Useful, Effortless, and Now Mac Compatible – Livescribe's Pulse Smartpen Ready for the Holidays Livescribe to release major new features just in time for Thanksgiving OAKLAND, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2008 – Just in time for the holidays, Livescribe, Inc. (www.livescribe.com) announced today the public beta of its native Mac desktop application – Livescribe Desktop for Mac. Livescribe also announced key new features for its Pulse smartpen, including handwriting to text transcription software and the ability for consumers to print dot paper notepads for free. From college students to business professionals, from medical workers to detectives, and from parents to attorneys, Livescribe's Pulse smartpen solves the need for a simple, affordable and effective way to never miss a word they hear, write, or speak again. "Given the current state of the economy, people want gifts that solve real problems," said Jim Marggraff, Livescribe's founder, chairman and CEO. "Forty-three percent of people we surveyed between the ages of 25-54 said they are looking for technology gifts that are ‘useful' this holiday season. Pulse fills this need. It's a useful solution for anyone tasked with gathering and organizing information – college students, professionals, or anyone who uses pen and paper." Now Mac Compatible Livescribe Desktop for Mac Public Beta: Just in time for Thanksgiving, Pulse smartpen is now compatible with all Intel-based Mac computers with Leopard OS. Beginning Nov. 24, consumers can download the public beta software for free at www.livescribe.com/install. The software makes it possible for Mac users to upload their notes and audio recordings, play them back, search for words, and easily browse through digital copies of their notes. Livescribe is inviting all owners to share their feedback on this public beta release through www.livescribe.com/support. Version 1.0 of the Livescribe Desktop for Mac will be available in Q1 2009. All current and new users of the Pulse smartpen can use Pulse with Mac computers for free. Additional details can be found at www.livescribe.com. New Features for Windows Users Handwriting to Text Transcription: Responding to the number one requested feature among users, Livescribe partner Vision Objects is offering "MyScript for Livescribe" text transcription software, which allows note takers to seamlessly transcribe handwritten notes taken with the Pulse smartpen into text. The software will be available with the Livescribe Desktop for Windows (version 1.4) to be released on Nov. 24. With MyScript for Livescribe, consumers can make edits to the text and even create a personal dictionary of frequently used words, resulting in a more accurate conversion. Once downloaded and purchased from the Vision Objects Web site (http://www.visionobjects.com/handwriting_recognition/pulse/pulse.htm), the transcription software is accessible through a toolbar within the Livescribe Desktop application. The text can be copied and pasted into a variety of applications, including Microsoft Word and Outlook. MyScript for Livescribe transcription software can be downloaded as a free 30-day trial or purchased for $29.95. Print Your Own Paper: With the release of Livescribe Desktop for Windows 1.4, consumers have the freedom to print dot paper notepads for free. Dot paper notepads can be printed directly from the Livescribe Desktop toolbar on most color laser jet printers that are Adobe Post Script compatible and print at 600dpi or higher. In addition, Livescribe provides a variety of dot paper notebooks, including lined and unlined journals and college-ruled notebooks for purchase at prices at or near similar paper products. Additional Support: Version 1.4 of the Livescribe Desktop includes full support for Windows XP 32 bit, and Vista 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Livescribe Pulse™ Smartpen Now Ready for Mac OAKLAND, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2008 – Just in time for the holidays, Livescribe Inc. (www.livescribe.com) marks a major milestone today with the announcement of the public beta launch of its native Mac desktop application – Livescribe Desktop for Mac. Beginning Nov. 24, all existing and new Pulse smartpen owners can download the beta software at www.livescribe.com/install for free. The software includes several key features: • Paper Replay – For the first time, Mac users can transfer the notes and recordings they've captured from their Pulse smartpen to their Mac computers to play them back. They can click on their notes with their mouse to hear the conversation play back while their notes and drawings animate in the order they were written. • Page Viewing – From within Livescribe Desktop for Mac, note takers can view virtual pages of their notebooks. They can zoom in and out of their notebook pages to easily find and browse through their notes. • Search – Mac consumers can search for key words within their notes to easily find and recall specific information. The Mac version of Livescribe Desktop also offers two additional features not available in the Windows version. First, Mac users will have the ability to export their recordings into AAC audio files – so they can listen to them privately via iTunes or an iPod. Mac users can also export their notes as PDF files directly from the Desktop app.