If you’re an artist, designer, or just someone who enjoys doodling on their iPad, then having the right pencil can make all the difference. A good iPad pencil should feel comfortable in your hand, have precise and responsive tracking, and be compatible with your iPad model. With so many options available on the market, it can be difficult to choose the best pencil for your needs. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the top pencils for iPads and what makes them stand out. Whether you’re a professional artist or a casual user, this guide will help you find the perfect pencil for your iPad so you can unleash your creativity with ease.
1. Seamless Integration with Your iPad: Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) enhances your creative work with its exceptional features. With its virtually no lag time, precise accuracy, and sensitivity to pressure and tilt, it is capable of transforming into your preferred artistic tool such as a paintbrush, charcoal, or pencil. It elevates the experience of painting, sketching, doodling, and even note-taking to new heights.
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) magnetically attaches to an iPad, charges wirelessly, and allows for a seamless tool-switching experience with a simple double tap. It is compatible with various models of iPads, including the iPad mini (6th generation), iPad Air (5th and 4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generations), and iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations).
• Exceptional precision and sensitivity to pressure and tilt
• Virtually no lag time
• Can transform into different artistic tools
• Enhances the experience of painting, sketching, doodling, and note-taking
• Magnetically attaches to the iPad and charges wirelessly
• Allows for easy tool-switching with a simple double tap
• Only compatible with certain iPad models
• Requires a separate purchase in addition to the iPad
- WHY APPLE PENCIL — With pixel-perfect precision, tilt and pressure sensitivity, and imperceptible lag, Apple Pencil (2nd generation) makes painting, sketching, doodling, and note-taking better than ever. Attaches magnetically for wireless pairing and charging.
- COMPATIBILITY — Apple Pencil (2nd generation) works with iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generation); iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation); iPad Air (4th and 5th generation); and iPad mini (6th generation).
- EASY AND NATURAL — Featuring a flat edge that attaches magnetically, Apple Pencil (2nd generation) allows you to change tools with just a tap from your finger.
- TRANSFORMS IPAD INTO A CANVAS — Draw, sketch, color, take notes, and mark up documents. Apple Pencil does it all with pixel-perfect precision, tilt and pressure sensitivity, and imperceptible lag. Apple Pencil attaches, charges, and pairs magnetically.
2. JAMJAKE’s Stylus Pen: The Ultimate Tool for Digital Artists and Writers
Compatible Models: Our iPad stylus pen is designed to be compatible with all iPad models released from 2018 and later, including iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th Gen, iPad Pro (12.9Inch) 3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen, iPad Pro (11Inch) 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th Gen, and iPad mini 5/6th Gen.
Not Applicable Models: It is important to note that our stylus pen is not applicable to iPad models released before 2018. This includes iPad 1 to 5 Gen, iPad mini 1 to 4 Gen, iPad Air 1st/2nd Gen, and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 1st/2nd Gen and iPad Pro (9.7/10.5-inch). Please ensure your device is compatible before placing an order, as other models will not work.
Palm Rejection and Magnetic Design: The JAMJAKE apple pen features palm rejection, allowing you to comfortably place your hand on the screen while drawing or writing without the need for gloves. It also features a magnetic design that prevents it from rolling or getting lost when not in use, making it more convenient to carry and organize. (Please note that magnetic design is only supported on iPad Pro 3rd Gen).
Tilt Function and Highly Sensitive: Our iPad stylus pen can be tilted at different angles to create varying stroke thickness and depth, making it perfect for drawing. It provides precise point control, ensuring no scratches on the screen, no lag/offset/break, and higher sensitivity with no resistance, making it more comfortable to use compared to other stylus pens for the iPad.
Touch Switch and Fast Charging: Our stylus pen does not require Bluetooth or an app connection. Simply touch the cap button to turn it on. Charging for 15-20 minutes can provide up to 8-10 hours of work time. Please ensure to turn off the “Only draw with Apple Pencil” option before using it.
• Compatible with all iPad models released from 2018 and later.
