December 3, 2013
FiftyThree has just updated its popular iPad drawing app for its soon-to-be popular iPad drawing stylus. Through its latest update, Paper by FiftyThree has been made compatible with Pencil by FiftyThree, which was unveiled just a couple of weeks ago. As a result, the app now has full support for the Bluetooth 4.0-powered stylus, including its palm rejection, eraser, and blending features:
Check out some impressive Pencil-on-Paper action in the video below: If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. Pencil is available in Paper's in-app store and in FiftyThree's online shop. Its graphite black model costs $49.95, while its walnut variant, which features a magnetic Apple Smart Cover snap attachment, costs $59.95. Compatible with the third-generation iPad, fourth-generation iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina display, Pencil also works with iPad apps other than Paper as a non-connected stylus. Also featuring a reworked Expressive Ink Engine for improved speed and responsiveness across all tools, the new version of Paper by FiftyThree is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPad and iPad mini running iOS 6.0 or later. Before Pencil came Book. A couple of months ago, the app was updated with support for creating real books (made by Moleskine, no less) containing virtual Paper creations.
- Palm Rejection— Pencil and Paper work together to produce the most sophisticated and effective palm rejection in any app available today. No setup, no calibration, just natural feeling writing and drawing.
- Erase— Pencil’s unique built-in eraser lets you get down to what’s essential.
- Blend— Pencil takes care of the lines so you can use your fingers to blend colors on the page and smooth rough edges without ever picking up a tool.