With the increasing popularity of digital art and note-taking, the use of iPads has become more prevalent. The iPad, when paired with the right pencil, can provide a seamless and intuitive drawing and note-taking experience. However, not all pencils are created equal, and finding the best pencil for your iPad can be a daunting task. 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 an artist looking for a precise and responsive stylus or a student looking to take notes more efficiently, this guide will help you find the perfect pencil for your needs. So, let’s dive in and explore the world of the best pencils for iPads.
1. Write, Draw, and Edit with Pinpoint Accuracy: The Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is a tool that brings your artistic creations to life. With its imperceptible lag, pixel-perfect precision, and tilt and pressure sensitivity, it transforms into your favorite creative instrument, such as a paintbrush, charcoal, or pencil.
The Apple Pencil 2 enhances painting, sketching, doodling, and even note-taking, making these tasks better than ever before. It magnetically attaches to the iPad, charges wirelessly, and allows you to change tools with a simple double tap.
This stylus is compatible with a wide range of iPad models, 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).
• The Apple Pencil 2 has imperceptible lag, pixel-perfect precision, and tilt and pressure sensitivity, allowing users to create artistic masterpieces with ease.
• It magnetically attaches to the iPad and charges wirelessly, which makes it easy to use and convenient.
• The double-tap feature allows users to switch between tools quickly and efficiently.
• The Apple Pencil 2 is only compatible with a limited range of iPad models, which may be a drawback for some users.
• The stylus is relatively expensive compared to other similar products on the market, which may not be a viable option for everyone.
- 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 for iPad: Perfect for Note-Taking and Sketching
Our iPad stylus pen is designed to be compatible with iPad models from 2018 onwards, including iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th Gen, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 3rd/4th/5th/6th Gen, iPad Pro (11-inch) 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen, iPad Air 3rd/4th/5th Gen, and iPad mini 5/6th Gen. However, please note that it is not applicable to earlier versions of the iPad series, such as 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). Therefore, it is important to confirm your device compatibility before placing an order.
One of the advantages of our JAMJAKE apple pen is its palm rejection feature, allowing you to rest your hand on the screen comfortably while writing or drawing without the need for gloves. Additionally, the stylus pen has a magnetic design (compatible with iPad Pro 3rd Gen only) that prevents rolling and losing, making it more convenient to carry and organize.
The iPad pen also has a tilt function that allows you to draw different strokes of varying thickness and depth, making it perfect for drawing. Its precise point control ensures that there are no scratches on the screen, and there is no lag, offset, or break. Compared to other stylus pens, our pen is more comfortable to hold due to its higher sensitivity and lack of resistance.
To turn on the stylus pen, simply touch the cap button as it does not require Bluetooth or app connection. The pen can be charged for 15-20 minutes and can support work for 8-10 hours. However, before using it, make sure to turn off the “Only draw with Apple Pencil” option.
- 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. Versatile and Compatible: The JAMJAKE iPad Pencil for Multiple iPad Models
The iPad Pencil is a professional sketching pen designed for touch screen iPads. It is only compatible with Apple iPads released from 2018 onwards, including the 10th to 6th generation, the iPad mini 6th and 5th generation, the iPad Air 5th to 3rd generation, and the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th to 3rd generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (4th to 1st generation). It is not compatible with older iPads, including the iPad 1st to 5th generation, iPad mini 1st to 4th generation, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation), and iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017).
The pen features a tilt sensitivity sensor, which allows for stroke size changes depending on the tilt angle when writing or drawing on the iPad. This feature is perfect for sketching, drawing, and marking, as it allows for easy adjustment of line thickness. The pen offers no lag, no skip, smooth lines, and no noise. It comes with four replacement nibs to prevent wear and tear on the screen.
The iPad Pencil also features palm rejection and magnetic attachment. The palm rejection function allows users to rest their hands on the screen without causing unwanted strokes, making it more convenient for drawing and note-taking. The magnetic attachment function allows the pen to be snapped onto iPads when not in use, making it anti-lost and more convenient to carry around.
The pen has a built-in 130mAh rechargeable battery, which can be fully charged in about 5-10 minutes. LED indicators show the battery level and charging progress. With a 5-minute charging time, the pen offers 20 hours of working time, 5 minutes of auto sleep, and 365 days of standby time.
The iPad Pencil also features a smart touch shortcut switch, which is the same as the original Apple Pencil. Users can power the pen on and off with a long tap, return to the desktop home page with a single tap, and pop up the recently used multitasking window with a double tap. The upgraded nib for the iPad is more durable and offers pixel-perfect precision with no lag, making it ideal for drawing, sketching, coloring, playing games, annotating, PDF markup, and more.
• Tilt sensitivity sensor allows for easy adjustment of line thickness
• Palm rejection function allows users to rest their hands on the screen without causing unwanted strokes
• Magnetic attachment function makes the pen anti-lost and more convenient to carry around
• Fast charging time of 5-10 minutes and long battery life of 20 hours
• Only compatible with newer iPads released from 2018 onwards
• May not be suitable for those who prefer a traditional pen and paper for sketching and drawing.
- 【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. The Smarter Choice: Metapen iPad Pencil A11 with Shortcuts and Smooth Inking
Please refer to the compatibility sheet before purchasing to confirm whether your device is compatible with Metapen A11, which is specialized for 2018-2023 iPad models. The pen is only compatible with iPad 10th/9th/8th/7th/6th generation, iPad Pro 12.9″ 6th/5th/4th/3rd generation, iPad Pro 11″ 4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen, iPad Air 5th/3rd/4th Gen, and iPad Mini 6th/5th Gen. To check your iPad model, go to Settings, tap General, tap About, and find the model name [iPad XX (X generation)].
