Any tips on writing with a stylus pen?

  1. Adjust the settings of your pdf annotating app with regards to the stylus and palm rejection. If you are using GoodNotes, you can check more info here.
  2. Use a paperlike screen film. Paperlike screen films have matte textures that provide smooth resistance. The rough textures of these films also protect your screen from fingerprints and minor scratches, as well as reduce light reflections.
  3. Choose a stylus pen that fits your budget and your needs..
    • A passive capacitive stylus usually has a soft rubber or mesh tip the size of a normal pencil eraser. This type of stylus does not need a battery to activate the touchscreen.
    • An active capacitive stylus has a firmer and smaller tip like a ballpoint pen. This type of stylus has a battery that must be charged from time to time, depending on the usage. This type of pen is typically used for note-taking, document annotating, on-screen drawing and/or painting as well as accurate object selection and scrolling. This type of stylus is preferred for the above-mentioned as it is more sensitive to pressure and tilt which allows for more precision and accuracy.
  4. Use a stylus grip. A stylus grip provides comfort and a better control of your stylus. Stylus grips prevent finger fatigue and are usually made with soft materials such as rubber for added comfort.
  5. Zoom in. Zooming in and out on the page improves your whole note-taking experience. Using the pinch-to-zoom gesture allows you to zoom in on your page and write much more precisely than on real paper.