All the reviews seem to suggest that the 'paper' experience is pretty excellent, for both writing and drawing.
Seems like at the nub of it, it comes down to whether you can justify paying the high price for a nicer and slightly more organised paper experience. You could get a tablet for cheaper. So do you view the lack of additional functionality and distraction as a feature not a bug.
I like the long battery life idea though, and the distraction free idea.
If you want to watch videos, play games or use apps, buy an iPad. But if you just want to draw all day long and work on the notes for your novel, buy the ReMarkable 2.
I want a device that feels like paper and lets my organise all my notes into folder, so I dont have to flick through 200 pages to find the notes I took on a particular subject back in February.
I bought one in February 2021.
Sitting at the breakfast table writing what will become a blog post on drop in audio.
Yes, it’s a new reMarkable “paper” tablet. I’m using it in the hopes of better deep reading and writing.
Except for a quick microblog to post a picture of it!
@doriantaylor asked about the dimensions. It's 187 x 246 x 4.7 mm, active screen portion is 10.3”, 1872 x 1404 resolution, 226DPI. Full technical specifications.
Anton @theunfoldingway asked if it supports custom templates. I had just discovered the regular templates for notes.
Doing a quick search found all these for sale custom templates, and an app to load them onto your device. But, there are lots of open source tools to help with this.
This video shows how to create and add custom templates on Windows:
- Official Chrome Extension
An E-Reader for note taking. You can just SSH into the thing.
entware remarkable Syncthing for Remarkable - this does not work, as remarkable uses a (remarkably, haha) unconventional format for tracking items and changes in order to cache some information. i need to write my own tool to convert between a sane format and the remarkable's proprietary one (perhaps i can store some info in pdf metadata for caching and access it on the remarkable side?). zotero remarkable sync- wish this didn't delete from zotero and had a two way sync, bringing the PDFs back in. that would be incredibly powerful. awesome remarkable https://github.com/ddvk/remarkable-hacks
rmfuse: fuse filesystem for viewing the remarkable cloud
rmapi: shell for interacting with the remarkable cloud
https://duckpond.ch/nix/bash/2020/01/08/reMarkable.html: good blog post for hacking the remarkable utilities to better interact with the device;