Popular sketching app Paper by FiftyThree received a major update today, expanding support to the iPhone and adding a range of new features to expand its idea-capturing capabilities. With the new update, Paper builds on its sketching and diagramming tools with support for text, images, lists, and more.

Today's update is Paper's biggest revamp since it launched in 2012, and the company's goal is to turn it into the ultimate mixed media note-taking and idea-aggregating app for better productivity. It's now possible to add images, photos, and text to Paper, and text can be customized with simple swipes. You're also able to pick up text snippets and move them around on the screen with a finger, and entire lists can be built with a swipe.

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With image support, Paper users can take a photo directly within the Paper app and then annotate it using the built-in drawing tools. Ideas created in Paper can be shared with friends by email and through a range of social media networks. Here's a full list of the features, new and old, in Paper:

Text, Photos, and Sketching--Each note has the option to take a photo, type a note, or sketch out your idea.

Swipe to Style--A ground-breaking new feature that lets you create fast lists, bullet points, or headlines with a simple swipe of your finger.

Photo Spotlight--A new filter that lets you easily spotlight the area in photos and screenshots that you want to call attention to.

Sketch--All the power of Paper's award-winning tools to write, sketch, diagram, and graph are now in your pocket.

Diagram--Paper recognizes and corrects shapes drawn, making it easy to create presentation-ready shapes for charts, diagrams, flows, and more.

Grid View--grid view means text, photos, and sketches live together in a grid that shows you everything at once and can be rearranged into presentations, outlines, or storyboards.

Spaces--Organize your ideas into separate Spaces that you can name and customize with a cover image. Make as many Spaces as you want.

Universal App--Paper is a universal app that works across iPads and iPhones that run iOS8+.

Pencil--Connect Pencil, FiftyThree's award-winning Bluetooth stylus, for a faster and more natural way to sketch out your ideas.

All of the new features are available on both the iPad and the iPhone, and the existing Paper app is now universal to allow it to work with all of Apple's mobile devices.

Paper by FiftyThree can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Mac Fly (film) Avatar
81 months ago
Two-finger circular undo. Their app itself. Color-mixing. Color-palette. How they did lists and bullet-points in this app. How you close drawing books. They are truly great designers and very innovative. Apple should acquire them and bundle the Paper drawing app into iOS by default. Imagine also when you choose to draw in Notes it pops you temporarily into a Paper view as you complete your drawing. That'd be awesome. They're so talented it'd be great to keep their apps exclusive to Apple and bring that talent in-house. My favourite iPad app.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michaelgtrusa Avatar
81 months ago
I can't wait to see this on the iPad pro.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
81 months ago
Yes, it is obvious. I just don't get, what you're trying to say here.

My post was not particularly against the guys at 53, - I actually love their paper app and also like their pencil...
But now, after the announcement of that another fruity pencil, - it automatically degrades to a crayon.

Anyways, I really looking forward for the 53' paper app to support apple pencil. In my opinion, it would be a wonderful combination!
Sorry. I simply meant there is this cool Apple offering that only works with iPad Pro. Wish it worked with other iDevices.
All good. As you were.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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