Over the past few months I’ve been using a super simple little tool to scribble ideas down on my iPad and on paper. It’s called the Stylus Cap from More|Real and it’s one of the niftiest ideas I’ve come across lately.
Basically it’s an aluminum cap that fits on the end of a bog standard Sharpie. If you’re a designer or scribbler then you know just how vital the Sharpie is to mocking up designs and generally getting ideas out of your head and onto some butcher paper. The Stylus Cap replaces your regular cap on a stock Sharpie to let you continue to scribble right on the iPad.
The fit and finish is perfect. The cap even has a similar bezel to a regular Sharpie cap at the open end, allowing for easy one-handed removal. The tip is soft, but has some give, letting you brush or smush it against your screen for fatter lines if you’ve got a responsive app.
I use it with Paper mostly, but others like Penultimate work just fine as well. Since I got my review unit the company has tweaked the design slightly, making them lighter and the tip firmer, but I never had a problem with them in the first place.
If you’re a sketcher looking for a unique combo stylus for paper and tablet brainstorming, the Stylus Cap is worth a peek. It’s a tad pricey at $25 but feels and works like quality. And you can also get them for Bic and Fineliner if those are more your speed. The first-gen versions are only $15 too if you’re not concerned about weight.