New Jot Touch 4 Stylus for iPad Art


If anyone’s been reading Once Upon a Sketch for a while you’ll know that I’ve been looking for a way to turn my iPad into a drawing tablet. I’ve tried a bunch of different App solutions and styluses but nothing has seemed to make Apple’s tablet a good drawing device for me. Not to mention when you try to draw on the iPad you have to hold your hand at an awkward angle so that your hand doesn’t touch the screen while you’re drawing. Well the new Jot Touch 4’s palm rejection technology means no more hand hovering to avoid touching the screen and make creating art on your iPad as natural as drawing with a pen and paper. Or so says Kris Perpich, CXO at Adonit “Art is about expressive freedom, and artists shouldn’t feel restricted by their tools. The new Jot Touch stylus gives artists that freedom.” The Jot Touch 4 has 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and has over a dozen drawing apps that are compatible. Apps like ArtStudio, Inkist, Inspire Pro, SketchBook Ink, Sketchbook Pro and many more are adding support soon. As I was looking through their of compatible apps I noticed that not all the apps are using Adonit’s palm rejection technology at this point. I’m sure the app developers just need to implement this new tech into their software but if you watch the sketchbook Pro video on their website the demonstrator never touches his hand to the iPad screen. Maybe this is just a feature that is in the works but only two of the apps that are specifically for drawing use their new technologies. The video below shows you what it takes to pair your Jot touch with SketchBook Pro.

When I first heard about this product I got super excited, but after doing a little research my hopes have come down a bit. The Jot Touch 4 has a lot of great things going for it. Pressure sensitivity with a stylus on the iPad is a dream I’ve had for a while now and it looks like its come true but at an $89.99 it comes at a price. Please don’t take this as a review. I’ve never use this product before. It’s just what I can glean from their site and a little research. I’ll have to continue checking back and hoping for a few more apps to add support for the Palm Rejection technology then I think I’ll be in. iPad artists were almost there. The Jot Touch is available today for purchase.


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  1. Scott Cooper

    There was a good review in issue 91 (January?) of ImagineFX magazine. I don’t think the reviewer was entirely sold. I think I’d likely prefer to use a pressure sensitive tablet, which I understand the new Samsungs are.

  2. Norm

    Thanks for the heads up Scott. I was looking all over the place for a review but could not find one. Nothing on the Jot Touch on GDGT, Engadget or the Verge.

    I’ll have to look up the new Samsung tablets. I hadn’t heard that they had added pressure sensitivity. I have been interested in the Microsoft surface pro and how that works as a mobile drawing solution.

  3. Vicky

    Hey Norm, what is the only 2 apps that accepts the palm rejection tech? At 89.99 it’s not that expensive when you compare to buying any wacom tablets… Plus you can have your ipad with you everywhere, compared to any wacom tablets that has to stay on your desk…


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