The Microsoft Surface Pen is not built for art. The Renaisser R520 is a better digital stylus made for artists and great for note takers. Buy the infamous R520 Stylus right here! ⭐ UPDATE – New improved version now available!
$32.98 (the best price online)
The Artist Pad is used by casual note takers to seasoned professional artists at the highest level. It let’s you use your tablet like a tablet, comfortably, where ever you choose with no keyboard, desk or mouse needed. You get to lose the keyboard but keep your keyboard shortcuts.
WITH ONLY THE CONTROLS YOU CHOOSE
USED BY ARTISTS AT THESE GREAT COMPANIES
Due to current functional limitations of the Microsoft Store, Tablet Pro has two parts. We use the store for SECURITY and for their great license and updating structure! (10 computers on the same Microsoft account) The Tablet Pro Desktop software works with this editor. It will check the purchase in this app and activate the features in the desktop app. The purchase here covers both the editor and the desktop program. The Pen Tool is separate and is only required for automatic switching per active program.
Try the infamous Artist Pad and watch the setup guide above . The Tablet Pro Editor app (to the left) is needed to Edit and Purchase the Desktop program. The two programs work together in harmony. The purchase of the Editor includes this program. This program includes the Artist Pad (side panel touch hotkey buttons), the advanced on-screen virtual trackpad, TouchZoomDesktop, and the Gamepad. It does not include the Pen Tool.
The Pen Tool, allows you to customize the pen buttons. It can automatically switch the function of the side buttons based off the active program. While it is switching pen functions it can also manage the Tablet Pro desktop modes per program. The two programs work in harmony. The Pen Tool is our official automation manager and is what will switch modes for you based on what program is active (this setting can be turned on or off)
The license is a standard Microsoft license which allows for you to use our programs on 10 machines concurrently with a single license. This makes updating or moving to a new computer easy and fast. When you run out of available machines you can remove a machine from your Microsoft account to allow for the software to be installed on more machines. The license stays with your Microsoft account so it’s easy to keep track of, when you install on a new machine using the same account your purchase will already be there when you download again.
We don’t personally like paying for subscriptions. All of our licenses are a one time purchase.
Purchases are fully guaranteed and refundable from the Microsoft Store. Purchases from the Shopify Store are fulfilled by J-Go Tech. All orders placed are shipped within 1 business day. Due to various border closures around the world, international customers are experiencing a delay in their package’s arrival. Click here to track your package. If you need assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help
While it may apear that your computer has become possessed by electronic demons it is not likely the case. The Pen Tool has an option for autoswitching. Some people accidentally activate the feature. To turn it off, go in the Pen Tool and “lock” the settings or turn off “connect with Tablet Pro” in the preset for the program that you don’t want to run. If you want it to not run at all automatically, you can toggle off the feature in settings
For Tablet Pro to work with a program in the most familiar way (like a keyboard) the program must use Microsoft’s newer touch api. The newer touch api has been around for a number of years now, and many of the newer programs have adopted it. Krita, Sai V2, Clip Studio, and Leonardo are a few examples. Some Programs like Zbrush and Photoshop that have been around for 20+ years are still using the older api. This means to navigate in those programs you will need to use toggles or drag frames. The recommended option example is a “blank button, + alt +1 sec”. Tap the button then quickly start using the pen within 1 second. This works well for color picking and quick navigational movements in 3D. However, ideally, if your program doesn’t support SPT (simultaneous pen and touch), use of the Pen Tool is recommended. Assign the modifier to the side button (rbutton). The included presets in Tablet Pro have this behavior pre setup. Navigation on a drag frame is done with just touch while the pen is hovering and the touch movement performs the action. For more information on this please watch our SPT (simultaneous pen and touch) video on YouTube.
While it’s not easy to admit this, the short answer is “yes, it is ghosts👻”. To vanquish the ghosts and get Tablet Pro to become visibile again in Windows 11, you can do one of two things. Make a stew of boiled garlic, add chives and scallions. Eat. After your close friends have left and you are no longer distracted, follow these steps. Install the new version of Tablet Pro, it will automatically display the “taskbar notification area icon” found in general settings. Otherwise, turn on that setting and it will display the mouse icon.
The included presets for Zbrush and Blender provide a template using the drag frame, or drag location frames. This is the best way to nagivate in 3D currently. The Pen Tool is designed to help with navigation in 3D programs as well and coupled with a 2 button stylus is a solid, very usable solution (where the eraser button works to sub material) and alt can be mapped to the right click button on the side of the stylus. Please watch these videos if you have questions about 3D navigation. Zbrush – Blender
The purchase for Tablet Pro desktop is done using the Layout Editor in the Microsoft Store. The purchase includes a license for up to 10 machines using the same Microsoft account and can be used concurrently.
During the Covid pandemic, shipping times have lengthened. While they have sped up dramatically, there is occasionally a longer delay while the package is being shipped overseas. This is typical at this time. The package will show NY or LA as the last location. If the delay becomes too long, please contact support and I will refund the cost of the purchase until it arrives and you can repurchase it at that time. Our delivery success rate is very high, but there can be delays. Thank you for your patience during this time.
I provide a full replacement guarantee for the stylus from the date it is delivered for 90 days and often longer. I will ship out a new stylus, expedited if there is a problem, and you will not be charged extra.
The Pen Tool is now fully compatible with the Surface Pro 7 and Book 3. Compatibility is still pending on the Surface Pro X
The R520 (Renaisser Raphael 520 stylus) is a Windows Ink / Ntrig / Surface Pen alternative stylus. This means that it will work on ALL devices that support the Surface Pen. Please keep in mind that wacom based devices will not work with this stylus. Please check with your manufacturer of your device to see if the Surface Pen will work on it. We do NOT recommend the R520 stylus on devices that don’t support Microsoft’s 2.0 Pen Protocol that includes support for tilt data. That means that devices like the Surface Pro 3 may not work well with the R520 stylus. However, updating the pen drivers may resolve issues. Most Lenovo and Acer tablets are not compatible. Most HP, Dell, Microsoft and Asus are compatible. Please confirm your device.
To uninstall, please use the Windows app uninstaller to remove “touchmousepointer.exe”. You can test first to see if any conflicts are happening from Tablet Pro by turning it off (the icon is present while off similar to other pinned application icons on the taskbar). You can turn it off by Shift + Right Clicking the mouse icon and choosing “close”.
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