About 2 years ago the reMarkable tablet was the winner for me in the battle of the e-paper tablets. A lot has happened in the market so what would happen if I was in the market for an alternative to traditional paper, a digital solution for taking notes, doodling, drawing and reading e-books? Would the reMarkable paper tablet be my first choice again? Let’s find out.
My previous blog post “Quest for the best: is there a reMarkable alternative?” published one year ago (more or less), received a lot of questions and comments. Awesome. I’m always happy to answer any question from a user-perspective about the reMarkable e-paper tablet. That’s all I am, just a consumer, that happens to be a blogger, searching for an alternative for the reMarkable tablet.
If I would publish a sponsored post or place an ad on my blog, it would be clearly marked. Transparency is super important to this blog. Therefore, I would like to state once more, I don’t have any business or personal ties to the reMarkable team. I purchased my e-paper tablet at full retail price, which I at first found expensive and therefore my search for an alternative started.
What I use the reMarkable paper tablet for
My reMarkable tablet is still a staple in my backpack and in my carry-on baggage when travelling. The lightweight and easy to use e-paper tablet is versatile and doesn’t take up much space. I mainly use my reMarkable for:
- Taking notes at meetings
- Jotting down ideas when travelling
- Drawing up schematics and workflows
- Doodling and putting ideas and brainstorm sessions into tangible results
- Creating a draft version of web pages, like for instance landing pages
- Reading all kinds of documents and e-books
Things I don’t like about the reMarkable
Nothing is perfect and the same goes for the reMarkable paper tablet. There are a few things I didn’t like or things I things the company can improve upon.
- Re-arranging pages in a notebook. Once you have created a page in a notebook, you couldn’t move it to another part of the same notebook. Yes, you could select everything and copy it, but you couldn’t re-arrange the order of the pages.
- The sorting order of e-books keeps changing back to the default sorting order: last updated. It doesn’t matter which order you prefer, as soon as you start up the tablet again it has changed back to ‘last updated’.
- Not being able to access some web pages. Yeah I know, it’s not intended to have a browser function, but it is annoying that you can’t access wifi at a hotel or meeting room as soon as the access point uses a web page to log on with user credentials or a code you received. Therefore, I always travel with a travel router, so I can create my personal wifi network (without a login page) on the network of the place I’m at.
reMarkable software updates that improved the system
No worries, most of the above-mentioned items have been dealt with by the company. reMarkable continuously rolls out software updates to make the system better and better. So, now it is possible to:
- Connect it to your Google Drive and Dropbox account. Now it is even easier to access documents or ebooks with your reMarkable tablet.
- Share your screen, with or without wifi
- Merge layers
- Select from a wider range of keyboard languages
- Add a blank page anywhere in a notebook
- Move pages from one notebook to another
- Reorder pages within the same notebook
- Duplicate pages within a notebook
- See the battery’s life as a percentage again
To name a few tweaks and updates that were recently released.
Changes to reMarkable Connect (cloud storage)
reMarkable recently has sent an update to its users about changes to their cloud storage system. The good news is that:
- it remains free for current users (“our way to thank you for believing in us from the start)
- current users get full free access to Connect
But that also means that there will be paid storage options for new reMarkable customers. The new reMarkable Connect plans will be as follows.
- No Plan – just the basics aka Free. This just includes all your notes in one place. However, you’ll have limited access to their cloud services, apps, and features. Files already synced to the reMarkable cloud will remain on your device, but you’ll need to open your files once every 50 days to keep them synced. Any files that haven’t been opened within 50 days will stop syncing, and changes you make on your device will only be saved locally on your paper tablet.
- Connect Lite at €4.99 per month. This includes all the free plan items plus unlimited cloud storage.
- Connect at €7.99 per month. This includes all the Connect Lite plan items plus
- Google Drive and Dropbox integration
- Handwriting conversion
- Screen Share
- More powerful features that will be launched in the future
Things that make reMarkable a winner (for me)
I’m still a regular user of the reMarkable paper tablet, so there must be something good about the tablet as well. My favourite items of the reMarkable are:
- Layers: it’s so easy to create a new layer on top of a document where you can jot down any notes without the original document being affected. You can export, the original document with or without notes or you can just export the notes easy as. This function is so useful when creating different versions of a web page like a landing page. Simply have the must-have items in the base layers and all the add-ons in a separate layer. With just a few pen strokes you can create different versions for your dev team.
