Pen and Paper 4+

Vivid Apps

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 7 Ratings
    • $2.99



Pen and Paper is perfect for hand-written notes on your iPad or iPhone. You can even import and write on PDFs.

Draw ink with your finger. Resize, recolor, and move your doodles.

Add text and text boxes. Change alignment, fonts, color, and even install additional fonts. Perfect for adding comments to PDF.

Add geometric primitives, arrows, and polygons Use the built in diagram elements and arrows to create diagrams. Create clip art of portions that you wish to reuse.

Include photos. You can crop and rotate photos.

To share your notes with the world, simply email them as PDF. You can also extract individual pages as JPEG images.

Dropbox, Box and WebDAV integration enables you to upload/download notes to your online accounts, so you can easily continue with a note you began on your iPad on your iPhone. You can even import PDF clipart, and photos onto a page from your accounts.

Import and annotate PDFs from Dropbox or "Open In". Use any of the built-in "Slide Note" templates to annotate presentations. When you are done export as PDF again.

Pen and paper comes with a variety of page styles, but you can also create your own. Import a PDF of your favourite page style and store it as a "page style" in the app.

Documents, clipart and page styles, can be synchronized via iCloud to all your iDevices.

Are the built-in fonts not interesting enough? Install extra Truetype fonts from sites like FontSquirrel and Blambot within the app.

Zoom more than 10 times to edit and draw even tiny details.

• iCloud support
• Smooth pan and zoom
• Pen and marker tools with color and thickness
• Multi-page notebooks
• Insert text, arrows, photos, rectangles, circles and polygons easily
• Area selection, for moving and resizing large areas of your note
• PDF import and export (email or other accounts)
• Dropbox, Box and WebDAV support
• Install additional fonts (Truetype)
• Various page styles and add your own.
• Supports iPen and iPen 2 styluses
• Fullscreen mode

What’s New

Version 1.9.1

• Fixes a problem with adding items on iOS 10 and earlier

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

someone that needs chips. ,


I use this app EVERYDAY for work. This is a GREAT app... BUT when your typing in a text box, the more you type the more it zooms out. This makes it very hard to edit when you can't read the text, and I have very good vision.

Landscape would also be an awesome addition. I bought a stylus to use with this app but it's too hard to write in portrait so I just click on the keyboard. Also, there needs to be a blind to pull up from the bottom so you don't select the buttons when your hands resting on the phone.

Everything else seems to work great, with a couple little buggy exceptions like when I open the app from the lock screen the screen goes back to black then I click the home button again and the screen comes back and the app closes and I have to re open it again. Not a huge problem though, it only happens occasionally and probably has to do with iPhone OS. And sometimes when opening the app it will goto a new untitled book and when you click back to books it disappears.

I have had this app for a few months now and it's awesome to have ALL your notes in one app. No need to carry a pad of paper and a pen anymore! Thanks for working hard to make this app so great, it's came a long way!

cristal_lit3 ,


Love the app, worth the money!

TomD__ ,

Great Sketchnoting App for the IPAD...

Wonderful app for sketchnoting. Dropbox support, a selection tool that lets you select ANYTHING and resize, move, cut and paste as well as intuitive controls for pen size and color adjustment is wonderful. This app also has one of the smoothest handwriting gesturing, much like penultimate however beats it with the multitude of other features including almost an incredible pinch and zoom as well as the ability to import pics into your sketchnotes. I feel as though some the low ratings by a few others are not warranted. This is a great app and with the responsiveness I have seen thus far from the developers, I am sure will be one the best in this field. Having said that, on my wishlist for this app will be: 1. improvements in the use of the palm with this app, 2. the ability to create a pens w predefined colors and sizes and 3. the ability to have gesture enabled zoom modes for a) Fit page to window and b) last zoom mode. This is a feature I really like in the brushes app. To wrap recommendation: this is a keeper.

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Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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