Upcoming iOS 8 update to FiftyThree's Pencil stylus will bring pressure sensitivity
The fine folks behind the Paper app for iPad have announced a new feature launching with iOS 8 this fall which allows those that use their dedicated Pencil accessory added creative options. With the new Surface Pressure feature, users will be able to angle the stylus for broad strokes, rather than the strong concentrated lines you get currently when simply using the tip. This will also go for the eraser tip, so width of strokes is dynamically chosen based on orientation of Pencil and without having to fiddle with sliders to change it.
As always, Paper offers just about the most compelling sketching app available on iOS. Various pen tips and colors are available to purchase, allowing users to make out rough designs, get artistic, or simply take freehand notes. A smart undo system, easy online sharing, and gesture-based zoom function make Paper particularly more intelligent than its pulpy counterpart.
We'll have to wait until the fall for Surface Pressure to go live, unfortunately. How many of you guys use Paper on a regular basis?