Remarkable Writing Tablet Updated With Remarkable Handwriting OCR Feature

The Remarkable writing tablet was an unremarkable device when it launched last year, but it has been progressively getting better and better with each update. With the latest update, this device truly lives up to its name.

The firmware update that is rolling out over the next few weeks will include OCR conversion of your handwritten notes:

Since the beginning of reMarkable, we have talked about giving handwritten text digital powers. That’s why we are thrilled to be bringing you the first iteration of this groundbreaking feature that offers conversion of handwritten notes into standardized typed text. This is a function that will continue to be developed but we hope you enjoy testing this first solution with your meeting or lecture notes.

Other improvements in the new firmware update include:

  • SVG export
  • a new Layers menu (that is layers as in Photoshop)
  • Improved document export.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Xaver Basora8 November, 2018


    Why o why is it so tough to include a text, rtf options? If I write text why do need GIMP or some other image software for words?
    Seriously it’s a writing pad.

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