StretchPaper vs Livescribe Smartpen

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StretchPaper

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

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$2.99

Livescribe Smartpen

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Individuals, Large, Medium and Small Business, Enterprise, Organizations

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ECHO 2 - 149.95

SYMPHONY Sale price - $99.95

SYMPHONY INK BUNDLES Regular price - $109.95

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Most popular feedback for StretchPaper

This app is EXACTLY what I was looking for! I need to draw mind maps for med school, but I’m always limited by the canvas size on all the other note-taking and drawing apps. I really wanted infinite space to flesh out my ideas and just get words on paper without limits and this neat, simple little app lets me do that. I was also pleasantly surprised by the pen flow! Most expensive note-taking and drawing apps don’t have pen flow as smooth as Stretchpaper does, which is impressive given its low price. Three bucks? My daily latte costs more and does way less, delicious as it may be. Thanks to the developers for making a great app!

KiKi Tea

About StretchPaper

Stretchpaper is a novel method to sketch diagrams, take notes, and display your creative abilities. With an endless canvas, there is never a shortage of space. Stretchpaper is entertaining and practical. You can modify vectors, define your own pens, export your drawings as pictures or mega-pdfs, and more. Works well on the iPad, but the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil make it much better!

About Livescribe Smartpen

The Livescribe paper-based computing platform consists of a digital pen, digital paper, software applications, and developer tools. The smartpen, a ballpoint pen with an integrated computer and digital audio recorder, is the centerpiece of the Livescribe platform. When used with Anoto digital paper, it synchronizes written notes with any recorded audio and records what is written for later uploading to a computer. This allows users to replay portions of a recording by tapping on the notes they were taking at the time the recording was made. Once it has been synced to the Livescribe Desktop software, it is also possible to choose which section of a recording to replay by clicking on the pertinent area of a page on-screen.

StretchPaper reviews

Love this app! Use it when I’m planning out stuff in my business. One drawback for me has been when the file becomes too large it takes a long time to load. Running an iPad Pro so the device shouldn’t be the issue. Still use it, just try not to let the it get too big.

- Suicide Mike

This seemed like a great app purchase, but unfortunately the app itself is a exercise in frustration. While an infinitely scalable sketch pad is an amazing concept— one I desperately need for my iPad Pro— this app misses the mark in several ways. First, it ditches the intuitive control and ease of the Apple Pencil for its own drawing UI and response curve. Second, the scaling is maddeningly frustrating as line thickness is impossible to keep consistent as one must invariably zoom when scrolling around the document. (A Zoom Lock feature would seem like a no brainer) What is more, settings such as line thickness and color are basically random as to whether they will stay applied one you select them. I often found myself switching without warning from a blue line to a green line and back without any logical reason. Third, the individual controls lack harmonious integration with Apple simplicity; while other apps allow for a simple tap on/tap off of individual tools, this app leaves a tools always on unless you specifically select a different tool (and even then that no guarantee the switch will take). Add to all this the lack of an easily accessible user guide, a lack of a straight edge (seriously?) and a steep learning curve I cannot in god conscience recommend this app to anyone. A frustrating waste of $3.

- UDS Music

App is amazing. It is straight forward and easy to use. Love the infinite canvas as that is what i was looking for. I found a few other apps that have infinite canvas but they all lack ease of use and simple tasks that are imperative for taking notes. So far great app. SIDE NOTE: I am having an issue with a bug. For some strange reason sometimes the notes shift slightly and what was once fully highlighted in a certain color or pointed to with a line for a label tends to be offset. So in other words something is causing notes/coloring/labels to shift just slightly. This can be annoying and can cause issues especially with labeling and highlighting. Can the developer take a look? From what I can tell, it happens when i reopen notes after some time. I do move the screen a lot using my fingers but apparently haven’t been able to pinpoint it. Please do check this out.

- encephalititicus

Livescribe Smartpen reviews

The Livescribe 3 Smartpen is the best smart pen we tested because of its impeccable accuracy and ease of use.

- Ian Stokes

Livescribe takes a fantastic idea and makes it even better, introducing a new app platform to its outstanding recording devices.

- Joseph Hanlon

As a pen it is OK. As a recording device it is OK. But as a learning tool that combines both the written notes AND the audio of what was being said while you wrote the note it is AWESOME! Nothing else out there like this!

- BestBuySuperDude

Pros & cons

StretchPaper

Pros
Simple and to the point
The infinite canvas lets me take notes and doodle the way that I want to
Easy to use
Cons
It ditches the intuitive control
Scaling is maddeningly frustrating as line thickness
File becomes too large it takes a long time to load.

Livescribe Smartpen

Pros
Most accurate pen we tested
Comfortable round design
Easy to use
Cons
Heavier than most smart pens
Requires expensive Livescribe notebooks
No other colors to choose from

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