Paper, the beautifully designed sketch application for the iPad, now comes with a "Pencil." According to The Verge, the creator Fifty-Three announced on November 19th that "Pencil" is now available for purchase on their website and through an in-app purchase for $49.99.
The announcement by Fifty-Three to sell its own stylus is not surprising, since there is a huge market for stylus's to help improve drawing and sketching capabilities on iPad apps, such as Sketchbook Pro, Procreate, Brushes, etc. Paper falls into this category of creation apps, but also boasts some pretty impressive features of its own to set it apart from its competitors. For one, the app combines beautiful graphics with an intuitive design that makes full use of on screen gestures like pinching and zooming to navigate through the app and to assist in the creative process. Paper has received a rather exalted status, including a design award from Apple as the best app in 2012. For those who are big fans of Paper, "Pencil" will be a welcoming addition. Pencil come with the following features:
Pencil requires no calibration or set up. You just rest your hand on the tablet, like any other writing surface, and the device works in perfect harmony with the application.
Built into Pencli is the ability to erase any mark that is made with the device. This components sets itself apart from other stylus's, and will undoubtedly become its prized feature.
Simliar to stumps used to blend charcoal, marks made with Pencil can be blended with your finger (the finger is free).
Pencil comes with one limitation. It will only work with iPads with retina displays. Pencil will work with other tablets, but the three main features listed above will not be included. The stylus comes with a rechargeable battery, an extra tip and extra eraser. Pencil comes in walnut and a graphite brushed aluminum, and is equipped with bluetooth connectivity for seamless integration. The device can also be charged from any USB source and boasts a battery life of a month before recharging.
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