- Battery-life: as I’m not using my reMarkable tablet on a daily basis it’s good to see that you still have heaps of battery power left when you use the tablet again after a week of just lying there.
- Handwriting conversion: a function that I don’t use that often but is super handy. The few times I did use it, it converted my terrible handwriting almost perfectly. Yeah, there were a few errors but that’s probably more because of my terrible handwriting.
- Cloud storage: need to read a PDF document, like a manual or contract? Just add it via the reMarkable desktop/laptop or mobile app to your reMarkable cloud storage. As soon as you boot up your e-paper tablet and have access to wifi, the system will sync its storage with your online library and all the documents or books added are ready for your reading pleasure.
Are there new or better alternatives for reMarkable?
In the comment section of the previous blog post “Quest for the best: is there a reMarkable alternative?” someone suggested checking out a new entry in the e-paper tablet market. To make the decision process easier for you guys I’ve added a table to compare the important specifications of the reMarkable and some reMarkable alternatives that were launched this year.
|Features||reMarkable 2||BOOX Note Air 2||MobiScribe|
|Screen size||10.3” monochrome digital paper display||10.3 e-ink tablet||6.8″ e-notebook|
|Screen type||Partially powered by E Ink Carta technology. Feels like paper (no glass)||E Ink Carta, touch||E-ink Carta (glass screen but it does have a degree of friction)|
|Light||No light or glare||MOON Light 2 (front light)||Front light|
|Touch||Multi-point capacitive touch||inductive + capacitive (pen or finger)||Capacitive touch|
|Operating system||Codex, a custom Linux-based OS||Android 11||Android|
|Processor & memory||1.2 GHz dual-core ARM, 1 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM||8-core, 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM||Freescale i.MX6 1Ghz; 1GB RAM|
|Storage||8 GB internal storage||64 GB||8 GB internal|
|Cloud storage||yes, Connet Cloud storage (monthly subscription), Google Drive and Dropbox||Onyx Cloud Sync + third-party cloud providers but these only provide one-way sync (from Boox to the cloud)||Dropbox (manual upload)|
|Battery capacity||3000 mAh||3000 mAh||1500 mAH|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 2.4GHz and 5GHz
|Wi-Fi + Bluetooth||Wi-Fi|
|USB port||USB-C||USB-C||Micro USB|
|Pen specs||4096 levels of pressure sensitivity||stylus||Wacom stylus: 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity|
|Handwriting conversion||yes, 33 languages supported||yes, handwriting recognition||not yet, they're working on adding it|
|Supported file formats||PDF and ePUB files||TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, FB2.zip, MOBI, CHM, DOC, DOCX, PRC, EPUB, PDF, PPT, DjVu, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, CBR, CBZ, MP3, WAV||support for all major reading formats|
|DRM support||No||no info||N/A|
|Weight||403.5 gram (0.88 lb)||420 gram (0.92lb)||227 gram (0.5lb)|
|reMarkable info||BOOX Note Air info||MobiScribe details|
As I haven’t used the BOOX or the MobiScribe (yet) I can only judge these devices by the specs… And reMarkable's competitors are getting closer and closer. Especially Onyx has done a great job with the Boox Note Air tablets, which also comes in a smaller 7.8-inch e-ink tablet.
Would you buy the reMarkable paper tablet again?
That’s always a difficult question… The specs of the new BOOX Nova Pro 3 and the MobiScribe aka the new reMarkable alternatives look good, so I would be tempted to check them out if I would be in the market for purchasing a new digital paper tablet.
However, based on my experiences with the reMarkable I would purchase that one again. Yes, the price might be high for a “simple enhanced e-reader” but the reMarkable does so much more. Being able to read e-books is just an added bonus for me.
