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Apple pencil support on iPadOS / Drawing without unwanted marks and dots / Palm Rejection


Userlevel 5

When I using Apple Pencil in Miro App on iPadOS,

the screen reacts with my hands and fingers so that I couldn’t write well on iPad.

I feel Miro App is the best Application for remote jobs.

So, I’m sad about that point.

 

I wish Miro support Apple Pencil.

 

Tolya Filippov 10 months ago

Hi everyone,

To help explain your ideas quicker and easier than before, we are adding new cool features to our Pen tool:

  • Palm rejection allowing you to sketch ideas quickly and naturally on touch devices without leaving unwanted marks
  • Three drawing presets letting you switch between saved colors and pen thickness to speed up work
  • Highlighter enabling you to annotate boards and facilitate meetings in a more visual and engaging way
  • Lasso tool helping select and move hand-drawn objects on the board easily

Visit Help Center to learn more and let us know what you think about the feature.

 

P. S. Thanks to everyone who participated in usability-tests and interviews—you helped us make Miro even better!

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Userlevel 2

While drawing with the Apple pen I would like to deactivate the possibility to draw with my fingers?I’m leaving lots of unwanted marks and dots on the canvas. 

Userlevel 2

100% agree the palm detection sensitivity is quite poor relative to the native Apple notes app or Nebo. 
 

Our entire product and design org is remote due to covid and everyone uses miro and Apple Pencil on iPad Pro for white boarding, lo-fi mocks, mind mapping, and process flows.

 

Having support for Apple pencil’s gestures, palm detection, and pressure sensitivity is a must have.

 

I feel like I’m in the 17th century when using my Apple Pencil in the miro app- having the dip my quill in ink each time I want to switch between the draw tool and eraser and each time I need to adjust the thickness of the line. 

 

Love your app, but please support this amazing technology!

Userlevel 6

Agreed but for the S-pen on the tab S6.

Using iPad Pro and Miro App. Use Apple Pen - when I use the pencil in the App then I can write with the Apple Pen and also with my fingers (touch on screen) but I wan´t that only the Apple Pen works and my fingers for Zoom or select.

 

THX for Ideas

with regards from Germany

Marcus

Userlevel 1

Yes, same! I was really excited for Miro on the iPad Pro, but I’m very disappointed that it is not supported. It’s so difficult to use the smart draw with the Apple Pencil that it’s not worth it because I can’t use my finger to navigate without switching back to the pointer tool.

Userlevel 1

I can’t rest my palm on the iPad while drawing with the pencil :(   At least without accidentally creating additional artifacts ...

Totally agree, this is the only reason I don’t use drawing on Miro. I understand this is meant to allow drawing with a finger, but it doesn’t mix well with Pencil, since you end up getting a board full of unwanted vectors.

I’d think this is probably fairly simple to fix

Userlevel 6

Agreed, palm rejection for both the apple pencil and samsung s-pen (I use both tablets interchangeably) is a must for a good table experience.  Other than the palm rejection though I would say that I find the app very easy to use on my tab s6 .. more so than a lot of other touch based modelling/mind-map apps so kudos to the developers for that.

Userlevel 1

Same here, I really need this and I could forget about the other note apps.

Userlevel 2

Same here.

Drawing with the Pencil is hardly possible.

Check how “GoodNotes” or “Notability” do it.

Besides this: Awesome product.

 

Userlevel 1

This is really a deal breaker for us when we are running workshops.

 

Please please please enable this feature

Userlevel 1

I agree with all the above. Would be great with more mature drawing tools.
Also if I draw on a post-it I want the drawings to be attached to the post-it (auto-grouped)

Userlevel 1

If drawing is difficult. Handwriting is imposible ! 

I was very very excited when I saw the app on youtube. It would be my app for ALL my work on iPad. I  use mainly notability. 

I never used it again.

Miro with handwriting capabilities would be an appkiller.

Please make this possible! Besides unwanted dots and lines where I rest my palm, it also behaves different than any other app, where it’s common to scroll with one finger.

 

Besides this, Miro is an amazing app!

Userlevel 1

I think there is a lot of potential for this app, but I have been having major performance issues with the iPad version and Apple Pencil.

There’s a crucial need for palm rejection (see GoodNotes or Concepts)--it’s very annoying to have to constantly erase unintended dots or lines caused by the hand and/or finger. I have also observed quite a bit of lag with the Apple Pencil. I also noticed the inability to make mind maps with only drawings: even if the map is not very large, the app begins to freeze and toolbars start disappearing. Drawing functionality on the app eventually stopped completely, and I had to resort to using sticky notes and typing on a PC. I wish it were possible to have the option to only use material drawn with the Apple Pencil without major performance issues. This would be especially helpful for using Miro for my education needs, as I would like to use it for music theory instruction where my students and I would be almost only drawing, not using sticky notes, text, etc.

I wish Miro support Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 stylus. When this is done then I will buy a subscription.

Miro let me know when it is done.

This tool is perfect for  pencil, hoping it gets first-class-citizen support soon!

This is a really important feature, also wanting it here for our remote teams.  Quick evocative sketches are a really important part of brainstorming and being limited to words (or drawing with the mouse - yuck) means we can only tap part of the creative power of the team...

Including proper Apple Pencil support would be the difference between using the iPad app and using a white board (then taking a picture then importing said white board to the app again and again and again).

Userlevel 1

Just like everyone else here is saying, preventing finger input when using the apple pencil would be super helpful. My boards are covered with unintentional dots, jots, and squiggles from my palm and finger. I tap undo so much I’m wearing a hole in my screen :)

Please prioritize this feature, along with everyone else here I am looking for a “miro with apple pencil support” that includes palm/finger detection.

I wanted to chime in as well, I’m evaluating a number of options for our organization, and the lack of palm rejection when using a stylus (iOS and Android) is big let down. Many drawing apps already implement it, so it really feels like an oversight at this point.

Userlevel 5
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the thread and a discussion! We are working on the improved experience of the Miro iPad app with Apple Pencil and trying to solve the abovementioned issues. 

If you are open to talk with me about your experience and try out a prototype, please choose a convenient time slot for you via this link.

@Adrian Irwin @Aaron Dressin @Will Leingang @pdonoghue @PeterLowe @Henri Liriani @ChristophK @juan josé @Rogerbubba @Simon Summermatter @maxroz @daiv @Joe @Helgos @Lyapunov 

Hey @Tolya Filippov 

I probably missed the chance - your link is not valid (any more?).

If you’re still interested in my opinion, let me know!

 

Userlevel 5
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Hey @ChristophK 
Thanks for your willingness for the interview, we’ll definitely have more interviews regarding this topic in the future and we’ll reach out to you then.

@Tolya Filippov : Can you tell us the “priority” working on this feature? In times of remote Work ist is really a pitty not having proper apple pencil support… Thanks for your answer in advance!