The Apple Pencil is a favorite tool for exploring and writing through drawing, clarifying, and displaying. Whether you’re taking notes or creating complex art it brings amazing results due to a combination of pressure detection, trend acquisition, and turn detection. Why would you want to use something else instead?
There are a few reasons. The first one is priced: The first Apple Apple is $ 99 / £ 89 / AU $ 145 and the second generation is $ 129 / £ 119 / AU $ 199. Most rival devices are much cheaper.
Second, there is compliance, because Apple Pencils only work on certain iPads (not iPhones) and the second generation model only works with the iPad Pros. Many of their competitors’ styluses work on multiple devices, and some of them also work on other firmware tablets.
There’s its charging, which requires you to attach a Pencil to your iPad in a spectacular way because you lost a small Lightning adapter a few months ago.
And finally, and most importantly with art forms, is personal taste. Artists care deeply about their instruments, and what sounds good on one hand may not sound good on the other.
That’s why we’ve explored the best Apple Pencil techniques, ranging from the simplest, least expensive styles of paper writing to the most sophisticated professional models that work well.
1. Wacom Bamboo Sketch
The serious style for artists and exhibitors
Wacom knows more about writing on tablets than anyone else since Moses, so it’s no surprise to see two of our top five stylus. The sketch is a beautiful stylus, with critical presses running on the iPad and iPhone via Bluetooth. Compatible with iPhones from iPhone 6 onwards, or check the compatibility list before purchase: for example Adobe Sketch and Procreate are not compatible with Process Pro.
Sketch has a selection of simple and dynamic tips and two buttons that can be customized to suit your preferences. Unlike the Apple Pencil, the USB charger has a Lightning port, and you can expect up to 16 hours between charges. It’s amazing to write and draw, and it’s worth shopping for: IS Sketch can be hard to find but worth it to be tracked down.
2. Logitech Crayon
Colorful opposition to Apple’s approval
Logitech’s Apple Pencil has not much of a styluses: Apple’s endorsement sign. On paper, a seven-hour battery looks a little less cluttered than its competitors, but you can get 30 minutes of quick two-minute fast so we don’t think that’s a contract breach.
Don’t let the fun, fun-making make-up of kids deceive: while Crayon was intended for the education market it’s a great style for non-academic environments. The only downside to the oil-based flight is the lack of pressure sensor: instead, Crayon uses it to find the inclination to adjust the weight of the line you have drawn. If you want good quality construction and you don’t need the pressure to feel that you are a strong competitor.
3. Adonit Jot Pro 3
Simple style for almost anything
Adonit is an amazingly beautiful silver pencil: its nailed aluminum body makes it look and feel more expensive than it actually is, available in four colors, and has a strong magnetic resonance to protect the style. It’s not stressful, but you can also find that the small plastic disc around the nib is a little irritating and doesn’t like the rubbish on your display.
What’s going on? Because it’s faster than it works no pairing or battery has to be charged, and it works with that particular type of screen. It’s not as good as Wacom but it’s much clearer than any finger.
4. Wacom Bamboo Fineline Stylus
Another good Wacom, in this case, writing
Fineline is the cheapest birthplace of M bamboo Sketch. When it comes to first drawing and display, Fineline is handwritten – so when pressed it takes a hard time it has 1024 levels of comparison compared to Sketch. It is perfect for exploration drawings or quick drawings but if you want to make sophisticated art you will be better off with its less expensive reproduction.
By taking note, however, it is very good. It’s nice and has a hand in it and there’s a twisted way to open it and turn it off and hide a nice tip if you don’t use it. It comes in four colors, has one well-designed shortcut button and charges via USB; expect approximately 15 hours of use between charges.
5. AWAVO Stylus pencil
Cheap and fun with handwriting and drawings
AWAVO is a working style that works without Bluetooth connection, even if you still need to charge because without your IP you will not be able to access it. Wait up to 24 hours from one charge.
Works with iPads from 6th gen iPad, 3rd-gen Air, 5th-gen mini and 11-inch and 12.9-inch, third-generation Pro Pro. They feel a bit like an Apple Pencil (and it looks like white) but when you draw it you will immediately see a lack of pressure sensitivity, which means it is worth scratching rather than serious art objects. Handwriting and quick to draw, however, is a lot of styles and not a lot of money.