I love the app, BUT 3/5
The shape tool is terrible (pencil and ruler). It’s extremely hard to draw shapes. You have to do it super quickly for it to detect the shape you are making. And because of that it rarely does and when it does I have to be trying and trying so I can get the accurate size of what I wanted.
Other than that I think it’s a great app. I’ll change my rating as soon as that is fixed because I love this app, have had it since it’s beginning for years, but it does need a fix with this tool.
Great app but needs upgrades 3/5
When I draw on here it doesn’t allow me to zoom in on specific details or change the angle of the drawing..However I still enjoy this app very much.
A once wonderful app 2/5
It was frustrating to just get through the tutorial, pages would not advance. The premium features I paid for don't work - I kept getting told to subscribe to premium - and the app tells me I already have subscribed to premium - thanks for nothing. The feature set is too limited for the price, especially the shape recognition feature only worked sporadically. Cropping was also difficult to work. Overall I've regretted reinstalling this once good 53 app, now ruined by We. I want a refund for the premium features I paid for and can't use and am not going to waste any more time with their app.
Shape Detection is Buggy 1/5
The only reason I paid for the Pro version was to have a handy diagramming tool, but it can barely detect 1/10 shapes. It appears to function better when your shapes take up half the screen, but fails absolutely miserably when you try to draw anything with precision or at smaller sizes. According to their blog the shape detection took years — probably should have taken longer, since it doesn’t work.
What happened to paper. 1/5
This is not the paper I remember using. My subscription has been a waste of money. No ease of use. Features that don’t even exist anymore even with a paid subscription! I am not happy.
This app used to be great. Now, to even use it, you need to pay, or you LITERALLY can’t get off the tutorial pages. You can’t even erase. The days of Mix were so amazing, and really set paper apart from others. Now, it’s a below average app with nothing special to offer, other than its paywall.
Really good 5/5
I really love this game! Even though I got it yesterday, I still really like it. I love how i can do the blendy thingy it makes the image i did look cool!
Great app 5/5
This app is awesome! I have been able to draw out my pictures and easily flip between pages making it very useful👌
Awesome for drawing and school 5/5
By plaid unicorn 29753
I am in year five and they require us to bring our own iPads to school and paper has helped me with digital drawing and writing with apple pen
Great to gone 1/5
The app was great when it first released then it became meh upon removing the journal UI. By the time, WeTransfer acquired Paper, it was already long forgotten by its users over much better app. What I really miss is being able to share and remix stuff made by other users within the app and now it’s gone.
Get Procreate, instead. Costs $10, is getting great updates, does so much more and you only pay for it once in your life.
Awesome App! 5/5
I love this app! Does have a bunch of tools that are pro only, but definitely usable without pro. Had this app for almost a year before getting pro, and it worked great. Beautifully designed, I love the layout with the notebooks and how you get from page to page. Incredible for tracing and jotting ideas. I’ll also mention that it is definitely worth it to get pro, it is 12 dollars for a year but if you’re like me and use this app all the time, definitely a good upgrade. Overall, definitely get this app if you’re looking for a good sketch/ drawing platform!
SO FUUNNNN 5/5
You can keep on drawing no mater WHAT
Still the best, even if they don’t know it. I can consistently GET IDEAS DOWN, where as more robust options just cause decision paralysis.
It is nice but hard to use but it is nice to do such thing as drawing.
I wish you could get it on android 4/5
It’s a very fun app it’s the perfect app but you have to pay to use everything and it’s not available on Android idk if it’s only on tablet but I think you should make it more available for every device
I wish it has a lock even if you don’t subscribe.
Hate this now, It used to be great! 2/5
On my old iPad it was great, So I just got a new iPad for Christmas, then I downloaded this Today and all the sudden it glitched, 1.went back to the home screen when I pressed on it
2. I Drew something and it disappeared!
Plssssssssssssssssssssssssssss fix it! Or else I’m going to hate this app foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Plus, do you have to Buy all the tools like I don’t understand why can’t everything be free in this app?!?! Because I’m not allowed to buy stuff!!!!
Missing a tool 4/5
When drawing, I love the ability to create new layers. That is the only thing that I see lacking.
I enjoy it so far but I don’t know how to add layers is that possible? 4/5
I downloaded this app yesterday, and so far even without the pro I enjoy it and find it really charming. Everything is so smooth and easy to use it’s very nice at that aspect, but is it possible to add layers bc if not I BEG FOR THAT TO BE ADDED. I always use layers when I draw digital, if this doesn’t have it ( I just haven’t found it yet or just doesn’t have it all together) I’ll probably just delete it. If your someone who can draw without using layers I 100% record this app but if you can’t I don’t recommend it.
By Kennedy Charlie Hancock
It is a amazing app you can be creative and it is fun
Amazing tool for graphic and painting 5/5
By Bee Bspace
I love pencil sketch on paper and I mean on paper only! After I try this app, my world of painting is exploding. Many tools could answer your need instead of paper. Love it so much.
