Are tablets the new Moleskines?

Moleskin is a company that is well known for producing notebooks (the paper type), day planners, diaries and similar items. Their products are used by people all over, and even though there are many similar products out there they’ve managed to keep a loyal following. Now though, they’re embracing the digital era.

When the guy in the above video made that video in June last year, he paired his iPad with a Dodo case and a stylus to get as close to a digital Moleskine as possible. Little did he know that Moleskine would go on to release their own app for the iPad and iPhone, which comes half a year after their official Moleskine case.

While the case is expensive and the app is lacking compared to similar apps, there’s no doubt that smart phones and tablets are replacing many of these Moleskin paper products. With unlimited number of pages and lots more features, it’s ease to see why people are switching over- and if they can get the same look and feel to it as a Moleskine product by doing like the guy in the video, then that’s just perfect. It’s rather surprising though that there doesn’t seem to be a calendar out that that uses handwriting, something I myself have looked for as an easier way of making quick entries to a calendar without all the bullshit about time, place, alarms and whatnot. There are hundreds of normal calendar apps, note taking apps, drawing apps, diary apps and any other type of app that you’d need to make a digital Moleskine, but no app where you can simply use handwriting in a calendar. Then again, Moleskines own humoristic video teaser for the new app wouldn’t be possible if you took alarms out of the picture:

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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5 thoughts on “Are tablets the new Moleskines?

    • Wow that’s bad. Typical nobrand stupidity. Considering there are plenty of digital pen technologies out there, it wouldn’t have been much of a problem making a notebook that actually saved the analog drawings and notes digitally. That’s what I thought it was when I first opened the link.

  • it’s more the conceptstyle i like, having something for the real ‘oldschoolers’ with the posability to say ‘let me just give you the presentation on your stick’. there ARE still some of those people out there…

  • A notebook with a following… You just know they have the best marketing guys. :P

    I mean… It’s just a notebook.

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