Hello everyone. I’m seeking some advice.
I keep not buying an iPad because the only functionality I am seeking is to be able to mark-up documents – usually PDFs – using a stylus instead of a mouse. (I had an older iPad for another purpose and it just wasn’t my cup o’tea – and I just sold it on Mercari to a very happy mom!)
I’m happy to use the tools already built into the apps, such as the Markup tools in Preview – I don’t do creative tasks that require fancy pressure-sensitivity drawing and other features not already in the usual feature sets of Preview (for example). Really, truly – I just want to use a stylus instead of a mouse on my MacBook Pro now and then.
Today I stumbled across the One by Wacom simple tablet, and it seems to be exactly what I need – just a simple tablet. However, a bit of poking around revealed that lots of folks can’t seem to be able to use Wacom tablets in native macOS apps, such as in Preview to do basic mark-ups or in Keynote or Pages to do, well, to do much of anything.
Two questions for you all:
- Have any of you had success with Wacom tablets to do what I seek to do?
- Do you have any suggestions about how I might do what I want to do without buying an iPad?
Thanks for your sharing your thoughts.