Tue, 18 Jan 2011 IntelliPen Pro review
Scan and read anything directly into your Mac
- Manufacturer: IntelliPens
- Pros: No special paper required, rechargeable USB receiver, instant set-up; accurate conversion of notes and drawings; 1GB storage; no software to install for viewing files
- Cons: Sluggish recharge of receiver; pen buttons can be unintentionally pressed; needs software for essential features
- Price: £99.99
- Star rating:
Unlike other digital pens, this device can be used with any type of paper as the receiver simply clips to the edge. When you begin to write or draw, the motion of the pen is translated into an accurate digital file that’s saved to the receiver. The receiver then plugs into a spare USB port.
We liked the fact that the built-in software gives you access to basic editing functions, but the Pro version also includes a free copy of MyScript Notes 3 – a desktop application that expands the pen’s capabilities enormously.
The software, though, wasn’t able to open the document directly in Word, instead opening TextEdit, but Mail was started when we asked the software to send our notes as an email.