QuirkLogic Papyr Review: This Is a Game Changer

papyr quirklogic Jul 15, 2021

The QuirkLogic Papyr is a game-changing device that helps you stay productive and creative. The Papyr helps users organize their thoughts while writing, brainstorming, or just thinking about different ideas. We'll review this innovative device below and see what makes it so unique.

What is the QuirkLogic Papyr

The QuirkLogic Papyr is an ePaper-based digital writing device along the same lines as the Fujitsu Quaderno or Sony's E Ink tablet. It has a 13.3-inch screen and a display resolution of 1,650x2,200 dots. Its design helps one digitally write ideas, thoughts, notes, and critical information on the screen. It also has Wi-Fi capabilities. Content is automatically saved and stored in a cloud-based platform called Inkworks, so you can take them wherever you go and enables real-time collaboration with other devices.

What makes Papyr a game-changer

The collaboration feature of the Papyr is what makes it a game-changer. It has a circular contextual menu consisting of round icons that pop up when you tap on the screen. By enabling the collaboration feature from this menu, you will be able to transfer what you have written on the Papyr's screen with the stylus to other linked devices with it. So basically, other users will see what you have registered on their own devices. This feature can allow for practical applications like a school setting where a teacher can mark essential things on the Papyr. Students from somewhere else in the world can instantly have those important marks appear on their own devices. The same feature can also prove handy in online meetings using applications like Zoom or Google Meet.

Another feature of the Papyr is its zooming capability. You open a document or journal, and you can zoom it as big as you want or as small as you want. Tap the screen, and it can return to its default size, and it gets placed in the middle of the screen. You can move things you have written with the stylus, and you can also adjust the size. You can change the font color too.

Papyr's file system is excellent. It got its local storage for files. It also got a shared file system for other devices nearby, and then you have cloud storage. The Papyr can connect to Google Drive or Dropbox, which allows you to upload files from these services into the Papyr itself.

Lastly, the Papyr has Google Chrome built-in. This app is an excellent addition when you search for something or browse or read articles online. You can also zoom in or out whatever you are reading from Chrome. Some might say this feature can be a distraction, but it depends on how you utilize it.

Some downsides

Some little things prevent the Papyr from being perfect. For example, when creating the video review posted above this blog post, the device is not yet available brand new outside of North America. However, they might be planning to sell it outside of North America at some point. Also, some features are not yet available, like translation from text, handwriting to text, and dual-screen. These might come eventually later down the line through software updates. Other than these little nitpicks, the Papyr is an excellent device.

Final thoughts

The QuirkLogic Papyr is something you should consider getting for the collaboration aspect alone. It's a nice feature to have, especially with how the world works with COVID and everything. It is also considerably cheaper compared to similar devices from other brands. The contextual menu is intuitive, it has a great stylus, and the reading and writing experience is excellent. Customer support is also excellent. You can take the collaboration aspect even further if you also have the QuirkLogic Quilla, a gigantic version of the Papyr. These are things to consider if you are planning to buy one.

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