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Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, Diagram, Take Notes

By FiftyThree, Inc.


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When inspiration happens, put it on Paper. Paper is the best way to capture and connect your notes, photos, and sketches. Create checklists, spotlight details in photos, and sketch diagrams with unbeatable speed and ease — Paper is like a wall of sticky notes for everything that inspires you.

Paper’s swipe-to-style formatting makes creating checklists and notes faster and more fun than any other app. The photo spotlight tool helps you quickly clarify essential details.

Bring text, photos, and sketches together. Keep your ideas organized, and see everything in one place to make connections you can’t see in siloed lists.

Paper’s unique visual notes are designed to help you get your point across quickly and precisely. Paper also lets you share your ideas any way you want to, including as professionally-formatted PDFs, Keynote and Powerpoint presentations.

The original iPad version of Paper is a winner of Apple’s App of the Year and is used by millions around the world. The Universal version adds support for iPhone, in addition to text, photos, and sketching, all beautifully designed for touch. Paper is completely free with no in-app purchases.

What's New in Version 3.6.4

This update to Paper makes zooming more reliable, fixes a few bugs, and is compatible with iOS 10.

Love Paper? Please give us a review! We read every comment, review, and tweet, and your thoughts and suggestions are taken into serious consideration as we continue to evolve Paper.

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Customer Reviews

No sync across devices, no Mac app? No thanks

This is not the award-winning version of this app, they ditched that one a year ago and have been struggling to make a notes app that actually makes sense. This version misses the mark by a long shot. The UI is not intuitive, and many features that used to work quite smoothly are now glitchy or hard to find. The great art tools are still great, but Paper is trying too hard to be all things at once.

The app is supposed to be universal, but it does not sync between iPhone and iPad, and there is no app for Mac. That makes it less than practical or useful as a notes app. You cannot switch to portrait mode on iPad, which is frustrating to say the least. The frequent tweaks and updates seem all about coming up with new names for notes and notebooks, and new configurations for menus, and not much else. I still miss the old version of this app.

Is pretty noice

Paper by 53 is a great app for mapping when I don't have access to a computer. It has a simple interface and can be navigeted easilly.
But there are a few things to consider adding that will make this app a little better.
One would be the Addition of layers.
Layers (in my opinion) are essential for advanced drawing, as they allow you to have certain things on top of each other that need to be layered (For example, Flag maps. They require at least 3 layers: one for the map, one for the flag and one for the outline of the borders). With one layer, it is impossible to achieve this.
The second thing is a thinner drawing utensil. I find the other ones too thick, and it is simply to hard to trace things precisely. Something like a fine pencil would be very helpful.
Finally, a universal bucket. With the current bucket, you can only fill things you have sketched, which is a bummer. If i were to make a shape with the paintbrush, for example, and i want to fill it, I would have to do it manuelly with the paintbrush, which is just tedious.

Good app

I use this app for writing and organizing my ideas, and it is great for that. It's easy to rearrange the notes and I like being able to view them all laid out.

The only feature I think this app needs is landscape mode!! When I'm writing for a long time, it's really nice to be able to rotate my phone and hold my hands in a different position.

Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, Diagram, Take Notes
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.6.4
  • Size: 123 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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