AMPAD® SHOT NOTE®: Smarter Notepads for the Smartphone Generation
From Handwritten to Handheld
Stamford, CT, January 11, 2012. Global manufacturer of organizational solutions, Esselte, has confirmed January 17, 2013 as the official release date for its AMPAD® SHOT NOTE® writing pad range, and complimentary iOS app.
The AMPAD SHOT NOTE app enables users to effortlessly shoot, save, search and share hand writtennotes, memos & sketches with Apple iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
Using patented page marker technology, the AMPAD SHOT NOTE app cleverly identifies the corner boundaries of each page on the AMPAD SHOT NOTE writing pad to automatically capture a uniformly flat and centered reproduction of the page’s content. The app also adjusts lighting for optimum legibility and consistency.
AMPAD SHOT NOTE pads will be available in lined, gridded and plain varieties, and in varying sizes to suit all needs. With a pad in-hand, users can immediately begin capturing their work, ideas and musings using the free application.
“The demand for storing, searching and sharing handwritten notes via digital formats is growing,” said Gary Brooks Esselte Corporation’s CEO “We have been a global leader in organizational solutions since 1976 and we’re excited to continue our commitment to innovation with the release of the AMPAD SHOT NOTE writing products and accompanying iOS app.”
AMPAD SHOT NOTE is set to become the foremost digital notes conversion technology, as the fastest, most affordable solution available. The AMPAD SHOT NOTE pads will retail for the price of an average notebook, and the iOS app is free to download, with no further payment necessary. The combination is an efficient, high quality, low-cost hand-written-to-handheld solution that allows the user to seamlessly store, tag and share notes on iPhone and iPod Touch devices, and sharing platforms such as Dropbox, Twitter and Evernote.
Compatible AMPAD SHOT NOTE pads are available now from Amazon.com and in the future from
Staples.com and Quill.com. To celebrate the launch of this new technology, Esselte will be offering fans the chance to win free samples with details to be announced soon on the company’s Facebook page. For more information on the AMPAD® SHOT NOTE® product line and iOS app visit
About Esselte: The Esselte Group is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of organizational
solutions. Esselte is a $1 billion office products company with subsidiaries in 31 countries and
distribution in more than 120 countries. The company’s products are sold in Europe primarily under the Esselte® , Leitz®, and Rapid® brands and in North America primarily under the Pendaflex®, Oxford®, Xyron®, Rapid® and Ampad® brands.