"Blank paper has always inspired me." — Daniel Handler, writer and musician

Ignite your inspiration with a clean sheet of Paper.

· Gorgeous plain-text writing environment
· Silky-smooth typing experience
· Highly customizable
· Minimal Markdown formatting
· Syncs with iCloud
· Previews in Marked 2
· Publishes drafts to Medium or Wordpress
· Exports to PDF, HTML, RTF or clipboard


What’s New

Version 2.6

Dear User,

This update fixes an issue with scrolling in new documents.

Consider leaving a tip if you've enjoyed using the app. You can now do it right from the Paper menu.

Pleasant update,
Your Paper

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
65 Ratings
65 Ratings
Reverentspy ,

This little app will not disappoint.

Others have said it, and I agree: this is a brilliantly concieved app. Simple and elegant - a pleasure to see and to use. I use it for notes, letters, memos and email. Now that lists are supported (thank you, Mihhail!) I use Paper for outlining, too. Paper won’t waste your screen space or your time with frivolous things, it just lets you get on with your writing. Paper is a serious tool: but there is a marvelous element of whimsy mixed in: you willl see when you try it! I mean, how often does a “productivity” app make you smile?

Mihhail has a vision of what he wants his app to be, but, I can tell you that if you have ideas or suggestions for him, then by all means contact him. He always responds and will listen, and help. It has been fun to watch this app grow with each of Mihhail’s “pleasant updates…” Cheers!

Frudoc ,

One of my favorites!

I really like this app. So clean and simple while still being powerful and functional enough to do everything I need. It jives with my minimalist mentality without forcing me to go absolutely barebones.

Among my favorite features are Typewriter Mode, which keeps my text vertically centered so I never have to tilt my head to the bottom of my screen or readjust my window; and Focus Mode which keeps only my current paragraph or sentence (my choice) highlighted and fades everything else to grey. I have a couple of other apps that do these things but fail in other areas. I'm an OCD and nitpicky writer. I'm so glad I found Paper.

The cherry on top is the price! $9.99 for an app I can use (and enjoy!) every day? Some have complained about the price, but ten bucks is a steal. I hope others will also toss a tip in when they are able in order to keep the app in active development.

Of course, if I have any issues, if they have not been addressed *after* reaching out to support, I will note them here. That said, if it just keeps doing what it does I should be happy. :)

quincycook617 ,

Really great until it wasn't

I was obsessed with this writing application until my free trial ran out. It seemed too expensive to pay for simple differences when the whole point of the app is simplicity and not needing to back edits. But not being able to type on white paper and being permanently stuck in dark mode was depression and uninspiring, for the app, and for my writing. The number icon is less appealing, as the bright blue P in the white circle is what drew me into the clean simplicity of the app. I don’t know if I got accidently stuck on dark mode when the free-trial ran out, but I can’t get to the white paper - the “ignite your inspiration with a clean sheet of paper” was extinguished by a dark black piece of paper and frustration...

Developer Response ,

Thank for your feedback! By default Paper syncs with macOS Dark Mode, so if you have Dark Mode enabled in System Preferences, then Paper will switch to Dark Mode as well. You can disable this syncing from the menu: select Paper > (hold Alt/Option key) > go to Nitpicking > Sync with macOS Appearance. Purchasing Premium Features enables manual control of Dark Mode in Paper. In case you have any questions don't hesitate to ask us at


Mihhail Lapushkin
6.3 MB

macOS 10.12.2 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Mihhail Lapushkin


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