"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
• Superb typing experience
• Tons of personalization options
• Markdown support
• Intelligent formatting tools
• PDF, HTML, RTF export
• Versatile clipboard
• Handy gestures and shortcuts
• Rich integration with macOS
• Easter eggs…


What's New

Version 1.30

Dear User,

This version polishes a few things for macOS Mojave.

Pleasant update,
Your Paper

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
39 Ratings
39 Ratings

I like it better then the rest.


I am grateful that the creator of this app wants to keep it simple to the core. The writing experience is very customizable, although It stays very streamline when working with text. This means that user experience is uninhibited. If you have used ia writer you know that as they continued developing it, it got bogged down with bells and whistles. The developer of this app is very intent on keeping things simple. I personally much prefer this app to the others. The in app cost for full features is very fair and reasonable.

Most of the features are customizable, although maybe not the type of font. I don’t think you will see the ability to work with pictures in the development of it, but you can use emoji’s, special characters, and of course markdown.

I am looking forward to seeing more improvements to this app but if you are like me and just want to write, this app has pretty much everything you need. One thing I would hope, is that it somehow would differentiate itself from the rest as far as personality goes. Like I said above, simplicity is its best quality. Its got great features, it just needs more of a personality to stand out.

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.


Mihhail Lapushkin
5.2 MB
macOS 10.12.2 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Mihhail Lapushkin


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