Having all my notes in a digital format, on an easy to carry, the light-weight device is why I bought the reMarkable in the first place. I love to visit craft beer breweries to see how they do their magic and go for a tasting. The reMarkable is my go-to-device to take notes about the experience and tasting notes before I create my craft beer & brewery blog posts at home.
Do you think there will ever be a light on the pad? More times than not I find myself wishing I had more light in which to see what I am writing. I also wish it would sync to my Google Drive Folder of choice whenever a new file is added without having to do this manually.
Hi Edward… Yeah that is the biggest “issue” at the moment: extra light. As I use the reMarkable as e-reader on campervan road trips as well, I always have to use a flashlight. It can be hard to see or create text on the tablet in a low-light environment.
Not using Google Drive so can’t answer that one.
Martijn, Thanks for the post. So i’m between these three exact note books and am a bit indecisive on which to get. Mobiscibe has a updated or origin version if you haven’t seen that. I need my device for note taking, daily task, calendar if possible, light pdf editing, and i like to take notes while I read books. I own a renovation company and have stick it notes and notebooks all over. My thought was the boox devices are more of a tablet. I do like the split screen and ability to may take notes on a webpage article… Read more »
Hi Patrick… Oh, that is a tough question… And a great reminder that it is time to update this article again. A lot of devices have been updated or new ones have been launched. I can understand that for a lot of new users reMarkable’s subscription service is a deal-breaker. It sure would be for me. I’m still happy with my reMarkable 1 and its legacy plan. The one thing that bugs me more and more is that it can’t handle certain e-books, the ones that use DRM. You have to keep checking whether an e-book is sold as having… Read more »
I can pick up a used remarkable 2 for $275. I looked at supernote but wait times they said are 1.5 months. I would prefer to put the device into use a bit quicker as i’m always taking notes all day. How is functionality on remarkable to share with others without subscription? I just assume remarkable is not much of a reader at all out side of pdf’s i upload myself.
Yeah true, no one wants to wait several months when they have made up their mind about which e-ink tablet to go for.
Sharing docs with others is easy on the reMarkable:
Can you share this way without subscription or is it more of a pain?
Unfortunately you can’t… It’s only available on the Connect plan.
Just recently saw these even exist! Looks Very Cool! But I am stringently a Linux User and I need to know if I can do even the basics like USB connect to my Linux desktop and use a filemanager to add/remove/copy files to/from such a device – I don’t want phone integration since our Phones just call home and leak private data everywhere etc… If I can do the basic file management operations with my Linux Desktop, I may very well consider getting one for stand alone use. I learn long ago – the cloud is nothing to seriously trust… Read more »
Hi Keith… No worries. You can use the web interface functionality to transfer files to/from the reMarkable e-paper tablet, no matter the OS you are using. “How to enable USB transfer on your reMarkable tablet Connect the reMarkable with a USB cable to your computer. Open Settings, and then Storage settings. Here you’ll see the choice Enable USB web interface. Enable this. Open a browser window on your computer and enter the address 10.11.99.1. Note: The reMarkable must be connected with the USB cable before the USB web interface can be toggled on. This will show you a web window… Read more »
Yeah I use gnu/linux too (arch btw) , but there are no worries you can put pdfs on them very easy, as far as I know they don’t sell you data, I think you can’t even browse the internet.
Great article! I’m not comfortable with the (basically) mandatory subscription, since sync is really a must to me.
Do you have any thoughts on Kobo elipsa? It seems similar with the ability to load almost every kind of ebooks.On the other hand, I am not so sure if it is a slickiest to take notes.
