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Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, Draw, Take Notes, Make Lists, Diagram and Wireframe

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 3.5.4

This update brings faster and more precise inks for the Apple Pencil on iPad Pro. The Draw, Sketch, Outline and Write tools have all been optimized to be much more snappy and responsive. Paper now also fully supports the new iPad Pro 9.7.

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

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Customer Reviews

v3.0 ruined the app... What a shame!

This used to be an amazing drawing and creativity app... Since version 3.0 it has been transformed into a messy jack of all trades... Users have risen against this imposition, reviews have been abysmal for many months... But nothing... The developers for some reason thought they could not monetize it enough (failed acquisition from Apple?), accepted a seed of funding and faced the growing competition by challenging EVERYONE at once. This app tries (and fails) to be Instagram, Apple Notes, One Note, PowerPoint, Keynote, Snapseed... And forgets that it was UNIQUE, it was Paper, the best at what it was doing, clutter free, intuitive support for immediate creativity... In the future we will see more and more integration with Microsoft (where the founders used to work) and a subscription model for space/storage/sync... Which in a way is already angering legacy users who bought the app and the tools to use it. The outrage at the downgrade in UI usability has been UNIVERSAL, and from a consistent 5-star rating we now see just 1-star complaints. Fiftythree has to realise they made a mistake and go back to the fundamentals of this app... Create a second one for notes and presentations if they believe it will be more popular, but piggybacking on the loyalty of their initial user base hoping to be an instant hit... Simply did not work... Sorry, don't say we hadn't warned you. :-/

We're still waiting.....

When are you going to get the message?? You had a large community of artists who loved this app (and we really did love it, seriously it was beautiful and a joy, a reason to get creative, an inspiration, sharing ideas and feeling connected) And we really believed you shared our passion, that it was about the art, not the money. As you well know we were all devastated when one day you just destroyed it and turned it into a messy note-taking thing. The new iPhone-centric design isn't working, it's clear from the reviews that not many people are loving it. And now I see new users, too, are complaining you've gone and changed the ink pen on them. I can only conclude no one at 53 is any kind of artist, only chasing the cash. I feel stupid for buying into the 'artistic community' bs.

Was recommended this app to have with my 53 pencil

I got my 53 pencil, and to be honest prefer it than the Wacom Intuos stylus, and is perhaps the closest thing to get on a normal iPad to the iPad Pro's Apple Pencil. Installed this app, and thought it would be a great tool to do some sketches on before moving them to Mac for the final work in Manga Studio via Astropad. Seen reviews online about it being an awesome app , but unfortunately I have the new version which does not seem to be as good and being art focused for sketch work before doing final work on the Mac/Pc. It looks like its become a business jotting app, rather than an wart starter app for new art work and art projects.

Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, Draw, Take Notes, Make Lists, Diagram and Wireframe
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5.4
  • Size: 101 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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