Move over the keyboard; the Digital Pen lets you do much more than the usual keyboard and standard computer, giving your productivity an extra boost. Of course, you will need apps to make the maximum use of your Pen. You can choose from the scores of apps out there based on your requirements. We have put together a list of the best apps to help you get started.

Xodo PDF Reader and Editor

If you use PDFs often, then this is just the app for you. It lets you merge multiple PDFs, has a large selection of tools for highlighting and making written notes, and putting down your signature. It allows for easy navigation for PDFs with large no of pages and also has many grids and line templates.

Drawboard PDF

If you use PDFs often, then this is just the app for you. It lets you merge multiple PDFs, has a large selection of tools for highlighting and making written notes, and putting down your signature. It allows for easy navigation for PDFs with large no of pages and also has many grids and line templates.

Autodesk SketchBook

This app is for product designers, architects, industrial designers or anyone who need to draw, sketch or design in professional environments. It has a lot of pro tools, features, brushes and surface to choose from. The interface is also quite fast.

OneNote

OneNote is like a digital notebook and is a perfect app for those who like to keep things organized. You can draw, highlight texts, take notes on white, grid or ruled line backgrounds. The notes are saved and synced in the cloud so you can access your notes across devices.

Bamboo Paper

Bamboo paper gives a very true paper feel while using the Pen. You can make notes and journals using the writing tools, draw and sketch with the custom color palettes and even add pictures to your page. It also allows for sharing your notes on other platforms.

Nebo

Nebo has several innovative features to enable quick editing and formatting of your notes. You can use gestures like swiping to join two sentences or scratching a word to delete it. It has several templates for writing and art. It also transcribes handwriting into text in real time.

Scrble

This is a notepad for writing and illustrations with just the basic tools. You can choose from the blackboard, whiteboard, lined paper, music sheets or maths sheet background and various paper options. The pen input response is quite impressive.

Collaboard

Collaboard is aimed at people who work on team projects. Multiple users can contribute notes, videos and images in real time to what is essentially a digital whiteboard. It is compatible with Skype and PDF.

Index Cards

With Index Cards, you can take notes and arrange them in stacks. It’s an ideal app for taking notes, making drawings and storing information in brainstorming sessions, business meetings, storyboard writing, project meetings, etc. You can create an unlimited number of cards and type or draw on both sides of the card. The zoom function lets you make detailed drawings or put in a large amount of information on the card. You can also export stacks.

Plumbago

Plumbago is a note-taking app for the Surface aimed at capturing your ideas and organizing them into notebooks. Notes are displayed in a grid allowing for easy navigation between notebooks, and also within the notebooks. The radial menu is a movable dial, allowing you to select the color and pen and even an eraser. You can also choose from paper types and customize notebooks too.