Top 5 Note Taking e-Readers 2019: Ranked

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  • Petr Kisselev
    Petr Kisselev  5 hours back

    While I've given this video a thumbs up, I still have some criticism for the following reason: the title implies that you will be comparing e-readers based on how good the whole note taking experience is, not just the screen quality and pen support. People don't write just for the sake of writing, they do it with a purpose, because they want to annotate a document, or create a shopping list, or add an entry at a certain date in their agenda, etc. Those are functionalities that exist on PCs and smartphones, true, but they require TYPING (on a physical or virtual keyboard). What people interested in note-taking e-readers and similar technologies are looking for is to get a similar collection of applications/functionalities that works with WRITING (with a pen) INSTEAD of typing. That is what you should be concentrating on when making a video comparing different devices (or reviews): what can we do with them? If a device has a good "paper-like writing experience" but no applications/functionalities to make this writing experience relevant, then people will be forced to go back to their paper agendas or smartphones in order to do what they need to do (that which the device can't do).

    • MeowMuna
      MeowMuna  23 hours back

      you pretty much convinced me to buy an iPad at this point lmaoooo they're all so bad

      • sharfaroz satani
        sharfaroz satani  3 days back

        So basically they all suck.

        • Nacho Cifuentes Guerrero

          Hi, please any review from Xiaomi ireader Smart+ 10.3". I´m looking for the best 10" ereader. What,s the best 10" ereader?????. Thanks

          • Mr.bossman
            Mr.bossman  5 days back

            Which fucking cupcake decided while making these to have the have replaced tips. The whole point is to be MORE convenient what the fuck is this? Also that second place one is definitely first place all that functionality takes the spot

            • Brgr
              Brgr  6 days back

              "the Sony DPT is over priced and overall utter shit. but the screen feels like paper so it's number one"

              • lawlj23
                lawlj23  1 weeks back

                This review was horrible. You give first place to a device that has the most cons. Clearly someone needs to learn how to review and rate devices. This is embarrassing. The category was “note taking” not which one feels the most like paper. Smh

                • Mack B
                  Mack B  1 weeks back

                  yeah... your grading criteria is weird...

                  • Mack B
                    Mack B  1 weeks back

                    lack of pen support??? who the hell gonna buy all the different types of pens???

                    • Carlos V. Gonzalez
                      Carlos V. Gonzalez  1 weeks back

                      The price of this items are ridiculous expensive, there's Android Tablets that are sold for less than 300$ that have stylus with handwrite recognitions, with battery that goes beyond 10 hours of use, yes e-ink can be read on sunlight and in theory it would use less battery, but that does not happen because if you use for note taking it will constantly using energy, e-inks are good for static images, you won't get android apps, or do any use of good multimedia, no good video of any kind, you will be hostage of the manufacturers system and apps, you won't render PDFs correctly and you will lack colour on most this devices. Battery capacity used on this items are also very small, making all even worse!

                      • Goodereader
                        Goodereader   1 weeks back

                        Yes, that's because Android tablets are cheap. They're very cheap. Everyone and their mom makes an Android tablet. Eink technology is not cheap. Therefore, android ereaders are not cheap

                    • Shadman Chowdhury
                      Shadman Chowdhury  3 weeks back

                      You can always get an iPad.

                      • Ox Li
                        Ox Li  3 weeks back

                        時間 Ein Pünktchen fehlt .

                        • Yuxin Chen
                          Yuxin Chen  3 weeks back

                          I purchased RP1 as it just launched in 2017. It is hard to believe you would think RP1 is better than ReMarkable considering writing. (My friends got 3 Re and I got 2 DP) and we thought that is different from you. But thanks very much for other options available as I am considering to upgrade my device(SONY Battery is a facepalm, after 2yrs heavy use, it barely cannot hold 1 day charge,lol

                          • elke vogel
                            elke vogel  3 weeks back

                            Tolino is the best

                            • Vladimir Lasmarias
                              Vladimir Lasmarias  4 weeks back

                              I love my Boyue Likebook Muses. Very good writing experience and after the latest updates, even the built-in browser has gotten loads faster. Came with a Case that turns off the screen when closed. Reading pdfs is pretty good thanks to the faster CPU and 2GB of RAM. It's only 7.8" so you'd have to zoom lots which may not be for everyone. But I'd sacrifice that inconvenience for portability any day of the week. Can't wait for color eReaders with Wacom writing abilities whenever they're viable.

                              • Kobie B
                                Kobie B  4 weeks back

                                which ones of these can sync with google drive and google calendar? I only know the ReMarkable does...