Hi Bruno… Yeah I have to admit that reMarkable’s decision to change to a paid Cloud Storage model, can be disappointing and a deal-breaker to new customers. I haven’t seen or tried the Kobo Elipsa but looking at the specs their note-taking app lacks features like layers. It is a simpler e-ink tablet that mainly focuses on the e-book reading part. Note-taking is a basic add-on. Maybe the Onyx Boox Air e-ink tablets are a good alternative for you. They have better specs, come in a 7.8 and 10.3-inch version and they focus on note-taking and sketching, just like the… Read more »
Hey, don’t even think about Boox, the only reason I still have it as it cost me too much. Worse buy ever. Costumer service sucks, warranty non existent: they will find all possible excuses to avoid. According to the repair shop which they doesn’t even support with detailed repair docs: the high end products PRONE to serious faults. All your books in serious danger as their backup totally unreliable whatever the screen says. Account security text never makes to US numbers. Start up in Russian after they advise you to reset. With holder, cover, screen protector, buyer out of a… Read more »
Thanks for sharing your experience with Boox.
Hopefully things will get better.
Can you share created documents with non remarkable users? For instance, if I were to create a note, could I “air drop” or email that document to someone? If I did a sketch and wanted to send it to a college for them to review, would they be able to obtain the note somehow?
Hi Ron… You sure can. You can share notebooks (and notebook pages), files, PDFs, and ebooks by email from your reMarkable as PDF, PNG, or SVG files.
But you can also use Screen Share to instantly present what you are writing or sketching on your computer.
There are several ways to share info from your device with non-reMarkable users.
Appreciate that response. The only other question I’ll bother you with is being able to upload files without using the connect app. From doing research there are some sites that say you need the app and some that say you do not. I’m spending all this money on the device I would hate to buy a monthly subscription to something that I really don’t need. Thoughts?
The short version… Without a Connect plan you: can transfer files via USB cable between your reMarkable and a computer have limited access to the reMarkable cloud service. See below for more info. New customers that don’t want to use Connect have the option to select No Plan aka don’t subscribe. To quote reMarkable’s support info: “you don’t need a subscription plan to enjoy better thinking with a reMarkable paper tablet. For customers who don’t want a monthly plan right now or cancel their subscription, our ‘No Plan’ option gives you access to basic note-taking features. So you can still… Read more »
Thanks, have you checked out Supernote? They are a weird company that seems to have better note-taking software, better customer support, and an open attitude.
Hi Bill…. Thanks for the suggestion. Haven’t heard of Supernote. But a weird company is always interesting to look into. 🙂 I’ll check it out.
Hi, thanks for the super useful blog posts. I’m a teacher and would like to use a device like this to create my own planner. I have read what I can but can’t work out how easy it would be to create a diary/planner that I can write on and easily swipe between weeks. Also, does this have apps for different types of things or just the ability to create lots of different notebooks?
Hi Kat… Thanks. Good to hear you enjoyed the article. You can’t add any apps to reMarkable… But the reMarkable team has created lots of templates that you can use, for example: weekly and daily schedule templates Cornell template for the Cornell Note Taking Method when doing research for papers US college template for classic study notes Various lined templates Blank template Dotted template etc etc You can create notebooks / notes / pages in all kinds of styles to match it with the reason for taking notes or sketching/drawing or doodling etc. See for more info about templates on… Read more »
Hi Martijn! Would you recommend this for taking notes for college classes? I recently saw the reMarkable2 on social media and really liked it! However, it’s out of my price range. I liked how easy it looked to organize notes, how you could easily share notes and the multiple templates! I’ve been looking for alternatives to taking my notes and have been wanting to do it digitally. However, I’d rather be able to physically write the information down to retain it better. The original reMarkable is more in my price range and would help save space! Thanks in advance! Any… Read more »
Hi Abby… Getting rid of paper notebooks with notes, ideas and random thoughts all over the place (and no clue on which page) was the main reason for me for switching to reMarkable (v1 aka the original). Now I have all my notes in one place (and cloud) but also categorised in folders based on topic or project.
For me, it worked really well and I’m still happy with mine.
Okay! Thank you so much!
Hi Martijn, happy New Year.
Just to be clear, the reMarkable Cloud is the only way to get stuff onto or from the reMarkable device? Not even an option to physically connect it to a PC and manage the contents locally?
