I alluded to this in my post about the Kindle Scribe a few days ago, but after a few more days of using it I think it’s even more accurate. The title may sound a little silly, but I’m finding it to be absolutely true.
If you are a fan of the Kindle, and can appreciate the size of the Kindle Scribe, you will love it. As a Kindle, with a super-sharp front lit E Ink screen, it’s absolutely fantastic. Hands-down, it’s the best Kindle I’ve ever owned.
However, if your main goal is a note-taking tablet and you won’t really use the Kindle features, you’d be much better off with a reMarkable. reMarkable has more pen options, better file organization, and far superior file syncing with your other devices.
To be honest, I’ve been kind of surprised at how poor the file syncing for notes is on the Kindle Scribe. While I don’t sync them often, the reMarkable had a great desktop and mobile app that would sync all of your notes. For example, if I just had a quick PDF to fill out, I could drop it into the Windows app, open it and fill it out on the reMarkable, and then grab it back from the Windows app again.
With the Kindle, it’s essentially email. You email it to the Kindle (or you can use a one-way upload tool), and then you need to email it back out when you’re done. It’s not awful, but it’s much more clumsy than the apps that reMarkable has.
I’m confident that Amazon will catch up in the coming months, but you never know for sure.
At the end of the day, though, the Kindle Scribe is amazing for Kindle users. For me, that’s fantastic.