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Syncing with Neo Note

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I have an N2 neo note pen which syncs with Evernote on my LG Android phone, but I can't get successful syncing with Evernote on my Dell laptop with Windows 8.

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? Had a quick look at the mfrs website - there's no mention of Evernote sync that I could see.  What does your Android pen actually do when it syncs with Evernote?  Does it create a new note in a special notebook?  And if it uses a bluetooth link,  is it paired with your laptop?  Do you have your phone nearby when you try to use the pen with your laptop?

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? Had a quick look at the mfrs website - there's no mention of Evernote sync that I could see.  What does your Android pen actually do when it syncs with Evernote?  Does it create a new note in a special notebook?  And if it uses a bluetooth link,  is it paired with your laptop?  Do you have your phone nearby when you try to use the pen with your laptop?

 

I just got myself an N2 a few days ago, so I can answer some of your questions:

 

What does your Android pen actually do when it syncs with Evernote?
 
The N2 syncs to their own app, Neo Note.  You can configure Neo Note to sync to Evernote.
 
To use the pen, you have to have their special notebooks, which have some sort of tiny dot pattern on the paper that's recognized by a camera at the end of the pen.  When you write, the pen and app know which page of which notebook you're on, and the strokes end up on that page of that notebook in their app.
 
The in-app pages are vector images of some sort, and there's a decent little editor built in.  It can also transcribe text, which you can then copy and share.
 
Does it create a new note in a special notebook?
 
When you do a sync to Evernote, you end up with a notebook stack called "Neo notes", with an EN notebook for each Neo Note notebook, and within those, an EN note for each page, containing an image (non-vector) of the page.  Within EN, it looks like you can add text, tags, etc and any changes you make with the N2 will still update the image when you sync again.
 
If you move or rename the EN note, it confuses the sync.  Given that I don't pay all that much attention to EN folders (I do most of my organization via tags), I don't think this'll be a problem for me.
 
And if it uses a bluetooth link,  is it paired with your laptop?
 
I'm only using my Android phone, but yes, it pairs with that.
 
Do you have your phone nearby when you try to use the pen with your laptop?
 
This doesn't really answer your question, but may get at the spirit of the question.  You don't have to have the phone nearby or paired while you're writing.  The pen has onboard memory (something like 8G), so you can write offline, and when you bring it near, or re-pair, it'll upload to the phone.
 
 
 
All-in-all, this is a nice pen, and has met my expectations so far.  There are a few features I'd like to see and will be requesting from the manufacturer:
  1. Every notebook page has an email icon in the top-right corner.  If you check it, the page automatically gets emailed to a predefined address.  I'd like an EN icon as well, such that only those pages with the icon checked get synced.
  2. I'd like an icon in the bottom-right that says "the next page goes with this one" so I can combine pages when I'm in a single note-taking session.
  3. I'd like a way to sync the vector image to EN instead of the pixel image, and for EN to recognize it as if I'd done a handwriting note in EN. That way, I could fully edit the note in EN.  I know this would have to make the note unsyncable from NN, but that's OK.  Does anyone know whether EN's handwriting notes are in SVG format?  (NN can export as SVG, so I imagine they could sync across to EN as SVG)

 

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On 12/4/2015 at 4:51 AM, Rob Freundlich said:

If you move or rename the EN note, it confuses the sync.  Given that I don't pay all that much attention to EN folders (I do most of my organization via tags), I don't think this'll be a problem for me.

What happens when you do this?  Will the original note update? This matters to me because I like my EN content to be organized in a single notebook and then use tags for searches within my EN.

Did you figure out how to sync Neo Note with EN? I have the Moleskine M+2 (or whatever), although, I bought the pen because the Moleskine brand, I prefer the Neo Notes Books for note taking.  For this reason, I have linked to Neo Notes instead of Moleskine app (which is essentially the same).  My notes are syncing fine into the Neo Note app but not syncing with EN.    

Do you have ay guidance here for sync with EN?

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I always hit the neo Notes "sync to Evernote" button after loading in notes from my pen. Then I go through the EN Neo Notes folder and do whatever I need to (tag the notes, move them to the right folder, etc), as if they were in my Inbox. I never leave the notes in my EN Neo Notes folder, though.

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