We made a lot of progress despite a difficult year…

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2020 was tough for everyone, not least because the pandemic prevented us from spending meaningful time working and being together, in person. But at MyScript we decided to combat separation with motivation.

Unified by a common purpose, we collaborated remotely, working harder than ever to make 2020 a banner year for our app. Our aim? To evolve Nebo from a pioneering write-to-text tool to a powerful and versatile note-taking solution.

This, then, is the story of our year.

January

Nebo’s core strength at the start of 2020 lay in its…


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As 2020 draws to a close, we’re happy to announce a landmark release in time for the festive season: Nebo 3.0.

If you’ve followed our last few releases, you’ll know we’ve been busy. For version 2.7 we unveiled the infinite canvas of the freeform page. For version 2.8 we added support for passive pens, making Nebo accessible to more users than ever.

For Nebo 3.0, we’re adding something timely: PDF import and annotation.

A one-stop solution

During the pandemic, we noticed how much more necessary it’s become to mark up digital documents. Where previously you could rely on a printed…


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For technical reasons, most note-taking apps work best with active pens like Apple Pencil. In fact, an active pen is typically the default choice of any serious digital note-taker.

Active pens relay detailed information about line, angle and pressure with each stroke you make. This enables them to register inputs more precisely, which makes for more accurate recognition — especially when you support write-to-text conversion in 66 languages, as Nebo does.

But we know that not everyone has access to, or wants to use, an active pen. Moreover, active pens have one weakness, however minor: they can run out of…


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Here at Nebo, we base all our design on extensive research — and our studies show that students have distinct needs when it comes to note-taking apps. So with millions of people recently starting or returning to their studies, we used those observations to shape Nebo 2.7 and its central new feature: the freeform page.

With this in mind, here are 7 ways Nebo 2.7 can enhance your performance from the library to the lecture hall:

1. Faster note-taking

In lectures and seminars, most students prefer a distraction-free experience where they can scribble notes at speed. We thought about this…


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Today, we’re excited to announce the release of our latest update, Nebo 2.7. It introduces the freeform page, a boundless zoomable canvas designed to empower your note-taking in a wider range of contexts.

Here at Nebo we’re obsessed with one thing: making note-taking the lynchpin of a streamlined and productive workflow. To do this, we find ways to make handwritten notes as powerful and versatile as typed text.

Until recently, we focused on the ‘powerful’ part of this equation, designing Nebo to:
• Provide super accurate write-to-text conversion and effortless editing.
• Treat handwriting and typed text the same.
• Be responsive, reflowing your content as you adjust the layout.

What’s changing?

We know Nebo users love how the app empowers their note-taking. But there are contexts where this ‘structured’ approach to note-taking…


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No one with even a passing interest in handwriting recognition can have missed the news from WWDC 2020. At their annual event, Apple announced Scribble for iPad alongside improvements for Apple Notes: new tech for iPadOS 14 which aims to ‘make handwriting as powerful as typed text’.

By ‘powerful’, Apple no doubt means as responsive, editable and versatile in its uses. It’s an aim shared by everyone at MyScript — and we see enormous positive potential in Apple’s latest move.

To understand why, it’s helpful to clarify the precise nature of what Apple is proposing.

An equal input

With Scribble…


Inspiration can take many forms, but it’s both unpredictable and unreliable. Fortunately for the Nebo team, we have a direct line to our muse in the form of you, our users, and the feedback you provide.

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Our users are always central to our thinking. In the lead-up to Nebo 2.6, we made a deliberate decision to act upon your insights. We set out to fine-tune the Nebo experience according to some of your most common requests, which meant aiming for evolution, not revolution. The result was a series of updates, culminating in Nebo 2.6, …


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When we launched Nebo in 2016, we were proud to release a game-changing application in the world of digital note-taking. Thanks to our AI-based engine, Nebo was the first to understand ink instantly, and to treat it equally with any digital content.

We have come a long way since then. More and more devices now offer a pen compatibility and users acknowledge it makes them more effective, especially when it comes to note-taking. Today more than ever, we are confident that our unique technology powered by MyScript Interactive Ink is the most advanced on the market and revolutionizes the way…


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New year, new resolutions. For a good start to 2020, why don’t you try a note-taking app that will definitely boost your productivity by creating structured, professional notes.

The Nebo app comes with plenty of powerful features for you to go from rough notes to ready-to-share documents without ever retyping. You can stop spending time formatting your notes with regular keyboard-only word processors and start enjoying a more fluid and natural workflow thanks to these 10 key features.

1. Handwriting recognition


Bringing intuitive note taking into the digital world

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A few weeks ago, we launched Nebo 2.3 with the introduction of a keyboard. While being convinced that handwriting is the most natural way to take notes, we know that from time to time, other input methods can be more convenient. But rather than setting handwriting and keyboard as an either/or option, we chose to treat them equally and offer a breakthrough approach: whether typing or writing, having the freedom to use both offers greater control over your content. …

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