Over 25 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 4.6.1

With Paper's new Private Journals feature, you can use Face ID, Touch ID, or a numeric code to protect your most personal journals from prying eyes.

This will be the last version of Paper that supports iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.3K Ratings

6.3K 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.

jukelox ,

As always...subscription model...come on people...nevertheless this app is brilliant

Think about it. Every app wants a subscription nowadays? It’s complete madness. Why don’t you ask your customers. We want to own stuff. Done and dusted. Not have money leeched from our accounts all the time. You must be losing sales. Look - just pluck a reasonable figure from the air and charge me to own the app. Make me pay for significant upgrades if you like but subs are a complete turn off. Some of my paid apps have cost quite a lot - but I appreciate ownership.
Having said all that Paper is very well designed and the pen works beautifully. Flipping through the notebook is simple and fun. You’ve done a great job. I’d love to give you some money for it - but not on a time limited basis.

Thanks for your courteous feedback. I have been using the free version of this app for some months now. It works so well for many things. And for free no one could complain. Please endeavour to find a way of giving you money for your app that doesn’t involve subscriptions. If you did this you would be well ahead of the game. What’s the evidence that subscription models produce more revenue than an optional purchase/subscription model?

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback regarding our current pricing structure. We'll share your feedback with the team for their consideration. Please feel free to email us at if you have additional feedback that you'd like to share with us.

Izeroo ,

Have been looking for this for ages

I’ve only just downloaded this but I’ve been looking for an app like it for ages - specifically one that treats my notes as books where I can flip through the pages and have different books for different things. I find having things in lists and files just makes me feel like I have a stack of loose papers so the visualisation really goes a long way to making my thoughts feel collected. The free version is pretty basic and although the formatting is nice a lot is locked so overall you’d have more flexibility on apple notes, which is what I’ve used up until this point. However I think the subscription cost (I think it was £8.99 for a year) is well worth it as I’d easily spend this on a year’s diary (let alone any additional journals I might buy) so really I’m just exchanging one yearly cost for another. Excited to try some of the free activity books. Really excited to keep using.


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  1. Paper Pro £5.49
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  3. Paper Credit £1.99


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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