E-ink tablet manufacturer, reMarkable, have begun the rollout of firmware version 3.6 for the reMarkable 2.
The main update is that there will be a selection of tutorials and help files available directly from the device itself. In addition, there are a few bug fixes and slight improvements to the software and companion app.
Whilst I think the easily-accessible introductory documentation is a great way to help new users get to grips with their device (and I believe other manufacturers should perhaps follow suit), it is not really what I would I would expect from a version update.
There’s nothing really to shout about here – it’s just a couple of bug fixes and small improvements that one could argue should not have existed in the first place. In fact, reMarkable’s last few software updates have been very underwhelming – really, just slight tweaks.
Of course, it does demonstrate that reMarkable are actually working on their software, but most users aren’t really going to notice much difference.
And it’s a shame really because reMarkable are unlikely to bring out a third iteration of their flagship tablet any time soon and so I would expect a bit more effort in innovating their core software. In comparison, the Boox and Supernote native note-taking and reading apps are far more sophisticated (although I will concede that the reMarkable’s companion app is much better).
I’ve not checked the changes for myself yet – I tend to leave my rM2 at home these days because I use it so infrequently – but I’ll come back to update this article after I’ve checked out the update first-hand.
About the author
Dan Dutton is passionate about E-ink writing tablets, which bring together the pleasure of writing on paper with the power of digital technology. When he bought his first tablet, he realised that there wasn't a lot of unbiased information available for people that were considering buying an E-ink tablet, and so he built eWritable.