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Moleskine’s New Smart Writing Set Digitizes Your Notes And Drawings


Moleskine, producer of high-quality notebooks for writing and sketching, has teamed up with the creators of the Neo Smartpen to develop an intuitive and stylish system for digitizing everything you write down—the Smart Writing Set.

The system is made up of three primary components: The first is the Pen+, a slim aluminum pen that traces everything you write through a built-in camera.


Accompanying the Pen+ is the Moleskine Notes app, which digitizes your notes and stores them on your specified devices. What’s more, you can edit your notes directly in the app, and if you need them in a hurry, there’s a “one-click” button on the corner of each page of your notebook that lets you automatically e-mail your notes to yourself.


The Paper Tablet rounds out the set, with 167 blank pages and replacement books running for $30 individually. As the name implies, it’s crafted into the shape of a tablet, which is a nice touch.


The set itself is meant to introduce the new Moleskine+ collection, a “new ecosystem of digitally enhanced objects and apps that help people bridge their analog and digital worlds.”

You can get it now from Moleskine for $199, with no subscription fees, since your notes are locally stored to your device memory.

Check out the complete details in the press release below:


A new way to work, create, and study
Specially designed Paper Tablet, smart pen, and app work in tandem to instantly digitize notes and sketches as they are made on paper

New York, NY (April 6, 2016) — Unveiling a new way to work, create and study, Moleskine today launches a specially designed notebook, pen, and app that work in tandem to instantly digitize notes and sketches made on paper, creating digital text and images that can be edited and shared immediately with a phone, tablet, or laptop.

The new Smart Writing Set is a system made up of three elements that make it possible to edit and share what you create on paper in real-time without taking a photo, uploading files, or scanning documents:

-A Paper Tablet, which feels like a notebook but is purposely designed with extended rounded edges to look like a tablet.
-The Pen+, a slim, aluminum pen with a hidden camera that traces and digitizes everything you write.
-The Moleskine Notes App, where written notes and sketches are stored and can be shared, exported, edited, and searched.

The new set of tools builds on the legacy of Moleskine, which was born as a celebration of the small black notebooks used by thinkers, artists, and writers of the past who wanted to create freely in the streets, at cafés or when travelling far a-field. The Smart Writing Set was developed for today’s digitally connected creative professionals, knowledge workers and students who want to take advantage of the creative and learning power of developing ideas on paper first.

“We see demand for our paper-based collections grow in double digits year after year, showing the continued relevance of paper in the digital age”, says Arrigo Berni, CEO of Moleskine. “On the other end we are well aware of all the advantages of digital, for editing, curating and sharing. This is why we see analog and digital as a continuum.”

A NEW GENERATION TABLET, MADE OF PAPER. The inner pages of the Paper Tablet, designed by Giulio Iacchetti, project beyond the cover giving it the distinctive rounded edge typical of digital tablets. Both a playful ploy and an invitation to project ideas beyond the boundaries of paper, the Paper Tablet features thick paper ideal for both writing and drawing. A grid invisible to the naked eye hidden in the paper enables the pen, powered by Neo smartpen, to recognize where it is on the page and within the notebook.

THE LATEST WAY TO CURATE AND SHARE. Digital notes and sketches created on the Paper Tablet are stored in the free Moleskine Notes App for iPhone users and Neo Notes for Android users (coming soon). Written notes can be stored in handwriting or transcribed into digital text so they can be exported, edited or searched. Notes can be shared in various file formats to other applications and devices including iCloud, Google Drive, Evernote and Adobe.

AN ENHANCED WAY TO WORK. With the Smart Writing Set you can create offline first, using your hand to eye coordination and reducing digital distraction. Thoughts can be drawn on paper and refined in the app. Notes can be handwritten in a meeting and sent as a PDF attachment to your team back at the office with a tap of the pen. Sketches can be shared in real time or turned into a just-in-time presentation.

INTRODUCING MOLESKINE+. The Smart Writing Set introduces the Moleskine+ collection, a new ecosystem of digitally enhanced objects and apps that help people bridge their analog and digital worlds. Browse the full range here.

“The tools and services we provide in our Moleskine+ collection are designed to help people bridge the divide between analog and digital,” says Peter Jensen, Head of Digital Innovation at Moleskine. “The Smart Writing Set represents a major step forward by creating an easy-to-use system that enables you to capture ideas as they happen and continue to work on them as they develop.”


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