Apple doesn’t want you to write on your screen or tap on keys if you’re using an iPad. Mind you, the aftermarket has a field day with accessories that let you do just that. Microsoft on the other hand has a power device in the new Surface Pro 3. It’s not without it’s issues, so MS is making fo with what it can: software. To make its multi-touch, stylus and keyboard cover even more powerful, it’s released the Surface Hub app.
To try and assuage concerns about its tablet’s pen, Microsoft has released a Surface Hub app that it hopes will improve the functionality of the Surface Pro 3′s stylus in conjunction with a pen firmware update that arrived last week. Basic in its appearance, the new Surface Hub app allows users to customize two different options, one offering custom pressure sensitivity and the other control over button functions.
The sensitivity angle is one that will interest anyone who wants to write or draw with their Surface Pro 3′s stylus, but while it will allow those who want more sensitivity to ramp that setting right up, those who want to go the other way may be left disappointed after some users complained that the new app just doesn’t allow sensitivity to be set far enough south to be truly useful for them. You just can’t please everyone. The app is available through the Microsoft Store. (yes, they have one – do you use it?)