                                • Rehan Khan
                                  Rehan Khan  4 weeks back

                                  lol your top device is so rubbish. You should have labelled the video top paper like note taking devices that feel like paper only. I have the remarkable and the boox nova pro. both good note taking devices within their own limitations. Not sure when cross compatibility of pens became such an important thing when literally no manufacturer claims this as a feature, I think that is just something the reviewer wants as he has note taking devices coming out of his ears. At the prices these devices are 99.9 percent of all users will probably have just one device at a time. It's a shame the reviewer did not spend a bit more time looking at the new(!) Boox devices (Denoted by having PRO in the name, Note Pro and Nova Pro). Most of the other devices are from previous years, so older iterations of their take on this kind of device. Between the remarkable and the Boox Nova Pro I think I like the Nova better, for me the 10.3 inch screen of the remarkable wasn't a killer feature and the Boox Nova Pro (and Note Pro included) had features that just killed like advanced two tone front light, Android apps (having Google Keep or other to do list on your note taking device is really useful), again android app compatibility means multiple reader apps (fbreader, moon+, Calibre companion etc). The remarkable also loses on the expensive consumables (tips), really? how much for those tips? I think a lot of these device manufacturers have missed a killer feature of pen/pencil and paper and that is it's feature complete, dirt cheap and available everywhere so everyone has it. These devices will only become useful probably when the 8 inch is $100 and the 10 inch $150.

                                  • Leo
                                    Leo  4 weeks back

                                    Ratas address: Room 301 Building No.1 Hao 168 Jixin Rd.,Minhang District,Shanghai
                                    Since when did Shanghai move to Japan?
                                    I think you should appologise to ur viewers and specially followers for misleading information. Thank you!

                                    • Leo
                                      Leo  4 weeks back

                                      "So its this lack of compatibility and pen support that makes it on 5th spot." Good e-readers on Onyx.
                                      And then they give the first prize to Sony which has zero cross pen compatibility. What BS!
                                      Supernote has just recently entered the market and is yet to stand the test of time. Though being hailed as a direct competitor to reMarkable which has sold over a 100k copies, supernote has a lot to do before it could overtake reMarkable in these rankings.
                                      Good e-readers are absolute bonkers. Supernote sell mainly or maybe solely through good e-readers hence the obvious biasness. Just mute these commission hungry parasites and watch the videos and make up your own mind and rankings. God Bless!

                                      • Tams80
                                        Tams80  3 weeks back

                                        @starfiremale The Sony is a better writing experience. Both the Sony and reMarkable have utterly stupid restrictions and make you wonder how their designers ever got jobs,

                                      • starfiremale
                                        starfiremale  3 weeks back

                                        Fully agree the reMarkable is far superior to all of them maybe this channel is sponsored by Sony, someone has to be paying them for such slanted vid, it doesn't make sense otherwise, this goes into my (Don't know what they're talking about file)

                                    • Leo
                                      Leo  4 weeks back

                                      These guys are biased towards supernote by Ratta...who are making supernotes in some dark cavern of a dungeon and only selling through good e-readers.

                                      • Vladimir Lasmarias
                                        Vladimir Lasmarias  4 weeks back

                                        @Leo I agree with you. Or at least put a public disclosure in the beginning that the "rankings" are a personal opinion and to look at user reviews for more information as a disclaimer.

                                      • Leo
                                        Leo  4 weeks back

                                        @Goodereader Hahahaha yeah they do call me the funny guy. ReMarkable don't sell it through you hence birth of some animosity. If what you say is the case, which it is, then you should distant yourself from giving your own personal reviews and just stick to selling these products. However if you are so into reviews and rankings, have a customer feedback/polling/review section and if that is not enough, hire an independent reviewer. The reason is simple; conflict of interests. As you have your own invested interests with some of the companies and their products, you are likely to incline where you have the maximum interest.

                                        Its called business ethics. Look it up

                                      • Goodereader
                                        Goodereader   4 weeks back

                                        Hahaha. Funny guy. No, we aren't biased towards any brand, look at our store, we literally sell every brand from kobo to Kindle, from Onyx to pocketbook

                                        they sell exclusively through us because we are one of the biggest e-readers sites around and have offices in three different countries. That's why.

                                        It's called business :)

                                    • DeadEyeJ
                                      DeadEyeJ  4 weeks back

                                      I don't understand how you could pick the Sony at #1 with all of those cons listed. It essentially makes the device useless, and you'd be better off with a regular paper notebook and ink pen. It would also be much cheaper.

