PenMoto: A Simple Way to Dramatically Improve Your Workflow 0

Sometimes the simplest invention can make the biggest difference; and even though PenMoto isn’t on par with fully automated camera rigs or a set of “roller blades for your DSLR,” we might soon find ourselves unable to live without it.

Enough teasing though, for those of you who don’t know, PenMoto is an incredibly simple invention that was successfully funded on Kickstarter late last year. And even though we are now four months into 2012, the product still deserves some attention because of the impact it could have on your workflow.

Basically, PenMoto is a magnetic ring that makes it possible to pickup, put down, and hold a pen in or out of the way without lifting a finger. Explanations escape me, so you’ll have to check out the video to really grasp what PenMoto can do, but the implications are vast.

People who work in Photoshop using, for example, a Wacom tablet will find this little tool absolutely indispensable. You can go from drawing on the tablet, to typing on the keyboard, to multi-touch gestures, and back to drawing on the tablet without ever setting down or picking up your pen.

You may only be saving a second or two at a time, but those seconds add up. Like I said, sometimes it’s the simplest inventions that make the biggest difference.