Paper® is the immersive sketching app for capturing ideas anywhere. Over 25 million people have found their personal creative space in Paper—handwriting notes, drafting, diagramming, sketching, and giving form to their vision.

Sketch, draw, diagram, color, write notes: No matter what the inspiration, you can get it down on Paper. Capture your ideas in beautiful, 3D Journals that keep you focused and in your creative flow. Fast, gesture-based navigation makes it easy and natural to use Paper. Easily move your ideas into Paste, our app for creative teams.

Every tool tuned to perfection: draw, sketch, outline, write, color, diagram, cut, fill, and mix. Auto-correction snaps rough drawings to straight lines and crisp shapes for quickly drafting architectures and diagrams. Drop in templates like grid, lines, and storyboard to help structure your ideas.

Paper’s simple, quiet interface and gestural navigation offer you space to create without the distraction of controls and sliders. Pencil and touch superpowers let you draw, cut, and move without switching modes. Drag to easily rearrange pages, group notes with sketches, annotate photos, even "undo" with a gesture and stay in the flow.

Arrange your personal set of Journals with beautiful covers to customize your creative space. Expand your pages to view them as a grid for easy organization.

Take your creativity to the next level. Get additional tools and features by subscribing to Paper Pro. Subscription is optional, and you can cancel anytime. To subscribe, visit the Paper Pro section in the Settings menu.

Paper Pro is an optional renewing 6-month subscription. You can cancel at any time.

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What's New

Version 4.2.8

This update implements the new double tap gesture for Apple Pencil 2.

Just choose the behavior you’d prefer directly in iOS Settings:
- Switch to the eraser
- Switch to the last used tool
- Show the color palette

Minor updates:
- Removed depth of field and bloom effects
- Layout bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.7K Ratings
1.7K Ratings

Editors' Notes

Ingeniously designed, Paper presents a powerfully modern tool for writing, drawing, note-taking and beyond. Sketch out ideas and whip up diagrams with a rich selection of responsive brushes. Using simple gestures, quickly annotate photos or transform text into beautifully formatted lists. It’s an excellent medium for capturing and organising the thoughts and images that you need every day.

simoncook969 ,

Decent app but...

This is certainly one of the better apps that I’ve come across and the learn to sketch sounds very exciting. The only problem I’ve had is with some of the support pages, which are poor, in my opinion. They rely on drawing which aren’t overly intuitive and don’t particularly help. As an example, the fill roller (in pro) doesn’t seem to fill objects, only create them. I’m sure it does, but I can’t figure out how. The auto shape generator only randomly recognises that I am trying to draw a triangle. While it certainly wasn’t a perfect triangle, it was close enough to know that’s what I attempted 9seven attempts before it realised I was drawing a triangle0. Again, it is a good app and I am mainly focusing on the few negatives.

dearcandy ,

App designers, please consider this idea

I recently downloaded the app after watching one of Rich Armstrong’s classes on Skillshare. I also paid to subscribe so that I can access the additional items and journals. So far, I have enjoyed using this app tremendously.

I do however have a slight peeve, that being when I create a new journal using one of my own photos or designs, the side binding is always black and I can’t seem to change this. I would like to have the choice to change this so that it matches the cover I have chosen to upload/use. If I have missed something on how to do this if it is available, please let me know. I checked the 53 website and didn’t see anything there in the journal section.

Also, when watching your Resource Class on Skillshare, the video seems outdated and shows things that are no longer available on the app and the layouts are different to the current layout. Perhaps you could consider updating that to avoid confusion in future.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing great updates & improvements in the future.


FiftyThree, Inc.
126 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 WeTransfer BV
In-App Purchases
  1. Paper Pro $8.49
  2. Paper Pro $13.99


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