Say hello to my iPad’s little friend

About a week ago I ordered a 3 pack of styluses for my iPad, and they arrived today. I know it’s a little odd to get a stylus for a fingertip friendly screen, but my experiences with the autograph systems at BEA have shown me that there are times I’m going to want one.

I got mine off Amazon for under $2. They’re cheap junk, but that works for me. I will almost certainly lose them.My one regret is that they’re not longer. An extra inch or 2 would have been nice. If you look closely at the photo you’ll see the red stylus attached to a strap. That’s where I’m planning to store the stylus.

I know there are hardly any apps that would make a stylus worthwhile, but I’m hoping that will change.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. k1tsun314 June, 2011

    I’ve been thinking about getting an iPad and I’m curious how well styluses (styli?) work with some of the drawing apps; do you have any of those and have you tried them out with a stylus? Autodesk Sketchbook was the one I was most interested in.

    1. Nate Hoffelder14 June, 2011

      I’ve gotten pretty good with a couple of the autograph apps, but I haven’t tried the sketch pad apps. I’m downloading the free version of Autodesk Sketchbook now.

      Edit: After playing with it for a few minutes, it seems to work rather well. I’m certainly more capable with a stylus than my finger.

      1. k1tsun314 June, 2011

        Thanks for trying it out and letting me know!

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