Paper by FiftyThree

Paper by FiftyThree

By FiftyThree, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2012-03-29
  • Current Version: 4.2.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 123.79 MB
  • Developer: FiftyThree, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 28,026 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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  • 1500 illustrations

    By Allanaz
    I love this app. Paper, has enabled me to create, create and more. 1500 illustration and counting. This application illustrates that out of simplicity come beauty and expression. Beautiful version upgrade, thank you 53. Allan RD AKA Mashuga Moose
  • Old user lost features.

    By 3dminion
    Just had the time to use it again and come to see features that I used to have I have to pay to have again. Back in the beginning I purchased the extras and after awhile the ‘pro’ features where given to the community to say thank you (copy, paste, and ruler, shapes). Why in the world would you take those features away and then ask people to pay a subscription to get then back?
  • Greedy

    By ablah123
    The subscription model is greedy. There are a lot of apps out there that you just need to pay for once. I personally use GoodNotes.
  • Great drawing app

    By TAMKO
    Had this for so many years and it’s great!
  • Frustrated

    By Eri123456
    The orientation of the pages when opening them up and viewing in the notebooks feels inconsistent and buggy. I don’t like that when I’m in the notebook view, the way the page is laid out is different from how it is when editing the page itself. Makes flipping through the notebook not as smooth/useful bc the pages are in various seemingly random orientations. When I’m sketching in a sheet, things are great.
  • Constantly Crashes when iCloud Sync turned on

    By TheRealKMR
    2018-06-22 Downloaded update today on iPhone and iPad. Seemed to be working just fine - syncing to iCloud. After sync was completed and app restarted - the app just crashes on opening, on both the iPhone and the iPad. Can fix by turning off iCloud Sync, but then there are no folders in the app (everything seems to now be in iCloud). Turned iCloud back on again and restarted the app and the app shuts down before it really starts. Tried rebooting both devices and that doesn’t help either. 2018-07-11 Great response and support from technical staff. Problem resolved.
  • Progression

    By Wami2310
    I have watched this app slowly make improvements, I’m extremely happy that it is now synced to iCloud so that I can access my notes from my phone as well. There are only a few more things that I would love to see added; Vertical pages - like the lined page, the ability to type and draw on the same page, to add more than one photo to a page, and be able to layer them. Nevertheless I still use this app on a daily basis!
  • Removing features?! In-app purchases gone wild

    By Woodwink
    I have had paper 53 since it came out. And I loved it. Until I recently, when I came back to digital art. I found that after being able to have personalized journal covers for years, they are now behind a paywall. Not just a paywall but a subscription. Is it a lot of more per year? No. But when you remove something that I use to have and then ask me to pay for it... I’m done. I will delete the app and go to Procreate. Do the have all of the features that Paper 53 does? Again, no. But they have removed something and then asked me to pay for it.
  • Greed

    By iamdeedee
    I purchased paper way back when they had no reviews. Tons of features and loads of fun. Now that greed has set in, all of the features that were free are now only available with a freaking subscription. Wow, shame, shame, shame on you money grubbing greedy folks. You broke my artistic spirit and my heart.
  • Love this!

    By chappy7210
    Love everything about this so far, would be awesome to have a charcoal and acrylic option. Maybe on the next update???