ReMarkable2 - do you use it and how do you like it?

Naomi

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I agree with so much of what you say. I see the e-ink device purely as replacement for paper - not even as an e-reader.
Whilst I wish it had colour, I hope that by investing in one now, it will evolve into having a colour option in time. As you and someone else earlier in the thread pointed out, e-ink devices are new-ish, and therefore if people don’t give them a go, they won’t be here at all.
 

Pncguy

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I have tried the RM2 - twice. I also explored the Supernote. In the end, both devices' file system didn't seem intuitive to me and the eink writing experience didn't feel any different than my final solution: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 lite with a paper-like screen saver. And I replaced the pen nib with a stainless steel one. It is great. I use Samsung Notes, which is backed up in the cloud - AND accessible on my PC. Everything I wanted out of an eink device (except maybe battery life) without the clunkiness. And at a much lower cost.
 

samuelethan

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I have had the reMarkable2 for about a year now. I have owned an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil since it's original availability. The original was really bad as a random note taker. However, I am on my second iPad Pro 11" (an M1 version). There are key things with the iPad Pro that are miles ahead of the previous ones. 1) you can enable the creation of a note by opening the iPad cover/keyboard, and touching the pencil to the screen allowing immediate writing. 2) the advent of Focus, the iPad can be turned into a dumb writing pad theoretically (I have not done this and I keep loosing automatic Fitness focus on my Apple Watch, so YMMV).

I enjoy writing on the reMarkable2 (it's as distraction free as paper) and enjoy reading US Supreme Court Rulings, etc. I like the battery life and with the recent improvements to the apps on Apple devices, it is much more usable as a note taking device. The service I see more as an app subscription to make the content accessible on my other devices. Good app updates aren't ever free.

I do not use it enough to warrant the price, but I like my toys and I change up often. When at home/office, I much prefer a nice pen and paper on a writing pad.

The reMarkable wins in very bright conditions, fails walking down not well lit hallways or in low light.
Hope all this helps,
Clayton.

Nothing like a new gadget to make me interested in my system or avoid doing anything and still have mind like water.
well, there was a query back in 2021 about these and nobody seemed to know too much about them. I've got a request for my opinion on them, but haven't got a clue. My concern would be that it saves in its own proprietary document format and is only readable by 3rd party devices when you export it to PDF/Image and send/sync. There is a desktop and mobile app that will allow you to edit your notes - at a price (abeit a small one) each month. It does says it syncs with OneDrive, I assume that is that storage only. The user is a heavy user of OneNote and uses it well, but they also use physical notebooks, so this device would be to replace those. I can't help but wonder if they'd be better off with a device that can run OneNote on it and use a stylus. Any thoughts?
 

schmeggahead

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well, there was a query back in 2021 about these and nobody seemed to know too much about them. I've got a request for my opinion on them, but haven't got a clue. My concern would be that it saves in its own proprietary document format and is only readable by 3rd party devices when you export it to PDF/Image and send/sync. There is a desktop and mobile app that will allow you to edit your notes - at a price (abeit a small one) each month. It does says it syncs with OneDrive, I assume that is that storage only. The user is a heavy user of OneNote and uses it well, but they also use physical notebooks, so this device would be to replace those. I can't help but wonder if they'd be better off with a device that can run OneNote on it and use a stylus. Any thoughts?
I have used the web interface when plugging the device into a USB port on a Mac (to comply with GPLv3 Compliance, see under copyright notices general information). The files were readable on my Mac using default apps. I forget the formats but YMMV.
Clayton.

"The power of man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing." - Blaise Pascal
 

schmeggahead

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What did it brings to you vs a iPad for example ?
Quiet for one thing.
Distraction free focus.

Clayton

Human knowledge is merely an island in an ocean of ignorance. And whenever we manage to extend the island, we also lengthen the coastline from which we confront our lack of knowledge. - SpockResists
 
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