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Paper by FiftyThree - Draw, Sketch, Create Notes and Ideas

By FiftyThree, Inc.


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“Ideal for jotting down notes, sketches, or your next big idea, this phenomenal app sets a new standard” - Apple App of the Year award winner

Used by more than 13 million people worldwide, Paper turns your iPad into a digital notebook, with everything you need to bring your ideas to life. Best of all, Paper is now completely free.

“App of the Year & Apple Design Award Winner”

Sketch out a new product design, chart your progress, or outline a great business plan. Paper is the essential digital notebook that works the way you think, with no fussy settings or distractions. In addition to its five original tools to Sketch, Write, Draw, Outline, and Color, Paper also includes Think Kit, allowing you to create diagrams, charts, and wireframes at the speed of thought. Paper’s tools, along with unlimited, secure, cloud backup are all offered for free with no in-app purchases.

“The Best iPad Stylus” — Wired and The Verge

Express your creativity more naturally with Pencil—FiftyThree’s handcrafted Bluetooth Smart stylus. Pencil’s unique Surface Pressure technology allows you to use Pencil’s tapered shape to fluidly control the width and strength of lines. You can also flip to erase, blend with your finger, and rest your hand comfortably on the screen with world-class palm rejection.

“People are at their best when they create.”

You don’t need to be an artist, or even know how to draw to be creative and use Mix, the sharing network built right into Paper. Mix takes away what’s scary about facing the blank page and leaves you with a fun place to get inspired and share your ideas. Find the perfect template for a task, learn a new skill, or make new connections with collaborators around the world. Mix is where the world creates together.

What's New in Version 2.6.0

We've lined up some great changes to line drawing in Think Kit:
- Snappier new connectors
- Lines inside shapes connect more perfectly with boundaries, making it easier to subdivide shapes.
- Lines close to the outsides shapes stay separate from shapes, making detailed graphing easier.
- Flow charts are easier to make with connectors that align vertically or horizontally to shapes.

Other fixes:
- We've fixed some bugs in the Pencil firmware upgrade. If you've been having trouble connecting or upgrading, please upgrade your Pencil's firmware in this release.

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Customer Reviews

Every app or ios update will delete your drawings and purchased tools.

This app has major potential and some people can really create some incredible works of art. BUT, If you look back in their customer service logs it's nothing but post after post after post from people who have lost all the drawings and their tools that they purchased and paid money for. It's happened to me every time the iOS or the app updates and it seems like it's been happening for at least two or three years according to the dates on all of the letters to customer service. You have to export your drawings to a PDF format and you permanently lose the ability to revise them in any way.
I will say that there does seem to be fairly rapid response from their support people but you'd think they'd be tired of answering the same complaint over and over. We pay good money for these tools. They need to invest back in their program and make it work right.

Great app. Mostly.

I like this app. Actually I love this app. It's insane that tools so powerful and easy to use are free. In some ways I'm amazed that their price model works (selling the pencil basically). They could charge a few dollars for this, no problem.

If they fixed some things. The tool tray is hard to bring up if you want to use control center. Support answer - disable control center in apps. That's not a good solution.

It's also goofy that you can't import photos. Seems more basic than half the stuff they've already done. So why not?

Apparently every update has also deleted the documents you've already saved. That has the result of making me not want to invest a lot in my work within the app. Also be sure to export as PDF before updating.

Hopefully they'll be able to knock these things out someday. Otherwise an amazing and very impressive app.

Great online support and cool app

The newest update was crash, crash, crashing. Then I looked at paper fifty three's website in support... found a section on problems with crashing. (Try a hard boot - home & power button together), voila! My crash problem disappeared- yeah! Glad I persevered as the new additions are very nice indeed. Keep up the great work.

Paper by FiftyThree - Draw, Sketch, Create Notes and Ideas
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6.0
  • Size: 70.8 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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