Updated October 19, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best iPad Pens

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in November of 2017. For iPad users who stick to streaming, scrolling, and viewing, a finger will suffice, but when your work is dependent on precision and accuracy, a stylus is an absolute must-have. Whether you're an artist, designer, or writer, there is sure to be a pen on this list that meets your needs and budget. Not only will you be impressed with the results, but your screen will stay free of fingerprints. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best ipad pen on Amazon.

10. Honsky Slim

9. Ciscle Active

8. Liberrway 10-Pack

7. Letech+ Slim Pro

6. Meko 2nd Gen

5. 4-in-1 by The Friendly Swede

4. Studio Neat Cosmonaut

3. Mixoo Universal

2. Logitech Crayon

1. Apple Pencil 2nd Generation

Special Honors

Sky Light Stylus by National Pen Your customers will think of you every time they reach for this Sky Light Stylus by National Pen, whether they're using one to work on an iPad or light the way with the bright LED. Each is laser engraved with your business's name or logo, with minimum quantities starting at a modest 50. pens.com

Adonit Snap 2 Technically, the Adonit Snap 2 was made more for the iPhone than iPad, but anyone who uses the latter for taking a lot of selfies will probably get a lot of use from it. That's because it offers not only a 1.9 mm PixelPoint tip but a handy shutter remote, too. adonit.net

Hammacher Schlemmer Advanced iPad Pen Fans of the brand will be happy to see the Hammacher Schlemmer Advanced iPad Pen, a useful yet simple rubber tip model that comes complete with a lifetime guarantee. It's compatible with most newer iPad models, as well as any iPhone 6 or later. hammacher.com

Editor's Notes

October 15, 2019:

We've added a range of pen-like tools at this time, so there are options for writers, artists, engineers, casual users, and just about anyone else. But remember that the term "iPad" now encompasses a wide range of models, older and newer, so double-check compatibility before you choose. (Some of our choices will work with budget tablets, too, but again — you'll want to double-check.)

You most likely won't find it surprising that we've added the updated Apple Pencil 2nd Generation as the choice to beat; after all, it works together with the iPad Pro like hand in glove. But it isn't the choice for all users, simply because it only works with 3rd Gen iPad Pro models (although the still-available first gen Pencil does work with some older models). It's also the most expensive. Those who are counting pennies might be interested in the surprisingly similar Logitech Crayon, a robust model with plenty of functionality. If it's more of a classic stylus you're looking for, there's the Mixoo Universal. It comes with two types of tip for added convenience, and it's not powered in any way, so there are no cords or batteries to worry about. We selected the 4-in-1 by The Friendly Swede, as well, which comes with a brush tip that artists young and old should enjoy.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on October 19, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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