Review: Rocketbook

I mentioned my Rocketbook on my recent experience fighting to exist. I then realized – I should review this. It’s super useful and people don’t even know it exists.

Well I just gave away the gist of my review – I like my Rocketbook. I happen to like it a lot. I use it a LOT.

In my job I have a PC rather than a laptop these days, which means when we got to a conference room – I have to *gasp* write things down. I know. So uncool. So low tech. So cliche.

I hate using notebooks upon notebooks of paper. I never know what to do with them after the page has been used. Do I use a bookmark? Fold the page I’m on? How do I go back and reference my notes after I made them? More bookmarks? Post-it Notes along the side of the notebook? I hate them and I have for years, but for the longest time I didn’t have a better alternative.

All that ended with my Rocketbook. As long as you use the Frixion Pens you can wash off the pages and re-use it forever. They even give you a microfiber cloth to help keep your rocketbook clean.

Even better, you use your phone camera and scan the pages and can send it directly to 7 destinations. I have a special Google drive location set up for recipes – which I use for everything from actual recipes to grocery lists for groups of recipes (weekly shopping lists). I have another folder set up for doodles. I have one of the icons set to go to my work email and transcribe the text on the page as well as send me a PDF of my handwritten notes (the transcription isn’t great at reading my handwriting).

There are a lot of the options I haven’t been able to try and frankly would love to. I don’t use Slack anywhere or Trello. I’ve thought of testing OneNote, but I haven’t come up with a test worth the use of one of my 7 default locations.

Image from the Amazon page for the folio.

I then also got a folio for my Rocketbook. Mine is a slightly older version with a wrap-around string to hold it closed instead of elastic band. Frankly, I might have to add the upgraded version to my wish list. I don’t use the card holders much since I don’t have business cards in my current job. I definitely don’t use it as a wallet. I love having extra pens so I can switch colors.

*This review is not in any way sponsored. If Rocketbook would like to sponsor me for writing something or doing something with my Rocketbook, they are welcome to contact me!

Writer, nerd, and perpetual student. I am obsessed with books - both the reading and the making of them. If I won the lottery I would try to have the best private(ish) library in the world. It wouldn't be totally private because the whole purpose of having books is helping other people find a book they will love. I have 2 cats, Genkii (energy) and Kawaii (cutie). I will mention them regularly because they are a daily delight in my life. Granted, sometimes when I'm playing video games they are not so much "delight" as they are "distraction"... but I love them regardless.