Paper by FiftyThree

Paper by FiftyThree

By FiftyThree, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2012-03-29
  • Current Version: 4.1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 123.51 MB
  • Developer: FiftyThree, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 26,180 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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  • Used to be okay

    By Cat say lol um hey
    It really frustrates me how you guys went from an okay art app to another money grubber. When i came back to this app i was shocked to see half the tools be marked with "you need paper pro". The lack of settings bother me as well , what if i want my canvas to be bigger? Worse of all is once again is the need for paper pro. Why should i waste my money on this when i can get a better drawing for free? I understand that everyone needs money to keep these things up for some reason but you shouldn't limit us when we could just get a better app?
  • Toxic App

    By YiApp
    Hopefully developers have recognize the flaw in allowing dialogue between the users. Many users are pre-teens who use the app to role play with drawn characters that had sexual and inappropriate overtones. There was also a tremendous amount of online bullying between the users by allowing them to group, change other users drawings and comment. There was no moderator for the site for the site to watch for bullying or inappropriate behavior. I hope these things have been recognized and have been changed.
  • Get this

    By pkcvmedia
    Stop looking for a drawing program, this is the one your looking for.
  • VP

    By pooniband
    The Best of the rest
  • Review

    By Harmony Cadeume
    The app is pretty good, but I wish there was a proper marker/paintbrush for the free users.
  • Mandatory review to restore purchase —

    By jase[at]mit[dot]edu
    Possibly higher if not forced to write to restore purchase
  • Used to love it.

    By Illuminator1231
    Something happened to Paper, my favorite drawing app, because it used to draw completely on one’s intuitive sense, without cluttering up one’s mind with having to make decisions about the size of the brush etc. etc. It used to be simple and it worked well. Something happened, and it’s getting more complicated. Developers always feel that they have to give you more options. Sometimes I feel in America we have too many options. So many that they get in the way of creativity. Now, sometimes the brush doesn’t work, or the roller to automatically fill shapes. The photos on the front of the journals arrive cattywampus. My recommendation would be to STOP with the added options, and make what you have work every time. Also, please move the “go back” button to the tool tray, and make the tools look more different so as to easily distinguish one from another.
  • Awesome App

    By Alan_FtrPh.D
    Ran through note books that were being used for scratch paper, while studying. This app along with my Apple Pencil has saved me a lot of money. Thanks!!
  • I used to love it! But...

    By AbbeyBug
    So I got this app a couple years ago and absolutely love it!! You see I prefer to do traditional art and than take a picture of it, and I would use this app to do a final digital version of it. But now it wants you to buy the ability to do that. I don’t know about most people but I don’t have the ability to buy it... So overall I’m disappointed that I will most likely be deleting this app. I do love a lot of their other features, but the practicality for me isn’t there anymore.
  • Review

    By richard worth
    This one my favorite apps. I love the way you can achieve a wide variety of styles of artwork with just one ap. Thanks for creating such a great ap! I ordered the graphite stylist and love everything about it.