What should you use?

Are you an artist who does full color illustration regularly?


  • For drawing and calligraphy you can’t beat procreate on the iPad
  • The iPad has the most utility of any of these devices, but has the most distractions and worst writing feel

Do you want to avoid digital at all costs?

Baron Fig Confidant + Book / Kindle

  • Great writing feel
  • Low distraction
  • Two Devices
  • My Baron Fig notebook rarely leaves my desk or my bag so the downside is I only write in it when I am at my desk.

Want to be able to take notes and read books (including Kindle) in the dark?

Boox Note Air 2 Plus

  • Excellent writing feel, I actually prefer it over the Baron Fig because it’s similarly tactile, but less fatiguing, and never misses a stroke. Weirdly the Ohto Flash dry and Baron Fig aren’t always a perfect combo, but I found that to also be the case with Moleskine notebooks so perhaps thats more of a knock on the refill itself.

Same as above, but don’t need a backlight?

Supernote A5 X

Same as above, but need Kindle support or a backlight?

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