New Smart InkScan App Turns Pen-and-Paper Notes into Digital Ink

Smart Technologies today unveiled Smart InkScan, a mobile app that converts handwritten artifacts into a digital file that can be edited and shared.

The app, currently available for iOS devices, allows users to take a photo of notes from any medium — paper, whiteboard, napkin, etc. — and then push the digitized content directly to a Smart Board with IQ. Features include perspective correction, multi-image capture, annotation options, and export as an image or PDF.

A few use examples cited by the company:

  • Snap a picture of concepts or renderings and convert them to Smart digital ink. Continue fine-tuning the concepts digitally within the app or use the large canvas on a Smart Board with iQ;
  • Use the new Files app in iOS to import PDFs to Smart Board with iQ. Add a signature to important documents and share via e-mail or in the student management system;
  • Enhance the quality of pictures, illustrations or printed materials. Use the inking tools within the Smart Board with iQ to mark up and distribute materials as a PDF or image; or
  • Combine notes taken from multiple students or projects and highlight the relevant items to share.

A video of Smart InkScan's capabilities can be seen on YouTube.

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