Evernote was already an amazingly useful notetaking app, but now the company has paired with equally awesome paper notebook company Moleskine to produce an all new Smart Notebook.
The Evernote Smart Notebook is a Moleskine notebook that uses Evernote’s Page Camera feature to capture real paper pages digitally with your iPad or iPhone.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve never quite adapted to using a stylus and a notebook app for writing notes and journaling. Instead, I own dozens of notebooks (many from Moleskine) because you just can’t beat the feel of a pen on paper.
Now I, and many other Moleskine lovers can have the best of both worlds. With the Smart Notebook, you can take notes on regular paper and then use the iPad’s camera to scan them in to Evernote.
Each Evernote Smart Notebook, with an impressively designed Evernote-embossed cover, has “Evernote ruled” and “Evernote squared” page styles with dotted lines that are specifically designed to be scanned into the app.
The dots are spaced in a way that allows Evernote to recognize that they are from the Smart Notebook, and the app can then automatically orient them in a straight, orderly direction.
Included Smart Stickers allow you to tag and organize each page as it is scanned in, so keeping a record of your handwritten notes is an incredibly simple task. Your scanned notes can be saved, searched, and shared with others.
The Evernote Smart Notebook is available in two sizes, small and large, for $24.95 and $29.95, respectively. You can currently pre-order the notebooks from the Moleskine website, and they will be shipped out in 4 to 6 weeks.