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.

* Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account once you confirm the purchase.
* Your subscription will automatically renew within 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. To opt out, you must turn off the auto-renew at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
* Manage changes to your subscription in the iTunes Account Settings.
* Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited when you purchase a Paper Pro subscription.

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What's New

Version 4.0.8

4.0.8 fixes two bugs:
- In 4.0.7, the FiftyThree Pencil dialog was broken on iOS 10. This is now fixed.
- Some of Paper's dialogs have been rudely pausing your music playback. We taught Paper some better manners.

- Reorder Journals (All users)
- Multi-select in Grid View (All users)

Paper 4.0 is entirely rebuilt, reworked with SceneKit to be even more beautifully simple.
* An all-new look and feel for Paper
* Arrange sketches and notes into 3D journal view: a personal set of notebooks
* Group notes with sketches and annotate your photos
* Beautiful covers to customize your workspace
* Your notebooks transform into grids for easy organization
* Support for Split View and all device orientations
* Optimized for iPhone X, all iPad Pro, and Apple Pencil
* Paper Patron is now Paper Pro
* Works with Paste for building stories with your team

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

304 Ratings

304 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.

Oh, what have you done!?


Well, it looks like they’re starting to listen to the users - the arrangement of drawings into journals is back, thankfully. Also, they’ve now made the promise to bring back custom journal cover photos. Please, please also bring back the rotation gesture to undo/redo.

Overall, the drawing engine is still great, giving a good, fluid experience when using my Apple Pencil. I’m not interested in a subscription model for software, so won’t be subscribing to any premium features. If new features were available each as a one-off paid upgrade, that wouldn’t be a problem.

Paper started as a brilliant, quick, fluid drawing app and got me back into sketching. After a few bad errors in how they handled their customers and removed valued features along the way, they seem to finally be getting back to a sensible process of development. I could get back to loving this app, if they carry on with these fixes.

Love this note taker


I use this for all business note taking because the writing/sketching interface is an absolute pleasure.
Enough constraint to ensure consistency of style but the versatility to produce a huge range of images.
Recent developments have brought things back on track. Am glad I stuck with it through v3!

Export to Evernote is great - allows me to file effectively.

(I note the pdfs are pretty big so quality option could be helpful. I miss the ability to resize imported images and some of the templates.)

Looking forward to card management in future versions to allow me to 'SELECT cards' one by one with options for the selection: delete; export; save to new book - this will be super helpful.


FiftyThree, Inc.
106.2 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


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