Apple Pencil!

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  1. dupont2005

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    Since there is not an iPad Pro accessories sub forum yet, I decided to start the thread in here.

    Who has one? How do you like it? What do you use it for?

    Which apps support it?

    I just put my order in today. Should be here in five weeks. Can't wait, I'm stoked after seeing all the Youtube vids. I used to do a lot of illustration but kind of lost interest for a while, and then when I tried picking it back up I had lost my talent. It's not like riding a bicycle. So every time I try I get frustrated and give up. Hopefully this thing will get me back into it. I think I'll find several other uses for it too though.
     
  2. Tuttle

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    Don't have my Pro yet, but am extremely interested in this thread. Thanks for initiating it. I am particularly interested in technical writing apps such as note taking, Latex, and other productivity apps.
     
  3. talon90

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    I'll offer what I can. I picked up my Pro and Apple pencil last week.

    I do like the pencil. It feels natural in the hand. The weight is about like that of a ball point pen and it is a little longer than a new No. 2 pencil. It is easy to use for hand written notes, the screen has no problem from what I have seen with ignoring my hand/palm at rest while I write (left handed).

    For most apps, the pencil behaves just like any other stylus. On iOS you can use it to change pages, open apps, swipe between photos, close photos, etc. In other words, it behaves just like your finger. I have tried it with Penultimate, Notability, OneNote (MS Office/Windows/MS Surface tablet user in my work life), Adobe Sketchbook Express, Adobe Sketch and new app for me called Concepts. I also tried it with DocsToGo Professional and it didn't work at all in a new document created using DocsToGo.

    I use it mostly for hand written note taking and mostly in OneNote as that is then sync'd to all of my PC's for work. I like the fact that I can start a note on my Surface and pick up where I left off on my iPad or vice versa.

    Of all of these apps, the only one that seems to have been optimized for the Pencil on the Pro is Adobe Sketch. It recognizes pressure and tip angle. This allows you great flexibility to use it like you would a pencil on paper, thin lines, thick lines, broad swipes (like for shading). Sadly, I'm no artist but I do like to doodle and trace. I suspect that over time, more apps will take advantage of the pencil/Pro native capabilities like the higher resolution screen and improved pressure sensitivity.

    I love my Pro. When I watched the Keynote, I wasn't sure that I was going to get one. When I tried one out at an Apple store, I was hooked. I like the larger size. The weight is quite a bit lighter than I thought it would feel for it's size. Waiting on my Keyboard and then it will be complete. I was able to try out the Keyboard in store and loved the way it felt to type.

    I wanted to add that the only frustration for me at this point is figuring out what to do with the pencil as far as storage and transportation. Easy to use but with no method of storing/attaching to the iPad or the case I find I can forget it in one room when I head to another. Not bad at home but could be risky in the workplace or public places.
     
    #3 talon90, Nov 24, 2015
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    I'm sure we'll see case offerings from third party manufacturers that will accommodate the Pencil.
     
  5. davidalan99

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    Has them with a Apple Pencil holder on the side. I have one on order.
     
  6. dupont2005

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    UGH I can't wait! 2 more weeks.
     
  7. craftEcowgirl

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    Received Monday and loving it! Just as stylus etc for now but will be trying it with notibility soon


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    Iggy named Roxy
     
  8. Notmouse

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    I am waiting for one to become available at Best Buy, but would also like to know which screen protector would work best with the pencil.
     
  9. craftEcowgirl

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    I would like to know too, does pencil work with glass protectors from best buy?




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  10. craftEcowgirl

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    I can confirm the pencil works great with Zagg glass screen protectors!!


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