Paper Upgrade Closing


The Paper Upgrade Project has closed its doors, although its EZFlashcards project (, which automatically converts Evernote notes to flashcards, is going strong. Thank you for your support over the years!

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Shared notebooks


Our free EZFlashcards program can now read Evernote Shared notebooks! Give it a try! EZFlashcards works on any mobile devices, including iPads and Android thanks to JQuery Mobile!

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Book to E-book using DIY Book Scanners


We are donating book scanners to local nonprofit organizations. In order to use the scanners, they will need instructions, so we have created a start-to-finish video showing how to create an e-book from a paper one using mostly open-source software and our DIY E-Book Creator software. We can help you with any step of this process.

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Supermemo to Evernote Conversion - including images


I recently decided to copy my notes from SuperMemo to Evernote. Later, I'd like to do the opposite, but for now, below are the working instructions. This program will include all of your images, retain formatting (underlining, font size, italics, colors, etc.), and can run on your entire Supermemo collection.

1. Right-click a sub-collection in Supermemo (e.g. German) and select Export -> HTML (this creates the Q,A, and includes the images, apparently the only SuperMemo option that does.

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EZFlashCards - Free Evernote flashcards

ABBYY Finereader 9.0 Express Edition Review


We considered using a single license of the ABBYY Finereader 9.0 Express Edition for the Paper Upgrade Project for a side project, but ran into significant problems after purchasing it which caused us to return the product. Below is a recap:


  • Price. $49 currently 6-27-2012
  • Easy to use and reliable.


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Paper Upgrade Facebook and Twitter Pages


Today I finally updated our Facebook page and linked Twitter account. I included a video, a a few photos, added Karen as a manager. We now have 5 Likes. I also integrated the Facebook Like button to our pages from this site.

Everything works pretty well now, and I included links to our Google Mailing List as well, so that it's easy to follow us there as well.

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Digital Learning - Digital Studying - Book Scanning - Project Video - Lecture at Portland State University


I recently gave a brief talk at Portland State University for Amanda Gomm for her digital publishing course, during which I discussed book scanning, the future of books, and our vision for a better digital world for students. The initially choppy audio gets better quickly. :-)

Please install the Flash Plugin

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Cutting DIY Book Scanner Kit Portland


In January of this year, cut 4 scanners for us using their Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) router. Here is a video showing the process.

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