Equil Smartpen

Frequently Asked Questions and Features


  • Real time bluetooth sync

    Sync with multiple Bluetooth enabled devices

  • Phone, tablet, & desktop

    Works with all of your devices: Phone, Tablet and Desktop

  • Works on any type of paper

    Works just like a normal pen, write on any type of paper.

  • Free note & sketch app

    Use the Note app for taking notes, use the Sketch app for layered art and multiple brushes (and export to psd).

  • Cloud service

    Keep all your devices in sync

  • Changeable covers

    Be yourself and choose what color suits you, shop.myequil.com has them all.

Do I always have to use the pen and the receiver as a set?

The receiver recognizes the first pen that sends signals to it.  

Turn on the pen you wish to use after reboot the receiver. 

However, a receiver supports only one pen at a time. 

Does it support pen pressure like Wacom?

Pen pressure is also supported by Equil. Go to pen type menu in the Equil apps, and select Brush Choose “Brush”.

The Equil features 600 levels of pressure sensitivity.

How can I connect Equil to my PC or Mac?

If your PC has Bluetooth built in, simply pair Equil with your PC 

If Bluetooth is not available with your PC, use external Bluetooth dongle.

Flip over the cover on the bottom of receiver, and switch the Bluetooth switch button toward Other.

How long does the battery last?

Both pen and receiver can be used up to 8 hours with 2 hours of full charge. 

When do I use the button on the pen?

1) Power on, Press the button once

Auto sleep mode is activated when the pen tip is pressed down for more than 1 minute or unused for more than 10 minutes to maximize the battery performance.


2) To use the gesture function, Hold the button down and use the desired gesture described in the instruction without pen tip touching the surface of piece of paper


3) Reset, If you experience the pen is jittering or not responding, hold the button down for 6 seconds until LED on the pen blink 3 times.

Is Equil compatible with any iOS apps?

Equil is compatible with dedicated iOS apps only.  Currently, EquilNote, EquilSketch are available in App Store. 

What kind of paper should I use?

Recommand Paper Size :
250 mm x 330 mm (9.85 x 13 inch) or smaller (below A4 and letter size)

Default Workspace:
United States: Letter size (8.5 x 11 inch)
Others: A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inch)

Important: Equil may not work properly if the paper is too small for the receiver to clip on.It may have writing recognition issue if the paper surface is rough. (i.e.: cardboard)

What devices are compatible with Equil?

Compatible devices:

iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S

iPad , iPad2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini

iPod touch (4th generation) , iPod touch (5th generation)

Mac OS based PC with Bluetooth support. (also supports external Bluetooth dongle)
*Windows Coming Soon


Compatible OS:

iOS : iOS 5.0 or later

MAX OS X : 10.7 or later

*Windows Coming Soon