Especially if you’re on a budget, the best Apple Pencil alternatives offer fantastic styluses that allow you to use your iPad for drawing. Of course, nothing quite beats Apple Pencil 2, but many of the options we’ve reviewed are excellent for note-taking, sketching and some light detail work; though, with the newly announced Apple Pencil Pro on the horizon, you might be better off saving up and waiting. 

We’ve tried and tested all of the styluses below, considering how comfortable they are to hold, pressure levels, and any extra features to assess which is best for different uses. Naturally, we’ve also considered the price and value for money, using Apple’s own devices as a benchmark.