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

Paper is an elegant text editor designed to resemble… paper. Perfect for prose. Great for notes too.


• One-of-a-kind look and feel
• Obsessive attention to detail
• Markdown + Rich Text support
• PDF, HTML, RTF export
• Intelligent formatting tools
• Handy gestures and shortcuts
• Polyglot clipboard
• Rich integration with macOS
• Premium customizations
• Easter eggs…


What's New

Version 1.25

Dear User,

A new gesture has been added. Rotate counterclockwise to Undo and clockwise to Redo.

Pleasant update,
Your Paper

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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!

It has an ELEGANCE that any writer should enjoy

Rob in Florida

Just used it for first time. As per some other reviews, it does in fact have a simple elegance to it.

For those of us who are writers and for aspiritng writers — or just people who enjoy writing nice notes or other writings, the simplicity and clean looking font and face page DOES inspire the free flow of non-distracted of word onto paper. That is a psychological factor, but much of our thought process or writers block and creativity is psychologially based. This sure adds a positive contribution to a good “writers’ frame of mind” for clarity and open flow of ideas and nice style.

And it was free. After using it furhter than a quick initial test run, if it bears out to be fully function as well as so elegant, I would not mind paying for it or for an advanced version if required.

Extremely Well Designed


This is easily the best text/markdown editor I have ever used.
I love that the app opens with nothing but a blank page and a cursor. No menu bars, no pages of text formatting options. You just write with no distractions. To the same effect, I really like the Typewriter and Focus modes which put what you’re writing in the center of the window and dim everything but the paragraph/sentence you’re working on.
This app is packed with features, but still remains as simple as possible.


Mihhail Lapushkin
3.9 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Mihhail Lapushkin


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