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Penbook lets you draw with a pen , a marker , and a pencil . These drawing tools are available in the drawing tool picker.
You can double-tap on any tool to adjust the thickness and opacity of its stroke.
When you choose a color from either the five default colors or the color picker, it applies to the currently selected drawing tool only.
If you don't have an Apple Pencil, you can use Penbook with your finger or any capacitive, non-Bluetooth stylus. (Third-party Bluetooth styluses are not supported.)
To enable drawing without an Apple Pencil, tap the Finger button . It will become lit to indicate that finger drawing is enabled, like this: .
Note that while finger drawing is enabled, gestures (like page turning) are disabled.
You can go back to Pencil-only drawing by tapping the Finger button again.
Penbook's eraser is pretty powerful! You can switch between the pixel eraser and the object eraser by taking these steps:
If you're lucky enough to have an Apple Pencil 2, you can also change back and forth between the eraser and your most recent drawing tool by double-tapping on the barrel of the Pencil, near the tip.
Have a look at this handy annotated screenshot! (Click it to enlarge.)
You can hide the drawing tool picker by tapping the ellipsis, then toggling the 'Auto-minimize' switch, shown here:
The Penbook menu can be set to auto-minimize as well. From the home screen, tap the Gear , and check the box next to 'Auto minimize page toolbar'.
To cancel your subscription, take the following steps at least 24 hours before your subscription is scheduled to renew:
You will be able to continue to use your subscription's features until the current period runs out.
Tap the Thumbnails button in Penbook's toolbar. You can long-press on a thumbnail to show a context menu that will allow you to delete on page at a time. Alternatively, press the Trash Can , select multiple pages, and press 'Delete'.
You can copy and paste ink within Penbook, and also into any other app that uses PencilKit (like the built-in Notes app).
To cut, copy, or duplicate ink in Penbook, take these steps:
To paste ink in Penbook:
To add pages to your penbook, tap the Add Page button in Penbook's toolbar.
To recolor ink you've already placed, take these steps:
The ink you selected will now change to the new color.
You can put as many different types of stationery in your penbook as you want. Edit the current page's stationery by tapping Page Options . Stationeries are organized into categories in the leftmost column; options for each category are in the right column.
You can see further page options for orientation, page size, and the page's current date (for stationeries that are date-sensitive, like monthly planners) under the Options tab.
When you add a new page, it takes the stationery options from the preceding page in your penbook.
You can undo (and redo) strokes, selection operations like copy and paste, deletions, and recoloring by using the Undo and Redo buttons in the ink tool picker.
Press the Ruler on the drawing toolkit. You can move it by dragging it with one finger, and rotate it by placing two fingers on it and twisting.
To remove the ruler, just press the Ruler again on the drawing toolkit.