Rocketbook OCR Features
I’ve gone over how you can increase productivity using a reusable Rocketbook smart notebook in previous posts. They have some exciting new features out, including Rocketbook OCR or Optical Character Recognition. This means it can read handwriting!
OK, so maybe it can’t read all of MY writing, but if you write neat enough, it seems to do a great job.
Transcribe to Email
If you use Google Voice, you may know how great this feature is that allows it to transcribe your PDF to email. This is set up for all of my voicemails and it’s so easy to see if you have a spam call you can ignore or based on the message, how soon you need to respond.
Rocketbook’s settings allow you to send files to Dropbox, Evernote, OneNote, Google Drive, Slack, Box, Google photos and even Email.
My favorite is Dropbox so that I can have things organized, but if you prefer email, you’re going to want to turn this feature on. Rocketbook will send your PDF to email, but also include a transcription of your notes.
Searchability Within the App
If you’ve had your Rocketbook for a while, you know that the app will save your scans until you tell it to delete them. This way there are no deleted notes before syncing to the cloud location selected.
If you turn on Smart Search, Rocketbook’s OCR technology will be able to search in any of your scanned files that are still in the app. Once you’ve deleted them from the app, you won’t be able to search in them. Because I delete my files so that I don’t hog the storage in my phone, I didn’t find this to be a significant feature.
This is by far the feature that I’m the most excited to see. I had the app set up to name it based on the date, but I typically don’t scan the same day I take notes and was having to make changes to it.
With the new Rocketbook OCR technology, you can write your title on your notes! You have to test it to see what works best for you, because it’s still in beta testing and I found that it did a few unexpected things.
You should write your title for your notes with ## on either side of it. For instance: ##04142018 WordCamp Notes##. When you scan it and send it to the cloud, it will be called: 04142018 WordCamp Notes.
Now for the Quirks
I tried naming mine with the date at the end and it didn’t pick it up, so put the date in front if you want the date in the title. Then again, maybe I just have messy handwriting!
Also, put your title on your First Page! It doesn’t have to be at the top if you forget and put it in the middle of the page, it works, but if you put it on page two, then I found that it will use the first word on page one as the title.
You pretty much need to test it out and see what works for you, but this is definitely a time saver for me and I can’t wait to get scanning!
Since I started bullet journaling with my Rocketbook, I’ve found that I really get more done and get the important things done first!
One question I’ve gotten several times is because I use the Rocketbook Everlast. This allows you to wet the book and wipe it clear with a microfiber cloth. Rocketbook has a disclaimer telling you not to wait too long before scanning and erasing them, otherwise you may see some residual ink left on the pages.
When I BuJo, there are some pages that don’t get scanned and cleaned for weeks or even months! I haven’t seen an issue with residual ink even when I wait a month to clean it, so BuJo away!
Yes, I’m a little obsessed with my Rocketbook, but I use it every day and no longer have notebooks scattered everywhere without a clue where certain notes are.
My primary Rocketbook is the Executive size (6” x 8.8”). This is the one I BuJo in. It’s not too big or small, but just perfect!
I use my Letter size Rocketbook (83.5” x 11”) if I’m out taking lots of notes at a seminar or WordCamp.
The newest addition to the pack is the Mini Rocketbook (3.5” x 5.5”). This is perfect to throw in your purse on the go.
Are you using your Rocketbook to BuJo? How do you think the new Rocketbook OCR technology will help you? I’m excited to use all of the new features with my Rocketbook and can’t wait to see what else they have coming out.
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