Y e s 5/5
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT
Feel like I was Cheated Heritage Customer 1/5
I bought Paper 53 about 8 years ago. And an expensive stylus for about 70 $US. I was a yearly PAID subscriber since my original purchase. No more. My stylus no longer works as promised in my original purchase. I wrote customer service and they said
“ Maintaining the Pencil by FiftyThree SDK is not something we have the engineering resources to do as WeTransfer's acquisition of Paper and Paste did not include support for Pencil by FiftyThree.
The last Pencil by FiftyThree was sold from their online store in 2016. There is no longer stock of warranty replacements and/or replacement parts.”
In other words, we don’t make any Money from this product so sc**w you.
OK - just wanted you know how they treat long term customers. If that is fine with you, so be it. Not me
Love it! 5/5
I love this app for journaling. Between the pre-made templates and the ones I make in Procreate, I’m in love! I do wish you could open the journal pages vertically.
Be warned 1/5
Scam money where you sign up then get your tools taken away to be charged additional. They will promise to reinstate what you originally paid for as “legacy” but never follow through. Bad costumer service in addition to a glorified app.
In the end it’s the same thing as what any smart phone can do these days anyways. Save your the money and headache and use an old fashioned paper and a pencil. It won’t cheat you.
Love it 5/5
I love this drawing app!
The free tools are not good.. 1/5
And I don’t want to pay $12 in case the paid tools are not great either.
So far, I really like it but... 4/5
I would like to see a feature that allows me to choose pictures from albums I have already set up in iOS. Scrolling through my entire inventory of images is getting old.
Mac paper app 5/5
I really wish there was a desktop version of the app, I really do love how easy it is to use
Beautiful and Thoughtful 4/5
This has to be one of the better designed apps out there. The use of neumorphism for book management is an excellent touch and is well implemented. One thing to desire is improved pencil latency. Compared to notes there is a noticeable lag to the pencil on this app, hopefully something that could potentially be fixed with an update.
Pretty good 5/5
By Este _
It’s easy to get used to and has enough functions to be a daily user for me.
Great for my Needs 5/5
By Ian Salewski
Imagine a desk with a pile of notebooks and a pencil and pen. This app is an emulator of that. That is all it is, and that is it’s greatest strength.
It’s a pity they use a subscription model, because that’s a terrible business plan unless you’re adobe, then it is also terrible. You guys should really stop the subscription model.
Completely Awesome 5/5
Let me trace and draw over any picture I need to help the name of my channel a lot. Few flaws but it’s overall pretty good
LOST EVERYTHING 1/5
I use to love love love this app, then a couple years later I had to pay $12 to get all the features I got for free, probably after WeTransfer bought it. So I bought it for a year, and after I tried uploading all my work to icloud, I lost HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of pages full of notes, artwork, everything. Now I hate this app. :)
The pens and writing features aren’t even that great!!! Notability is way way way better, I can actually change the size of something without redrawing it. Not to mention the controls are too complicated for what they should be, you have to press extra buttons to copy and paste, the “rewind” (undo with a finger motion) feature is almost impossible to use, the icons cover up enough of the page for me to constantly press on them by accident, and exporting is way harder than it should be. Overall, they downgraded. Waste of money.
Great app for getting nickel and dimed 3/5
This is great for digital art, but I pay for pro, and yet still you want to charge $2 per pro journal. What am I paying a subscription for then?
Wishlist Please! 4/5
Would love to see a feature with ability to star and add my favorites to a wishlist. I am a journal hoarder.
Amazing app 5/5
By Carol Perrone
This app is my new addiction. A new world for my criativity and online working.
Great but wish it had layers 4/5
Would be 5 stars if I could add layers to my drawing. There’s some layering with imported photos but I want real full featured layer support.
No portrait orientation. 1/5
Great app all around. Loving the new templates, but why for the love of God can I not use it in portrait mode. The menu is there but as soon as I click to get into a page it swaps to landscape. On a larger Gen iPad I would prefer the option.
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Relabel all functionality as Pro 2/5
And there goes the money I spent initially! Smart move.
Fantastico strumento 5/5
Da sempre innamorato di Paper, sin dal suo primo rilascio!
My review 5/5
I really like this app because you don’t have to waste paper and your amgination is the limit
I don’t know if I can get a new phone 5/5
By Michael Hart L
I just got a new one to get a new one to go to the store to pick it up from my house to pick it off and get a new one to pick up a few things. SCVGKf.
Paper has been a new life for me and my Apple Pencil I love it it brings me joy every time I open it up it has a wonderful feeling of creativity
This game is great but... 4/5
By KB Albers
This game is great but I wish that people could fill without a subscription
Won’t Open 3/5
Won’t open on my brand new iPad.
Why I don’t like it 2/5
By dr. afk
I don’t like it because you have to pay to have cut fill and other stuff and a lot of people need these to draw also you have to pay for other people books.
Five star 5/5
Very easy to use, functional and reliable