My husband got an iPad for Christmas, and one of the first things I did was download Noteshelf and buy myself a stylus. After the novelty wore off, I find I barely use it, though I do sometimes use the stylus to navigate — it’s more precise than my fingers.
Partly that’s because, well, it’s not technically my iPad. But partly it’s because I’ve never seen a stylus that comes close to being as comfortable to write with as a pen. The styluses I’ve seen all have a foam “nib” or a rubber one; I find the latter tends to splay less on the screen when I use it, but it still feels too fat for writing. Karen saw an ad online for an HTC tablet that comes with a more pen-like stylus. It seems like it’d be more comfortable, though of course there’s still the issue of how long you’re willing to rest your hand on glass while you write. For drawing and meetings and jotting down ideas on the fly, I can see it. But I can’t imagine sitting down to write a story or a journal entry.
Do you use a tablet or phone stylus? What do you do with it?