Updated: November 19, 2020 11:23:03 AM
Although I’ve been using Apple Pencil for a long time, I recently discovered the Scribble feature, which turns your handwriting into typed text. Scribble is introduced as part of iPadOS 14. Although it may seem like a small feature, I find it really useful. It’s worth checking to see if you have an iPad and an Apple Pencil.
Here’s how to use the iPadOS 14 scratch feature.
What is Scribble?
The scribble included in iPadOS 14 basically converts your handwriting into typed text. The best way to test this feature is to open it Notes and then tap Himilka and select the pen that is marked with the letter “A”. After selecting the pen for handwriting, write something and see how your handwriting turns into typed text. In my case, I wrote “hello, world” with the help of the Apple Pencil, and despite my poor handwriting, the iPad was able to recognize what I wrote and immediately turned it into typed text.
Scribble feels fast enough to convert handwriting to movement, something I really like about this feature. I found Scribble useful for making quick notes or compiling a grocery list. But there is something else. If you circle a word with a pencil and highlight it, options such as cropping or copying will appear. Meanwhile, scratching a word with the tip of the Apple Pencil allows you to delete that word. Interestingly, Scribble runs on iOS. With Scribble it is possible to write an address with a pencil Cards and search for the location without having to enter it.
Scribble is an interesting feature, provided you have an iPad with iPadOS 14 and an Apple Pencil. If you don’t have an Apple Pencil, even the Logitech Crayon stylus will work. The good thing about Scribble is that it also works with the Apple Pages word processor, which I often use. Sorry, there is no Scribble support for Google Docs and Microsoft Office.
How to turn Scribble on / off in iPadOS
Scribble is turned on by default in iPadOS 14. However, you have the option to turn Scribble on and off. Just open it Settings application> Scroll down and select Apple pencil and then select the switch next to Scribble. After turning on Scribble, you can try Scribble, which allows you to try out the basic features of the feature.
Which iPads support Scribble?
To use the Scribble feature, you need an iPad that runs iPadOS 14 and has support for the Apple Pencil. I used my iPad (7th generation) with the first generation Apple Pencil to try Scribble. Here is a list of iPads that support Scribble
* iPad Air (2020)
* iPad (2020)
* iPad Pro 11 (2020)
* iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)
* iPad (2019)
* iPad Mini (2019)
* iPad Air (2019)
* iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)
* iPad Pro 11 (2018)
* iPad (2018)
* iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)
* iPad Pro 12.9 (2017)
* iPad Pro 9.7 (2016)
* iPad Pro 12.9 (2015)
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