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Paper by FiftyThree

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Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web. Try it free—buy additional tools from the in-App Store.

Paper was designed from the ground up for touch and creating on the go. No fussy buttons, settings or other distractions. Paper works the way you think, like a familiar notebook or journal. Have all of your ideas with you in one place.

Productivity meets beauty. No settings. Always beautiful—like great tools should be. Just pick up a tool and instantly begin to Sketch, Write, Draw, Outline and Color. Draw comes free with Paper.

Our custom ink engine reacts to your movements to optimize each tool for the process of creation. Get a range of expressions from a single tool without fussing with settings for great handwriting, beautiful coloring, and sketching that just works.

We love mistakes. Use two fingers to undo to any previous point in time without leaving your flow.

Built for the iPad's brilliant display. With a full 2048x1536 canvas, see stunning details in your creations you couldn’t before—like pencil texture and watercolor edge bleed.

Share your ideas instantly. Stream pages to Tumblr, send them over email, or share pages with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

What's New in Version 1.6.2

- Dots now start smaller, and work better with handwriting.
- Line widths on the Draw tool are improved on non-retina devices. 

- General spring cleaning. 
If you like Paper, please take the time to give us a good review; it makes us feel great, and helps more than you'd probably imagine. 

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Customer Reviews

Best app ever

This is a phenomenal app - I have sold countless iPads purely on the basis of this app, to friends, work colleagues, or strangers looking over my shoulder while I'm drawing on the tube. In fact I should be on sales commission both from Paper53 and apple!!! People can't believe the drawings are done on an ipad. Perfect and simple - haven't found anything else like it. No selecting line thickness and opacity which all delay you and stop creativity. I use it for work and it's brilliant.

Amazing for artists

I am doing Art GCSE and will be doing Art A-level next year here in the UK. I've tested several apps for digital paintings, and this is by far the easiest to use and best looking app for drawing, painting, etc. The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars from me is because extra packages such as colour mixing cost a lot for what they are. If one could only purchase all the extra packages with one in-app purchase, this would get 5 stars from me.


I love this app! It's simple to work- just open it up and away you go! Apparently there are other drawing/painting apps but I don't seem to need anything else- I think this app is just perfect for artists- but I have told non artist friends of mine about it and they love it too! It works with whatever your level of artistic ability. And the technical bits are utterly friendly!

Paper by FiftyThree
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: 31 March 2014
  • Version: 1.6.2
  • Size: 55.4 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Developer: FiftyThree, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Essentials£4.99
  2. Mixer£1.49
  3. Color£1.49
  4. Sketch£1.49
  5. Write£1.49
  6. Outline£1.49

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