Notability for iPad adds new ‘Pencil’ feature for a ‘lifelike handwriting experience’
Notability, the popular note-taking app for iPhone and iPad, was updated today with a new “Pencil” feature. According to the company, this feature brings “the closest paper-like sketching experience to digital note-takers,” including Apple Pencil support.
This is the first time Notability has offered a tool that “allows users to stylize their ink strokes, add texture, and change colors after writing without any pixelation.” Here’s how it works:
Notability’s Pencil is perfect for taking notes, sketching ideas, and illustrating. Featuring pressure and tilt sensitivity when paired with the Apple Pencil, the tool provides the most realistic writing experience that resembles digital graphite. For the first time, users can add dimension and shading to their notes in Notability. The Pencil tool allows for custom colors, and thanks to vector technology, users can even stylize and change the color of pencil ink strokes at any time during sketch creation.
Ginger Labs, the company behind Notability, claims that this feature is based on “vector technology”. This is what allows users to adjust and resize pencil strokes without “loss of quality” after the fact. “Because of this, users can also stylize and change the color of pencil ink strokes at any time during or after sketching,” the company explains.
Change style and colors: The color, thickness and style of anything you write with a pencil can be changed after you write it! Pressure Sensitivity: To create a realistic pencil experience, the Notability Pencil’s opacity changes depending on the pressure you use. Tilt-activated shading: Like a real pencil, your line thickness changes based on the angle of your stylus.
Notability is available on the App Store as a free download and requires a subscription to access all features. The subscription is priced at $2.99 per month or $12.99 per year.
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