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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 3.6.3

This update to Paper makes zooming more reliable, fixes a few bugs, and is compatible with iOS 10.

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

a little tweaking, Please!

I STILL like this app for the most part, but there are Three [xtwox] things that are quite frustrating. Both iPhone and iPad versions.

I believe it would be very beneficial and probably very popular if you would give us the ability to RESIZE our tools!

Transparency for the colours!!!
that would be Awesome!

The zoom seems a bit cleaner, but it could still use a little more depth.

Digital art gives artists more variety than conventional arts. For the first time, we have the ability to do multiple techniques in the same hour to a creation. but it comes with some creative temptations! Like wanting to be immersed in every detail to bring the work to life and to bring those details to perfection.

This app is good. the tools handle RELIABLY! that is extremely important.

what we need is the ability to work with Much Finer Detail! (On All devices!) Some of my creations need hairline control of a light tint wash. at this time, all I can do is keep remixing paint over & over till I get what I'm looking for... and trying to "fudge" fine lines with pencil and pen. but the lines are never small enough.
that's about as frustrating as it gets.

it would be Awesome to see these issues addressed.

if it's not asking too much... could we get Layering? it would be really useful for folks doing art for animation.

Used to be great. New version crashes and all is gone.

After months of using Paper happily, this latest version froze up on me, and now all of my drawings are gone. The whole app has reset so that nothing remains. I had selected the Backup option months ago, so I thought I was saved. But no; the latest back up was three months ago! What the heck? So this program zaps your work and has unreliable backup. Used to be 5 stars. Now one star. Be careful!!

Keeps Getting Worse

Everything that made Paper great -- the simplicity, the elegance -- is gone.

Go ahead, open it (I dare you).

What do you see?

I bunch of "containers" for things you didn't make.

But hey? You just want to get down a thought...what to I do? Oh, write, menu bar at the bottom. A very discrete menu bar.

The original things that made Paper great made it intuitive to use and it gave you options that could naturally improve your design.

Now, it's a gigantic chutney of features that no one asked for and no one should ever want.

Tell you what Studio 53: re-release the old version, at ten times the price, and I'll buy it again. Even make it a subscription if you need to.

But this...this I will not use.

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: 3.6.3
  • Size: 123 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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