Thanks in advance,
Hi Denny… Thanks. And a Happy New Year to you. To answer your question… The reMarkable cloud service is the only cloud service you can use but it isn’t the only way to get stuff onto the device. You can add or remove files via: reMarkable desktop or phone app – Simply drag & drop (desktop) or import files via the app. It is then stored in the reMarkable cloud and as soon as your reMarkable device connects to wifi it syncs with the online cloud library. Connect your reMarkable tablet to a Windows PC or a device with a… Read more »
Right. Thank you very much. 🙂
Hey Martijn, I’m new to this world of digital notepads. This is my problem: I teach maths and science and this year I have to Zoom with my students. I love to scribble and draw and typing is super slow (and annoying). I’d love to have a device to write on my pdfs during class. For that I’d need something that connects easily to my laptop and I love that function that turns handwriting to print (I could then upload my notes on our platform for kids that have missed class). Is Remarkable the device or do you think I… Read more »
Hi Maria…. As of software version 2.0 (rollout started September 2020) reMarkable devices support LiveView. You can “use LiveView to instantly show what you are writing or sketching on your computer. Note that you must be connected to Wi-Fi and logged into your desktop app to be able to use LiveView.” More info can be found on this reMarkable support page. So if you share your laptop screen during a Zoom session your students can see the notes you write on the documents on your reMarkable device. These notes can be added as a layer, so, later on, you can… Read more »
Hello, very nice post! do you know if with either alternative I can share through a projector the pdf I’m annotating? (I know it is possible with LiveView of reMarkable, but cant find whether it is possible with the new alternatives). Thanks!
Hi Isabela… LiveView is available for all reMarkable devices running software 2.0 or newer, so also on v2.
thanks for your answer! my question wasn’t really clear, sorry for that. I meant, do we have an equivalent feature with BOOX Nova Pro or MobiScribe? Have a nice day!
Ahaaa okay, different question so a different answer. 🙂 Interesting question by the way… Some sources say that the Onyx Boox MAX3 can be “connected via the HDMI cable to your computer or to a projector.” (source: Onyx Boox MAX3 review) However, the official answer from BOOX support is: “We do not recommend that you use our Boox device to connect with an external monitor or a projector since the display may be not good.” (source) Unfortunately there’s no info to be found when it comes to MobiScribe. Hope this helps you in deciding which e-ink / e-paper tablet to… Read more »
Hello Martin, very good article!
I hesitate to buy the Remarkable 2…
I’ll probably do, I still use notebooks and pen even if I use my PC all the time, I read a lot and take notes at work.
Thanks Frédérique…. Good to hear that you enjoyed the article. Let me know how it goes with the reMarkable 2. I definitely won’t buy one as I’m still happy with version 1. No need for me to upgrade. 🙂 But I will publish a specs comparison between v1 and v2 soon. Hopefully that will help people to make a decision.
Hey. I have a question for you. (Obviously, right? I’d think so….): So, the reMarkable is stated as one that can read epubs and pdf’s, but how do I get those epubs and pdf’s? Does it also need to connect to the internet? I saw that you take it with you on plane rides and I was wondering how that’s possible, if it needs an internet connection. Not that I think anything is wrong with what you said; more so just not sure how this reMarkable tablet works. Lol. And I’m a NYer…. if that means much. I don’t think… Read more »
Hi Emma… The reMarkable tablet comes with free 8GB reMarkable cloud storage. You won’t need an internet connection all the time. No worries. When you connect to the internet your tablet will sync its storage with the online storage. New files in the cloud will be added to the device storage while updated files on the device will be sent to the cloud. You simply add PDFs and ePubs to your cloud storage via the reMarkable app (for phone, desktop or laptop). When the reMarkable tables has internet connectivity, it syncs with the online storage. Easy as. Therefore you can… Read more »
I really want Remarkable to come out with a smaller version, say 5×8 inches. I looked all over their website for a way to let them know they might have a new customer niche but there was no way to contact them as a consumer. That’s a little strange. I’m posting here because you kept track of potential customer questions after your first Remarkable post and your follow up post was helpful.
Hi Catherine… Great idea. The reMarkable team loves receiving ideas & features requests as they have a special form for that on their website. It can be found at the bottom of their site, just before the footer.
