June 2, 2023

The brand new Rocketbook Professional is available in two sizes, the letter dimension (8.5 inches by 11 inches) is pictured.

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The Rocketbook Professional seems to be like another pocket book but it surely packs a stupendous secret: It is utterly reusable, and the Rocketbook app makes it simple to switch your notes from the pages to your cellphone. 

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The pocket book comes with a Pilot FriXion erasable pen, a microfiber material to wipe the pages clear, a 40-page lined and dotted grid web page pack, and a scratch-resistant cowl.

Rocketbook Pro and pen on a desk


Rocketbook Professional

A 20-sheet, scannable pocket book to shortly switch your copy from written to digital.

Sensible notebooks are one approach to scale back your environmental affect, particularly should you’re one to purchase a planner annually or a fan of journaling. Past their eco-friendliness, is the plain incontrovertible fact that lots of people nonetheless favor to handwrite their notes, journal entries, lists, and planning fairly than use a digital various. 

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Personally, I’ve a neater time remembering issues once I’ve handwritten them, which has been confirmed to be true for others in medical research. 

Pilot Frixion Pen

The Frixion is a line of eraseable pens from Pilot.

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The greatness of the Rocketbook Professional is within the two-pronged strategy to a wise pocket book; you get each the advantages of old style handwriting and the power to digitally retailer and save your pages. 

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How does that final half work? The pocket book cowl on the Rocketbook Professional options an embedded NFC chip that, when held as much as an NFC-enabled smartphone working iOS or Android, results in the Rocketbook app. This can then allow you to scan your pages and save them as a shareable PDF, individually or as a bundle. It may be preset to mechanically ship the scans to completely different locations, like OneDrive, Evernote, Slack, e mail, iCloud, Google Drive, field, OneNote, and extra; all with completely different codes which might be on the backside of every web page. 

After you are executed along with your notes and glad with how they received scanned into the app, you may wipe down your Rocketbook Professional web page clear with a moist microfiber material. 

Rocketbook Pro on a desk

The Rocketbook Professional is a sleeker model of the sensible pocket book geared toward professionals.

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Rocketbook has additionally taken a step in direction of a extra skilled look with the Professional sensible pocket book, by disposing of the spiral binding and versatile cowl in favor of a tough, scratch-resistant portfolio-style cowl manufactured from vegan leather-based. 

The arduous cowl on this newer choice is one factor that many customers of earlier Rocketbook variations had requested. The Professional model may also lay utterly flat when open for simpler writing and bends in 360 levels to take fast notes on the go. 

As a fan of bullet journaling and group basically, I like how customizable a clean or dotted pocket book is. My bullet journal serves as an all-in-one for planning, writing down work duties and conferences, lists, to-dos, budgeting, and random annotations. 

The Rocketbook Professional has a wide range of web page packs from planners to clean pages for sketching, so the power to customise my planner is there. Pilot additionally provides several types of the erasable Frixion pen, like clicker coloured pens, markers, pastels, and extra choices to make my journaling coronary heart flutter.

Pilot Frixion Pen eraser

Except for a moist material, the included Pilot Frixion Pen has a reasonably efficient eraser on one finish.

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I like maintaining my previous journals as snapshots of my life at that stage, however scanning and saving my pages serves the identical goal and the truth that I can simply wipe down the pages to begin over is so handy.

Backside line

Rocketbook Pro with "What does ZDNET think about it?" written on it

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Having used it for a lot of weeks, I am unable to say for positive that I am going to by no means return to my pen and paper pocket book, particularly my beloved bullet journal. However I can positively say I will not for a great whereas. I like the truth that the Rocketbook Professional is flexible so I can create my very own layouts on the dot grid, and I can wipe off any errors I make — one thing I am unable to do on my paper bullet journal. For now, I discover myself reaching for my Rocketbook solely every time I’ve to take down a fast notice or attempt to set up my ideas, so it has been a win in my e book. 

The Rocketbook Professional is offered in letter dimension, 8.5 inches by 11 inches, which retails for $60; and a 7 inches by 9 inches govt dimension, priced at $55.

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