The Pencil iPad Stylus Now Supported in Sketchbook Mobile

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Fifty Three announced yesterday that their Pencil stylus now works with the superb Sketchbook Mobile app for iPad. This allows a lot more flexibility for users of the Pencil stylus: the Paper app provides a great place for doodles and sketches, but Sketchbook Mobile takes it a step further by providing layer support for more complex images. I’ve written about the Pencil before and, even though I still don’t own one, I’m  glad to see more apps supporting the interesting hardware that Fifty Three has put together.

However, what I found even more interesting is that we’re almost at the one-year mark of the Pencil’s announcement last November, and Fifty Three is still actively promoting their first-gen hardware. A lot of other companies would have been marketing their second-gen stylus for a few months now, in anticipation of a big Holiday release. It’s unorthodox and actually quite welcome to see that FiftyThree sees their stylus as a device that can and should stick around for more than a year.


My name is probably Thomas (yes, it is). I'll be able to help you figure out why Evernote isn't syncing, or recommend your favourite new RSS reader to you. That's partly because I am enamoured with the iOS ecosystem and hardware, but mostly because I'm Canadian.

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