• Palm rejection feature allows you to rest your hand on the screen while drawing or writing without the need for gloves.
• Magnetic design prevents the stylus pen from rolling or getting lost when not in use.
• Tilt function allows for varying stroke thickness and depth, making it perfect for drawing.
• Highly sensitive, providing precise point control and no resistance for comfortable use.
• Fast charging time of 15-20 minutes provides up to 8-10 hours of work time.
• Easy to use, simply touch the cap button to turn on/off.
• Not compatible with iPad models released before 2018.
• Magnetic design is only supported on iPad Pro 3rd Gen.
• Charging time may not be sufficient for extended use.
- Compatible Models: Our iPad pencil is compatible with iPad 2018 and later versions, including iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th Gen, iPad Pro (12.9Inch) 3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen, iPad Pro (11Inch) 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th Gen, and iPad mini 5/6th Gen.
- Not Applicable Models: Please note that this stylus pen for iPad does not applicable to pre-2018 versions of the iPad series, including iPad 1 to 5 Gen, iPad mini 1 to 4 Gen, iPad Air 1st/ 2nd Gen, and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 1st/ 2nd Gen and iPad Pro (9.7/10.5-inch). Please confirm your devices before you place an order, the other model is invalid.
- Palm Rejection and Magnetic Design: JAMJAKE apple pen with palm rejection you can put your hand comfortably on the screen when drawing or writing, no need to wear gloves for more convenient writing or drawing. Magnetic design (only support iPad pro 3rd ), no rolling and losing when resting, more convenient to carry and organize.
- Tilt Function and Highly Sensitive: The iPad pen can be tilted at different angles to draw different strokes of thickness and depth, perfect for drawing. Precise point control writing, no scratches on the screen, no lag/offset/break! Higher sensitivity, no resistance, and more comfortable in your hand compared to the other pencil for iPad.
- Touch Switch and Fast Charging： No need for Bluetooth or APP connection, turn on this stylus pen by simply touching the cap button. This active stylus pencil charging for 15-20 minutes can support the work for 8-10 hours. Turn off the " Only draw with Apple Pencil " option before using it.
3. Perfect for Note-taking and Sketching: The JAMJAKE Stylus Pen for iPad
The iPad Pencil for iPad Series 2018-2023 or later versions is only compatible with Apple iPad (10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th generation), iPad mini (6th, 5th generation), iPad Air (5th, 4th, 3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd generation), and iPad Pro 11-inch (4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st generation). It is incompatible with iPad (2010-2017), including iPad (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th generation), iPad mini (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st, 2nd generation), and iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017).
The professional sketching iPad Pen for touch screens features a tilt sensitivity sensor. The stroke size changes with the tip inclination, depending on the tilt angle when writing or drawing on the iPad. This feature is perfect for sketching, drawing, and marking. There is no lag, skip, noise, and artificial creation of a smooth iPad Stylus Pen tip to avoid damage to the screen. It comes with four replacement nibs, so wear and tear are not an issue.
The iPad Pen supports palm rejection function, so users can rest their hands on the screen without causing unwanted strokes. It is also designed with magnetic adsorption function to snap it to the iPads when not in use, making it anti-lost, no rolling, and more convenient to organize. It is also easy to carry around.
The iPad Pencil 2nd Generation comes with a 130mAh rechargeable battery that can be fully charged in about 5-10 minutes. The LED indicators show how much battery is left and how much it has been charged while charging. It comes with a Type-C charging cable that can be charged with a computer, tablet, adapter, or power bank. With 5 minutes charging time, it can work up to 20 hours and has a 5 minutes auto sleep mode and 365 days standby time.
The iPad Stylus Pen designs with smart touch shortcut switch, the same as the original, making it easier to use. Users can long tap the touch switch for power on and off, single tap for returning to desktop home page, and twice tap for popping up the recently used multitasking window. The upgraded nib for iPad is more durable and offers pixel-perfect precision and no lag. It is great for drawing, sketching, coloring, playing games, annotating, PDF markup, and more.
