There is a wide range of writing tools to choose from for creating content on your reMarkable paper tablet, to reveal them simply tap the writing tools icon. Here is a brief description of each:
The ballpoint pen is your typical pen. It has some pressure sensitivity, but doesn’t react differently to tilt. The stroke is independent of the speed of the writer.
The fineliner offers a rounded, even stroke that has no texture, regardless of tilt.
The marker has texture depending on the speed and pressure of the stylus.
The pencil functions much like a standard pencil while drawing or writing. It responds to the pressure and tilt applied, tilting varies the stroke thickness, while applying pressure and drawing several layers increases the saturation.
The mechanical pencil features the same continuous stroke thickness while drawing or writing, regardless of tilt.
The paintbrush is sensitive to the speed and pressure you apply to the digital paper display and will respond accordingly. For example, a lighter pen stroke will be thinner than a heavier pen stroke, and a quicker pen stroke will give a lighter texture than a slower pen stroke which will be fully black.
The highlighter lets you highlight text with a light gray color. Use it to emphasize text in a document or ebook, or in your own notebook notes. When highlighted content is exported as a PDF, or added to an existing PDF, it appears yellow on other devices.
The calligraphy pen is perfect for adding an extra flourish or style to your handwriting, and for working on your cursive. It’s sensitive to direction, which means as you write, the line’s shape and thickness will change based on the Marker’s up and down strokes.
Adjusting stroke thickness or color
To adjust the stroke thickness or color, tap the tool setting icon, then select the required stroke thickness and color.
The pencils have only one color, and the highlighter cannot change thickness or color.
Note: This article applies to devices running software 2.3 or newer. For information on how to update your reMarkable, head here.