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Bryan M. Wolfe
| June 17, 2014
FiftyThree To Bring New Pencil Stylus Controls To Paper App, Apple's iOS 8
FiftyThree has announced a new feature for Paper, the popular drawing app for iPad. Surface Pressure allows Pencil stylus users to change the characteristics of a drawn line by modifying how they hold the tool. The iOS 8-exclusive feature launches this fall. According to FiftyThree:
Use the point for fine details or the angled edge for broad strokes. Surface Pressure unlocks new capabilities for each of Paper's tools—fill faster as you draw, shade as you sketch, or carve away in varying widths as you erase. Stay in the flow and change drawing styles simply by changing the way you hold Pencil—no stopping to fuss with the settings menu.Take a look: http://vimeo.com/98146708 First introduced in November, Pencil features palm rejection, flip-to-erase, and blend as core features. The accessory is available in two models: Walnut + Magnetic Snap ($74.95) and Graphite ($59.95). They are available to customers in the United States and Canada through FiftyThree’s online store and Amazon. Surface Pressure will come as a free software upgrade. It will arrive soon after Apple releases iOS 8. The freemium Paper app is available to download on the App Store. See also: Re/Code: Apple Plans To Introduce The ‘iWatch’ At An October Event, Apple Lets Users Tap Into Safari's Passwords And AutoFill To Log In To Apps In iOS 8, and Is Your Mac Compatible With OS X Yosemite's Impressive 'Handoff' Feature?