Does Notion Work With Apple Pencil?

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If you are an iPad user with creative intent and love using Apple Pencil with it, Notion has just made things crispier and easier for you.

You can now use Apple Pencil with Notion, not with complete freedom, but at least now you can do more than just scrolling or selecting.

In this article, let’s see a few ways you can use Apple Pencil with Notion and how you can do wonders it with.

Does Notion Work With Apple Pencil | Everything You Need To Know

Notion cannot store your handwriting the way most third-party apps do, but you can do a few things such as sketching and more.

drawing with apple pencil

You can also sketch with Apple Pencil on apps such as “Pages” or “Notes” and then import them on your Notion for safekeeping.

The only requirement here is to run Apple iPadOS 14 or more to use Apple Pencil with Notion. So, if you haven’t updated your iPad, it’s the right time to do it.

Write with Apple Pencil in your Notion Journals, Notes, and More

Though you cannot use Apple Pencil to write in your custom handwriting font, you can still use it to write, and Notion will show it as you have typed it. Now, that’s cool.

Along with taking notes on Notion journals, to-do lists, and other note-taking templates, you can also use Apple Pencil to highlight text, underline and do other pen operations.

Video Credit: Aravind Murthy

Strike through the text on your screen using Apple Pencil, and the text will be highlighted; of course, it is this simple. 

But can you also draw with Apple Pencil on Notion? Well, yes, you can, but you need to use the embed feature. Let’s see how to draw using Apple Pencil on Notion.

Can You Draw Using Apple Pencil on Notion

You can do a lot with Apple Pencil in Notion, but when it comes to sketching or drawing, there is no direct option.

One of the things you can do is import your sketches or drawings into your Notion template to share them with your team or include them for safekeeping. 

However, there is a way using which you can directly draw on Notion, and it is by embedding the drawing pad in the Notion template.

If you didn’t know about this, it is no longer a secret, and here is how you can do it.

  • Open the Notion page on which you wish to draw or store.
  • Type “/” and select the embed option from the list.
  • Now, type the following web address “notion-draw.art/name-for-drawing” and click enter to embed the drawing pad. You can also adjust the drawing pad for the size and choose the area to draw with your Apple Pencil.
add draw board to Notion page

You can now find a bunch of options that come in handy when drawing sketches, such as undo, redo, clear, copy, brush style and color, zoom, and a few more.

Draw on Notion page with Apple pencil

Should You Use Apple Pencil with Notion?

Apple Pencil is undoubtedly a handy piece to increase your creativity, but when it comes to Notion, you might need to rethink.

Notion is yet to release a more interactive environment for Apple Pencil that will allow users to use it more efficiently. A couple of years back, you couldn’t do a single with Apple Pencil on Notion, but now, you can find a few options. 

We are sure that in the following time, you will have more options with Apple Pencil, but till then, it is good to stick with a keyboard and mouse on Notion.

Moreover, as of now, other stylus pens such as Samsung or other third-party pens do not allow any functionality on Notion. So, it is good to ditch any kind of digital pen until Notion releases stable functionalities for it.

Conclusion | Notion Apple Pencil

With third-party embeds such as “notion-draw.art/name-for-drawing,” you can quickly draw on your Notion templates.

In addition to this, you can also use Apple Pencil with text highlights, underlining, and more. Besides, you can also write using Apple Pencil, and Notion will interpret it as text as if you have typed it.

However, it is better to wait till Notion releases stable functions for Apple Pencil and other stylus pens. Third-party apps are unreliable and might act strange when you need them the most.

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