REVIEW: Paper by FiftyThree app for iPad

Create sketches, notes or doodles and share them across the web with this designer-centric iPad app Paper by FiftyThree.

Our Verdict

An excellent, simple-to-use sketchpad app for iPad that is well worth trying out.


  • Simple
  • Intuitive
  • Pressure-sensitive stylus support
  • Tumblr integration


  • The good stuff costs extra

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Some of you will already be acquainted with Paper, the sketchbook productivity iPad app for designers, but as some of you will not have, and because it has had a recent update, we thought we'd take it for a test-run. It was recently named iPad App of the Year by none other than Apple, and while you'd think they would have a good idea what makes a good app, we just thought we'd check and make sure.

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The Verdict

out of 10

Paper by FiftyThree

An excellent, simple-to-use sketchpad app for iPad that is well worth trying out.

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