Get the app that Macworld says "deserves a spot on your iPhone"!


Paperless is a simple but powerful app for making lists. Use it to create to do lists, make grocery lists, take notes, write an outline of a story, prepare notes for a presentation, make a list of gift ideas, plan a vacation... or anything else you'd want to make a list for.


Assign a fun icon to each of your lists - there are over 450 to choose from. You can also select from 30 themes to customize the app's design to your liking.


Paperless is easy to use with a clean, elegant and well thought out interface. Each list can either be a checklist or a regular list without checkboxes, making a wide variety of uses possible.


For checklists and todo lists, many people prefer using Paperless over traditional "getting things done" apps - or, they use it in addition to one. There are no due dates or priority settings, so you're left to focus on the actual tasks at hand, rather than waste time changing those settings when your priorities change. Instead, if a particular task becomes important, you can simply move it to the top of the list.


Automatically backup your lists and sync them between iOS devices via a free Dropbox account.


- send lists via email, others can import your list into their copy of Paperless
- send a plain text version of a list via iMessage, or copy it into another app
- easily duplicate lists
- manually reorder lists and list items
- sort list items alphabetically
- copy and move items from one list to another
- comprehensive search
- passcode lock


"Paperless deserves a spot on your iPhone" - Lex Friedman, Macworld (4.5 out of 5 mice rating)

"Paperless has a permanent spot on the first page of my iPhone's home screen... it will probably earn a similar spot on yours." - Marianne Schultz, AppShopper

"... a good way to ensure things get done at your own pace, free of the disappointment of missing deadlines." - Nick Spence, Macworld UK

"I've been trying many To Do apps since iPhone 1.0 -- from the expensive Things to Toodledo and others -- and I don't use any of them regularly. Most just require too much effort. Paperless is the first one I've found that hits that sweet spot between being simple enough you'll actually use it and powerful enough to be useful." - Marc Zeedar, REALbasic Developer Magazine (4.8 out of 5 rating)

"This is one nice-looking list / task app... As a basic list app, the beautiful Paperless reigns supreme." - Bonnie Eisenman, (4 out of 5 rating)


"Best app ever - The most incredibly useful app I've come across. Simple, effective and bloody marvelous!!!"

"The simplicity of the interface and the flexibility given to the user is perfection."

"Simply loved it - Best app I've ever downloaded, my life is so organized now! ..."

"After having tried a good deal of apps to get myself more organized - both free and paid - it is clear that this tops them all. Other apps presented a kind of novelty; I could fool myself into thinking that I was more organized, but it was never long before I abandoned them because it was obvious that they consumed unnecessary time. Paperless, however, has truly helped. It is streamlined, it is simple, it is sumptuous"


If you love Paperless, please leave a review and star rating. Thank you!

What's New

Version 2.4.3

- fixes bug while editing text in an item's note that could cause the text to be erased when rotating the device
- fixes issue when searching for an icon where search term wasn't visible
- restores functionality: if you perform a search, tap on a list/item and then come back, the search will still be active so you can tap on another list/item in the search results

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Has always been fantastic - now a slight quibble

Chris D 2011

This app is my go to for to do lists and shopping lists etc. It works beautifully and the sync between my iPad and iPhone is particularly smooth and useful.

My quibble is with the new split view implementation. When Paperless is using 3/4 of the screen you can see the todo list and the current detail item. Once you slide to 1/2 or 1/4 screen for Paperless, the list disappears and all you can see is the current item. I can’t find anyway of showing the list. For a todo LIST app that’s not very handy.

If there is a way of switching between the list and detail view, please tell us. If not please fix it. :)

Does what is says on the can


Absolutely brilliant. Great to be able to sync across devices. One thing i would like different. Have the search box visible at all times. Can be a pain to have to scroll to the top if on a large list. Not classing this as a -ve. Just my opinion. Be nice to have it on mac as well, when you got 5 mins.

The best so far


Having tested over 20 “to do list” apps, I have to say this is by far the best so far. Many people have specific requirements for lists and how they manage them, and this one is very flexible yet very simple. Lots of functionality without being complicated plus nice little icons and theme customisation.
Great little app and worth the money.


James Rhoades
21.9 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 - 2018 Crush Apps, Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like