e-pens vs Livescribe

Please find below a detailed comparison between e-pens and Livescribe.

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Cost
Last checked: 2 April 2014
£100 £80
When you enter "Livescribe" coupon during checkout
£150 £120
When you enter "Livescribe" coupon during checkout
unavailable
£160 £113
£130 £106
Uses any paper
yes
yes
no
no
no
Use as mouse
yes
yes
no
no
no
Use pen to record background sound
no
no
yes
yes
no
Use iOS App to record background sound
no
yes
no
no
yes
Remotely capture notes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Real time capture notes on PC
yes
yes
no
no
no
Real time capture notes on OS X
OS X ink or Buy
yes
no
no
no
USB to PC
yes
yes
yes
no
no
USB to OS X
yes
yes
yes
no
no
Convert handwriting to digital text on OS X
buy
yes
buy
no
no
Convert handwriting to digital text on PC
yes
yes
buy
no
no
Convert handwriting to digital text on iOS
no
yes
no
no
yes
Bluetooth to PC, Android and Blackberry
no
yes
no
no
no
Bluetooth to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
no
yes
(Multiple Apps)
no
no
yes
(Livescribe App Only)
Rechargeable Pen included
buy
yes
yes
yes
yes
MyScript Notes included free
MyScript Notes 3
MyScript Notes Studio
buy
no
no
MyScript Notes Mobile included free
no
yes
no
no
no
MyScript Stylus included free
buy
yes
no
no
no
Playback note creation
no
no
yes
no
yes
Backup your notes to computer
yes
yes
yes
no
no
Send to Evernote
no
manually via PC only
yes
via Android or iOS app
yes
via computer program
yes
via Wifi only directly to Evernote
yes
via iOS app
Send to Onenote
no
manually via PC only
yes
via Android or iOS app
yes
via computer program
no
yes
via iOS app
Send to Facebook
no
manually via PC only
yes
via Android or iOS app
yes
via computer program
no
no
Send to Google Docs
no
manually via PC only
yes
via Android or iOS app
buy
no
no
Send to many others (dropbox, twitter etc)
no
manually via PC only
yes
via Android or iOS app
no
manually via PC only
no
yes
via iOS app
Send to email
yes
via computer program
yes
via Android or iOS app or via computer program
buy
no
yes
via iOS app
Password protect data stored on pen
no
no
yes
no
no
Add apps to the pen
no
no
yes
yes
no
Write on iPad screen
no
buy
Upgrade:1 & 2
no
no
no
Ink cartridges included
6 + 1 stylus
6 + 1 stylus
1
2
1


Key

yes   Supported/Included
no   Not supported/included
mac ink   via Mac ink applications, or with additional purchase
buy   With additional purchase


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