Upgrade Your Note-Taking Game with Wacom

Upgrade Your Note-Taking Game with Wacom

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Wacom and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.

The Wacom Bamboo Folio was a device I never knew I needed. As I said in a previous post about how to take good notes in college, I am a pen and paper girl all the way. When I first got my Macbook, I took it with me everywhere and insisted on typing notes on it. Big mistake. I never paid attention in class because I always had texts popping up and Facebook notifications taunting me in the background. Spoiler: I have no self control. So I resorted to taking notes on paper and limiting distractions during class. Life was good. Until the Bamboo Folio came into my life.


wacom bamboo folio

wacom bamboo folio

At first, I was thinking, what the heck do I really need this for? Then I got it set up and started using it. HOLY CRAP GUYS. It’s so cool and so easy to use and I can’t wait to tell y’all how it changed my note-taking game.

The coolest thing about the Bamboo Folio is that it’s just like writing on pen and paper. There’s honestly no difference. I write my notes just like I normally do, but I can push a button and instantly have those notes on my phone, export them as a PDF, and be able to search through them on my computer.

wacom duo

And I love the super cute Bamboo Duo Essential Stylus + Pen which allows me to take notes or write in my planner and then tap on my iPhone without even putting my pen down. It’s wonderful and I feel like a #trueprofessional.

When I make study guides, I typically will have to re-type or handwrite my notes in a prettier way so I can, uh, actually study from them. Now that the Bamboo Folio is in my life, I can write the notes ONE TIME and spend more of my energy actually studying instead of constantly re-writing.

wacom bamboo folio

Like I said, this is the one product that I never knew I needed. How do you think this would change your note-taking game?

This post is sponsored by Wacom and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Kayla Blogs possible!

  • This is such a cool device! It kind of reminds me of those drawing tablets artists use! Where they draw on it and the picture appears on the screen. So cool what technology can do for us today!

    Caitlyn | http://www.collegewithcaitlyn.com

  • Candy Kage

    I am a pen and paper girl as well, as my kids say old fashion. This sounds right up my alley.

  • I am a huge paper and pen girl, but I also love how typed notes look. I wish this was a thing when i was in college!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

  • This is so cool! I totally wish I had this in school!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  • Elly Leavitt

    This looks so cool and definitely like something I would have loved when I was still in uni!

  • Sydney Power

    Wow this is so cool! I have never seen this before but I am blown away at what it can do!!

  • This is a really cool concept, as a teacher I’m totally intrigued by it & wish they had a similar product when I was in college!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  • How cool! Not having to rewrite your notes would be a huge lifesaver.

  • Sami Mast

    Wait this is totally cool! I didn’t even know things like this existed! This would definitely save me a lot of extra note-taking time.


  • Lily

    I love a good notebook! This is such a cool concept, looking into them now <3

  • How cute are these! I really need to take more notes – I am sure it will keep me more organized!

    xoxo. Candice


  • Greta Hollar

    Oh my goodness I need this for grad school. So helpful!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Raquel

    It would have been cool to see a picture of how the notes look transferred over in the computer. I love Bamboo products though; rewriting notes is a pain and I could really use this!

    • I’ll be writing another post soon showing more in-depth the different ways I use it! :)

  • Wait.. what?! This sounds so cool! I never knew something like this existed. I need this in my life because like you, I always have to rewrite my notes! Thanks for sharing!

  • This looks so great! I got something like this for my fiance, but I think I need this for myself, even thought I’m not in school! We could both use it, since he studies a lot!
    Cool product!

  • Adriana

    This is such a good idea!! I wish I had this when I was in college haha it’s genius!

  • Kristin Thompson

    This sounds amazing! I would’ve loved this when I was in school!

    The Blush Blonde

  • This sounds amazing. I am a pen and paper kind of girl too, so I feel like this would be an easier transition compared to just typing things out. I love how it turns your notes into PDFs. That is awesome.

  • This is so insanely helpful for a girl that loves good old fashion note taking! I’ll have to look into getting one for meetings!

  • I have so many folios I’ve won in the business school at events and stuff and I love them!

  • Amy

    This is such a neat product! I seriously need this in my life. Like you, I started taking notes on my laptop and have been struggling paying attention in class now.. (lol as I am typing this in class.)


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • Oh my gosh.. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!! Why do you always have the coolest stuff that I just need?!! I’m no longer in school but Jesus I would just use this for everything!