Wacom is best known for making touch-sensitive drawing tablets and touchscreens for tablet-style computers. But the company also offers a stylus that you can use with devices that have capacitive touchscreen displays such as the iPad to draw or write on the screen. Now Wacom has released an iPad app to go along with the Bamboo Stylus. It’s called Bamboo Paper and it’s available as a free download from the App Store until the end of June. The price will go up to $1.99 starting in July.
Bamboo Paper provides a scratchpad for handwritten notes or for drawing. You can create virtual notebooks and view thumbnail previews of each, save photos to an album or print a page. The app lets you choose from a number of colors and pen thickness levels, and you can choose lined paper, graph paper, or plain paper styles for the background.
You don’t absolutely need to have the Wacom Bamboo Stylus to use the app, but it’s not really designed for use with a fingertip so you’ll probably want to have some sort of a capacitive stylus.