Is your stylus failing to make an impression when using your PDF file editor on a laptop or tablet? DocsCorp CEO and Co-Founder Dean Sappey explains how this experience is about to change.
Using a stylus or pen to write on a PDF can be slow and awkward and, sometimes, not worth the effort. PDF editing becomes frustrating when annotations lag or end up in the wrong spot, and if users revert to editing with pen and paper the whole point of having a tablet (mobility, reduced paper usage, faster turnaround times) is void.
We see a bad stylus editing experience as a barrier to productivity. Tablets and laptop/tablet hybrids empower users to work on-the-go, and many organizations see them as the future of hardware. So, it’s important the user experience matches these expectations.
How can the PDF stylus experience be better?
How you annotate a PDF using a stylus should be seamless. The stylus must produce smooth inking, clean, crisp lines and feel as natural as working with red pen and paper. You should be able to highlight a string of text and not the whole paragraph. It should be possible to erase a part of an annotation, instead of the whole thing.
When can you expect a change?
A team of DocsCorp product developers has been working hard behind the scenes to enhance the experience of writing on a PDF with a stylus, and we can’t wait to show you what they’ve achieved. PDF editing with a stylus no longer needs to be slow and awkward. Get ready to see a new way of working on January 30th.
Update: The improved stylus experience is now available. Learn more about the Pencil tool in pdfDocs here.
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About the author
As President and Co-Founder of DocsCorp, Dean has been the driving force behind its global expansion. Dean continues to work closely with key stakeholders to develop new products and ensure that existing applications deliver real benefits to workplaces.