Apple Pencil lets you jot down notes and sketch ideas as naturally as you do on paper. And with iOS 11, you can add handwriting and drawings alongside text and search handwritten notes using Spotlight. There are also great note-taking apps in the App Store that let you do even more.
In iOS 11, write a note instantly without unlocking your iPad. Scan paper documents right from the Notes app. And pin your most-used notes to the top of your notes list.
Take notes, sketch ideas in decorative ink styles, and mark up photos.
Create beautiful, searchable handwritten notes and easily annotate documents.
he ideal tool for artists of every kind.
To be precise, it's incredibly precise.
With Apple Pencil, you can make virtually any number of effects right down to a single pixel. It's perfect for creating technical illustrations or adding fine details in a portrait. You can even touch and hold with two fingers in supported apps to get a virtual ruler that lets you draw straight lines.
Even more responsive. Virtually no lag.
On the new iPad Pro with ProMotion technology, latency — the tiny delay between when you begin drawing and the time it appears on the screen — is virtually imperceptible. This lightning-fast responsiveness creates a smooth and natural experience unmatched by other creative tools.
Draw lines of any weight. Just apply pressure.
Sophisticated and accurate pressure sensors determine exactly how hard the tip of Apple Pencil is being pressed down. Press harder to draw thicker lines. Use a gentle touch for wispy hairlines. And adjust your pressure for anything in between.
Add shading with a tilt of the hand.
Two tilt sensors in the tip of Apple Pencil calculate the angle of your hand. As you write or draw, the relative positions of these sensors are detected by the Multi-Touch display. So you can create different degrees of shading simply by tilting Apple Pencil the way you would a conventional pencil.