I had some free time this afternoon so I rewrote some notes 😃.
Recently I decided to go paperless with my Ipad and a stylus. It’s been two weeks since I purchased notes plus and fortunately I’m not disappointed. I’m more of a visual learner, so the app has helped me a lot since I can add pictures, color and shapes to my notes. I might write more about my experience in the future, but for now I’m still getting used to it.
A writer’s tools might include an inkwell and papyrus scrolls or less expensive wax tablets and stylus. The tablets could also be bound and they could be erased with the flat end of the stylus. Papyrus was made of the pith of a water plant; ink was a mixture of soot, resin, wine dregs and cuttlefish.
Roman Terracotta Inkwell (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)
Roman/Egyptian Papyrus Letter (early 3rd Century A.D.)
Desktop interface tool by 3D Systems is a haptic 3D stylus for editing models on a computer:
Everyone knows how to use their hands but not everyone knows how to use CAD software. Touch is a haptic 3D stylus that puts digital content in
your hand, allowing you to actually feel models on the screen. Designed
for intuitive 3D sculpting, Touch eliminates the intimidation of
traditional 3D modeling.
After many months working to lay the groundwork for global shipping and sales, we are thrilled to announce that Pencil is now available for purchase worldwide. To celebrate, we’re offering a special discount on Amazon.com.
Called “the best iPad stylus” by Wired and The Verge, Pencil is the latest in our essential suite of mobile tools for creativity. Pencil’s special expressive features, erase, blend, and adaptive palm rejection, open up a new world of creative possibilities in Paper and other supported apps. This fall, we’re also introducing Surface Pressure, a new feature that uses Pencil’s uniquely-designed tip. Surface Pressure makes expression from every angle possible, and is coming to Pencil with the release of iOS 8.
Pencil comes in two models: Walnut, made from sustainable hardwood and including a built-in magnetic snap, and Graphite in black, brushed aluminum. Pencil is now for sale on Amazon UK, France, and Germany, and is available for shipping worldwide from Amazon.com. You can see all of the places to buy Pencil here. (To redeem the discount on Amazon.com, just click on the “Clip Coupon” link. Offer ends August 4, 2014.)
It’s been a long road to bring Pencil into the world. As we mentioned in November when Pencil first launched to US and Canada-based customers, crafting hardware from scratch is a complex endeavor, and making it available to creators around the world requires people with experience ranging from industrial design and mechanical engineering, to embedded systems and manufacturing management. Not to mention, legal expertise and in-depth knowledge of global logistics and distribution.
Thank you for your incredible support through these past months, and for spreading the love for Pencil far and wide. We hope the tools we make continue to inspire you to sketch, to create, and to bring your ideas to life.