• Compatible with various Apple iPad models
• Tilt sensitivity sensor allows for stroke size changes
• Palm rejection and magnetic attachment features for convenience and ease of use
• Fast charging time and long-lasting battery life
• Smart touch shortcut switch and upgraded nib for pixel-perfect precision
• Only compatible with specific iPad models
• Requires charging and may not last long without a charge
- 【ipad Pencil for iPad Series 2018-2023 or Later Version】- ONLY compatible with Apple iPad (10th,9th,8th,7th,6th generation); iPad mini (6th,5th generation); iPad Air (5th,4th,3rd generation); iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th,5th,4th,3rd generation); iPad Pro 11-inch (4th,3rd, 2nd, 1st generation). Imcompatible with iPad (2010-2017): iPad (1st,2nd, 3rd,4th,5th generation); iPad mini (1st,2nd, 3rd,4th generation); iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st,2nd generation); iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017).
- 【Tilt Sensitivity Sensor】Professional Sketching ipad Pen penfor touch screen. Design with tilt sensitivity. Depending on how the tilt angle is placed when writing or drawing on the iPad, Stroke size changes with tip inclination. Just tilt to adjust line thickness, perfect for sketching, drawing and marking. No Lag, No Skip, Smooth Line, No Noise. Artificially create a smooth ipad Stylus Pen tip to avoid damage to the screen, comes with 4 replacement nibs, don't worry about wear and tear.
- 【Palm Rejection & Magnetic Attachment】compatible with Apple Pen for ipad supports palm rejection function,so you can rest your hand on the screen without causing unwanted strokes. No need to wear gloves while drawing, taking notes. Don't be bothered by accidental touches anymore. Designed With magnetic adsorption function , you can snap it to your ipads if you don't need to use the Stylus Pen. It is anti-lost, no rolling, more convenient, easier to organize. Easy to carry.
- 【5-Minute Fast Charge & Long Last Use】compatible with Apple Pencil 2nd Generation builts in 130mAh rechargeable battery, which can be quickly fully charged in about 5-10 minutes. The LED indicators show you how much battery is left and how much it has been charged while charging. Come with the Type-C charging cable can be charged with computer, tablet, Adapter or Power bank to charge. 5 Minutes Charging Time, 20 Hours Working Time, 5 Minutes Auto Sleep, 365 Days Standby Time.
- 【Smart Touch Shortcut Switch & Multipurpose Stylus】iPad Stylus Pen designs with smart touch shortcut switch, same as the original, Easier to use. Long Tap the touch switch for Power on and off; Single Tap for returning to desktop home page; Twice Tap for Popping up the recently used multitasking window. With the upgraded nib for iPad, it is more durable and offers pixel-perfect precision and no lag, great deal for drawing, sketching, coloring, playing game, annotating, PDF markup and more.
4. Experience Palm Rejection with the Metapen iPad Pencil A11
Compatibility with your device is important when purchasing the Metapen A11. To ensure compatibility, refer to the compatibility sheet before making a purchase. The Metapen A11 is specialized for use with iPads made between 2018-2023. It is compatible with the iPad Pro 12.9″ 6th/5th/4th/3rd generation, iPad Pro 11″ 4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen, iPad Air 5th/3rd/4th Gen, iPad Mini 6th/5th Gen, and iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th generation. You can confirm the compatibility of your device by navigating to Settings > General > About > Model name [iPad XX (X generation)].
The Metapen A11 is equipped with advanced algorithms and a quality modular tip, allowing for fluid and precise ink with no latency on your iPad. With a price that is only 1/5 of some other brands, you can enjoy 200% quality. Additionally, the pen’s diameter is 0.35 inches, which is 0.08 inches larger than most pencils. This size is based on research on hand sizes and pencil-using habits, providing a more comfortable grip and less fatigue.
The pen is equipped with fast charging and long battery life, allowing you to charge it for only 30 minutes and have 8 hours of battery life. Compared to other brands on Amazon.com, this is a significant advantage. A charge of only 4 minutes allows you to work for 100 minutes, allowing you to work without fear of a low battery.
