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ReaderPen and smartphones

Did you know you can use your ReaderPen and scan text directly to your Android smartphone?

First, your smartphone needs to support USB On-the-Go. One way to check this is to go to Settings\System on your Android phone and see if there is any reference to OTG. How this looks may differ between phone brands but this is what it looks like on my phone.

Make sure to enable this feature when establishing the physical USB connection between ReaderPen and the smartphone.

Your phone will most likely have a USB-C connector, or perhaps a mico USB connector. Therefore you will also need an adapter like this one (image shows a USB-C adapter). They are available in most electronic stores or webshops at around US$ 5-10.

Boost ReaderPen notes with Connect Desktop app

Not too long ago we launched our Connect Desktop app with the main objective to enable our Bluetooth digital highlighter C-Pen Connect to scan text to computers.

But Connect Desktop app has a hidden superpower that makes it a great companion to our ReaderPen as well. ReaderPen’s Scan-to-File function saves your scans as .txt files – and these files are easily accessed by Connect Desktop.


After you have digitized the content you want to save, read, remember and learn simply connect the ReaderPen to your computer and select U-disk. Right-click on the text file saved in your ReaderPen and open with Connect Desktop. From here, the text file can be edited, it can be listened to, and a local copy can be saved on your computer.

The procedure in images

The images show how it looks on Windows, but it is just as powerful on MAC.

Click on the images to enlarge them. 

Some background…

Check the videos below if you need some more background on Connect Desktop app or some ReaderPen user advice.

Learn more efficiently

With a digital highlighter it’s easy to capture paragraphs as you read/browse though a text. With a digital highlighter set up to you computer (or using a stand alone model with built in storage) you can capture paragraphs that you find interesting with close to no interruption at all while your read. Once you are through, you have all important parts of the text in digital and editable text format. Process it once more in a word editor and you have all the important information in a summary.

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Data entry

You don’t have to be a student to find a digital highlighter useful. It’s a very convenient tool to enter data into e.g. business systems as well. Enter dates, amounts, SKU#, invoice or order #, etc. Easy and convenient. And if you need some additional tricks like removing any white space or replacing commas then have a look at our Text Replace addon.