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  1. Island Barbie's Avatar
    Besides one note and Microsoft edge and draw board PDF. I want every thing on my surface to be ink able ? Isn't that the point of having ink
    05-24-2017 01:37 PM
  2. Ayrton01CZ's Avatar
    Try Autodesk Sketchbook
    05-24-2017 02:42 PM
  3. Island Barbie's Avatar
    Thank you very much. I will look that up!
    05-24-2017 02:44 PM
  4. Island Barbie's Avatar
    Still not exactly what I'm looking for. I want ink on every application. Not just one note or Microsoft edge. Like on Google chrome. Pinterest. The home page. Anything, just always ink ready so I can make notes.
    05-24-2017 02:48 PM
  5. TgeekB's Avatar
    I guess that would be up to the developers of all those programs, right. Certainly Microsoft will hopefully add it to all of theirs over time.

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    05-24-2017 05:21 PM
  6. k1s23's Avatar
    hey. if the chat apps had the ability to write a message that can be transcribed into text instead of having to type or speak, i think that would be good.
    05-25-2017 02:47 AM
  7. Island Barbie's Avatar
    Yeah that would be amazing
    05-26-2017 04:25 PM
  8. kashgohel's Avatar
    Am not sure. Texting using the qwerty keyboard still seems faster than writing. Plus it would be quite weird to write on a tablet to send messages using apps like whatsapp. :P
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    05-26-2017 04:44 PM
  9. kashgohel's Avatar
    From an artist's point of view there are quite a few apps that all have surface pen usage - Microsoft's Fresh paint, Autodesk Sketchbook, GIMP etc. Though i agree, having windows ink would be cool for something like Microsoft Word
    05-26-2017 04:47 PM
  10. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    I had a Surface 3 a while back and thought the pen would be the bee's knees but i almost never used it. Maybe if there were more apps and/or functionality in existing apps, I would have used it more.
    05-26-2017 06:14 PM
  11. k1s23's Avatar
    Am not sure. Texting using the qwerty keyboard still seems faster than writing. Plus it would be quite weird to write on a tablet to send messages using apps like whatsapp. :P
    hey kashgohel, in my case i get frustrated typing on a screen haha. i like to feel physical keys so i can see myself preferring typing over writing. i think if you were in the zone (like if youre sketching something) and a message notification comes in, since youre already holding the pen it makes sense to continue using it in the messaging app to reply then switch back to drawing.
    Last edited by k1s23; 05-27-2017 at 09:23 PM.
    05-26-2017 07:17 PM
  12. k1s23's Avatar
    I had a Surface 3 a while back and thought the pen would be the bee's knees but i almost never used it. Maybe if there were more apps and/or functionality in existing apps, I would have used it more.
    hey johnny, i think id be the same as you if i had bought a surface 3 (or surface pro 4, i was more interested in that refresh). i would be totally okay without a pen and would have preferred the surface to come with the type cover instead. i can see why microsoft bundled the pen with the surface tablets as it was targeted towards artists etc. but if from the beginning there was a bundle that included the type cover instead or just the tablet then i wouldve bought it.
    05-26-2017 07:23 PM
  13. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I know there is now the ability to ink on the photos app.

    Also , you can use the "screen sketch feature" as well which you can set to open by, for example, pressing the top of your pen... It will basically take a screen shot of your current screen and allow you to ink on it, and then save it.

    Probably not what you're looking for, but worth a shot.
    05-26-2017 08:08 PM
  14. k1s23's Avatar
    I know there is now the ability to ink on the photos app.

    Also , you can use the "screen sketch feature" as well which you can set to open by, for example, pressing the top of your pen... It will basically take a screen shot of your current screen and allow you to ink on it, and then save it.

    Probably not what you're looking for, but worth a shot.
    i forgot about inking ability in the photos app. thats a fun way to decorate photos. the apps that make use of pen functionality are great but i can see the demand for more.
    05-26-2017 09:54 PM
  15. Drael646464's Avatar
    Ink support coming to office and OS wide (for general text input). However you won't see it on third party apps beyond that, unless they code it.
    05-26-2017 10:18 PM
  16. Radha Meher's Avatar
    I feel One note is the best Ink app By Microsoft To be used on Surface. But you can also use the new Sketchpad added by Microsoft on its update. If you are very much interested in painting you can download the free fresh paint app from store.
    05-27-2017 02:56 AM
  17. k1s23's Avatar
    Ink support coming to office and OS wide (for general text input). However you won't see it on third party apps beyond that, unless they code it.
    hey drael, the office apps can all benefit from pen and ink support somehow, with onenote being the best use. hopefully these apps and other apps (like sketchable and staffpad among others) can inspire other companies to bring pen support to their apps. it would be interesting for example to sign checks in a bank app.
    05-27-2017 06:54 AM
  18. k1s23's Avatar
    I feel One note is the best Ink app By Microsoft To be used on Surface. But you can also use the new Sketchpad added by Microsoft on its update. If you are very much interested in painting you can download the free fresh paint app from store.

    i agree with you about onenote on surface. onenote is such a no-brainer app to use with the surface pen. if you think of a physical notepad, you can scribble and write on it and onenote is just that in digital form. quite interesting how onenote and pen just work perfectly in that situation.
    05-27-2017 06:56 AM
  19. jmork's Avatar
    Theres a great list here: 10 essential pen-friendly Windows apps for Surfaces and touchscreen laptops
    I downloaded a few of them and think theyre okay. Still, none seem great....
    05-27-2017 07:37 AM
  20. Ayrton01CZ's Avatar
    Ink support coming to office and OS wide (for general text input). However you won't see it on third party apps beyond that, unless they code it.
    And it should be a pretty pen supports through the whole Office suite, very exciting feature. Anyone has any idea when it's going to be released?
    05-27-2017 01:14 PM
  21. kashgohel's Avatar
    hey kashgohel, in my case i get frustrated typing on a screen haha. i like to feel physical keys so i can see myself preferring writing over typing. i think if you were in the zone (like if youre sketching something) and a message notification comes in, since youre already holding the pen it makes sense to continue using it in the messaging app to reply then switch back to drawing.
    Haha you have a point. Hopefully the transcribing software works well coz my handwriting is a mess. :P
    05-27-2017 02:28 PM
  22. k1s23's Avatar
    Haha you have a point. Hopefully the transcribing software works well coz my handwriting is a mess. :P
    hey man, my handwriting is a mess too haha. :P if the technology to transcribe writing into text in any app comes out, that would be quite interesting.

    btw in my previous post that you quoted, i meant to type "i can see myself preferring typing over writing"
    05-27-2017 09:22 PM
  23. k1s23's Avatar
    Theres a great list here: 10 essential pen-friendly Windows apps for Surfaces and touchscreen laptops
    I downloaded a few of them and think theyre okay. Still, none seem great....

    thanks for posting this list. im not one to look up apps that support pen but hopefully from the time this list was posted until now the app quality and even better apps have been released.
    05-27-2017 09:26 PM
  24. k1s23's Avatar
    Theres a great list here: 10 essential pen-friendly Windows apps for Surfaces and touchscreen laptops
    I downloaded a few of them and think theyre okay. Still, none seem great....

    thanks for posting this list. im not one to look up apps that support pen but hopefully from the time this list was posted until now the app quality and even better apps have been released.
    05-27-2017 09:26 PM
  25. Jayesh Sharma's Avatar
    Inking has not gone mainstream yet. The experience on most of the devices is not up to the mark. With the advent of better technology (following Surface's lead) , we will see wide integration of inking into apps and services.
    05-27-2017 10:56 PM
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