                                      • Goodereader
                                        Goodereader   4 weeks back

                                        We clearly said exactly why we have them top spot. Because of the writing feel.
                                        Thank you for your support

                                    • June Mosher
                                      June Mosher  1 months back

                                      After watching this to me I think #3 which is the Remarkable is first place from me because the only problem I heard was it's a little behind feeling like paper but I can live with that.

                                      • Leo
                                        Leo  4 weeks back

                                        Same. These rankings are biased af

                                    • rabenklang7
                                      rabenklang7  1 months back

                                      Sony's DPT is in heavy critic, because they allow themselves (EULA) to get all Data from connected devices, so you basically upload your whole computer content to Sony, and allow them to share it with everyone.

                                      • L0ST2MyPSV
                                        L0ST2MyPSV  1 months back

                                        Idk know if I heard anything good about any of these. Seems like the cons outway the pros on all of these based on the video.

                                        • Colgan Dc
                                          Colgan Dc  1 months back

                                          Remarkable is by far best note taking device I have used. It is purely a note taker and if that's what you want it's number 1.

                                          • James Valdez
                                            James Valdez  5 days back

                                            I work in law enforcement. Would the remarkable be a good device to set up notebooks for cases and have notes attached to each case?

                                        • Pawan Wagh Academy
                                          Pawan Wagh Academy  1 months back

                                          Goodereader nice video, can we take notes only in black color here.... Means I an searching a device which can take colourful notes and we can convert the notes in to pdf file. Can u suggest something. Please

                                          • Vladimir Lasmarias
                                            Vladimir Lasmarias  4 weeks back

                                            I bought the Boyue Likebook Muses a few weeks ago and after the latest firmware update, I have the ability to export my handwritten notes to PDF as-is. Prior to that each page in a "book" exported as PNG files.

                                          • Pawan Wagh Academy
                                            Pawan Wagh Academy  1 months back

                                            @Yuri zapella f.ipad or iPad pro or iPad air..

                                          • Yuri zapella f.
                                            Yuri zapella f.  1 months back

                                            Ipad+Apple Pencil

                                        • 罗煦
                                          罗煦  1 months back

                                          can i change the language on supernote?

                                          • Ed Ang
                                            Ed Ang  1 months back

                                            I was expecting a learning bookpad came with translator(like google translator),Office,dictionary,book avisor(with all type of book),sound recording education purpose no games ,pen feature,expendable memory card ,upgradeable function,split screen function,no phone ,no music,to replace the school study book,approval App to install on the Pad

                                            • andrew andrew
                                              andrew andrew  2 months back

                                              To my opinion any device that can't scroll continuous pages while taking notes and unable to scroll with my finger, it makes no sense... Just imagine I just have to switch from page to page instead of continuous scroll

                                              • Jae Hyung Woo
                                                Jae Hyung Woo  2 months back

                                                Which model of reMarkable are you using? Mine is Rm100, but that compatibility at 4:23 doesn’t happen for me (for Supernote pen). Does it work for only newer “models” of rM? Also do other pens retain their pressure sensitivity on rM?

                                                • molnez
                                                  molnez  2 months back

                                                  Does the Ratta Supernote stylus have a function button and/or eraser? Watching the video leads me to think that, because you point out this flaw with the reMarkable, but you don't mention this for the Supernote stylus.

                                                  • Leo
                                                    Leo  4 weeks back

                                                    They are just anti reMarkable bec they don't do bussiness with these bunch of goofs

                                                • Peter Steffensen
                                                  Peter Steffensen  2 months back

                                                  I like my reMarkable. I can definitely recommend it! It works great with taking notes on pdf files. And it is easy to transfer from your pc or phone.

                                                  • Peter Steffensen
                                                    Peter Steffensen  2 months back

                                                    @Wi vieuw no it doesn't get scratched. I like it, but I bought it through kickstarter and got it cheaper.

                                                  • Wi vieuw
                                                    Wi vieuw  2 months back

                                                    Does it get scratched because of its pencil. I am thinking to buy one for my univercity

                                                • Meidy Prasetyo Utomo
                                                  Meidy Prasetyo Utomo  2 months back

                                                  Are they support Onenote?

                                                  • Vladimir Lasmarias
                                                    Vladimir Lasmarias  4 weeks back

                                                    The ones with full Android do (Boyue Likebook and Onyx Boox). Whether they work well is another matter. My Likebook lags badly using the stylus and the inking feature on OneNote.

                                                • Crayon
                                                  Crayon  2 months back

                                                  And they are all black and white. Not suitable for most students. why aren't they making one with colors?

