Bamboo Paper 4+


    • 4.2 • 634 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Turn your iPad into a paper notebook and capture your ideas everywhere, anytime. Taking notes, sketching, and drawing is as straightforward and simple as using real pen and paper. 

Set any color and create a custom color palette with 36 color swatches. Express your creativity with all possible colors. 

Enrich your notes or journal with photos. Add images or photos to your page and sketch or write on top. 

With our unique zoom function, you can draw or write fine lines and fit more notes onto the page. 

Activate the free Inkspace Plus features in your Bamboo Paper app (Wacom ID required) to automatically sync and access your sketches and notes from anywhere, at any time, across all your devices. Easily export and share your ideas in different file formats, such as .psd, .svg, and rich text. And collaborate on a real-time canvas with others – no matter where you are. 

For the best result and experience, use Bamboo Paper together with a Bamboo Stylus. For advanced note-taking or sketching, try the thin-tip pressure sensitive stylus products from Wacom: Bamboo Stylus fineline and sketch. 

Prefer to start on real paper? Capture your ideas with pen on paper on the new Bamboo Folio or Slate by Wacom and digitally shape and refine them later in Bamboo Paper.

Bamboo Paper now supports tilt*, so every stroke looks authentic.
It detects the angle of the pen so you can express yourself in the most realistic way.
*Depends on pen and device capability.

What’s New

Version 2.20.2

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
634 Ratings

634 Ratings

YurboTaxy ,

Please make a pdf annotation app

I love bamboo paper and the format. The pens are nice and ic accurately matches my handwriting and works well with my stylus but it’s very sad that I can’t use it much because for school I mainly have to annotate text not write blank notes. This is frustrating for me because I love using bamboo paper but I have to resort to using a sub par app like zoom notes lite which has the features I want ie pdf annotation support and a ruler kit for my math classes. If your using strict blank notes bamboo paper is the best app you will find. I have tested hundreds of apps and this does its job amazingly. I just wish it could support my needs so I can use its great handwriting imitation and feel more often. Also zoom notes lite isn’t bad but compared to bamboo paper everything is subpar.

smart now ,

It’s what Bamboo Paper doesn’t do that makes it special

I was going to return my Logitech Crayon stylus until I found this app. I had tried other journaling/note taking apps and they all disappointed me. A lot are really high powered. PDF support and import audio and videos and export in 3000 formats while multitasking and... holy moly I just want to write yo, what even is this?

Then I found Bamboo Paper. This app just feels nice right from the getgo. I have like 12 physical journals each with a different theme for taking notes. I’m really just trying to consolidate them in one space. And then from there I’m just looking to write. I don’t need any of that high powered whatever. The interface is lovely. I haven’t encountered any of the glitching other people have mentioned. I’ve also only had this a day, but it seems reliable. I tested the backups and they worked. Backups are limited to the Bamboo ecosystem which is technically every platform but not super nice. Some kind of automatic cloud storage or Evernote syncing would be great, but I’d take this over the other apps any day.

darkdragon9967 ,

works Great for me - IPad Air 2

Using the iPad Air 2 with the Adonit Dash 3 pen and this app in combination is excellent. Good-writing, palm rejection works great 99% of the time. Otherwise you can buy a cheap handwriting glove if you wish. It works by Bluetooth. Make sure you turn the pen on along with the tablet's Bluetooth. The Adonit Dash3 in combination with Bamboo paper is the best most consistent writing experience on the iPad Air 2 which doesn't support any of the Apple Pencils BTW. There is a new electro pen with a copper pen tip that has just been released. It has potential with Bamboo Paper but could use a bit of fine tuning. That pen is not Bluetooth but palm rejection is a bit more hot or miss.. Bamboo paper is great for writing and journaling which is what I mainly use it for. On the iPad Air 2, I would recommend the Adonit Dash 3 pen to use Bamboo Paper.

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