You can now draw virtual lines on your computer screen at the same time as you scribble them on paper.
A new smartpen app called Paper Tablet gives the Livescribe Echo smartpen some of the functionality of a dedicated graphics tablet, letting you write on the computer screen in real time and add manuscript text to files already on your computer.
“The essence of our business is the capture, access and sharing of written and spoken information,” Livescribe CEO Jim Marggraff told Gadget Lab. “We happen to have this tool in the form of a pen, but it’s really about capture, access and sharing.”
Paper Tablet is Livescribe’s first effort to expand to an area Marggraff calls “enhanced communication and collaboration” in paper-based computing. The application costs $15 from Livescribe’s online app store.