The iPad seems to be an endless river of possibility, with more and more apps and accessories rapidly flowing out into the market. The newest, and potentially most exciting of the bunch is iSketchnote. In this ever-changing world of dynamic technology, pen and paper have often times found themselves on the outside looking in. Thanks to iSketchnote, the tried-and-true will finally get a chance to work with the new-age power of the iPad to give us something that both feels familiar, yet also very new.
The iSketchnote is a smart iPad cover that folds open like a notebook. This innovative cover takes what you write down on paper, and transfers it straight to your ipad. It works with any kind of paper, and the pen that comes with it is NOT electronically powered. A small ring magnet is embedded into the inside of the pen, which allows the iSketchnote to responsively function. You simply write on the paper like you normally would, and as the ink hits the page, the ink hits your screen. You can also hook up your ipad to your desktop computer screen and have what you’ve written displayed there. You can then share what you’ve written via social media or email or simply just store/review your work.
This is the first time that freehand has been so seamlessly transferred directly to a digital technology. This integration is cutting edge, and something to look forward to in the near future. The iSketchnote has the ability to help revolutionize the workplace and classroom, and expand the way that we can communicate through our ipad/computer. The minds behind this great new product are currently seeking fundraising on Kickstarter, and have already surpassed their goal of raising $35,000 by over $100,000! Below is a video by the creators, which shows the functions and capabilities of the case. Just a hunch, but I don’t think we’ve heard the last of the iSketchnote.
You can support iSketchnote on Kickstarter until the project closes on October 10th, 2013.
What do you think of iSketchnote for iPad?
All images via Kickstarter