paperlogo.pngPaper by Fiftythree was today updated to version 1.5.0, adding support for the company’s recently announced Pencil stylus. Pencil is a Bluetooth stylus that offers both palm rejection and eraser functionality, two features that are now included with the Paper app.

Along with the new features for Pencil, Paper also now includes an updated Expressive Ink Engine that is designed to feel faster across all tools.

What's new

PENCIL. THINK WITH YOUR HANDS.
Pencil is the most natural and expressive tool for getting ideas on Paper. Order your Pencil, a new hardware accessory for Paper, from our in-app store. Please update to this version to begin using your Pencil.

Palm Rejection: Pencil and Paper work together to produce the most sophisticated and effective palm rejection in any app available today. No setup, no calibration, just natural feeling writing and drawing.

Erase: Pencil’s unique built-in eraser lets you get down to what's essential. 

Blend: Pencil takes care of the lines so you can use your fingers to blend colors on the page and smooth rough edges without ever picking up a tool.

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- Expressive Ink Engine — Rebuilt to feel faster and more responsive across all tools.

The app update comes as the company prepares to ship out the first orders of the Pencil stylus to customers who originally pre-ordered after the stylus was initially announced. Those orders should in the next week or so, while orders placed today will ship in three to four weeks with no Christmas delivery guarantee.

FiftyThree’s stylus connects to all iPads with a Retina display and the iPad mini and is not compatible with the iPad 2 or with iPhones due to the lack of an iPhone app.

The Pencil stylus can be purchased on the FiftyThree website or within the Paper app and is priced at $50 for the Graphite version or $60 for the Walnut version. Paper can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

soundr Avatar
111 months ago
Let me get this straight. Paper has been updated to work with Pencil?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
durkkin Avatar
111 months ago
I will NOT give this company any more money until they start listening to their customers.

Hundreds of people on their support forum have asked them for one simple feature since day one: image import.

I don't see one person on their support forums asking for a proprietary stylus...

Maybe that's not the direction they want Paper to go. They reserve the right to the creative direction of their product and to ignore "feature requests." There are plenty of other apps that take advantage of image import, they want Paper to be a pure creative expression and creation tool, not a photo manipulation app. They make a gorgeous product and have millions of customers that buy it for what it already is, you have no reason to get mad just because they don't change their product to meet your wishes.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trigf Avatar
111 months ago
I will NOT give this company any more money until they start listening to their customers.

Hundreds of people on their support forum have asked them for one simple feature since day one: image import.

I don't see one person on their support forums asking for a proprietary stylus...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GerritV Avatar
111 months ago
Maybe that's not the direction they want Paper to go. They reserve the right to the creative direction of their product and to ignore "feature requests." There are plenty of other apps that take advantage of image import, they want Paper to be a pure creative expression and creation tool, not a photo manipulation app. They make a gorgeous product and have millions of customers that buy it for what it already is, you have no reason to get mad just because they don't change their product to meet your wishes.

Totally agree!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nicky G Avatar
111 months ago
I will NOT give this company any more money until they start listening to their customers.

Hundreds of people on their support forum have asked them for one simple feature since day one: image import.

I don't see one person on their support forums asking for a proprietary stylus...

Capitalism, free market, yaaaaay.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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