Pencil – the iOS sketcher's dream, now available in Europe

Pencil – the iOS sketcher's dream, now available in Europe
FiftyThree's "Paper" is probably one of the most popular sketching apps available for the iPad. With an engine built to simulate the results one might expect when drawing on actual paper, it quickly gained popularity, though one thing was clear – if you are going to be drawing on your tablet – you definitely need an appropriate stylus.

Well, the developers aim to deliver, as at the start of this year, they released their own stylus – "Pencil". The device pairs perfectly with Paper, giving the user a much more sketchbook-like experience. Until now, it was only available in the US, but as of today, it is up for sale on Amazon's France, Germany and UK websites.

Pencil is equipped with a soft, friction-free tip on one end and a unique "eraser" on the other, which allows you to flip the stylus and use it like a genuine pencil's eraser – deleting any parts of the drawing you deem unfit. Furthermore, the Paper app can tell the difference between Pencil and your palm, so you can rest your hand anywhere on the device while drawing, without worrying about the app receiving input from your skin touching the display. Another impressive feature is the ability to smudge the drawing with your fingers – again – the app can tell whether you are using the stylus or your finger on the drawing. If it is the latter, it will smudge the lines and blend colors where you swipe – much like one could do when sketching with a real pencil. Come iOS8, FiftyThree promise that Pencil will also support different pressure levels.

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source: Pocket-lint

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8 Comments

1. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

"Dronload" Paper? Really? thats not even a typo... thats just drunk typing

3. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Almost there... now reads "Downoad" Sorry for nazi-grammaring

2. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Wacom S-Pen or this hot-dog Poor, pitty ifans. I'm so sorry about you.

5. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

http://www.wacom.com/en/de/creative/intuos-creative-stylus You can use whatever you want with the iPad.... It's called choice.

6. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

ROTFL You iboys are pathetic How could you compare S-pen with those hot-dogs????? Get lost:)

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Actually, that Wacom pen for iPad isn't all that good. Nor or any pens for iOS as there is no high resolution tracking hardware. And then there is the issue of poor app support as there is no standard pen interface. So basically all the pens for iPad are collectively called "crap", not "choice".

4. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Or... you could use actual pencil and paper.

7. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup. Or live in the cave. Right? But better pencil and paper than this fugly timber.

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