Primary Tablet

Developer: PencilPoint Software

Current Version: 5.0.2

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 3.7 MB - Download


Teachers and parents, easily create traceable alphabet worksheets, personalized for each child’s interests!

Since 1995, Primary Tablet has been used in thousands of kindergarten classrooms throughout the US. Many current college students learned to write the alphabet using worksheets created in earlier versions of Primary Tablet.

Primary Tablet prints whatever you type in your choice of primary tablet formats, with or without ruled lines, solid or dotted lettering, and with or without directional arrows or color coded starting dots and arrows. Primary Tablet includes both Traditional and Modern Manuscript letter styles.

Primary Tablet includes start dot fonts. With start dots, the student places his or her pencil on the first color coded start dot and draws the first line. Then, they place their pencil on the second color coded start dot and draw that line. The student continues in this manner until they have finished forming the letter. Use Primary Tablet’s default ruled line and start dot colors or change the colors to fit your needs.


Release Notes:

Added Cmd+A shortcut for "Select All" command.
Fixed incorrectly sized label in Page Setup dialog box.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 5.0.1
Review by Danthedad

Great for teachers/students; Could use some tweaks - I will use this App for my kids English classes and my own kids. I love the lettering options and simple and easy-to-use interface. Playing around with it I feel it could use some tweaks. 1. Ability to use keyboard commands for simple tasks like: • Select All (Cmd + A) • Undo (Cmd + Z) 2. Fix wrapping bug when in either default landscape or portrait mode where your letters will 'disappear' off the page/paper when you keep typing and only wrap after 8 or so letters later in 66 pt font capitals. Same thing happens when copying a long string of text like the entire alpabet A~Z where it should wrap nicely around to the next line it doesn't. Even in Print Preview it's cut off. 3. Minor graphical rendering problem in the Page Setup pane. The 'P' in the Paragraph Alignment option is cut off and too far to the left. That's all I've really come up with for now. Great App and congrats getting into the App Store. Looking forward to the updates! Arigato from Japan!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 5.0.2
Review by ssbeagle

Great handwriting app for primary grades teachers! - The price seemed a little high, but I took a chance on this one after making sure print options were available. I thought at first that it was something to use just on the computer. It's great! What you see is exactly what you get! Just think of all the customized lessons you can create. You can make sight words for homework, personalized handwriting for the little one in class having trouble with fine motor skills, and handwriting lessons tied to reading lessons and other subject areas! I love it! I only wish it could be available for the iPad, too.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 5.0.2
Review by DCBY.

Useful, but buggy - I like this program, but for the price I'm surprised at the bugs I've found. When changing fonts in preferences, I need to make the changes, close the program, and then restart it for the changes to take effect.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 5.0.2
Review by Better aps!!!

I wanna give you 5 stars! - I really like the program!!! Definately helps with my son's penmanship. His teacher said his is Terrific!!! ***I am surprised how limited the sizing options are though, (not small enough), and need spanish and punctuations as well! Please consider these options as it would make the program far more useful, and marketable!!!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 5.0.2
Review by los_57

Typefaces and other issues - Typefaces and other issues I wish I could use the typefaces I have on my computer, unfortunately you’re limited to the two provided. Also no umlauts or accents are allowed. I tried to customize the paper to A4 landscape I pasted type from another primary tablet file and it went all wacky when I applied DashArrowDot.. The application does do the basic things well. I know what I’m criticizing is not what most people would need but it seems with little effort these things could be added and fixed.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 5.0.2
Review by Austinmomto2

Outstanding Customer Service - I originally posted a review expressing my frustration with my download of Primary Tablet to my Apple Macbook Pro. I was immediately contacted via email as well as Twitter regarding the problem. All I have to say is the customer service was outstanding! Took a few emails back and forth to fix download issues, but Dwayne's committment to solving the problem was awesome! Once the problem was fixed, the program has worked amazingly well. We have the application on both my husband's and my laptops. We are able to customize writing sentences and paragraphs for our 6 yr old daughter as well as using this tool for our 3 yr old son to practice his letters. All around an A+ app: great program, great service, great committment! Thanks, Dwayne for all your help! We look forward to using purchasing more learning apps from you in the future!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people