Ask LH: Why Would I Use The Evernote Moleskine Notebook?

Dear Lifehacker, I often use Evernote, but I cannot fully get away from pen and paper merely for speed and portability. I have been considering buying the Evernote Moleskine notebook however I dont really understand the advantage. Is there some kind of benefit for the Evernote Moleskine notebook compared to taking photos of notes and posting them to Evernote? Are the stickers the sole advantage? Thanks, Ever Curious

Dear EC,

The Evernote Moleskine notebook allows your handwritten pages to be auto-tagged, searched and backed up in the cloud as Evernote notes — it’s basically a marriage between analogue and digital that attempts to provide the best of both worlds. While it’s possible to transport any handwriting to your Evernote account, the Evernote Moleskine notebook uses specially patterned lines which allows the software to more easily recognize your writing and what’s on the page. Below is a video that goes into the benefits in more detail:

Each notebook also includes a redemption code for three free months of Evernote Premium, which offers more upload capacity, bigger notes, offline notebooks on mobile and faster image recognition. If you’ve already signed to this service, you won’t be charged again until your complimentary credits are consumed.

And that’s about it. We really wouldn’t call Evernote Moleskine essential — but if you’re a fan of the service and prefer the sophistication of Moleskine to paper pads, it could prove to be a handy investment.


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