Turn your words into action
With the Livescribe 3 smartpen and the Livescribe+ mobile app, simply write on paper and watch it instantly appear on your tablet or smartphone where it becomes infinitely more useful.
Livescribe 3 smartpen
Classic elegance meets new school technology. The Livescribe 3 smartpen delivers a smooth, elegant writing experience while the integrated IR camera captures everything that you write or draw on paper. Using Bluetooth® Smart technology, the Livescribe 3 sends all your content to the Livescribe+ app on your compatible iOS device.
Pencasts make sure you’ll never miss a word
Using the built-in mic on your phone or tablet, easily add recorded audio that's synced with your handwriting so you can relive important moments. In the app or directly from paper, just tap on any word to hear what was recorded at the very moment you wrote that word.
Livescribe+ app for iOS
Your notes become infinitely more useful when they are tagged, organized, searchable, or even converted to text. A variety of views, useful tools and plenty of options for sharing your notes and ideas will become infinitely more useful with just a few quick taps of your finger.
- Stylish, premium ballpoint smartpen captures everything you write and draw on paper
- Twist ring turns the smartpen on and off while extracting and retracting ink
- Real-time syncing of what you write or draw to the Livescribe+ app for iOS 7 (or later)
- Through Livescribe+, tag, organize, search and even convert your handwriting to text for easy sharing and collaboration
- View content in original page form or work with smaller, actionable ‘snippets’ of information
- Supplement your handwritten notes, diagrams, and sketches with photos or images
- Act on your notes more quickly
- Requires Livescribe dot paper
- Charges through MicroUSB port (cable included)
Did you notice?Livescribe 3 smartpen uses the built-in microphone from your smartphone or tablet to record audio synchronized to everything you put on paper.
Apple Recommends ForMerging everything that you write or draw on paper with all the other information that you rely on your mobile device for.
What's in the Box?
- Livescribe 3 smartpen (Black & Chrome)
- Starter Dot Paper Notebook (50 sheets)
- Livescribe+ Companion App for iOS (download)
- Livescribe 3 smartpen Basics Guide
- MicroUSB cable
- Carbon tungsten ballpoint ink cartridge
- Width: 0.59” / 14.9 mm
- Weight: 1.2 oz. / 34 g
- Length: 6.38” / 162.0 mm
- iOS7 (or newer)
- Mfr. Part Number: APX-00016
- UPC or EAN No.: 816108010410
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
Note: Livescribe+ is designed to be used in conjunction with Livescribe 3 smartpens.
Livescribe+ pairs with your Livescribe 3 smartpen to instantly sync everything you write on paper directly onto your iPhone or iPad. Your notes become more useful, more quickly when they’re organized, tagged, searchable and converted to text.
Notes, sketches, diagrams and drawings created with your Livescribe 3 smartpen show up instantly in Livescribe+.
Access your notes in 3 different views to get more out of them: (1) Page View shows your notebooks and pages exactly as they were written. (2) Feed View organizes your notes into smaller, actionable snippets sorted in a timeline. (3) Pencast View allows you to play back audio recordings synced to your notes so you can hear what was said exactly when you were writing.
Convert your handwritten notes into text to transform them into tasks, reminders, calendar events, new contacts and more. All with a few taps of your finger.
Create pencasts and add photos and typed memos directly in Livescribe+ to add more depth and context to your written notes.
Tag your notes in Feed view to create Collections that sort all your tagged content together.
Share PDF’s of your notes, pictures and pencasts through Mail, Messages, AirDrop, Evernote, Dropbox and more.
Livescribe 3 smartpens are compatible with iPhone 4S or newer, iPad 3rd Gen or newer, iPad mini or newer, iPod touch 5th Gen or newer.
Need help or want to discover more? Visit www.livescribe.com/Livescribe3. …
Ratings & Reviews
When you take this pen into a meeting - at a minimum you want it to connect quickly, capture everything you write, and capture it When you take this pen into a meeting - at a minimum you want it to connect quickly, capture everything you write, and capture it with a fidelity that is usable at a later date.
The bluetooth is flakey - you can't rely on it connecting. And sometimes reinstalling the app is the only way to repair the device.
It drops out while you are using it - or takes time to start capturing and misses the beginning of what you are writing.
Often the capture is so bad with added noise from 'strokes' recorded when the pen is in the air between letters words or lines that the result is unreadable and the character recognition worthless.
Post-production - exporting, correcting, merging, tagging, organising - is also difficult and unreliable.
The documentation is incomplete and poor - basic tasks like selecting multiple snippets not explained clearly. …
- Written by RIC P from South Yarra
64 of 70 people found this useful
Livescribe got it right this time !!
