) I immediately put it in Notebloc. I do my best not to misplace the original or forget it for the follow up. But when I do, the notebloc digital version has been sufficient! My only wish, since I have many documents in it, is to be able to organize them in folders. Saving them in the images folder is cumbersome, and I don’t like saving the documents in the images. That is a minor wish, this app has been a real timesaver, and allowed me to be much more organized and prepared on the go. Thank you!

- yldiydoyf

Notebloc is very straightforward and there are never any problems being able to transfer photos to documents and sending those documents out. One of the easiest apps of the sort that I have been able to find and makes work and school much less stressful.

- Dfhjagj

Pros & cons

ReMarkable

Pros
No-latency inking
Simple, no-nonsense interface
Easy to mark up documents

Cons
Extremely limited format support
Complex PDFs render slowly
Monthly subscription required for cloud syncing

Smart Lens

Pros
Extract text from images
Organize in folders
Sync with Google Drive

Cons
Contains ads
Doesn't support transferring files by text message
All images can't be backed up all together in one process

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