Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app Paper by FiftyThree by FiftyThree, Inc., get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Paper by FiftyThree

By FiftyThree, Inc.

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.


“App of the Year & Apple Design Award Winner”

Paper is the simplest way to express your ideas. You don’t need to know how to draw. From sketching out a new product design, to drafting a kitchen remodel or outlining a great business plan, Paper sets your ideas free. It works the way you think, with no fussy settings or distractions. Available with Paper are five beautiful tools to Sketch, Write, Draw, Outline, and Color.

“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 with world-class palm rejection. Connect your Pencil and get all of Paper’s essential tools for free.

“The world’s first open platform for collaboration.”

Never start from scratch again. Find the perfect template for a task, learn a new skill, or make new connections with collaborators around the world. Share your ideas, get feedback, and find the inspiration you need to jumpstart your creativity. Mix is where the world creates together.

What's New in Version 2.3.1


Freedom to draw, sketch, outline, write and color is here! All the original tools, including the Mixer, are now completely free. It's our way of saying "thank you" to our inspiring community of creators. Enjoy the full expressive power of Paper, and share what you create on Mix!

Every tool in Paper becomes more expressive when you use them with Pencil, our award-winning Bluetooth stylus. Find out more about Pencil and buy online at Pencil is also available in Apple retail stores worldwide.

Once you've had a chance to experience Paper’s free tools, we'd also love it if you would stop by and give us a rating in the app store. It's actually an enormous help, and we love reading your comments. Thanks for your support and happy creating!

This version also contains:
- A few good bug fixes.

iPad Screenshots

iPad Screenshot 1
iPad Screenshot 2
iPad Screenshot 3

Customer Reviews

Amazing App!

I've been using paper for about a month or two, and it's been great! I think it's great the way they have designed it, especially since it's simple. I like that they haven't added tons of tools that I will likely never use. I also like that you can't import photos, everything you find on Mix is something that someone has actually created, not a photo or edit of some kind. I bought the pencil within a month of downloading paper, and it works great! It did take a little bit to get used to it, but afterward I got used to it, it works very well. I've seen some people complain that it blurs when you are trying to write, and I have encountered the same problem, but I usually just push a little harder and it fixes it. I personally like the rewind more than an undo button, it seems more 'lively' to me, especially since it makes it easy to redo again. Same with a lot of people, I purchased the tools before they released them for free, but I had originally purchased them to support the developers of this amazing app. They deserve it.
And this app totally deserves five stars. I think it's great that they have made enough money that they don't have to try to earn anything from the app anymore, but just from the dedicated people who buy their stylus. Five stars, all the way.


During my visit in a major city almost 2 hours away from my home, an employee in a local Apple store recommended this 51 paper sketch app to me when I told him that I had been looking for some similar "Paint Shop Pro" application. When I opened it and tried it to use it on my iPad, I realized that I was required to create a new account with the Paper by FiftyThree company. I do not like to share my personal artwork with anyone I barely know online! I rather looked for the similar "Paint Shop Pro" application for my Macbook, not iPad, to make some graphics for my websites only. Since I bought my Macbook, I always have difficult times to find the right similar "Paint Shop Pro" application that should be compatible with the Mac OS. I’ve been so frustrated for more than 5 years!

I was ashamed that I never opened the new product for almost a month until yesterday. Unfortunately, it was too late for me to return this product to the store as the return date has passed. Bummer! My money was already eaten but I will personally plan to sell it to someone who must be very passion with iPad sketch drawing. For the reasons why I would never use it again, I could not figure out to close the sketch book, set up with bluetooth, requiring me to sign up with a new account, etc. Blah, blah, blah. That is HORRIBLE!

Best sketch app I've used so far. The undo gesture is useless though.

This is a good sketch app. Very fluid with good response even to a finger. It does a good job balancing enough options, without overwhelming the overall aesthetic. It's not trying to be an Adobe Illustrator replacement, for example. That would be Almost impossible to get right on iPads.

I do enjoy that the add on brushes are now free. However, I hope they don't pull an Adobe stunt and force you to sign up for their online social network Mix thing. That would be lame. The world does not need yet another data-mining forced social network thing. As for now, they've refrained. Probably trying to boost user base for an upcoming buy out. That's all I can figure.

My only complaint with the app design is the "undo" function. They call it rewind but whatever. My gripe is that it is gesture based. Why? That just makes it awkward to use and I end up marking up the page. It doesn't add to the experience.

Paper by FiftyThree
View In iTunes
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3.1
  • Size: 73.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
All Versions:

Top In-App Purchases

  1. EssentialsFree
  2. MixerFree
  3. ColorFree
  4. SketchFree
  5. WriteFree
  6. OutlineFree