Can you use the magic trackpad for drawing?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sap12690, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. sap12690 macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2011
    Does anybody know if you can use the magic track pad for drawing? Im looking to use it with InDesign and Illustrator, using a stylus on the track pad to free hand draw into the program. Does anybody know if this would work do that?
  2. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Loveland, CO
    I have not used it with the programs you reference, but I have tried Google Sketchup V7/V8 and ViaCAD V7. My comment is ... Ugh. It takes more time that I want to give it to get precise positioning. I found myself "rolling" my finger over left/right trying to get the object I was working on to "hit" the right position. If someone makes a stylus that would work with the touchpad, it might work better.
  3. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    it does work (not as good as a proper graphics tablet) - I used my Alu Pen stylus that I got for drawing on my ipad and its not too bad at all.
    is the one I have an I've found it very handy.

    I would not want to use it all the time but for those freehand/delicate parts its better than mouse.


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