In this article you’ll learn how to use the writing tools available on your reMarkable tablet.
There’s a wide range of writing tools to choose from when creating content on your reMarkable. To access the tools, tap the writing tools icon in the sidebar.
The ballpoint pen is your typical pen. It’s sensitive to different levels of pressure, but won’t change thickness if you tilt your Marker.
Choose between red and blue when you're using the ballpoint pen while presenting with Screen Share.
The ballpoint pen is great for:
- Writing notes
- To-do lists
The fineliner provides a rounded, even stroke with the same thickness on the display, regardless of the angle that you hold your Marker. The annotator’s best friend. Choose between red and blue when you're using the fineliner while presenting with Screen Share.
The fineliner is great for:
- Adding annotations to PDFs or ebooks
- Scheduling your time using our planner templates
- Refining your drawings
The marker has different line textures depending on the pressure and speed you write with. It comes in five colors (black, white, red, blue, and gray). When you're writing with the marker while using Screen Share, you can choose between red and blue color.
The marker pen is great for:
- Writing bold notebook headers
- Making cover pages for notebooks
- Creating shapes in mind maps
The pencil functions much like a traditional pencil when drawing or writing. It responds to the amount of pressure and tilt you use, changing the thickness of the line being drawn on the display. Use lighter or firmer pressures and draw several layers to create shading when sketching on your paper tablet.
The pencil is great for:
- Taking quick notes
- Sketching and drawing
- Adding new layers to your artwork
The mechanical pencil features the same continuous stroke thickness while drawing or writing, regardless of how you hold the Marker.
The mechanical pencil is great for:
- Drawing precise lines
- Writing equations
- Checking off your task list
The paintbrush is sensitive to the speed and pressure you apply to the display and will respond accordingly. For example, a lighter pen stroke will be thinner than a heavier one, while moving the Marker more quickly will give a lighter texture. A slower, heavy stroke will produce a thicker line.
The paintbrush is great for:
- Drawings and illustrations
- Adding depth to sketches
- Adding a dark background layer
The highlighter lets you highlight text in PDFs, EPUBs, or in your own notebooks. Choose between yellow, green, or pink for highlighting. The highlighter will show as different shades of grey on your paper tablet, but appears in color on exported documents and in Screen Share.
You can highlight entire paragraphs by making a vertical line across the text in your notebooks and documents.
The highlighter is great for:
- Making headings that stand out
- Highlighting key points in PDFs
- Adding a new visual element to your drawings
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.
The calligraphy pen is great for:
- Practicing your handwriting
- Adding personality to your notes
- Writing eye-catching titles
Writing tool settings
Adjusting stroke thickness or color
To adjust the stroke thickness or color, tap the tool settings icon, then select the stroke thickness and color you want to use.
Pencils can only write in black, and you can’t change the highlighter’s thickness.
When using the ballpoint, fineliner or marker pens, you can choose between blue or red ink. This will show up in Screen Share, our apps, and in exported PDFs. The colors will show as different shades of grey on your paper tablet.