                                                  • MaX Weber
                                                    MaX Weber  2 months back

                                                    I HOPE IS THERE GOOD APP NOTE FOR MARS Likebook

                                                    • Dario Nunnari
                                                      Dario Nunnari  2 months back

                                                      Thanks for this video, you help me to the choice.

                                                      • sherlock holmes
                                                        sherlock holmes  2 months back

                                                        What's funny to me is the obvious problem with eink. Amazon refuses to let any other eink company download their books. A complete Monopoly that destroys the creative possibilities of eink. Why buy a device you can write on but can't read any amazon book on? Regarding these options....Why replace ink tip for an imaginary pen. Silly. They got work to do still. These are all prototypes not ready for real world use.

                                                        • Vladimir Lasmarias
                                                          Vladimir Lasmarias  4 weeks back

                                                          I have Amazon Unlimited and I also read my books/comics on my Boyue Likebook Muses. Not as fast in terms of page turning as a Kindle Paperwhite but it works just fine IMO. I sideloaded the Amazon Kindle apk and installed it.

                                                        • Tophey
                                                          Tophey  2 months back

                                                          I agree with your concern. It’s actually not very difficult or inconvenient to transfer kindle ebooks to pdf files, as long as you have purchased them from Amazon. Try looking up the software “Calibre” and you will find a new world. There also other softwares that would do the same job

                                                      • thomasennaa
                                                        thomasennaa  2 months back

                                                        I would have thought ReMarkable would have come 2nd

                                                        • Rod Kent
                                                          Rod Kent  2 months back

                                                          i've benn looking for perfectly suitable e book reader for me about 5 month. this video tells me exactly everything what i wanted. even more

                                                          only pad i found was the e pad but now i have much more option in terms of price, design, and delivery date thanks a lot!!!! god bless you

                                                          • magda martinez
                                                            magda martinez  2 months back

                                                            Is there a video that you have about the best ereader for music?

                                                            • Brett Mansdorf
                                                              Brett Mansdorf  2 months back

                                                              Dumb question - I've been looking for a 'decent' inking unit to take rooftop (insurance adjuster) vs. my iPad Pro/Pencil/Goodnotes... As I watch your reviews - and then see the price of these items - I'd really love to see you compare the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil against any of these. I've had my share of writers in the past - and the Apple products with either Evernote or Goodnotes simply blows away the rest. I still have a collection of Adonit stylus (at hundred bucks a piece).. How bout some REAL world comparison, because with the pricing of most of these seems near or ABOVE a base iPad and Pencil combo - I must assume the writing experience is astronomically better on these ewriters - otherwise - what's the point. Head to head would be appreciated.

                                                              • Dezz D
                                                                Dezz D  2 months back

                                                                Good review. Although I am partial to remarkable as I personally have one but would you mind giving it its own review. There are so many conveniencies that this device offers, simple yet contributes to the overall writing experience.

                                                                • alexis1911
                                                                  alexis1911  2 months back

                                                                  Very interesting contest but most of them are still very expansive ! Asking Experts you are, can someone tel me what Activ Pen is Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 compatible ? Thanks a lot.

                                                                  • Joël Roessel
                                                                    Joël Roessel  2 months back

                                                                    I don't understand the ranking. Pen ranking ? Really !?
                                                                    The remarkable has ocr too.

                                                                    • Joël Roessel
                                                                      Joël Roessel  2 months back

                                                                      @Goodereader And a ranking that takes into account the storage, the power, the loading time of pages, the functions. Kert time please ? :)
                                                                      you have forgotten Gvido ;)

                                                                    • Goodereader
                                                                      Goodereader   2 months back

                                                                      Pen compatibility is very important, so yes. We take that into consideration

                                                                      Supernote is creating new stylus', WACOM has high-end stylus', and there are tons of third-party stylus that people can buy based on shape, weight, and other factors

                                                                      Therefore it is important that your device can support as many stylus as possible

                                                                      :)

                                                                      Thanks for the support :-)

                                                                  • Chucky Aniagolu
                                                                    Chucky Aniagolu  2 months back

                                                                    Does this come with windows or mac app to allow for sync with laptop, so you are able to use it like an online whiteboard when making online presentations?

                                                                    • ali ali
                                                                      ali ali  2 months back

                                                                      Dose it support persian and Arabic ?

                                                                      • ali ali
                                                                        ali ali  2 months back

                                                                        Can he re write handwritting to text doc. Specially in Arabic or Persian language?

                                                                        • ali ali
                                                                          ali ali  2 months back

                                                                          Is it support Arabic and persian handwritting and change it to digital text please?