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Leiyah 03-09-2011 01:36 AM

iPad stylus
 
I want to get a stylus for note-taking on the iPad but I have found/heard mixed reviews. I plan to use it for apps such as iAnnotate, Penultimate, etc.

What stylus do you have or recommend? Do they work well? Does it create a problem if other parts of your hand touch the screen while writing? Do they feel similar to a pen? Does it write like a fine tip or a fat marker?

All advice is appreciated. TIA!

osxx 03-09-2011 01:40 AM

I think I will pick one of these up unless someone knows of a better one. Pogo Sketch

MinaMACMan 03-09-2011 02:13 AM

Leiya... With an App like penultimate they have a really cool algorithm that they call "wrist protection" whichnin essence means that it will automatically detect where your wrist is and ignore the input from it. It actually works pretty well.

Also, for most apps the thickness of the line is choosable through the app itself to give you a wide range of lines, same goes for colors and paper background.

Hope that helps.

Cheers,

Mina

SleeperSS 03-09-2011 09:13 AM

Ask your FedEx Express driver if you can "borrow" his stylus. not at all elegant but should do the job.

BrianLachoreVPI 03-09-2011 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leiyah (Post 1199000)
I want to get a stylus for note-taking on the iPad but I have found/heard mixed reviews. I plan to use it for apps such as iAnnotate, Penultimate, etc.

What stylus do you have or recommend? Do they work well? Does it create a problem if other parts of your hand touch the screen while writing? Do they feel similar to a pen? Does it write like a fine tip or a fat marker?

All advice is appreciated. TIA!

i picked up the pogo - which is regarded (at least from I had read) as one of the better ones available. It works just fine - but to me, IMO, the experience still isn't such that I can replace a regular notebook in a meeting. I do wonder if the faster processor in the iPad 2 might improve handwriting performance - as I find if I try to right normally -it lags, won't keep up...etc. At any rate - the pogo stylus is just fine - but I have yet to find a note taking application (and I have tried many) that performs sufficiently to allow me to integrate the iPad into my everyday productivity workflow. But - I expect that day will be here eventually. :)

RavingMac 03-09-2011 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leiyah (Post 1199000)
I want to get a stylus for note-taking on the iPad but I have found/heard mixed reviews. I plan to use it for apps such as iAnnotate, Penultimate, etc.

What stylus do you have or recommend? Do they work well? Does it create a problem if other parts of your hand touch the screen while writing? Do they feel similar to a pen? Does it write like a fine tip or a fat marker?

All advice is appreciated. TIA!

FWIW a carrot will work as a stylus (I got bored one day at lunch and ran some food related experiments) and you can always use it as an after-note snack when you're done. :D

Leiyah 03-09-2011 01:53 PM

Thanks for the advice!

iWhat 03-09-2011 01:55 PM

I use a iPad stylus that I purchased at Best Buy by Targus. Seems very similar to the linked one, so I'm sure it's fine.
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Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI (Post 1199272)
i picked up the pogo - which is regarded (at least from I had read) as one of the better ones available. It works just fine - but to me, IMO, the experience still isn't such that I can replace a regular notebook in a meeting. I do wonder if the faster processor in the iPad 2 might improve handwriting performance - as I find if I try to right normally -it lags, won't keep up...etc. At any rate - the pogo stylus is just fine - but I have yet to find a note taking application (and I have tried many) that performs sufficiently to allow me to integrate the iPad into my everyday productivity workflow. But - I expect that day will be here eventually. :)

What app do you use for taking notes that you notice lag? I use Notes Plus, and even doing fast scribbles it seems to keep up just fine.
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Originally Posted by Razormac (Post 1199280)
FWIW a carrot will work as a stylus (I got bored one day at lunch and ran some food related experiments) and you can always use it as an after-note snack when you're done. :D

Do you know any good reviews on carrots?

RavingMac 03-09-2011 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by iWhat (Post 1199299)
Do you know any good reviews on carrots?

I'll check GreenGiant.com and see if I can find some. ;)

BrianLachoreVPI 03-09-2011 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iWhat (Post 1199299)

What app do you use for taking notes that you notice lag? I use Notes Plus, and even doing fast scribbles it seems to keep up just fine.

Do you know any good reviews on carrots?

I'll have to get back to you on this. I can give you a listing of the note apps I've tried - but I don't have my stylus with me (am up in Boston this week) and would want to do a double check with that to make sure I described the symptom accurately. I haven't tried carrots yet. :)


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