One of the best features in the Notes app on the iPad and iPhone in iOS 9 is the ability to go beyond simple text notes and start drawing straight onto the screen with your finger (or with the Apple Pencil for anyone thinking of purchasing the
To start drawing, tap the squiggle icon at the bottom of the screen. If the keyboard is loaded you may need to tap the + above the keyboard to see the drawing icon.
You can select from one of the tools, which include a fine pen, a felt tip pen, and a pencil, as well as an eraser. There’s also a colour picker and ruler, more on that below.
Choose your tool and start sketching, what you sketch is inserted as an image within your note.
If you’d like to change the colour, tap on the circle on the right and choose from the 24 colour options. You can mix colours – as you can see from our example, yellow and blue make green. Also, you can make the colour darker if you zoom in with your fingers). Unfortunately we are no better at colouring in now than we were as children.
Once you have chosen a colour tap on the tool you are drawing with to return to the view that gives you access to the other drawing tools.
For more precise drawing you can zoom into your image.
You can also undo and redo your artistic attempts by tapping on the curly back and forward icons.
And rotating your image in 90-degree increments is a case of tapping on the rotate icon top right.