What are the best Apple Pencil apps?

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    #1Symphony Pro

    Symphony Pro

    This app is perfect when it comes to song composition and music notation. You can write down your compositions on your sheets using the Apple Pencil, and the app will recognize everything and digitalize it. With more than 100 instruments available, this app has everything musicians will need to create songs. 




    Rodolfo Ayala
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Excellent Idea. It seems as though it is similar to transcription but for music notes. "
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    #2Drawing Pad

    Drawing Pad

    Drawing Pad is the perfect app to draw and paint: use markers, crayons, pencils and many more tools to create stunning artworks. The app is so easy to use that everyone can use it, from kids to adults.


    iOS, Android


    Sarah Myers
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "Drawing on digital apps has been an interest that I've been meaning to pursue for some time now. Drawing Pad was a suggestion that I got from a friend. I tried it initially for a few days and found that it was really intuitive and easy to figure out. "
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    #3MyScript Nebo

    MyScript Nebo

    MyScript Nebo is an app for writing and taking down notes whether a user has an Android or iOS device. It was developed and offered by MyScript and works seamlessly with any stylus pens.


    iOS, Android


    Albert Mason
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This is a pretty great app for taking notes that uses the Apple pencil. The layout is very nice and pleasing to the eye and doesn't make it hard to do what should be easy, which is take notes. You can write and draw using the pencil or edit previous notes, and it easy to turn them into documents so you can save them or print them out later."


Did you know that the Apple Pencil wirelessly charges when you hold the flat part towards the right side of your iPad Pro? For a while, people were curious about the purpose of the curious-looking, dark-colored panel at the right side of your iPad Pro. Only later did they realize that it was a charging coil. Interestingly, when you hold this smart pen towards that side, it almost jumps off your hand to stick to the dark panel on your iPad Pro. Magical, right?

It is quite ironic when Steve Jobs once did ambition to eliminate the external tools for cellphones. In fact, he even argued that the best stylus pen is the human finger! Well, that was his reason for launching the iPhone in 2007. But, people don't just stop craving for some new technology. Do they? The Apple Pencil is now having its moment in the limelight. Perhaps, this is what Steve Jobs really envisioned--to have something that is more than just a stylus. Something that works more than just a drawing pen, but rather an extension of someone's creative mind. A stylus pen that is worth more than a gadget because it is metaphorically an extension of the human fingers. Dubbed as a smart pen by the digital artists, the Apple Pencil works perfectly with the iPad Pro. Some of the best Apple Pencils apps include sketching and drawing apps for iPad, note-taking apps, and illustrating apps. In fact, if you haven't installed some of the must have apps for Apple Pencil, you are missing out on a lot of possibilities!

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    Penultimate is a free iOS app for handwriting and sketching as if you were using pen and paper. It uses Evernote's sync and search feature so users can have documents in all his/her devices, and organize and find them easily.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Christina Murphy
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "This is really fun to write in a cute, customized manner using your device. As other things similar it can be a bit 'clunky' but it definitely gets the job done. I use this for making notes, ever since I switched from my old Note 4, so it was a nice transition for me."
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    NoteLedge is a notepad for iOs, Android, Windows and Mac that allows you to write and organize your notes, save pictures, record audios and videos, and much more, in just one place.

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Ruth Armstrong
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "I love how this note app has the features to put in photos, videos, and even audio files. It makes my note gathering and taking and studying easier since I can put all lecture notes and recordings in one file. My stylus pen works great on it too."
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    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   


    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Sean Bradley
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Evernote is a decent app. It's compatible with Apple pencil which is a big plus for some people. Personally, I settled on using Microsoft One Note because it's easier for me to access on my various devices and share with others."


Best What are the best Apple Pencil apps
1Symphony Pro Apps 10 Paid
2Drawing PadApps 6 Paid
3MyScript NeboApps 5 Paid
4PenultimateApps 4 Free
5NoteLedgeApps 2 Free
6EvernoteApps 1 Free

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