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Palm rejection improvement when handwriting

+10 votes
asked Jul 29, 2017 in Notion iOS Feature Requests by stevesteele1 (670 points)
I've been using the handwriting feature in Notion iOS with an Apple Pencil since it first came out and I've always found it quite excellent. I wish the handwriting area was full screen (that's my number one request), and to my surprise I found that I can write directly in the main window if I turn on the pen mode but don't turn on the magnification lane. I discovered this while using Duet to turn my iPad Pro into a writing tablet for Notion macOS which is brilliant. Although I notice that working in magnification mode seems more actuate than plain pen mode with magnification.

However lately, for some reason I've been having way too many palm rejection issues. If I just brush up against the glass, which is easy to do in magnification mode, (at least for me it is), is messes up the handwriting recognition.

TouchNotation has an adjustable area on the screen for resting your hand. It's a big square that can be moved and resized. Please take a look at their solution and improve upon it. Something like that would be welcome, especially WHEN you guys go full screen with the high quality handwriting recognition, because you are going full screen like StaffPad, right???!!! Please say yes. Please tell me it's coming soon. Thank you!

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+1 vote
answered Aug 2, 2017 by Skip Jones (163,810 points)
selected Jun 18, 2018 by AlexTinsley
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answered May 14, 2019 by ctornieri (340 points)
I agree that you should not be able to write with your finger when you have an Apple Pencil. But I disagree with the solution. With the Apple Pencil, the palm rejection should be straightforward. No need for a square area. Look at ProCreate which I use everyday for sketching. I can use my fingers to select, zoom, scroll... while using the pencil to draw. There is no palm rejection to configure and no issue.

So Presonus, please implement the same behavior for Apple Pencil that we can find in any drawing application supporting the Apple Pencil!