Pencil: A Tool That Lets You Think With Your Hands

Remember when we talked about that iPad app called Paper, from FiftyThree, that lets you sketch, draw diagrams and illustrations, and take notes? Well, they’ve made it even easier to use that app with the help of Pencil, a wireless tool that lets you do all of the things a regular pencil would, just on your iPad. You can erase, blend, and draw all of your ideas just as you would on paper but with the convenience and ease of today’s technology.

Pencil is available in two models – Walnut, which is made from sustainable hardwood, and Graphite, that’s made from brushed aluminum.


The pencil-like tip makes it easier when you’re trying to draw so you don’t have to use the tip of your finger.


Pencil comes with a long-lasting, lithium-ion battery that can be recharged with any USB port in under 90 minutes. A single charge should last approximately a month.







Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.