With in-person classes back this fall, having an iPad to quickly access PDFs of your readings and jot down important ideas from lectures is a practical choice if you’re able to invest in one. However, if you want to take your experience to the next level, or if you just miss the feel of paper, you should consider getting a paperlike screen protector. To convince you, here are five reasons why you should get one (from someone who already has it).
From the name itself, getting a paperlike screen protector will obviously transform the way your iPad screen feels and give it a matte finish. This comes in handy when you miss the paper feel but hate carrying multiple notebooks in your bag. At random times throughout the day, I admittedly find myself brushing my fingers against the screen and being amazed at how similar it feels to the yellow notepads I used in high school.
Because adding this protector gives a grainier, paperlike feel, you can say goodbye to the slippery screen. The protector reduces the smoothness of the screen and adds more friction. It greatly enhances the grip between the tip of your Apple Pencil and the screen, so drawing figures, sketching graphs or writing down notes feel easier.
“No” to scratches
A paperlike screen protector will also definitely protect your iPad screen from scratches. This serves as an added layer of defense from those accidental drops.
Under the bright California sun, iPad screen glares can sometimes get annoying and make it hard to see what you’re working on. The matte finish of a paperlike screen helps reduce how much light reflects off your screen.
iPad screens are hotbeds for fingerprints and smudges. If you want to keep your screen free of these, having the matte feel of a paperlike screen aids in maintaining a clean and sleek look.
Some popular brands that sell these online include Paperlike, Mobdik and Xiron. With the campus community settling well into the fall semester, upgrading your iPad’s screen with a paperlike protector could be a game changer.