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 4.2.2

The Diagram Tool has relearned an old trick: arrowheads. You can add arrowheads to strokes created with the Diagram Tool by holding still for a moment at the end of any stroke. Then just tap to save one or both of the arrowheads that appear.

This release also contains some sync bug fixes and performance optimizations.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

2.2K Ratings

2.2K 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.

Drag and drop multiple images!! (Also black line fix tap to close)


With the sketchbooks back, this app would now be complete if there was drag and drop functionality that would allow multiple images to be placed on a single page from external apps. This would make Paper the ultimate journaling sketchbook app!
Please also fix black line that appears on the right when using a custom cover to a transparent colour as the black line ruins the otherwise beautiful interface. Also it would be nice to be able to close a sketchbook by tapping on the empty space rather than reverse pinching.

Developer Response

Hello Mrkfolio, thank you for sharing your feedback. We have been taking all the feedback we've received into consideration and you'll see the results in future updates. Please do feel free to continue to share your thoughts with us.

Very Good Indeed .... But ...


I love the clean simplicity of the interface, the elegance of the drawing tools, the strict adherence to ease of use and doing the simple things well rather than clutter it up with features and gizmos. It’s lovely to look at, lovely to use, and has just what you need tools wise and not a bit more. However, please can we have a synchronise feature? I’m logged in on the iPad and the iPhone but I might as well be using two personas for all the good that does. I just want to be able to design on the iPad and view on the iPhone. Not too much to ask for, pretty please?


FiftyThree, Inc.
129.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 FiftyThree Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Paper Pro £5.49
  2. Paper Pro £8.99


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