Back-to-School season and you’ve spent a small fortune on all the supplies include notebooks. The cost is justified because we want our children to succeed. Notetaking will help them remember the discussion and serve as study aides when its time to test. My kiddos take the notes, shove the notebook into their bookbag with a dozen other notebooks, and the pages become torn and crumbled, never to be looked at again.
Rocketbook Everlast is about to change notetaking. Our kiddos are putting pen to paper to take the notes and they deserve credit, but Rocketbook is different because it allows them to store notes easily by connecting to an app on your phone to save your notes easily.
The Everlast notebook includes a FriXion pen. It works like a paper notebook. When you’re done taking notes, take a picture to scan the notes and it seamlessly sends either a PDF of JPED of the writing to the destination you choose (email, messages, iCloud, Google Docs, Dropbox, and more.) Next class? No problem, use a wet cloth and wipe the notes and they are removed, allowing you to begin the process again.
Each Everlast notebook comes with 36 pages, but our testing proved my kiddos use only about four of them.
Rocketbook has a suggested manufacturer price on the Everlast notebook at $30. The price includes the notebook, accessing your notes online without additional effort (like typing). It’s a lightweight notbook and easier to jot a note than click-clacking through the class on a laptop. It’s one laptop that is reusable, eliminating the need for additional purchases. The uploading to notes, helps organization so you can find those World History Notes from the 15th Century, like you took them yesterday!
Everlast notebook allows us to keep the ease and immediacy of handwritten notes. It has eliminated the post-it notes that were attached to folders, bedroom walls and more. My kiddos use the Everlast notebook nearly every day. They can create to-do lists, reminders, and more. They can upload it to their digital destination and we can review their notes as a family so we can be involved and support them in their success.
The ease of use is what makes the Everlast notebook a keeper. You just take a picture in the app. The notebook has seven icons on each page, at the bottom, that you can assign to a specific destination. The apple icon can be assigned to iCloud, the Diamond icon to your email, and so forth). You just outline the assigned icon with the pen and when you scan, the app understands the command. Outline multiples and the app will send to all destination. You can also assign a class or category to the icon to store those notes in one location.
Rocketbook Everlast works with the following services:
- Google Drive
- Microsoft OneNote
- Text Message
The Rocketbook Everlast Features include:
- Two sizes: Letter (8.5 in x 11 in) 32 pages, Executive (6 in x 8.8 in) 36 pages
- Pages are erasable with a water-moistened cloth
- Infinitely reusable
- Must use a Pilot FriXion pen (included with the notebook)
The paper in the Everlast notebook is smooth. The pen glides nicely without smudging. It stays put until the wet cloth runs across it. The paper feels like actual paper. It’s thin, sturdy and lightweight.
The drawback is it requires specific pens. You must use the FriXion pen. One is included with the initial purchase, and replacement pens on Amazon are 7 for $11.
If you take a lot of notes and want to get organized, or just want to save on paper and the hassle of traditional notebooks, the Rocketbook Everlast notebook is a great option. It allows you to log in analog and upload to digital to keep you moving.