Note Takers Take Note of this New Product [ReadWriteWeb]

Evernote and Moleskine join forces to create a unique product that bridges the gap between paper and pixels.

Evernote and Moleskine have joined forces in the war on note taking. From this alliance has come the Evernote Smart Notebook from Moleskine. This new product, set for distribution October first, will bridge the gap between paper and pixels.

Today’s update to Evernote for iOS adds a new mode called Page Camera, which is optimized for bringing handwritten pages into Evernote. It fixes the contrast and shadows, so the handwriting is more visibile. That makes the notes more legible to you, but it also enables Evernote to read and search the text.

While this works for any page, the Smart Notebook from Moleskine has some enhanced features. It comes with stickers that enable Evernote’s camera to automatically tag your hand-written notes, so they end up in the right place in your digital archive.

Who makes the science behind this useful tool, you  might ask? Only the best of the best were recruited to develop the software behind this product.

Evernote’s OCR is great at print, but it also has some of the best computer scientists in the field of handwriting recognition behind it. Some of its core team members were on the Apple Newton team and wrote the CalliGrapher handwriting recognition engine. In May, Evernote acquired Penultimate, the best digital handwriting app for iPad, so now that team gets to optimize Evernote’s OCR with data from all that digital handwriting.

To learn more about the Evernote Smart Notebook from Moleskine and how you can pre-order yours today, check out this full article online.

Published August 31, 2012