bullet journals and handwritten notes are so gorgeous and so satisfying but fffffffffffffffffffff i’m going paperless this year and i’d feel so guilty if i spent a ton of money on paper products
even though they’re beautiful and i want them so badly
Hey Haley! I’ve been thinking of going paperless and start taking my notes on my iPad mini. But don’t know if I’m ready to buy an Apple Pencil yet. Do you know of any cheaper alternatives that I could start with?
Thanks for reaching out to me! 😊 Going paperless has definitely helped me with my organization and studies!
An Apple Pencil is a big leap. If you have an iPad Mini, they actually aren’t compatible with an Apple Pencil anyway– so you’re not losing out by going with a cheaper option!! My first iPad was an iPad Mini 4 and I used it during my first year of vet school to take notes with a stylus without a problem.
The stylus I used with my mini was the MEKO universal stylus. It has a clear disc that spreads the pressure of the stylus point across a larger area while keeping the actual point of your stylus almost as sharp as an actual pencil would be. There are a lot of other brands that provide the same thing (disc with a sharp point) that works across all devices. I think any of these would suit your needs– my general approach is to go with whatever is currently rated the best on Amazon. (:
The only thing you need to be concerned about with these styluses is scratching the screen of the iPad after repeated use. I would NOT use these styluses without having some sort of screen protector on your iPad. I kept a matte screen protector on my Mini while I used the stylus and after everyday, heavy note-taking I ended up replacing it at the end of the semester. A glass screen protector may be more hardy in this regard.
I hope this helps!! Happy studying!