Paper by FiftyThree

Paper by FiftyThree

By FiftyThree, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2012-03-29
  • Current Version: 4.0.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 120.24 MB
  • Developer: FiftyThree, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 22,703 Ratings


Paper® is the immersive sketching app for capturing ideas anywhere. Over 25 million people have found their personal creative space in Paper—handwriting notes, drafting, diagramming, sketching, and giving form to their vision. FIND YOUR FLOW Sketch, draw, diagram, color, write notes: No matter what the inspiration, you can get it down on Paper. Capture your ideas in beautiful, 3D Journals that keep you focused and in your creative flow. Fast, gesture-based navigation makes it easy and natural to use Paper. Easily move your ideas into Paste, our app for creative teams. SKETCH WITH CONFIDENCE Every tool tuned to perfection: draw, sketch, outline, write, color, diagram, cut, fill, and mix. Auto-correction snaps rough drawings to straight lines and crisp shapes for quickly drafting architectures and diagrams. Drop in templates like grid, lines, and storyboard to help structure your ideas. WORK ON THE IDEA, NOT THE TOOL Paper’s simple, quiet interface and gestural navigation offer you space to create without the distraction of controls and sliders. Pencil and touch superpowers let you draw, cut, and move without switching modes. Drag to easily rearrange pages, group notes with sketches, annotate photos, even "undo" with a gesture and stay in the flow. YOUR IDEAS, YOUR WORLD Arrange your personal set of Journals with beautiful covers to customize your creative space. Expand your pages to view them as a grid for easy organization. BECOME A PRO Take your creativity to the next level. Get additional tools and features by subscribing to Paper Pro. Subscription is optional, and you can cancel anytime. To subscribe, visit the Paper Pro section in the Settings menu. Paper Pro is an optional renewing 6-month subscription. You can cancel at any time. * Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account once you confirm the purchase. * Your subscription will automatically renew within 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. To opt out, you must turn off the auto-renew at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. * Manage changes to your subscription in the iTunes Account Settings. * Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited when you purchase a Paper Pro subscription. Love Paper? Please leave 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. 

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  • My favorite app for painting on the iPad Pro

    By JohnCorb
    FiftyThree listens to customers! Finally after all the fixes I’m happy to use fully working software. I noticed that Paper became faster with new updates, I’m using Apple Pencil on iPad Pro 12.9” 2017 and it almost feels like real paper now! That’s very cool!
  • Greatest app I have ever had!

    By KlassyKoolKlutzy
    I have had so many great experiences on this app. I have made so many drawings of superheroes I randomly created. Try 260!
  • The recent update

    By Brytur
    I am constantly using this app for a lot of things. I relied heavily on the cut and paste function. But now, I can’t copy things that are under the tools tab.
  • Low stakes, highly rewarding way to channel my creativity

    By Blochbaron
    No need to invest in a cupboard full of expensive art supplies, Paper53 lets me tap into my creativity for free. Very intuitive, and the results make me look more talented than I am! Hardest part is deciding what to draw!
  • Perfect digital notebook

    By StevieNYCdotCOM
    Have it on my iPad pro and use it every day.
  • 4.0 is a work in progress, but Team responsive

    By Pixelflow
    Paper 4.0 is getting better all the time, team is very responsive. (Thanks Georgia!). The new templates are great. The help tips in the app are extremely useful. Cut/Paste issues have been fixed for most part. I rely on this app every day! Keep it going! Wishlist - Automagic arrow heads - TV device template - Support for more layers (images) - Cloud sync - Text — either as a separate or a feature within the ink layer
  • Gotten Better

    By JmosiJahi
    I’m really enjoying the app. I can now use as my go to app for creative thinking, now that I can use split screen on my I pad.
  • Company that listens!

    By Lomiy
    This company is very responsive. I just wrote the review (complaint) below yesterday and they already fixed the problem restoring the brushes to their previous better threshold. I had literally downloaded a new app to try while I waited for the next update (after 30 minutes of playing with the new brushes I realized I would be sitting this one out) and was dejectedly checking to see if there was a miracle update when low and behold my prayers had been answered. Paper 53 delivered! This is a company that’s in it to win it by inspiring loyalty. On a side note, the 30 minuets of playing with the previous version thresholds was very nostalgic. I remember in July 2017 when they went to the sharper drawing tools and how I realized it was going to change my work. I wasn’t sure I liked the ability to explore more realistic possibilities as I’m always concerned about getting lost in the “creepy valley” of realism. Today’s trip down memory lane made me realize there is no going back. So, I would like to point out to 53 that there is room for a threshold slider to the left or right of the color palate. It might be fun to zoom in and play with “fat fingers” again. Cheers! Original review: Three stars Subject- Dramatic changes have got to stop This is still my favorite drawing app because of its simplicity and ease of use. However the dramatic changes have got to stop. The latest release changed the thresholds of the brushes dramatically right in the middle of me finishing a piece. I’m sure I will get use to it. But I will need to start a new piece to explore the medium again before finishing this piece so I can re establish muscle memory and rediscover boundaries. Very frustrating. Paper - changes like these are what encourages your customers to go elsewhere. If I’m going to have to learn new software anyways, why not try a new company and see if it isn’t better with them.
  • Brilliant!

    By Modernity
    Clean. Simple. Yet with great depth. Love this app.
  • Amazing

    By edogdoubleu
    I use it to draw, do math and just, doodle it has very high efficiency.