APEN is allowing us to digitize every single thing that we write without going through the painful process of retyping everything or scanning it into a computer. The creators at APEN have rolled out a new version called the A4 Digital Pen. The APEN A4 Digital Pen now lets you work directly with iOS devices such as the iPod Touch, iPad and the iPhone. You just turn on the pen’s receiver and write with it like you would normally do with an ordinary pen. The difference this time is that the receiver can now transfer stored writings directly to the iOS device through a 30-pin cable, and you no longer need a computer to do this!
The APEN A4 can store up to 100 pages in its own memory and it also has a photo sketcher feature to allow annotations of words or drawings on computer images. The A4 digital pen is now available for $129.99 USD. The makers say that it works well with Mac OS X 10.5, Windows XP or newer versions and iOS 3.0 and above.