Apple reported third quarter earnings data, earnings reported iPad quarterly sales reached 11.42 million, compared with the same period last year's increase of 9.95 million significantly. IPad to achieve this result, and it earlier released the new iPad Pro is certainly inseparable. Many people think that iPad Pro accessories Apple Pencil is not much use, or positioning it as a painting tool, in fact, its role far more than that, Apple Pencil is a true productivity tool.
Recently, the technology website ZDNet for us to share a ship engineer from the question Apple Pencil to deeply like this Apple accessories process, he believes that Apple Pencil is not only prepared for the artist, the engineers are also very applicable.
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The last time I used the stylus and the apple product was probably 20 years ago (this weekend I also stuffed two AA batteries to try my Apple Newton MessagePad 2100).
Until this year Apple released 10.5-inch iPad Pro, I decided to try to use this Apple product, and for this purchase an Apple Pencil, would like to see if this thing is really useful. I also deliberately bought a can put iPad Pro and Apple Pencil protective shell, and found that the number of Apple Pencil with much more than Microsoft Surface Pro's Surface Pen.
10.5-inch iPad Pro is more stylish and thinner than the Surface Pro 4, and Apple Pencil's design is more ergonomic, and I prefer Apple Pencil's slightly larger tip. IPad Pro's software experience also makes me more with Apple Pencil than the Surface Pen.
Many websites and advertisements show Apple Pencil's amazing creativity, but most of those things come from talented artists. I am an engineer is not an artist, I have to write painting. At first I was hesitant to buy Apple Pencil because I could not see why I could use it.
Fortunately, in addition to painting you can use Apple Pencil to do more things, make anime or open an electronic masterpiece. But for those of us who have no artistic cells, the most basic use is to use it to take notes. People used to bring the laptop into the conference room, the speaker in the above when he was in the bottom crackling typing, I think this is some rude, but also easy to distract. I am more inclined to hand in the media conference, put it on the table or thigh, you can focus more attention. I have recently taken notes with Surface Pro and OneNote software, never worrying about blocking the speakers or being interfered with by other notifications.
IOS has a lot of notes for iPad Pro applications, including iOS 11 memo application has also been greatly improved. My iPad Pro runs iOS 11 beta, so you can use the instant memo function, with Apple Pencil in the lock screen on the tap you can immediately start taking notes, you can also search for handwritten content, in the drawing or handwritten notes around The text will automatically wrap around.
I've been using Evernote and OneNote for several years, and OneNote will eventually be an application for me, because OneNote is better for editing and tagging in different formats and is more compatible with Apple Pencil. I like to use OneNote software on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and my engineering company is using OneNote to record and share project information, which has been firmly on my iPad dock.
Even if there is no talent in the painting, I can easily edit the picture on the iPad Pro and enjoy this simple experience. Color Splash and Affinity Photo are my favorite two image editing applications, no Apple Pencil you will never be able to achieve the same effect on these applications. Affinity Photo contains many features, many optimized for Apple Pencil, different angles and pressures can even achieve different results. With Apple Pencil and Affinity Photo in-depth experience after editing the image you can really find it amazing.
Engineering drawings and calculations
I am a ship engineer with more than 20 years of work experience, and now the job is to review the design and budget. In the iPad Pro with AutoCad view and note drawings, Apple Pencil can help me to complete these tasks. I do not need to draw original drawings on the iPad Pro to see other designers' designs and add some notes to them.
Although Apple Pencil is not a necessity for viewing Excel spreadsheets, I find that there are "drawing" options in Excel and Apple Pencil. You can do the same thing as in OneNote in Excel, and it can help you annotate or draw simple graphics to further optimize the contents of your spreadsheet. It is useful to insert a structure in the hull and then comment on the picture in the Excel spreadsheet so that the customer can clearly see what the data is related to the ship.
File signature and markup
In the past time, I have been to the electronic document signed by iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, both fast and simple.Apple Pencil appearance and pen or pencil. The individual is not love your finger on the screen to sign, thank for iPad Pro Apple add the function of electronic signature.
In addition to signing the document, as the engineering manager I also need to mark the project in the audit and PDF documents. In the office, I will use Word to follow up and modify the content, in the early stages of the project to make some personal recommendations. If it is on the road or in the project development process, I often use PDF notes. Apple Pencil and PDFReader Pro applications combined with the reminder and reading function feel great.
There is no doubt that Apple Pencil for the artist and our people who are not painting talent, it is a useful tool.