Best Smart & Reusable Notebooks to Boost Work Productivity

Wouldn’t it be incredibly useful to have digital access to all your notes, diagrams and ideas in one place, without having to worry about disorganised notes or running out of pages in your notebook? Boost your work productivity with these smart and reusable notebooks that are compatible with mobile applications that scan and send your notes to your favourite cloud storage services.

Moleskine Smart Writing Set (Paper Tablet and Pen+) (USD169.99, approx. SGD231)

Draw effortlessly with the Moleskine Smart Writing Set (Paper Tablet and Pen+. The Pen+ detects its location on the tablet and captures your art for real-time transfer to your screen.

This smart notebook is made of special paper designed for use with the Pen+ along with a USB cable to recharge your writing tool. After capturing your notes, highlight key ideas and use tags to sort and organise them. You can also send your notes as an email attachment with a single touch of a button. 

RocketBook Everlast (from $56)

The RocketBook Everlast is a reusable notebook that provides a classic pen and paper experience yet is built for the digital age.

It's a reusable smart notebook that pairs with the Rocketbook app to connect to all of your favourite cloud services - Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, OneDrive, OneNote, Slack, Box, iCloud, iMessage, or Email. Not only can you crop and digitize instantly with the RocketBook App, you can also pair the symbols and mark them to send your notes to the respective folder it’s paired with.

One of its key features is that the pages can be erased with just a drop of water, making it an eco-friendly, erasable notebook with the use of any pen from the Pilot Frixion line of pens. This erasable notebook comes in four colours - red, dark blue, light blue.  

Wacom Bamboo Folio Smartpad Digital Notebook ($139)

Wacom Bamboo Folio Smartpad Digital Notebook is a folio style, smart notebook that’s great for the office. You can fold the cover over to protect your notes and keep your documents inside the notebook. You can use any paper with it, but you’ll have to use the special Wacom pen to be able to sync and store your notes.

This smart notebook connects with the free Wacom Inkspace app to sync your notes and convert your handwriting into text. You can also edit your digitized notes and export them into JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG, or WILL files. 

XP-Pen Note Plus Smart Notebook ($125)

Sketch, synchronize, store and share your notes with the XP-Pen Note Plus Smart Notebook. To start, connect the smart notebook to your smartphone to sync the data transmission in real time. After downloading the XP-Pen Note+ mobile application, open it and import offline data as a backup. 

RocketBook Mini ($30)

If you’re looking for a reusable notepad that you can slip into your pocket easily, the RocketBook Mini fits the bill. Measuring only 3.5 by 5.5 inches, it’s a compact reusable notepad that packs a punch. Although it’s smaller than most reusable smart notebooks, you don’t have to worry about messing up your notes - the Frixion pen ink completely dries and bonds to the page in about 15 seconds. After it dries, your notes don't smudge without moisture. You can flip the page before that, but there may be some slight transfer of the ink. 

Use it when you’re at an offsite meeting or as a portable to-do list that can be digitised and stored on your favourite cloud applications. 

A smart notebook bridges the gap between traditional paper notebooks and mobile technology which is highly accessible to everyone. They automatically transcribe handwritten text and digitise them for better organisation. Different smart notebooks achieve this effect in different ways; some use special pens with built-in cameras, while others use paper that is specially made to work with their mobile application that enables the tech to work.

Before deciding on which reusable smart notebook to purchase, it’s always good to read the reviews or watch a demo to determine if the smart notebook will fit into your lifestyle.