apple pencil users , how often do u use the pencil

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  1. ipos macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    been thinking of getting one, but afraid that it will be a white elephant
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its not how much we use it, but rather how much you'll use it. How do you envision using it?
  3. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I use mine more and more all the time. I'm currently experiencing an arthritic thing and have a finger splinted, which makes typing difficult. But I can use the Pencil instead of a finger, and I don't lose a beat.
  4. Maaya38 macrumors newbie


    Feb 3, 2017
    I use the Apple pencil for taking notes everyday on lecture. You could imagine how great it is to move towards paperless when I have hundreds of pages of slides and notes at the end of each semester!
    Never regretted getting one, always been great for me:p
  5. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2013
    Mckinney, TX
    I probably don't use it as much as I could or should. I am happy I have it for when I do need it though. It is fantastic when signing and emailing PDF files. It sure beats printing, signing and scanning documents.
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    With editing, this is where I think the Apple Pencil is really nice to have. Especially with iOS 11, it's going to open up its potential even further.
  7. ipos thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    I belong to your category
  8. c14nhl macrumors 6502


    Oct 30, 2008
    Everyday, mostly for taking notes at meetings for work.
  9. MiniMe77 macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2015
    At the moment I use it mostly for the colouring apps Lake and Pigment. Going through the documentation fro Procreate so hope to use it more soon. I also use it for touching up photos in Pixelmator.
  10. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    I use mine as a finger replacement cuz the 10.5 is a finger print magnet
  11. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    I use mine 24 hours a day. My wife hasn't used hers even once.

    That should help you.
  12. CooperSJCW macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2017
    I use mine on a daily basis taking notes when visitng customers and use Notability and Evernote apps. I used to use paper note books (like 99.99% of the people) until i pulled the trigger on Apple Pencil and iPad Pro when the pencil was released. This has completely changed my workflow. The amount of people who see it in use want to do the same as me.
  13. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    New Jersey
    I sign PDFs quite often, but both the native iOS PDF viewer and PDF Expert allow you to save your signature, so once you sign once, you can just place your signature on new documents without having a pencil. So I just used a cheap stylus to sign my signature once (it took me a number of tries to make it look good) and now I just use that signature whenever I need to sign a document. No Apple Pencil needed.
  14. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2013
    Mckinney, TX

    This is true, but some of the documents that I fill out require more than a signature. Some require hand written comments or having to fill in other blanks on a document that is not setup to where you can type text into the fields. I've used a cheap stylus before with my iPad Air 2 and it doesn't come close to using the Apple Pencil.
  15. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    At the moment I use it to make small notes and draw inappropriate things when I'm bored. On the plus side, I'm far better at drawing said inappropriate things than I used to be. Thanks Apple Pencil!
  16. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
  17. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2015
    Los Angeles, California
    This pencil is 2 years old. Bought it on launch day when i got the original 12.9 LTE model. Now I'm using it with the 2nd gen LTE model.

    This pencil has been in use at least 5 days a week since 2015. I damaged one tip early on when I first got the pencil (dropped it on its tip--lots of threads of people doing that early on. :) ) Since then (nearly 2 years) i have only used two tips. Still using this one for 9-10 months.

    I use this pencil all the freaking time. Its a must for tapping on small links and cut/pasting.

    I don't draw or anything like that, so this is how the tip has been lasting as long as it has.

    For notes, i just use keep (google) and type them in on the Logitech keyboard thingy here.

    For me in my environment, the pencil has been a mainstay and is a requirement for me.
  18. Deathstroke macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2015
    Every. Single. Day.

    Taking notes for class. I love it.
  19. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    Daily. Part of my iPad Pro's job every day is to be my legal pad. I use it with OneNote while I'm on conference calls. I was using it a lot for art work, but have gotten out of the habit and need to get practicing again. It's really a great accessory.
  20. azpekt macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2012
    hp, illinois
    Daily, using it in office to scribble notes in Notes, draw ideas/diagrams and send them to people, and for my sketching lessons after working hours.
  21. wib macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2013
    All the time for me. No pencil, no sale in my case. I only bought the Pro because of the pencil. I use it for drawing in Procreate, writing out vocabulary and grammar etc for my language studies, writing on pdfs etc. Having the pencil has saved a lot of paper I otherwise would have used.
  22. mleok macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    I use it all the time to take notes at meetings and conferences. I'm in mathematics, so we tend to have a lot of mathematical symbols which don't work so well with just typewritten notes.
  23. katyoshi macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2009
    Honolulu, HI
    I've been using my Apple Pencil every day so far for the past two weeks without a problem and so far it's been great. It's been very useful in my daily use of the pencil in class and also for work. Also when I'm back in my room it's very helpful to navigate this large iPad.
  24. bahndoos, Aug 18, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017

    bahndoos macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2010
    Use it daily and quite a bit.

    Great for handwritten notes in meetings, especially where mathematical modeling is concerned. Its a royal pain in the derriere trying to type out complex formulae.

    Use it for signing documents, as I sign a bunch of documents everyday. Incredible how much printer toner and paper gets saved as a result.

    Its also pretty fantastic for markup and annotation of Office docs and pdfs. Cuts out so much paper copying and notepad carrying.
  25. Lordcord96 macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2013
    I also use the Apple Pencil just to navigate through the system.

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