Want a smartpen? The Livescribe Android app is now on the Google Play Store

livescribe android app arrives  google play
At CES 2015, Livescribe announced that its Livescribe 3 smartpen would support Android devices in spring 2015. Now that spring is finally here, the maker of smartpens introduced the Livescribe+ Android app on the Google Play store. The app has been available on iOS for some time.

The Livescribe Android app gives users the ability to transfer notes from Livescribe 3 smartpens, search handwriting, convert it to digital text, and easily share their notes in the standard PDF format. The company’s smartpen can finally sync up with both iOS and Android devices, so users can have notes wherever they go.  The only thing the Livescribe+ Android app can’t do is automatically send notes to Evernote and OneNote. The company says those functions will be added in a future update.

livescribe+-android-app

The Livescribe+ app supports Android devices with KitKat v4.4 or Lollipop 5.0 with support for Bluetooth L.E. In order for the app to work properly, Android users also need to download the Livescribe Link, which manages the Bluetooth connection between their smartpen and the Livescribe+ app. The Link app will also manage third-party apps that make use of Livescribe’s Android SDK.

Greg Wong, Director of Product Management, said that “Livescribe+ for Android is much more than a port of our iOS app.” It offers the same great functionality, and it was designed from the ground-up to suit the Android interface.

If you haven’t purchased a Livescribe 3 smartpen, the company is offering up to $25 off a new Livescribe 3 through its website and retail partners including Amazon. The Livescribe 3 smartpen is available for $130 in the U.S., and the Livescribe 3 Smartpen Pro Edition is priced at $180. The pen is sleek, attractive, and easy to use.

You can download the Livescribe+ Android app from the Google Play Store here and the Livescribe Link Android app here.

Home Theater

Google Chromecast returns to Amazon just in time for the holiday shopping crunch

It's been a chilly few years between Google and Amazon, but things may be improving. You can now buy two versions of Google's Chromecast on Amazon, something that hasn't be possible since 2015.
Deals

LG’s most affordable OLED TVs now come with $170 to $260 in gift cards

Trusted electronics retailer ABT is offering LG's most affordable OLED TV, the B8 series with $170 and $260 gift cards for the 55- and 65-inch models, respectively. While the OLED TVs don't often go on sale gift cards like this are…
Deals

You don't want to sleep on these red-hot bedding deals

We've rounded up some of the best discounts and sales happening right now, so you can buy yourself (or your loved ones) new bedding without breaking your budget. Trust us when we say these are deals worth losing sleep over.
Mobile

The best smartphone stocking stuffers for a very techy Christmas

If you've got a tech-loving smartphone enthusiast to buy for, we can help you out. Here's a selection of top phone accessories that would make amazing stocking stuffers so you can have a very Merry Christmas.
Mobile

The 10 best iPhone 6 extended battery cases to keep the power flowing

You don’t have to curb your iPhone use as you watch that battery meter tick down, you could get yourself some extra juice. Why not invest in one of the best iPhone 6 battery cases and boost your phone’s stamina?
Photography

Here’s how to use your GoPro Hero3 cam for Meerkat live-streaming

Meerkat now supports the GoPro Hero camera for live-streaming video. The integration, currently in beta, marks the first time the app is extending broadcasting outside of a mobile device.
Mobile

AT&T reports an up and down quarter that reveals slowing subscriber growth

AT&T released its earnings for the second quarter, and while the company met expectations in terms of revenue, its postpaid customer growth and profit actually decreased from last year.
Photography

Woman tries to take selfie with bison, gets flipped into air

Definitely a contender for one of the worst selfie attempts of 2015, a woman visiting Yellowstone Park thought it would be a brilliant idea to stand near a massive bison in order to capture the moment with a photo.
Mobile

Uber faces $300m lawsuit as disgruntled Toronto taxi drivers take a stand

Uber's up against it again, this time in Toronto where it faces a $307 million class-action lawsuit from the city's taxi drivers and brokers. The filing claims the company has created "an enormous marketplace for illegal transportation" in…
Mobile

Keep your smartphone food-free and your friends happy with Ikea’s fun new placemat

Ikea has come up with a solution to whether it's polite to put your phone, face up, on the dinner table or not. Its new placemat lets you keep your phone in sight, without making it too obvious.
Mobile

Uber delivering ice cream across the U.S. and beyond TODAY

Uber drivers in cities around the world will be delivering a whole lot of ice cream Friday as the service better known for transporting people launches its fourth annual Ice Cream Day.
Apple

Great deal: 100 cool apps that cost $1 on iTunes right now

If you're after a new app or two for your iPhone or iPad, then you'll want to check Apple's new promotion, which reduces the cost of 100 key apps to just $1. Titles include Pixelmator, Fruit Ninja, Cytus, and Dead Space.
Mobile

My Surrey, the ‘Siri for cities,” is powered by IBM’s Watson

IBM's Watson is helping some city residents find out more information about their homes and environments in a program known as "Siri for Cities." The new app is being tested in Surrey, Canada.
Mobile

Soon Google Voice might actually do a decent job of transcribing voicemail

If you're a Google Voice user, you've probably seen your share of voicemail transcriptions that make it look like the person who left the message is losing their mind. That's about to change, or at least get a little better.