When I first was reading about Adobe’s new Ink and Slide tools, I wasn’t particularly impressed. That is, until I watched this demo video from Gizmodo.

The Ink and Slide are an advanced stylus and ruler for the iPad that makes drawing on a tablet not only easier, but also a bit more refined than simply putting “pen to paper”. The Slide is where the magic really comes into play for me, allowing a user to draw shapes and lines without being precise about it which was at once pretty hard to do on those finicky touchscreens (even with a stylus).