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Last month creators of the popular Paper by FiftyThree iPad app announced that it would soon be shipping a $60 Bluetooth stylus for the drawing app called “Pencil”. With the first preorders for the device expected to start shipping this week according to the company’s Twitter account, today it has also updated the official Paper by FiftyThree app with features specifically for Pencil.

The app now supports new palm rejection, erase, and blend features for Pencil:

Palm Rejection— Pencil and Paper work together to produce the most sophisticated and effective palm rejection in any app available today. No setup, no calibration, just natural feeling writing and drawing.

Erase— Pencil’s unique built-in eraser lets you get down to what’s essential.

Blend— Pencil takes care of the lines so you can use your fingers to blend colors on the page and smooth rough edges without ever picking up a tool.

FiftyThree has been taking preorders of Pencil as an in-app purchase directly in the Paper iPad app as well as through its website. It’s selling a graphite model for $50 and a walnut model for $60. While the first preorders will begin shipping this week, an update on its Twitter account today notes new orders will take around in 3-4 weeks.

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3 Responses to “Paper by FiftyThree app updated w/ palm rejection, erase, & blend for new ‘Pencil’ stylus shipping this week”

  1. Hmm, there is no way for purchase from EU?

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  2. Until iPads offer wacom cintiq style pressure sensitivity screens I don’t see these pens like Pencil being a really usable offering for the mass consumer market. It appears this is limited to a sub-audience of people who have the time to deal with the failings of bluetooth driven detection and the patience to somehow adapt to it. I know there is a rare breed of people who are somehow able to draw things using these, but even trying to write simple sentences using the latest pen from adonit was an exercise in frustration for me. It should just work and it doesn’t.

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