Apple Pencil is one of the most popular stylus options for the iPad and iPhone. It’s a great tool for drawing, taking notes, and other creative tasks.
But does it work for Figma? The answer is yes – with some caveats.
Compatibility: Apple Pencil works with iPads and iPhones running iOS 9 or later, as well as the Mac running macOS 10.15 or later. It also works with some third-party apps such as Adobe Fresco, Procreate, and Concepts. However, it’s not officially supported by Figma yet.
What You Can Do: Despite this lack of official support, you can still use Apple Pencil with Figma in some ways. For example, you can draw basic shapes and lines using the pencil tool in Figma’s vector editor. You can also use it to sketch out ideas or take notes on a design document within Figma’s interface.
Limitations: Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do any advanced drawing or vector editing with Apple Pencil in Figma – at least not yet. And even if you could, the lack of pressure sensitivity in the Pencil wouldn’t give you much control over your lines and shapes anyway.
Conclusion: While Apple Pencil can be used with Figma in some limited ways, it isn’t officially supported yet and doesn’t offer much beyond basic sketching and note taking capabilities at this time. Until official support is added or pressure sensitivity is enabled for the iPad version of Figma, users will have to look elsewhere for their digital drawing needs.