Journal

me-journal

The ME Journals from Quo Vadis are a different take on analog meets digital.  The ME stands for Multimedia Enhanced. Unlike LiveScribe and Moleskine Evernote journals which require special writing instruments and dotted paper, the ME Journals feature a unique QR code at the bottom of each page. The codes can be scanned with the free ME Journal [...]

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isketchnote1

Digitizing notes and drawings can be done a few different ways. You can snap a picture with your phone and upload the picture to Evernote, you can scan pages with a flatbed scanner, and you can also use special pen/paper combos like those from Livescribe. All of these methods work, but each have their own [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
moleskine-voyageur

I always like to take my journal with me when I go on vacations so I can go back later and read about the things I've seen and done. I usually print out a Google map with the trip route and stops and glue it to the page that starts the trip. I also glue [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
word-notebooks

Do you have a favorite brand of pocket notebook? I have stacks of Moleskine cahiers and Field Notes notebooks which I carry in my bag for on the spot note taking and also have them in my home made leather cover to keep track of Gadgeteer business tasks. But for to-do lists, my favorite pocket notebooks [...]

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sidekick-7

The Sidekick is a journal pen holder that is made in the USA eight at a time from starch based plastic using a homemade 3D printer. The Sidekick sticks on to most any hard covered notebook or journal from popular companies like Moleskine, Rhodia, Leuchturm and many more. It adds a convenient holder for your favorite writing instrument [...]

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rite-in-the-rain-notebooks-2

Rite in the Rain notebooks were invented almost 100 years ago by Jerry Darling to address the problem of soggy and illegible paperwork that plagued the Pacific Northwest logging industry.  Although Mr. Darling passed away long ago, his company continues in the hands of Scott and Todd Silver, who have continued to work to improve their [...]

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sorta-11

Does this sound familiar? You're happily writing in your brand new hardbound journal when you suddenly make a mistake. Maybe you misspelled a word, your penmanship was sloppy or you just weren't happy with an entry. Now you feel like you ruined your journal. If you've ever wished that you could remove pages, add pages [...]

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sorta-notebooks

If you've always liked the convenience of a 3-ring binder, but prefer the look and feel of a hardbound book, Sorta notebooks give you the best of both worlds. There are two parts to the Sorta system. The notebinder and the stationary. The notebinder is basically the cover and spine of the book and is [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
padquill

Pad & Quill makes cases for iPhones and iPads that give these mobile devices the look and feel of gorgeous leather hardbound journals. Now they've gone one step further and are releasing an update to their Pad & Quill Notes app to give it a nice iOS 7 clean design and some great new features. [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
draftnotebook

Keeping a journal, diary or sketchbook on actual paper is more enjoyable for me than typing entries into my laptop every day. I like the feel of putting pen to paper and along with that comes my penchant for pens, pencils and notebooks. Every so often I'll look back through my filled books to find [...]

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oberon_sketchbook-1

No matter how tech-savvy or bleeding-edge you are, there are times when going "old school" should at least be considered. There is no doubt that the Gadgeteer Kid and I do enjoy our tech-gear, but he is also an aspiring artist who loves to draw. A digital tablet or loose sheet of paper just does [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews
fiftythree-moleskine-paper-notebooks

We told you about the Paper by FiftyThree app right after it came out.  It's a beautiful journaling app that lets you create your own digital Moleskine-like notebooks full of your photos, drawings, and writings.  Now FiftyThree and Moleskine have joined forces to create Book to turn your virtual notebook into a real-life notebook.  After you've created [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Miscellaneous, News
thinkgeek-tardis-journal

If you or someone you know is a journal-keeper and a devoted Dr. Who fan, here's the perfect journal.  The blue, faux leather cover is embossed with a design reminiscent of the Tardis.  There are 440 thick, "aged" pages inside, and there's even an encoded message for you to decipher (right image).  ThinkGeek says the Limited [...]

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newjournal-2

Although I enjoy using electronic gadgets and gizmos, I still love simpler products like journals, pens and pencils just as much. Earlier this week I finished up my latest journal - the 80 page Quo Vadis Habana 4 x 6 inch plain page notebook shown above. I really liked the soft cover and bright white 85-gram paper. Although [...]

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The people behind Memoto, the successfully funded Kickstarter project, have created an interesting documentary about lifelogging. This documentary touches on an important change in how people understand and remember their lives through self-tracking health devices, logs of daily activities through social networks to incoming technologies like Google Glass and Memoto Watching the video has inspired [...]

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handypick

Daycraft is a Hong Kong based stationary shop which offers a unique selection of notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks and accessories. We have featured them in the past and are happy to let you know about one of their latest products. Daycraft has partnered with DAIGO to create the  Handy pick Holder is a day planner / [...]

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epens01

I imagine there are still some people around that actually take notes using paper and pen.  I admit I do on occasion in my role as secretary for a local club.  For the times I take the minutes, I've always wanted a way to convert my pen strokes to digital text so I don't have [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Miscellaneous, Reviews
fn-shop-archive-box

Are you a fan of Field Notes memo books? What do you do with them after they've been filled with your thoughts, lists and doodles? The new Archival Wooden Box from Field Notes has been designed to store up to 60+ memo books. Made of cabinet grade Birch, this slide topped box will keep your [...]

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memoto

Memoto is a Swedish company that has created a wearable life logging gadget and is seeking funding through a Kickstarter project. Actually they reached their $50,000 funding goal in less than 24hrs and are already past $165,000 in pledges. So what exactly is a Memoto? It's a postage stamp sized 5MP camera that snaps an [...]

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moleskine-evernote

If you are an Evernote user, you probably already know that you can backup your paper notebooks and journals by snapping pictures of the pages and uploading them into your account. Evernote and Moleskine are coming together to offer smart notebooks that offer features that make this task even better. When you take a snapshot [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News