Digital pens for iPad became very popular after the launch of Apple Pencil, which allowed many drawing and note apps to adapt to this accessory. Even though Apple’s option is best to use on the iPad, there are many other very interesting alternatives, and cheaper, which we must value.

We will analyze the different pencil options we have on the market to use on our iPad. Depending on the model of iPad you own, you should choose one or the other according to your preference.


One of the most recommended options on the market, it has a great build quality and very advanced functions. Detects tilt to thicken the line, you can rest your palm on the iPad without fear and it has a very fine point. The only one is that it is only compatible with iPad models from 2018, i.e. iPad mini 5, iPad Air 3, iPad 2018, iPad 2019, iPad Pro 2018 and iPad Pro 2020.

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Flybiz Stylus

It’s a universal option compatible with all iPadseven with iPhones. It offers high accuracy and long battery life, over 10 hours of running time. It has a switch that turns it on and off and at a revolutionary price.

Logitech Pencil

It’s a digital pen with the same technology as the Apple Pencil, even the tips are the same. It therefore has the same precision as the original and its fast automatic connection. It is compatible with the 2018 and 2020 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2018 and 2020 11-inch iPad Pro, 3rd generation iPad Air, 2018 and 2019 iPad Air, or 5th generation iPad mini.

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Apple pencil

This is the original and therefore is the bestas long as you have a compatible iPad. Apple Pencil guarantees accuracy and smooth operation, and can also be charged from the iPad itself in a matter of minutes. The best option if you have a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st or 2nd generation, iPad Air 3rd generation, iPad 2018 and 2019, or iPad mini 5th generation.

2nd Generation Apple Pencil

The second generation of Apple Pencil introduces some functional improvements, but it is basically identical to the first generation, only compatible with the new iPad Pro. Charges wirelessly by holding it magnetically on the iPad and it is compatible with the iPad Pro of 2018 and 2020.

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Source : Techradar