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Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, Diagram, Take Notes

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 3.6.6

This release includes a few bug fixes and the introduction of the Paper Patron program.

We're trying something different. We're offering a voluntary subscription to support the ongoing development of Paper.

We want Paper to be the best place for everyone to start their ideas. It’s free to use. We don’t show ads, and we don't want to. If Paper is valuable to you, please consider becoming a Paper Patron. This is completely optional, and you can cancel your subscription any time. To subscribe, visit the Paper Patron section in the Settings menu.

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

If you need help or want to share feedback, contact us at We can't respond to App Store reviews so please email if something seems broken.


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Customer Reviews

The text styling gesture is genius—the rest, not so much

So the text styling gestures are absolutely genius—I wish this would be adopted across iOS, because it's far easier to style with a swipe than it is to select, wait for pop-up menu (or find the button somewhere on screen), tap again and again and maybe again.

The rest of this app is a joke.

No iPad/iPhone sync. No real way of getting any of the text notes out of Paper (no Mac or web app, no standard data syncing or provision for any services).

The iPad only operates in landscape mode. No portrait mode drawing or note taking... but it gets worse - if you want to use your iPad to take notes and use the on-screen keyboard, you feel like you're using one of those old school word processors that had the tiny 2-line display above the keyboard because of the HUGE font sizes—that you are stuck with— and the big landscape iPad keyboard that takes up half the vertical space on screen, have fun. But don't think you can just rotate into portrait mode and return to sanity and more than 2 lines of text... because Paper on iPad doesn't let you use it in portrait orientation. Nope. Nada. Landscape or die!

What happened?

I love the tools and features, but I can't smudge with my Apple Pencil?? I used to use my finger but that does not work. How do I change that?

I can only give it one star.... for what it is.

Back in early 2016 I got this app, thinking it would finally be my answer to looking for a good drawing pad. I opened the app, signed up, and it worked great! Until I had to do a factory reset on my iPad..... I re downloaded the app, hoping that all my old drawings would be there, but I logged in and it was just a light blue screen. Since this seemed to be a pretty good app, I thought I'd let it load. It sat there for about 30 minutes until I checked on it only to find that nothing had happened. I deleted it and re downloaded it again, and again, and again, only to get the same results... it's been like this for about three months now, considering it's now 2017. I don't know if there was a bad update to it as of right now, but I don't recommend wasting your time.

Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, Diagram, Take Notes
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.6.6
  • Size: 134 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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