For centuries, academics had relied on pen and paper to organize their thoughts, record ideas and work through complex problems. Today, thanks to advanced technology, we have countless options at our fingertips to assist with research, review, and writing. We can dictate to-do lists to our mobile device, take notes on our laptop, store reading materials on our Kindle and review and edit documents from our iPad. But due to the overwhelming number of options, many of us tend to store portions of our work across multiple devices, resulting in a disorganized system that causes more problems than it solves. Add to that the inherent distractions of these devices, it becomes hard to see the benefits in an academic setting.
Both students and professors have struggled to find an all-in-one solution that combines seamless workflow with intuitive functionality. The ability to efficiently access, review and annotate documents and collaborate with others in a digital environment has been an issue emphasized even more in the post-pandemic learning environment – but solutions do exist.
One such solution is the QuirkLogic Papyr, a digital ink tablet that allows users to study, read, review, and write as they always have – with pen and paper. It offers the simplicity of analog while packing the power of digital technology, offering cloud storage, instinctual editing capabilities and real-time collaborative functionality.
Since launching in 2020, Papyr has been adopted by users at over 20 North American Universities. The device is bridging the gap felt with distance learning by providing instant feedback and interactive capabilities.
Focused work and increased productivity
Working in split screen allows users to read, edit, and take notes all at once, on one device. The ability to easily switch sides and quickly navigate through documents enables efficient reference and notation.
Workflow on Papyr
Staying organized is key to efficiency in workflow. This can be difficult to manage when working within teams that work in different ways. Collaborating on shared documents can present challenges when various technologies are thrown into the mix. Working on a singular platform promotes effective communication between colleagues by maintaining an organized structure and seamless workflow.
The ability for intense, focused productivity has been lost in the distraction of browser based tablets and laptops. A device that fundamentally supports the high levels of focus required for success without compromising the ability to collaborate and share will help students and professors reclaim productivity...
Papyr will increase efficiency in academia by supporting research requirements of annotation, reading, document storage, organization, and access. A focused device that replaces the notebook, whiteboard, and tablet, Papyr is easy to use, collaborative and is a powerful tool to increase your productivity.
Capture your thoughts, read, write, and share with Papyr – built to support Academia.Learn More