Get the app that Macworld says "deserves a spot on your iPhone"!


Paperless is a simple but powerful app for making lists. Use it to create to do lists, make grocery lists, take notes, write an outline of a story, prepare notes for a presentation, make a list of gift ideas, plan a vacation... or anything else you'd want to make a list for.


Assign a fun icon to each of your lists - there are over 450 to choose from. You can also select from 30 themes to customize the app's design to your liking.


Paperless is easy to use with a clean, elegant and well thought out interface. Each list can either be a checklist or a regular list without checkboxes, making a wide variety of uses possible.


For checklists and todo lists, many people prefer using Paperless over traditional "getting things done" apps - or, they use it in addition to one. There are no due dates or priority settings, so you're left to focus on the actual tasks at hand, rather than waste time changing those settings when your priorities change. Instead, if a particular task becomes important, you can simply move it to the top of the list.


Automatically backup your lists and sync them between iOS devices via a free Dropbox account.


- send lists via email, others can import your list into their copy of Paperless
- send a plain text version of a list via iMessage, or copy it into another app
- easily duplicate lists
- manually reorder lists and list items
- sort list items alphabetically
- copy and move items from one list to another
- comprehensive search
- passcode lock


"Paperless deserves a spot on your iPhone" - Lex Friedman, Macworld (4.5 out of 5 mice rating)

"Paperless has a permanent spot on the first page of my iPhone's home screen... it will probably earn a similar spot on yours." - Marianne Schultz, AppShopper

"... a good way to ensure things get done at your own pace, free of the disappointment of missing deadlines." - Nick Spence, Macworld UK

"I've been trying many To Do apps since iPhone 1.0 -- from the expensive Things to Toodledo and others -- and I don't use any of them regularly. Most just require too much effort. Paperless is the first one I've found that hits that sweet spot between being simple enough you'll actually use it and powerful enough to be useful." - Marc Zeedar, REALbasic Developer Magazine (4.8 out of 5 rating)

"This is one nice-looking list / task app... As a basic list app, the beautiful Paperless reigns supreme." - Bonnie Eisenman, (4 out of 5 rating)


"Best app ever - The most incredibly useful app I've come across. Simple, effective and bloody marvelous!!!"

"The simplicity of the interface and the flexibility given to the user is perfection."

"Simply loved it - Best app I've ever downloaded, my life is so organized now! ..."

"After having tried a good deal of apps to get myself more organized - both free and paid - it is clear that this tops them all. Other apps presented a kind of novelty; I could fool myself into thinking that I was more organized, but it was never long before I abandoned them because it was obvious that they consumed unnecessary time. Paperless, however, has truly helped. It is streamlined, it is simple, it is sumptuous"


If you love Paperless, please leave a review and star rating. Thank you!

What’s New

Version 2.4.4

- I’ve added a tip jar. If Paperless is useful to you, please consider leaving a small donation. I’ve never charged for updates and your contribution will help keep Paperless going.

- Minor improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

triskaideka ,


I’m a VERY visual person, so the colorful, icon rich design of these lists really help me stay organized & engaged with my tasks & notes. I use this app probably more than any other on my phone(!) for everything from silly projects to Must Do tasks.

I love it so much I've never been able to switch to any other “to-do” app & trust me I've tried them all. Even tho I wish there was a way to add images & subtasks, this design is Still My Favorite & keeps me coming back. I know the same developer has another app more sophisticated than this one, with features that would be nice to have, but I’m really attached to this design. When it fits, it just…fits, ya know?

So it's Paperless for me all the way. I’m very glad to finally have a way to give an additional tip (via latest update) to the developer because I never want this app to fade into the void! I rely on it. Thanks!

QuercusFlorida ,

It's great

Correction! Are used to think it was great, until it asked me to re-link with dropbox and lost all of my list that I've been making over the past three years and rely heavily upon. I can't find any way to get it back from dropbox, assuming it's even there. Apparently you can back it up to there, but there's no apparent way to get it back. So for now, forget the glowing praise that I wrote before:

I use it for absolutely everything from phone numbers and other actual lists to storing reference information. Which makes me wish that it had the ability to store graphic files, and have live Internet links. That would make it nearly perfect as far as I'm concerned. About the only list I don't use it for is my to do list, as I use a dedicated app for that. But everything else I can think of, yes.

Red-tailed critter ,

Handy and simple

This little app has modest ambitions, but fulfills them very well. You can make lists of anything you can type, give the lists titles, and use the lists for checking off things.
I use it mainly for checklists, reminding me of things to do before travel and of things to take on trips.
Once you have checked things off, you can, with just one tap, uncheck all the items. Another tap sorts the unsorted list back into alphabetical order.
You can put commentary text on each item in your list, too. I have a list of the states of Mexico, so when I see a license plate I can annotate each state with the date seen. Simple, silly, but fun.
The only suggestion I have is that it could use a folder structure so I could put the lists into categories like Travel, Fun, and the like. Not a game changer, though.


James Rhoades
29.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Medium Tip $4.99
  2. Large Tip $9.99
  3. Small Tip $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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