Best Stylus for School

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by jzhang1990, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. jzhang1990 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2012

    So im gunna be using the ipad for taking notes in class. which stylus would be the best for that. i mainly annotate pdf files and powerpoint slides
  2. Boyiee macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2012
    I just got my ifaraday RXII in today. Never took notes on a tablet before but I plan to full time. I'm not sure if I like it yet, and not sure if I want to keep it or go with a jot or something else entirely.

    I'm in the boat of having a $30 max on a stylus, cause I may end up losing it. So far so good with the RXII, however I haven't tried it in a true notetaking app like notesplus or notability to really give it a test run.
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    The Jot is good, but I don't know that taking notes on the ipad is quite fast/accurate enough for classes.
  4. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    I used the jot for a while in business meetings - it taps too much and makes too much noise....
  5. tonyz3 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    If you want cheap and great than a caseen or acase 2,is for you. Especially in notability. If you can afford it I just got the by zero stylus and I like it a lot.

    But pricey.
  6. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    i heard putting a little strip of scotch tap to cover the ball makes less noise.

    not too sure though, contemplating on buying one soon.
  7. neweipadfan macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2012
    pen and paper, the ipad is terrible for accurate notes or writing at that. terrible just terrible, you would think with todays technology that would change
  8. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Jot does not have a ball....
  9. UseYourIllusion macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    I've finally gotten used to using the iPen and it works well with Good Notes, the accuracy on Ghostwriter sucks as of right now.
  10. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    oh really?

  11. glen e, Mar 25, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012

    glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    yeah..."oh really"...the plastic plate part taps and makes noise....not the ball that attaches it....tell me how the hell scotch tape quiets that down....I sold mine...too much a gimmick and I was a kickstarter supporter...have you ever seen one or are you just an internet expert?
  12. Jspring86 Suspended


    Oct 7, 2011
    Tempe, AZ
    I have an iFaraday RX II as well, but as many mentioned it can be difficult taking notes fast enough while in class. As a graduate student I find the iPad ideal for my research notebooks (which I have lots of time to compose), but not adequate for taking notes in lectures. This could simply be a result of my field, since mathematics has many symbols, graphs, etc. I imagine it would be easier to take pure text notes, but maybe still not as good as paper and pencil.
  13. CSilver macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2009
    I'm also looking for one to take notes in class. So far, iPen, byzero Studio Pen, and iFaraday Cobra are on my watch list.

    My classes are done in April and I won't be needing a stylus until September so I think I will be just keeping on eye on these products for now.

    Good luck.

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