Is there a way to use microsoft one drive on ReMarkable? I store all my PDFs there and am wondering if I’d be able to access them. Additionally, can you highlight PDFs? If I did, would it sync back to my computer? Thanks!
Hi McKenzie… You can only use reMarkable’s own cloud storage solution (reMarkable Cloud). It’s included in the price of your reMarkable tablet aka free for customers. “The reMarkable cloud is a cloud service you can use to sync all your files. The cloud stores up to 8 GB of data, which is the same amount you can store on your device. The reMarkable cloud service is included in the price of the reMarkable paper tablet.” Unfortunately you can’t connect your reMarkable to OneDrive or other cloud storage services. Yes you can highlight text in PDFs…. “The highlighter lets you highlight… Read more »
Are you able to add the comment or notes on E-book? Thank you
Hi Jennie… What would you like to know? What “comment or notes on e-book” are you referring to?
note…Because my iPad pro can’t add note on Kindle ebook, but only highlights
Yes you can add notes to books or documents, either write on the page itself or create a separate layer with notes (then you can choose to hide/show notes).
Also as FYI, please keep in mind that you can read DRM-free ePUB ebooks on reMarkable, as well as PDFs. Kindle ebooks are not supported.
Two questions: (1) What does “capacitive touch” mean?, and (2) Are there not ReMarkable-like apps for tablets (with all their great connectivity features)? The paper-like feel of the ReMarkable surface sounds nice, but its lack of more tablet-like features and backlighting, not to mention the scary price, are off-putting.
Hi Starleen… See for more info about capacitive touch. “Human interface devices based on capacitive sensing, such as trackpads, can replace the computer mouse. Digital audio players, mobile phones, and tablet computers use capacitive sensing touchscreens as input devices. Capacitive sensing is commonly used for mobile multi-touch displays.” If you are looking for the full-tablet experience then reMarkable isn’t the right fit for you. If you would like to be able to browse the internet, watch a video or use applications like Word or Excell then a regular tablet will be a better fit. reMarkable is just for taking notes… Read more »
Thanks so much!
Hi, the remarkable 2 is about for pre-order now online. I always wanted to buy remarkable 1 in but I bought iPad pro. Recently the idea comes back after I see remarkable 2 is available now. do you think it is worth to buy new vision? Thank you
Hi Jennie…. Yup, I’ve seen the ads for the new reMarkable aka the reMarkable 2. I haven’t looked at the specs yet, but I will create a blog post soon about version 1 vs version 2. Personally, I won’t go for version 2 as my original reMarkable (v1) is working perfectly. No issues at all, so no reason to upgrade. That would be too expensive and unnecessary. But for people that haven’t purchased a reMarkable yet, it makes sense to consider version 2. Who doesn’t like to get the latest model of a gadget? 🙂 A new reMarkable blog post… Read more »
Thank you So much, looking forward to ….
Hey Martijn, Many thanks for sharing your experience with the reMarkable. You’re a really great source 👍! I’ve been pondering much on whether I should purchase a reMarkable or an iPad Pro. How often would you say you’re using the option to convert handwritten notes into digital notes? On a scale from 1 to 10, how important is this option to you and does it really work? Since I’m German and I do write in German most of the time, it seems that that alone is a big differentiator between the remarkable and other devices resp. using a sheet of… Read more »
Guten Tage Britta. Good to see your question from Berlin hitting this blog post. Lots of questions. 😀 Let me try to answer them all… Evernote… That would be a no go. You can’t connect Evernote and reMarkable. Yes, the world of reMarkable is black & white. No colours. But you do have all kinds of pens & pencils you can use to apply shades of black (pressure sensitive). Size & weight is definitely the reason I never leave home without my reMarkable. Meeting, coffee meet-up, chat session with colleagues, I always have my reMarkable digital notepad with me. You… Read more »
You’re awesome … and brave! Thanks for your great feedback!
I really threw tons of questions at you, however you really nailed it. 👍
And so I am glad, I just asked them all! Your feedback convinced me: reMarkable + laptop sounds just terrific!
