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(Archived) Moleskine Notebook - First Impressions

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First let me say thank you for providing a pen and paper input method. I have tried very hard to go all digital but I keep going back to pen and paper for some items. I just like the feel of writing and I also seem to connect better with my notes when I write them.

I have tried all the digital pen solutions. Some are really close but I still like the feel of "my" pen. Once the size gets a bit thinner and the choices of ink (roller vs. ball , fine vs. medium point) improve, there may be a solution there for me.

I ordered a Evernote Moleskine and was please to see it arrive quickly. It was well packaged and the paper bag with the stick on seal gave the sense of purchasing it at a nice stationary store.

Couple of first impressions:

The cover is a bit busy and my immediate impression was something my young daughter would choose (except in pink of course). I would prefer a plain cover or a simple Evernote logo on it only. A more conservative plain black cover would provide a more serious impression when pulling this out in a business meeting. You don't have to do away with the current cover, just give us a choice. Another option would be a slim, durable, and conservative cover for the current notebook.

Finding the place to enter the code provided with the notebook was difficult. It took several minutes of wondering around the Evernote website. I finally saw the notebook in a picture. Once I clicked on that and then found the - learn more - link I was able to locate the code entry fields. Should be a more clear and direct route from the home page. I also had difficulty figuring out if the code "took". I am a yearly premium subscriber and still not sure if the extra three months have been added to my account. Something under my account information showing the code entered and how it was added to my account would be helpful.

Other than these couple items, it looks good so far.

Mark

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Evernote,

I was a premium user and gave it up becuase I couldn't shake the pen and paper thing. When I saw that you released teh moleskin notebook I was ready to purchase the notebook and renew my premium account. I was so excited until I realized that this notbook doesn't work with an android device. Will you please please take the time ot develope this for your android users and I will come back. I do want to acknowledge that I am glad to see you guys improving all the time even if it is not for my device.

Thank you,

Jade

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I haven't looked into it that deeply I admit - but you could always scan regular paper notes into Evernote. What makes the Moleskin notebook any more efficient? Sure, it's a bit quicker with tags and such but I'm still not really seeing it.

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I haven't looked into it that deeply I admit - but you could always scan regular paper notes into Evernote. What makes the Moleskin notebook any more efficient? Sure, it's a bit quicker with tags and such but I'm still not really seeing it.

I don't get the benefit either.

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The cool thing about the Moleskine product - is that now all your written notes are searchable!!  Seriously, it's ability to read handwriting is AMAZING!  Not just block letters either! Not just tags - your scribbles are in the system just like you had typed the words!  I LOVE it! I remember things better when I write them and have always preferred written To Do Lists and notes to myself for just this reason... now I feel free!!  I get the best of both worlds!!

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The cool thing about the Moleskine product - is that now all your written notes are searchable!!  Seriously, it's ability to read handwriting is AMAZING!  Not just block letters either! Not just tags - your scribbles are in the system just like you had typed the words!  I LOVE it! I remember things better when I write them and have always preferred written To Do Lists and notes to myself for just this reason... now I feel free!!  I get the best of both worlds!!

 

We get this without the notebook as well...  

 

http://chir.me/9q4X

 

Unless it is a bit more accurate in the moleskine? As you can see, it missed an instance of "teen" in that search...

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@mchollett said "It was well packaged and the paper bag with the stick on seal gave the sense of purchasing it at a nice stationary store."

 

 

As opposed to a mobile web store? :-)

 

Sorry I just couldn't resist.

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