Apple Pencil.

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  1. Poisonivy

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    With the purchase of iPad Pro 11" 2020 I now have the same problem I had when I bought my previous iPad Pro .....
    Should I buy Apple Pencil?
    I bought the 1st generation pencil previously and never got to grips with it, what a waste!
    However I love the idea of the 2nd generation pencil, love the way it charges on the side for example.
    I've been swatting up on the obvious ways of using it but what I don't want is to waste more money on something I don't use ....
    Any hints and tips on use would be welcome to help me decide.
     
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    You can use it to fill in online forms and have your writing converted to text.
     
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    Yes I saw that, I found I can mark up photos too, I've been doing that in preview but it still could be useful.
     
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    I have the earlier version as well and use it a lot with the Nebo app to write handwritten notes and convert to next. It learns to recognize your handwriting quite efficiently. The charging and pairing is awkward. I originally bought it for sketching (use procreate) but use it more for handwriting to convert to text
     
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    Yes the charging for the 1st generation isn't good.
     
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    I tried marking up emails with my finger to see how that works but you can't see what's in the email so placing what you want to put in is difficult.... unless I'm missing something?
     
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    Too bad they couldn’t have made the first generation Apple Pencil work with the newer iPad Pro models. BTW, the new Apple Pencil doesn’t come with a spare tip.
     
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    guys is there any alternative way to charge the pencil 2 besides on the iPad itself?
     
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    The Apple Pencil 2 does not support the Qi standard and cannot be charged anywhere but the charging station on the side of the iPad.
     
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    I see. Are you aware of any case that does it?
     

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