Paper by WeTransfer 4+

Sketch with confidence

WeTransfer BV

    • 4.5 • 6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Over 30 million people set their ideas free with Paper®, the award-winning immersive sketching app.

Paper’s perfectly-tuned tools make it easy to sketch, collage, paint, draw—wherever your thoughts take you. Wave goodbye to distracting menus and let natural gestures guide you, keeping you in your creative flow.

Not sure where to start? The Paper Store is home to a collection of creative prompts, from guides and how-tos to daily activities. With tips and tricks from top artists, it’s easy to connect the dots from fleeting thought to final masterpiece.

Add multiple photos to a single page and cut, stick, move, and fix without the fuss of complex layers. From mood boards to storyboards, pull in inspiration from anywhere and get your ideas moving.

Wherever and however you get your ideas, it’s never been easier to put them on Paper. Organize pages into beautiful journals and sync them across your devices, ready to pick up right where you left off.

Take creativity to the next level and subscribe to Paper Pro for more tools, features, and journals. Subscription is optional and you can cancel anytime. To upgrade, simply visit the Paper Pro section in your Settings menu.

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What’s New

Version 5.4.0

This release adds a highly requested feature for Pro users: custom templates. 

Create your own design for a reusable page background and save it to the library of templates.

You can also capture templates from any of the journals you’ve downloaded from the Paper store:
• Monthly planner pages
• Manuscript paper
• Custom grids and ruled lines

And don’t forget — you can set any template to be the default for an entire journal. Every new page will start just the way you want it. 

This release also contains several bug fixes, including:
• A fix for navigating to iCloud-only journals from the search dialog
• You can once again drag and drop images from other apps into the ‘butterfly view’

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6K Ratings

6K Ratings

Editors' Notes

Ingeniously designed, Paper presents a powerfully modern tool for writing, drawing, note-taking and beyond. Sketch out ideas and whip up diagrams with a rich selection of responsive brushes. Using simple gestures, quickly annotate photos or transform text into beautifully formatted lists. It’s an excellent medium for capturing and organising the thoughts and images that you need every day.

Bozo panic ,

User friendly

I’ve been using this app for about t years now and honestly it’s been great the whole time. At first, I was using it for very amateur sketches and found it quite boring, but after giving it a second shot I found that you can do a lot. I’m now producing high standard artworks with lots of detail and the best part is how easy it is to use. Man, I feel like a sellout or advertiser saying this, but it is so good if you dedicate a bit of time experimenting and trying out the different tools. However, for very experienced artists, this app probably doesn’t provide as broad a range of tools and customisability as you would need

JazzyGroovin ,

My Paper Review

Picture this. You open an app and you have lots of journals full of things just for you. You open your journal, choose an empty page, and there you have it. Lots of beautiful pens, a huge canvas made for your ideas, and so much more. There is so much to use and do and draw and it is such a space for artistic talent. Welcome to Paper! The awesome drawing and art app! If I could rate half a star, I would rate it 4.5 stars. Why not 5? As much as I love all of this, I do have a little problem.

Let me tell you what my problem is. Pro. I’m sure all apps with a Pro mode get reviews about this. I’m sure that WeTransfer knows that people don’t like it. I’m not saying for Pro to be removed. I mean, of course that would be nice, but I don’t mind if it stays. I just feel that too many things are on Pro mode. The main thing that I think should be on basic mode is brush sizes. I don’t particularly need more than one picture, and I can live without creating colour palettes, or changing the band colour of my journal, but I would really appreciate it if I was able to change my brush size. It would just improve my Paper experience. The reason is that, as you know, there are some seriously awesome brushes on Paper. I don’t know of any other drawing apps with brushes like Paper, and if I could use those gorgeous brushes for more than one thing, it would truly help.

Thank you very much for reading my review, and I sure hope you take what I said into consideration.


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