Metapen A11 boasts a smarter chip that allows you to unleash your creativity on your iPad. With advanced algorithms and a quality modular tip, the pen always inks fluidly and precisely without latency, and it costs only one-fifth of the price of other pens while providing 200% quality.
The pen’s larger diameter of 0.35 inches, which is 0.08 inches larger than most pencils, is based on research on hand sizes and pencil-using habits to provide a more comfortable grip and reduce fatigue.
Metapen A11 charges 2x faster than other pens on Amazon.com and has a long battery life. It only takes 30 minutes to be fully charged and can last up to 8 hours. Charge it for 4 minutes, and you can work for 100 minutes without any worries.
The pen comes with efficient shortcuts that are great for doers and creators. When paired with your iPad’s Bluetooth, you can access hotkey shortcuts on Goodnotes, Notability, and Camera, as well as an instant battery percentage indicator, to improve efficiency and stay focused on your work or studies. It is perfect for students, business professionals, and digital art creators who frequently take notes.
Metapen A11 features double magnets and palm rejection, which allows you to write comfortably with two hands on the screen without experiencing wrist fatigue. The pen is always ready to firmly attach to your iPad at any time with two stronger built-in magnets, but note that there is no magnet attachment for iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th Gen, and iPad mini 5th.
• Specialized for 2018-2023 iPad models
• Provides high-quality ink without latency
• Cost-effective, with only one-fifth of the price of other pens and 200% quality
• Larger diameter design for a comfortable grip and reduced fatigue
• Fast charge and long battery life, lasting up to 8 hours
• Efficient shortcuts for improved efficiency and focus
• Double magnets and palm rejection for comfortable writing
• Only compatible with certain iPad models (see compatibility sheet)
• No magnet attachment for iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad 6th/7th/8th/9th Gen, and iPad mini 5th
- ❤【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. Compatible with Various iPad Models: Stylus Pen for iPad You Can Count On
【Compatibility of the iPad Pencil】- This stylus pen is compatible with Apple iPad models released from 2018 to 2022, including 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. It provides a wide range of compatibility options for iPad users.
Palm Rejection & Magnetic Adsorption: The palm rejection technology allows you to rest your hand comfortably on the iPad screen without the need for a glove, providing a natural writing and drawing experience. The magnetic design allows the pencil to attach to the side of the iPad, making it convenient to use and organize.
Precise & Smooth Apple Pencil for iPad: Made of aluminum alloy, the active stylus pen is precise and smooth. It uses a 1.5mm wear-resistant nip that can execute finer instructions, with no lagging, offset, or breaking lines. The ergonomic design of the iPad stylus makes it an essential tool in daily work or study.
Tilt Function & High Precision: The pencil tip made of high-quality silicone is as natural as a traditional pencil, providing high responsiveness, with no skips, lagging, or noise. The latest tilt-sensing technology allows for freedom in writing and drawing, enabling the thickness of the line to change according to the stylus’s different angles.
Easy To Use & Low Power Mode: The stylus pen for iPad doesn’t require Bluetooth or an app to connect. You can simply touch the top of the iPad pen for about 2 seconds to turn it on, and 2 taps to turn it off. The iPad Pen for Apple will automatically enter “Sleep Mode” after idle for 5 minutes to save power. It provides 8-10 hours of continuous working time and 365 days of standby time for about 80-120 minutes per charging.
Perfect Gift: This apple pen is an excellent gift for children at home learning, drawing, writing, and taking notes. It comes with 1 x Active Stylus Pen, 5 x Replaceable nibs, 1 X Type-C Cable, and 1 x Product Manual. The manufacturer offers 12-Month After-Sales Service and Lifetime Technical Support, with a professional after-sales team that offers prompt responses within 24hrs.
The iPad pencil is not compatible with iPad Pro 12.9” 1/2 Gen and any other models, iPhone, Android or Microsoft devices. This limits its use for specific 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 excellent tool for anyone who uses their iPad for drawing, writing, or note-taking. The top brands in the market offer a range of options that cater to different needs, preferences, and budgets. Apple Pencil, Logitech Crayon, and Adonit Note+ are some of the most reputable brands that consistently deliver quality, precision, and performance. When selecting a stylus pen for iPad, it is important to consider factors such as compatibility, pressure sensitivity, palm rejection, battery life, and ergonomics. Ultimately, investing in a high-quality stylus pen for iPad can help enhance your creativity, productivity, and overall iPad experience, making it a wise investment for artists, students, and professionals alike.
What is the best stylus pen for iPad on the market?
The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is considered one of the best stylus pens for iPad due to its precision and functionality, as well as its compatibility with the latest iPad models.
Does the Apple Pencil work with all iPad models?
No, the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) only works with certain iPad models, including the iPad Pro (11-inch and 12.9-inch), iPad Air (4th generation), and iPad mini (5th generation).
What features should I look for in a stylus pen for iPad?
When looking for a stylus pen for iPad, it’s important to consider factors such as precision, pressure sensitivity, tilt recognition, and compatibility with your specific iPad model.
Can a stylus pen improve productivity and creativity on an iPad?
Yes, a stylus pen can improve productivity and creativity on an iPad by allowing for more precise and natural input when drawing or taking notes.
Are there any other good options for stylus pens for iPad?
Yes, there are several other good options for stylus pens for iPad, such as the Logitech Crayon or the Adonit Note+, which offer similar features and range in price from around $50 to $100.