I'm always looking for a tool to make it easier to do my book reviews. I'm hoping someone can offer a recommendation.
As I read a book, I keep 20-30 book darts on the back page (TSA sometimes thinks they look like a saw on the X-Ray). When I find a passage that is interesting, funny, well written, or potentially useful, I flag it with a book dart.
When I finish the book, I go back through and type all of those paragraphs out into OneNote. This is the part I hate.
Rather than type them out, I'd like to find a good pen scanner that I can use to digitize those passages and save the hour or more I spend typing.
To use a pen scanner, a user holds it like a highlighter and drags it along the text.
Unfortunately, while there are a bunch of them listed on Amazon, the reviews are incredibly mediocre. Most of them seem to earn about 3-4 stars. On top of that, it looks like they were mostly released between 2001 and 2005. Some of them even connect through a serial port.
I find it amazing that tech products that seem to barely work haven't been updated in 3+ years.
So can anyone recommend a pen scanner that works well, with decent OCR? Ideally, I would not need to have it connected to the PC while scanning, though I could give up on that feature.
Does anyone make a good one? Do they even try? Or have I just stumbled across my million dollar idea?