Pairing the pen with your iPad’s Bluetooth allows you to access hotkey shortcuts on Goodnotes, Notability & Camera, as well as the Instant Battery % Indicator. This feature is ideal for students in lectures, business professionals, and digital art creators who take notes frequently, making it easier to focus on work or study. Additionally, the pen is equipped with double magnets and palm rejection, allowing it to firmly attach to your iPad at any time without causing wrist fatigue. Please note that the pen does not magnetically attach to the iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th Gen, or iPad mini 5th.
• Advanced algorithms and quality modular tip for precise ink with no latency
• Larger diameter design for a comfortable grip and less fatigue
• Fast charging and long battery life
• Hotkey shortcuts and Instant Battery % Indicator for increased efficiency
• Double magnets and palm rejection for easy attachment to your iPad
• Limited compatibility with iPads made between 2018-2023
• Does not magnetically attach to some iPad models
- ❤【Compatibility Check for 2018-2022 iPad】Plz confirm your iPad's compatibility before purchase! Metapen Penclil A11 specialized for iPad (10th. 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th generation); iPad Air (5th, 3rd, 4th Gen); iPad Pro 12.9" (6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd Gen); iPad Pro 11" (4th, 3rd, 2nd & 1st Gen); iPad mini (6th and 5th Gen). Method: Settings > Tap General > Tap About > Model name [iPad XX (X generation)].
- 🎨【Smarter Chip, Superior Experience】Featuring advanced algorithms and a quality modular tip, Metapen Pencil A11 offers a fluid and precise inking experience without any latency on your iPad. A11 stylus pen for iPad gives you access to a world of colors and tools for iPad drawing, sketching, and note-taking. Save 80% and get 200% quality!
- 👨🎓👩⚕️👨💼【Efficient Shortcuts for Students and Professionals】Connect A11 to your iPad via Bluetooth and use hotkey shortcuts on popular apps GoodNotes, Notability, and Camera. With an 🔋instant battery % indicator, you can focus on your work or studies without worrying about running low on battery. Boost your productivity!
- 🚀【2X Faster Charge, No Panic】Metapen's leading fast charge, and longer battery life is not a blast. With just 30 minutes of charging, you get 8 hours of battery life. Charge 4 mins = work 100 mins. This triumphs over most brands on amazon.com.
- 🧲【Double Strong Magnets & Palm Rejection】Writing on your iPad has never been easier with Pencil A11. With palm rejection, you can write or draw without worrying about accidentally touching the screen with your hand. Plus, the strong magnets on the pen firmly attach to your iPad, making it easy to store and carry around with you.🚫NOTE: NO Magnet Attach on iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th/10th Gen, iPad mini 5th.
5. Stylus Pen for iPad: Enhance Your Productivity with Smooth and Accurate Writing
Compatibility of the iPad Pencil: This stylus pen is compatible with Apple iPad models released between 2018 and 2022. The iPad pen works with iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th gen, iPad mini 6th/5th gen, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th, iPad Pro 11 Inch 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen, and iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen. However, it is not compatible with iPad Pro 12.9” 1/2 Gen, any other models, iPhone, Android, or Microsoft devices.
• Palm rejection technology enables comfortable resting of the hand on the iPad screen without wearing gloves, making writing and drawing more natural.
• Magnetic design allows the pencil to attach to the side of the iPad, preventing it from rolling or getting lost and making it more convenient to use and organize.
• Precise and smooth aluminum alloy material with a 1.5mm wear-resistant nip for finer instructions execution, with no lagging, offset, or broken lines, and no scratches on the screen.
• Latest tilt-sensing technology enables freedom in writing and drawing, with the thickness of the line changing according to the angle of the stylus.
• Easy to use, with no need to connect Bluetooth or an app. The pencil turns on after touching the top for about 2 seconds, and off after two taps. The iPad pen will automatically turn to “Sleep Mode” after five minutes of idle time to save power.
