In the past couple of months, I’ve seen a number of people with the Remarkable 2 writing device. The Remarkable 2, touts itself as the world’s thinnest writing device and feels like drawing on real paper.
The reviews are good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIwc2iE8qpA
Wired Magazine gave a good review, but said, ‘This E Ink tablet excels at taking your handwritten notes, but it doesn’t do much else well.’. The tablet is a one-purpose device, it doesn’t pretend or claim to be anything else– Only note-taking that’s it. No email, no Office, and no Facebook (probably a good thing).
The challenge I have with this device is OneNote integration, as with all notes, there needs to be a repository for all notes, not just reMarkable 2 notes. And in my world like other people, this repository is OneNote.
There are a few options to integrate reMarkable notes to OneNote. This video is one method that explained How to integrate your reMarkable 2 with OneNote easily. Two options:
Option 1: iPhone app to send documents to OneNote app on iPhone. Bit fiddly, too many clicks and only PDFs.
Option 2: Email forwarding to OneNote
Both of the options work, but they rely on the user to set up the rule and configuration and there are a bit too many steps for my liking. It is also not ideal for an IT department to manage a couple of users, so an alternative is to use a shared mailbox and set up a flow to manage the forwarding of email to a user’s OneNote. This can all be centrally managed, which is the win here.
This blog post explains how to use Flow and a forwarding rule that can be set up on a shared mailbox, to copy Remarkable Notes to an individual’s OneNote page.
This is an example of an email from remarkable. This will be referenced in the flow
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> on behalf of Peter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:09 PM
To: Peter Ward <Remarkablenm@sohoTestdragon.onmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Document from my reMarkable: Notebook 5
This is testing Emailing to Shared mailbox.
PS: You cannot reply to this email
Sent from my reMarkable paper tablet
Get yours at www.remarkable.com
- Create a shared Mailbox (This part is easy)
2. Create a flow on new email arriving in the shared mailbox
A download of this flow is here
Flow Steps Explained