Built for the web to work from anywhere
This is beta for now
With an active stylus in use, such as that shipped with the Samsung Chromebook Plus or Google Pixelbook, touch inputs from hands are ignored while the tip is within a certain range of the screen. But drawing in Chrome Canvas doesn't actually require a dedicated stylus or pen. Instead, it can be accomplished using a fingertip on touchscreens or using a mouse or trackpad for those devices that don't have touchscreens. As alluded to above, the experience also doesn't feel complete just yet though. Even on a device such as the Samsung Chromebook Plus, where pressure sensitive input is supported, there's no pressure sensitivity built into Canvas. So neither a pen or stylus presently offers a major advantage for the time being. The starkness of the interface and relatively limited options compared to dedicated Android apps or art software, in addition to the somewhat latency-ridden performance of the app are most likely due to this being an early release. Google will most likely address input lag, at a minimum, prior to its release to the Chrome OS Stable Channel.