To use this app you need a reMarkable paper tablet.
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The reMarkable Companion for the reMarkable paper tablet is the perfect app to sync your content with other devices. It gives you easy access to all of your documents to view, organize and share.
Make sure you connect your reMarkable paper tablet to an account at my.remarkable.com before you sign in. You’ll need to use the same email or third party login for both your tablet and mobile app.
We’ve given our mobile companion app a refresh to make it easier to manage your content, with a redesigned look, more intuitive UI, and bug fixes.
Changes in this version include:
- Refreshed design, including icons and color tones
- Updated button placement for a more intuitive experience
- Smoother scroll experience when viewing documents
Ratings and Reviews
Outdated UI, lacking some key features
The reMarkable companion app works okay. It does exactly what it's meant to do - view the files on your reMarkable from an iPad/iPhone. But more than anything, the app seems largely outdated. I understand it was done to match the interface one the reMarkable, and while I love it on the eInk device, it just doesn't work well on an OLED/LCD display. Also, despite being visually identical to the desktop app, the mobile app doesn't support Screen Share. This seems like a function that wouldn't be too difficult to implement and would be very useful, particularly for the iPad app. For now, I'll just wait patiently as the app becomes more useful and (hopefully) more visually pleasing.
Overall ‘Okay’ App
This review is for the reMarkable companion app but I will make a note about my reMarkable 2 also. First, the app. The App is a nice idea and, when it works correctly, it is great for checking out saved documents. However, I have run into this problem several times since I got my reMarkable 2: Inconsistent Syncing (with the iOS app obviously). EDIT: Apparently the inconsistency is caused by something else because the behaviour just changed. This is bothersome because the service cost money to work intermittently. Will update if necessary. Other than that, I’m happy enough with the app. Now, the tablet I love. I use it all the time for anything I need to write. I usually like to write things down regardless of the subject matter but I always wished I had digital copies. This is a perfect fusion of those desires. Both the app and the actual tablet OS could use some visual/UI improvements as most of it is far too simplified for any modern tech user. Really hope to see some software improvements and maybe some developer response on here. Kind of seems like there have been issues like these for a while based on other reviews.
Edit Feb 1, 22: the app seems to be consistent enough. Not sure if something changed or what but seems to be working well.
It’s a good app, and I like the device, but it can be way better
First off I have to say that there aren’t many competitors to ReMarkable. Not many people do what they do.
I actually saw this on an Instagram ad and immediately became interested, buying a remarkable 1 for myself because I couldn’t wait a few months until the second one came out.
Maybe this is me just being addicted to technology but I *love* taking notes on this. I’ll be honest, taking them on the remarkable 1 is slow and often takes longer than it would if using pen & paper, but it’s so convenient because everything syncs.
- you can drop PDFs into the mobile or desktop app and they sync to the device which is INCREDIBLE
- you get to take notes on a device that feels more like paper than any iPad or tablet would
- app has limited functionality and we can only edit the notes ON the remarkable, not on any of the apps which is very annoying.
- the desktop app looks disgusting on windows 10. Icons are waaaaay too big and take up too much screen space
- short battery life on the remarkable 1
- pen tips have to be replaced every 2 weeks for me (I guess I just write with a lot of force)
All in all, is a good product, and the company is OKAY, but I think it could be a lot better. I use it as my daily driver for note taking and honestly couldn’t think about replacing it. For $299 I think buying the remarkable 1 is worth it, and pre ordering the 2 would be worth it as well.
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