I am list maker. There is something so satisfying about checking off items on a to-do list with a really great juicy pen. Although I prefer to compose long forms of writing at my computer keyboard, there are times when I just want to think and write with a pen in my hand.
Every few days, I check the app store top apps to see what is new, popular, and highly rated. This is how I found the app Penultimate a few weeks ago which is a simple notebook app. I was interested in a review that a user posted that referred to a stylus. I did some investigating and learned that a company called tenone makes a “Pogo Sketch” stylus for the iPad (and other touch devices with capacative screens). I accessed the tenone site via a link on the Penultimate app Website and got a 20% discount on my Pogo Sketch. Since I purchased my Pogo Sketch, the company has released a nifty iPad case that includes the stylus called Particle. At 34.95 this seems like an interesting option compared to other $30-40 iPad cases.
I like using the stylus as one option for writing notes and sketching using the art apps I have been experimenting with. The tip is a bit big and produces a broad line using most apps. All in all, I think it was worth the investment and I look forward to using it for sketching and drawing, not just writing to-do lists! Check out the gallery on the tenone site for inspiration.