• The pen has a long-lasting battery life, with 8-10 hours of continuous working time and 365 days standby time for about 80-120 minutes per charging.
• Comes with five replaceable nibs, a Type-C cable, and a product manual.
• Not compatible with iPad Pro 12.9” 1/2 Gen, any other models, iPhone, Android, or Microsoft devices.
- 【Compatiblity of the iPad Pencil】- This stylus pen for iPad compatible with Apple iPad 2018 - 2022 released models, the iPad pen can work for iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th gen, iPad mini 6th/5th gen, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th, iPad Pro 11 Inch 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen and iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen. 【Not Compatible with iPad Pro 12.9'' 1/2 Gen and any Other Models, iPhone, Android or Microsoft devices.】
- 【Palm Rejection & Magnetic Adsorption】- This Apple pencil for iPad Pro Stylus pen with palm rejection technology allows you to rest your hand comfortably on the iPad screen without glove, more naturally to write and draw just like on paper. Magnetic design makes it can attached to the side of iPad, so it won't rolling or losing when you need to rest, more convenient to use and organize.
- 【Precise & Smooth Apple Pencil for iPad】- The active stylus pen for iPad is made of aluminum alloy, very precise and smooth.The pencil for Apple iPad use a 1.5mm wear-resistant nip that can replace your finger to execute finer instructions, no lagging, offset or breaking lines, most importantly no scratches to your screen! Ergonomic design iPad stylus is an essential tool in daily work or study.
- 【Tilt Function & High Precision 】- The pencil tip made of high-quality silicone, all as natural as a traditional pencil, high responsive, no skips, no lagging, no noise. The latest tilt-sensing technology makes freedom for writing and drawing, the thickness of the line can be changed according to the stylus different angles.
- 【Easy To Use & Low Power Mode 】- This Stylus Pen for iPad no need to connect Bluetooth or APP, just touch the top of iPad pen about 2 seconds to turn it on, once the indicator light turns on, the iPad pencil is active, and you can use it with your iPad without connection, and just 2 taps the top to turn it off. The iPad Pen for Apple will automatically turns in "Sleep Mode" after idle for 5 minutes to save power. 8-10 hours continuous working and 365 days standby time for about 80-120 minutes per charging.
In conclusion, a stylus pen for iPad is an essential accessory for anyone who uses their iPad for work, study, or leisure. The top brands in the market offer a range of options that cater to different needs, preferences, and budgets. Apple, Logitech, Wacom, and Adonit are some of the most reputable brands that consistently deliver quality, precision, and ease of use. When selecting a stylus pen for iPad, it is important to consider factors such as compatibility, pressure sensitivity, latency, battery life, and design. Ultimately, investing in a high-quality stylus pen for iPad can help increase productivity, creativity, and accuracy, making it a worthwhile investment for anyone who wants to get the most out of their iPad.
What is an iPad pencil?
An iPad pencil is a stylus designed specifically for use with Apple’s iPad tablet. It allows you to draw, write, and interact with your iPad screen in a more natural and precise way.
What is the best iPad pencil?
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is widely considered the best iPad pencil on the market. It offers advanced features such as wireless charging, magnetic attachment, and tilt and pressure sensitivity. There are also third-party options such as the Logitech Crayon and Adonit Note+, which are more affordable but offer fewer features.
How do I choose the right iPad pencil for me?
When choosing an iPad pencil, you should consider factors such as compatibility with your iPad model, features such as pressure sensitivity and tilt support, and price. You should also consider your intended use, such as whether you plan to use the pencil for drawing, note-taking, or navigation.
What are the benefits of a good iPad pencil?
A good iPad pencil can provide many benefits, including improved precision and accuracy, enhanced creativity and productivity, and a more natural and intuitive user experience. It can also help reduce the need for paper and other physical materials.
How much does a good iPad pencil cost?
The cost of a good iPad pencil can vary depending on the brand and features. The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is priced at $129, while the Logitech Crayon and Adonit Note+ are priced at $69 and $49, respectively.