Friday, 28 June 2019

Rocketbook Everlast - Almost Everlasting Intelligent Notebook Review and Giveaway (paid collaboration)

A couple of weeks ago we were sent the Rocketbook Everlast for review. An almost everlasting intelligent notebook which can be used, scanned, erased and reused for years. Combined with a clever app. which includes Optical Character Recognition, you can save or send your scan, and convert handwriting to typed print instantly.

Rocketbook Everlast bag and contents for 2 basic sets

We were all excited about receiving the Rocketbook because we use a lot of paper. My household includes myself, an I.T. Man and 3 University students who all makes lists and notes constantly and rely on notebooks every day.


In the Rocketbook Everlast Executive pack are the Rocketbook itself, plus a soft cloth to wipe pages clean and the Pilot Frixion pen, which you do have to use, but they are a gorgeous pen to write with.


The pages in the Rocketbook are made from a special hardwearing but thin plastic coated material, which feels pretty much like regular paper when you write and wipes completely clean afterwards. I've found if you press on hard then the pen leaves a slight indent which scared me at first, but so far even this has actually vanished after cleaning and resting for 5 minutes.


The clever stuff comes with the app. Each of the 32 pages has a QR Code and very faint symbols across the base of the page, which can be read when you scan into the app. You can really easily associate those symbols with cloud services or email addresses, so when you mark over the symbol and scan a page, it is automatically sent to the folder you want.


I was a bit daunted before I started because it seemed like it would be complicated, but it took seconds to work my way around the app. and decide where I wanted everything to go - all to my own email address as default - I jot, doodle and work mainly alone.


There are lots of cloud services the Rocketbook app. can link to, and you can also choose to 'share' in the same way as you can share any images or documents from your phone, so sending to multiple people or places is again, really easy, intuitive and familiar.


Still in Beta, but working exceptionally well, is the OCR - Optical Character Recognition. The software 'reads' what you've written and converts it to typed text. When you scan and send a page, you can choose to also include a printed text version, and you can even search your notes.


You can give a page of written text a title using double hashtags, which is a really handy feature. I didn't make any effort to tidy up my writing because I wanted a real test of how well it read when I was behaving normally. I'm really impressed. For notes the transcription is perfectly good enough, and when I've made only a tiny bit of effort it's been perfect.

My partner has also found that the Rocketbook app. can read his writing, and I can't, so bonus! You can see it in action and hear what we all thought of our Rocketbook Everlast in this 3 minute video:


I mainly use my Rocketbook for lists and notes - my job list, weekly job list, daily to-do lists. Shopping lists, household chore lists and for noting down points for reviews as they come to me. I've found it ridiculously handy because I can delete and add to my lists or notes at will, and a clean page is a job well done.

I genuinely didn't realise how much paper I was using each week and it's a great bonus for my uni students, who have reams of notes from lectures. We like Rocketbook Everlast - two of us have already swapped from paper to Rocketbook.


Rocketbook is available in different sizes. 'Letter' is similar to A4 costing £34.99rrp and 'Executive' is similar to A5 at £32.99rrp. You only need plain water to wipe it clean and replacement Pilot Frixion Pens are available at most stationers in a variety of colours and thicknesses.

We all love the Rocketbook Everlast, so I'm delighted to have a discount code for my readers. If you order on the Rocketbook website before 28.9.2019 then you get 10% off any Everlast notebook, in any size, with the code TheBrickCastle10 

Rocketbook Everlast is also available on Amazon

I also have a Rocketbook Executive Everlast to give away to one of you. Entry to the giveaway is via the Gleam form below and open to UK entrants only. Your details are only used to administer this giveaway and not shared with anyone else. The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 28th July 2019. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form.

You can find a link to help if you are new to Gleam and see my other UK giveaways here...

Rocketbook Everlast - Almost Everlasting Notebook Giveaway (paid collaboration)




We were paid a small admin fee for the time taken to administrate this giveaway and sent our Rocketbook Everlast for review. 

44 comments:

  1. Dates and daily menu planning

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  2. I would use it for lists and notes.

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  3. Robert Mark Ward29 June 2019 at 05:09

    I'm not sure that I would have a use for the Rocketbook but grandson 1 could use it for his college work.

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  4. attempt to be organised for once lol

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  5. I am thinking of returning to university and it would be great for making notes in lectures, which I always type up afterwards anyway!

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  6. What a fab review! Totally summed it up in the right up but the video is especially awesome to watch - great to see it in action... a fantastic idea for those of us who love to scribe and scribble lots! Sim x

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  7. I have to attend training sessions for my work, and it would be useful for making notes at these

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  8. I would use it to keep notes and to make lists as I am very forgetful. It would also be great for when I write poetry as I often erase things.

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  9. I would use mien to keep a record of orders and sales

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  10. Important dated in my life

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  11. I would use it to look after my medication and to plan my daily meals as I have memory problems

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  12. for my lists that are plentiful and things to do

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  13. I would give it to my grandson for college

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  14. Is use it for meal plans and appointments xx

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  15. Shopping Lists, weekly meal plans & to-do-lists

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  16. I would use it for reminders.

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  17. This would be amazing for my daughter to get herself organised for school

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  18. This would be ideal for studying Gaelic!

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  19. Hello! This is lovely! I think if I was lucky enoough to win then I would use it for general notes and story writing.

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  20. I would use it for daily reminders of things i have to do

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  21. as a home educating mum i would use it for notes and ideas for projects and work for my children

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  22. Lots of notes & lists for our new house!

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  23. Great giveaway! I'd love to try this out!

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  24. I often take notes when playing video games and since I only need them for a few hours it's such a waste of paper. This would be brilliant!

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  25. Very interesting, would like to see how good this is.

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  26. For my never ending lists x

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  27. I keep lists and reminders for everything, i cant function without

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  28. Great for to do lists

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  29. To put notes in it and to write down my Password's and other stuff.

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  30. Mainly for reminders of things to do, I'm forgetful (badly)

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  31. writing short stories with my daughter - her imagination is amazing!

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  32. to do lists and make notes of things as im so forgetful!

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  33. My son would find it very useful for his job.

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  34. I would use it to be more organised for school events .

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  35. Wow, this looks amazing., so many uses. First to mind is all the recipes which I write in a notebook, I'd like them electronic to add the photos I take. Then there's the novel...

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  36. I love writing lots of lists, so would be so useful for that!

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  37. we would use this for oursmall family run business

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  38. As an organiser and for writing song lyrics

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  39. This is such a good idea!!

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