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 in the sidebar.
Here is a brief description of each:
The ballpoint pen is your typical pen. It is sensitive to different pressures but won’t change thickness if you tilt your Marker. Great for writing down notes or to-do lists.
The fineliner provides a rounded, even stroke with the same level of E Ink saturation on the display regardless of the angle you hold the stylus in your hand. The annotator’s best friend.
The marker has different line textures depending on the pressure and speed you write. It comes in three colors (black, white, or gray). Ideal for writing bold notebook headers or making a cover page.
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 mechanical pencil features the same continuous stroke thickness while drawing or writing, regardless of tilt. It’s better for writing notes and drawing precise lines than the standard pencil.
The paintbrush is highly 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 using a quicker motion will give a lighter texture. A slower, heavy stroke will saturate the page with E Ink and appear black, just like painting on canvas.
The highlighter lets you highlight text with a light gray color. Use it to emphasize text in a document or ebook, or your own notebooks. When the highlighted content is exported as a PDF or added to an existing PDF, it shows up as classic pastel yellow when reading on other devices like your computer.
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 can only write in black, 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.