Apple Pencil Apps – The iPad Pro arrives alongside with the Apple Pencil which offer many new experiences for iPad users. The pencil itself is not only for drawing or sketching, in fact there are many things you can do with it. First, you can use the pencil for drawing or sketching though you may need to use some drawing or sketching apps to get the best result. Second, you can use it to open apps, including the apps that were not designed for the Pencil. You can use the apple pencil to manage apps you need including deleting the unused apps. Third, you can use it to scroll and navigate or open links you need on your iPad. Using the pencil to open a link in a new tab is also possible.
iPad Pro Apps Enhanced For The Apple Pencil
Using apple pencil apps may help you to get the most out of your iPad Pro. Whether you need to draw, sketch or write things, there are many apps available out there that will make your job easier. Here are some useful apple pencil apps you can use:
This Apple’s default app is one of best handwriting and drawing apps for iPad. You will find no drawing lag experience though the app is limited in color picking, drawing tools, and canvas textures. It is easy to use but you will only get one sheet of paper. However, you don’t have to pay to enjoy the app.
Here’s how to use the Notes app:
- Open the Notes app
- Tap on the drawing icon or the squiggle icon in the bottom-right
- You will see a blank page and drawing tools at the bottom
- Now you can start to draw or write things on your iPad
Paper was previously designed to work with FiftyThree’s Pencil. But now the app is also designed to work with apple pencil. It has a selections of drawing tools but just like the Notes, you can only get a single sheet of notepaper. The split view mode is currently not working. The Paper app is available for download at iTunes for free.
Download the Paper app here.
uMake is the next iPad app that is good for sketching in 3D. The app is free to download and start using. Get it on iTunes here . The uMake Starter is free and you will be able to create up to 10 designs, export your ideas to PNG, edit curve and symmetry.
If you want to get the most out of the app, you can get the uMake Pro for $14.99/month or $149.99/year. The first 30 days is free with an annual subscription. You will get unlimited designs, you can export to STP & IGES file-formats (NURBS), advanced snap tools, 24/7 support with 4 hours response time, and premier access to more upcoming features.
Astropad is a drawing app which pairs your iPad Pro with your Mac. You can draw or create sketch on the iPad with apple pencil and directly send the result to Mac. The app acts as an input to Mac creative tools like Photoshop, Manga Studio, Illustrator and more. Astropad is available for download at iTunes here.
Procreate is a great app for creating ideas to reality, from simple sketch to a real art or large image. The app can export large images as PSD, JPG, PNG, or in the Procreate file format. It has selections of tool for you to keep zooming and panning without choosing between freeform or straight lines. Get Procreate at itunes for $5.99 here.
Also check the Apple Pencil Guide
« « Apple Pencil Tips