The late Steve Jobs (may he rest in peace) was not a fan of the humble stylus. In fact, he’s on record saying some pretty nasty things about them, like “Yuck” and “Over my dead body”, which is ironic, really, given that not too long after his death Apple released the iPad Pro, which is compatible with an honest-to-goodness official stylus dubbed the “Apple Pencil”.
Whatever Steve may have felt, however, there are plenty of situations where a stylus is actually a better input device than your grubby chicken fingers. If you’ve ever tried signing a digital document or drawing a picture with a finger you know it is no picnic. Not to mention winter time, when you may not want to take off your glove just to check email.
I’ve placed my top picks at the top, as usual, and the rest just sort of pile up in no particular order.