For several versions of iPadOS, iPad supports various useful gestures and functions on your Apple Pencil. With them we can accelerate our workflow, using this tool intuitively. With the addition, in addition, that Scribble is already in Spanish since iPadOS 14.5.
Apple Pencil gestures to be more productive
We took a look at iPadOS 14 a while ago, and saw the Apple Pencil gain major improvements that they left us good feelings. And is that the Apple Pencil is much more efficient on the iPad than it seems thanks to functions like these:
- Select and edit handwritten text.
- Draw geometric shapes with precision in the Notes app, for this you will have to wait a second before lifting the pencil.
- Detection of data in notes and handwritten texts.
- Recognition of text and its conversion.
The function that allows us to write throughout the system with the Apple Pencil is called Scribble. The operation in fact is explained in a few words: we can write with our Apple Pencil anywhere. Whether we are talking about a text message, a tweet, a phone number in Contacts, a reminder or an email, to name just a few examples, we can write it with the Apple Pencil.
As we write, our iPad will recognize the writing and converting it to text. To edit, modify, select or delete parts of the written text we have several resources, as shown in the following video:
These are the gestures that we can use when we write by hand with the Apple Pencil on our iPad (with iPadOS 14). pic.twitter.com/MpMVtoguLR
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- Remove: Deleting one or more words from a text is as simple as crossing them out (with something other than a straight line) with our Apple Pencil.
- To select: Also very simple, we simply draw a line above the words we want to select or draw a circle around them.
- Insert: If we want to add a new word in a sentence already written, we keep pressed together where we want to write. After less than a second the text will separate and give us a space in which to write. If we change our mind and don’t write the text, it will come back together.
- Link: Joining or separating words is as easy as drawing a vertical line just where we want to split a specific word or between the two we want to join. Very useful for correcting some small errors when we write too fast.
Of course, they should be learned because they can save us a lot of time. It shouldn’t take a lot of effortWell, they are quite natural. If we integrate them into our day to day, we can take a leap forward in our productivity.
Useful, right? Apple really It has given a twist to the use that we can give the Apple Pencil, taking the iPad and Pencil pair much further.