The pen scanner has become a popular device for people looking to quickly and easily digitize their notes. Versions of these devices are available in many shapes, sizes, and prices.
No matter which you choose, there are several ways that you can use these pens that read text effectively. Below are five suggestions on how best to utilize your new purchase:
1. Use the pen scanner to scan and digitize your handwritten notes
Since hand-written notes are still an effective way to retain information, having a digital copy to reference is beneficial. You can also use the digitized version of your handwritten notes as a file backup if you should ever need it.
2. Digitize your notes and class handouts from college courses
Many students find it challenging to organize their classwork, especially if they are enrolled in multiple classes at the same time. Pen scanners make it easy to quickly scan your classwork and keep it organized.
3. Create a digital archive of family recipes
We’ve all written down recipes before, only to get them splashed with sauce and other food while we cook. If you have handwritten recipes from your family members, you can use the pen scanner to make a digitized version.
No matter how good you think your memory is, it is always a good idea to keep a copy of Grandma’s family recipe in digital form so you never lose it.
4. Scan important documents and save them as PDFs
Use the pen scanner to digitize other documents such as receipts and bank records. Having a digital copy of these documents can be beneficial in many ways. You can reference them easily and share them if needed.
5. Highlight important passages from a book
If you have a physical copy of a book, you can make it more accessible by scanning the pages on which you’ve highlighted important information. In addition to making your books more portable, this can also be a great way to revisit passages of text that you found to be particularly useful
6. Learn the pronunciation of a foreign language
Pen scanners are also helpful if you’re struggling to master pronunciation in a new language. As noted above, all you have to do is scan a word or phrase, and the devices read it back to you giving you an opportunity to practice your pronunciation and accent.
7. Translating foreign documents
This is actually one of the most common uses for pen scanners. You can scan an entire page of text, and the device will translate it into your desired language.
8. Help your kids to read
If you have a child struggling to read, you can use a pen scanner to make the text more accessible. Your children will be able to follow along with the words in their books, and when they’re not sure how to say certain words they can use the scanner to repeat it back to them.
Let’s get scanning
Pen scanners are useful for almost everyone. You can use them for scanning handwritten notes, recipes, or even just highlighting important passages in a book.
No matter what you’re looking to digitize, these five ways of using the device will help get you started on how best to utilize these handy gadgets.