Glad you like Berlin and Lemke! 😆
NZ is the highest on my bucket list, by the way. Haven’t been yet. My must see destination.
Stay healthy and thanks again, Martijn (and let me know when you’re nearby to say Hi!)!
All the best, Britta
Happy to help, Britta. Hopefully you’ll make it to NZ some day. An amazing destination, perfect for roadtripping & hiking.
Take care. Have fun travelling (as soon as that is possible again).
I’m in the market for one of these devices but I am struggling to determine which is the right one. I need a notebook replacement. I am a crafter and take different notes about knitting or embroidery or paper crafting. I would envision each of these being a different notebook. Currently everything I craft goes into one notebook. When I am looking for something in the notebook like a specific dimension of something or a setting for a vinyl.. I am flipping through pages of my notebook searching for the page that I wrote this important information on. Often times,… Read more »
Hi Nancy…. I’m not sure if reMarkable will solve your issue. When you use reMarkable (on version 2.0 of the software) you’re able to search among your documents and notebooks, but only in the title/file name. This means you’ll end up with digital notebooks and the same page flipping exercise when looking for specific content.
A solution could be converting handwritten notes on reMarkable to digital files, saving/sharing it and opening it with applications like Word or OpenOffice. Then you’ll be able to search the content of your files.
See for more info: https://support.remarkable.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002661437-Convert-handwritten-notes
Hmmm yea, not exactly what I was envisioning. Thank you for your feedback. I was contemplating this issue last night at length and perhaps I need to move to more of a journaling app. Not what I want but thanks!
I’m thinking about buying for my partner (I’m in Aus) but noticed at the checkout the cost is $749 and says underneath excl. import VAT $680. The total payment they want at checkout is $749 but I don’t want to be slapped with another invoice for $680 when it gets to Australia. Just wondering if the same thing applied when you bought it? Thanks! (All prices AUD)
Hi Jasmine… I had my reMarkable shipped to NZ and the price included everything, so no extra import or GST fees.
I’ve just checked reMarkable’s FAQ and this is still the case…. (for some other readers, I’ll be posting a quote from the reMarkable FAQ 🙂 I don’t work for them 😀 )…
“You should not need to pay any additional fees upon receiving your order. If your shipment somehow are added an extra fee, please use your order confirmation email as proof of paid VAT/import duties to resolve the issue or contact our support team.”
“His favourite countries to travel in: New Zealand, Europe & USA” Europe, that weird country… LOL.
Cheers mate. Love the feedback. ???? Hope you like the updated bio.
Thanks so much for your comments. I am a list n scibble notes taker and especially since my handwriting is so bad this sounds awesome to organise all my ideas n notes. although the price tag was unnerving me!
After reading your review I think Ill take the plunge! Im now excited at the thought of saving a million trees! Many thanks x.
Hi Karen…. Thanks. Good to hear you liked my follow-up article. The price of reMarkable is definitely an issue. It’s also the mean reason I started my search for an alternative device, which resulted in two blog posts.
Looking forward to hearing your feedback and comments about the reMarkable. Feel free to post ’em in the comment section as well. Happy scribbling.
Yes, you can save trees but technology is not made out of magic. The materials used to made phones, tablets, computers… Are very contaminating as well and most of them are gathered in Africa where we, the super civilised western countries, exploit African people and the African environment, killing trees and animals in the process so… 😀
That is an excellent point but it doesn’t mean we cannot use technology to make the world a better place or to replace oldskool techniques with newer ones and taking care of the environment. There are lots of initiatives by companies like Fairphone to use raw materials and precious metals that are sourced in a more honest and humane way without exploiting locals. Also, many new technologies that are better for the environment, like modern windmills to general clean & green power, use less of these precious metals than the average smartphone. Saying all new technology is bad because of… Read more »
I’ve had my Remarkable tablet for about a year. The user interface could use some improvement. It is not intuitive. Also it has Frozen in me three times and wouldn’t start. That is what drive me to read your article. I’m frustrated that it doesn’t always work. For dinner reason it will start again in a couple days. Wish I knew why!!