In a beautiful combination of tradition and technology, Evernote and Moleskine just announced a new partnership in the form of a new smart notebook tied to a mobile app.
Moleskine is a legendary high quality notebook that started its life in the 19th century in France. It was the favorite notepad of many artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde or Henri Matisse. In 1986, the French company stopped manufacturing the little black notebook after the death of the owner.
“In his book The Songlines, Chatwin tells the story of the little black notebook: in 1986, the manufacturer, a small family-owned company in the French city of Tours, went out of business. "Le vrai moleskine n'est plus," are the lapidary words he puts into the mouth of the owner of the stationery shop in the Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie, where he usually purchased his notebooks.” (moleskine.com)
Production restarted in 1997 thanks to Modo & Modo, a company base in Milano, Italy.
Evernote provides an app that lets users keep track of notes, web clips and photos across platforms. Write a note on your Android phone and it will instantly be shared to your iPad, Mac and Windows device.
This smart notebook comes in just two sizes and is available in lines or square paper versions. Each page features special small dots. When you take a picture of the page via the evernote app, the picture is recalibrated and realined in order to look like a real scan. Evernote will also perform a charater recognition on your digitized notes.
Each notebook also comes with a free 3 month subscription to the upgraded version of Evernote.
The notebook comes with special little stickers. Stick one or a couple of them on a page and Evernote will automatically place your note in a specific category. This is a innovative easy way to tag your notes.
The pocket edition is available for preorder for $24.95 while the larger version will set you back $29.95.
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