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Paper by FiftyThree is an app that lets you sketch drawings and diagrams on your iPhone and iPad and share them with others. A free app from iTunes, Paper by FiftyThree installs easily.
There's barely an interface with Paper by FiftyThree. You can touch the screen of your device and draw anything you want, just as if you had a stylus and paper in front of you. There's a selection of tools available, but it pops out of the way when you don't need them. Paper by FiftyThree claims that its engine reacts to touch-screen pressure in a way that is optimized for each tool selected, and we did find differences in the way the app reacted to our movements. On an iPad, the drawings can be stunning with high-resolution images, which can then be shared with social media sites or e-mail. There are paid upgrades to the app to add new features and capabilities, some of which fans will have to have.
We tested Paper by FiftyThree on an iPad 3 with the Retina Display and the images produced were quite stunning. When in the hands of someone with drawing skills, Paper by FiftyThree really hits its stride, and uploading the results in real time to Web sites was easy. If you have artistic skills, Paper by FiftyThree won't constrain you.
APP OF THE YEAR 2012Paper is where ideas begin. Its the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web. Try it freebuy additional tools from the in-App Store. MOBILE CREATION DONE RIGHTPaper was designed from the ground up for touch and creating on the go. No fussy buttons, settings or other distractions. Paper works the way you think, like a familiar notebook or journal. Have all of your ideas with you in one place. ESSENTIAL TOOLS, SETTINGS-FREEProductivity meets beauty. No settings. Always beautifullike great tools should be. Just pick up a tool and instantly begin to Sketch, Write, Draw, Outline and Color. Draw comes free with Paper.EXPRESSIVE INK ENGINEOur custom ink engine reacts to your movements to optimize each tool for the process of creation. Get a range of expressions from a single tool without fussing with settings for great handwriting, beautiful coloring, and sketching that just works.REWINDWe love mistakes. Use two fingers to undo to any previous point in time without leaving your flow.RETINA RESOLUTIONBuilt for the iPad's brilliant display. With a full 2048x1536 canvas, see stunning details in your creations you couldnt beforelike pencil texture and watercolor edge bleed.PAPER THE WEBShare your ideas instantly. Stream pages to Tumblr, send them over email, or share pages with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
What's new in this version:
- Dots now start smaller, and work better with handwriting.- Line widths on the Draw tool are improved on non-retina devices.Kaizen- General spring cleaning.If you like Paper, please take the time to give us a good review; it makes us feel great, and helps more than you'd probably imagine.