I do a lot of business meetings and travelling. I use this Livescribe 3 Pro Smart pen for my business meetings. The pen looks goo I do a lot of business meetings and travelling. I use this Livescribe 3 Pro Smart pen for my business meetings. The pen looks good and is not at all heavy like the previous one. So you can write longer. The pen also has a decent battery life. I have used it continuously for a 4 hour meeting without a problem.
The recording feature allows me to revisit my notes in 2 formats. I can now revise and carry on where we left off in the previous meeting by just putting on my headphones and going through my previous notes when in flight. So I am the first one to accurately summarise the previous discussion. This makes my meetings effective.
I just wish the pen could have more types of inks (Colors and textures e.g. like what a pilot pen would write).But I am sure they will come up with something. :) …
- Written by Tapan C from Swindon
43 of 46 people found this useful
Great Pen pity about the support
Excellent product, works well. However Apple does not sell replacement ink cartridges or replacemnt notepads. Lifescribe does not Excellent product, works well. However Apple does not sell replacement ink cartridges or replacemnt notepads. Lifescribe does not ship the replacement parts to Austraila.So I have to return the product to Apple. Without these two items the pen is a expensive paperweight. …
- Written by John L from Sydney
55 of 74 people found this useful
Livescribe 3 pen
This model is an improvement on previous ones. Let me start out by saying that I do like this pen for college lectures as it is ex This model is an improvement on previous ones. Let me start out by saying that I do like this pen for college lectures as it is extremely helpful for note sharing and having notes available at your fingertips when needed. However, the pen is still too bulky and hard to write with. Also, after removing the stylus tip to charge the battery it never fit the same and would not stay on - it fell off frequently. Unfortunately the stylus tip is long gone and on the floor of a lecture hall! The best improvement to the pen, in my opinion, is the feature of recording from my iPhone as the older model recorded directly from the pen and recorded every movement. If you're a fast writer or press hard while you write it made it difficult to hear the recording. Overall, a good buy. …
- Written by Leah B from Plano
1 of 1 people found this useful
Not market ready
I have tried hard to like this device, however it is very much a product in development in my opinion.
1. The promoted feature I have tried hard to like this device, however it is very much a product in development in my opinion.
1. The promoted feature ( Refer Page 6 of the Livescribe+User Guide) in not correct:
"Your Livescribe 3 smartpen captures your notes even when you are not connected to your device. When the LED IS SOLID GREEN, YOUR SMART PEN CAPTURES YOUR NOTES AND TRANSFERS THEM TO YOUR DEVICE THE NEXT TIME YOUR SMART PEN AND DEVICE ARE CONNECTED". The support team has confirmed problems with this feature.
2.The Livescribe + interface is very basic and freezes quite often.
3. Sync to cloud storage unreliable.
Not worth the money or the trouble in my opinion. …
- Written by Dario A from Applecross
1 of 1 people found this useful
DO NOT BUY. VERY DISAPPOINTING.
The product is way overrated, overpriced, and the company service is not very helpful. The product is faulty - the bluetooth does The product is way overrated, overpriced, and the company service is not very helpful. The product is faulty - the bluetooth does not connect well and I can revise my notes from my computer. The notes that have gone through the sync was distorted and it does not end up what I hoped it would be. Apparently I realised you cannot write fast with that pen, so why bother to buy it when you can record it from your phone (Evernote) instead. I tired to talk to the Livescribe customer service but they did not seem to take the problem into account. That having to speak if iPhone 6 and the latest mac book pro is not compatible to the product then what is? …
- Written by Elly L from Belfast
8 of 10 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Where do I get paper refills for live scribe smart pen?
- Asked by Marlene S from Odessa
I don't know about refills but for the later versions of the pen it is possible to print livescribe I don't know about refills but for the later versions of the pen it is possible to print livescribe paper off of the internet, with a printer capable of printing in fine enough detail. …
- Answered by Daniel W from Taber
Will this work with my Macbook air?
- Asked by Brooke B from Farrer
According to Livescribe's web site, the smart pens only pair with an IOS device (IOS 7 or better). H According to Livescribe's web site, the smart pens only pair with an IOS device (IOS 7 or better). However if you install the LiveScribe application on your MacBook, you should be able to download what is on your IOS device to your MacBook. …
- Answered by Jean-marc B from Laval
The pen does does have 2GB or memory for storing pages, but does not store recordings as the Wi-Fi, The pen does does have 2GB or memory for storing pages, but does not store recordings as the Wi-Fi, Echo and Pulse did. …
- Answered by Christopher S from Bakersfield