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53 releases Pencil stylus for Paper app


53 – the company that created the Paper app for iPad have now released Pencil – a stylus for their app.

Check out this video:

Pencil / Think With Your Hands from FiftyThree on Vimeo.

I’ve used Paper before, but mostly for sketching. Maybe someone who uses the app in a more serious fashion can tell us how they use it. My take based on the app and what they’re promoting with the stylus is a more natural intuitive drawing experience.

Community Comments

#1 G Louis Johnson
November/19/2013
@ 8:13 pm

At $50 this stylus seems overpriced (that’s the introductory price) and it doesn’t appear to be pressure sensitive.

#2 Michael Jantze
November/20/2013
@ 9:54 am

It’s a good enough app, but I feel I’m “stuck” inside of it when using it, not able to port ideas as easily to other apps or the computer as needed. But the in-app purchases are what makes me not use it often.

#3 Alan Gardner
November/20/2013
@ 10:35 am

I got a kick out of the video that the Pencil was sharpened. I give the 53 people high marks for paying attention to detail and experience, but at the end of the day, I agree with Michael – too much in-app purchases for things that come standard in other apps.

#4 Frank M Hansen
November/22/2013
@ 11:38 am

Does anyone know if this will work on iPad 2, or i it only on later models?

#5 Frank M Hansen
November/22/2013
@ 11:40 am

Nevermind – found the answer on their site – it does NOT work with the iPad 2.

#6 JackJack
February/10/2014
@ 11:20 pm

Pencil activates all the in-app purchase features, so you won’t need to buy them separately.

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