Paper is one of those apps that came out of nowhere and really stole the show for a while. It was the talk of the Internet and people were downloading it like crazy. It’s been updated, and once again there is a buzz about “Paper”.
Users loved drawing and coloring and painting and sketching. Paper was fluid and beautiful and while not as robust as other drawing apps of its nature, it was simple to use. Then came the issue that the developers had decided to make the extra brushes all in-app purchases. There was sort of a backlash, but it was mild, as most users either were satisfied using the free versions, or wanted the extra tools enough to pay for them.
Over time Paper has been updated with improvements. Recently the ability to sketch all the way to the edges, something many were begging for, and easier (or harder) page turning to help with accidental turns, were added!
Well, they’ve gone and done it again. They’ve added a color mixer to the app. Now users can mix their own colors and find the exact shade they want to use. Creating custom palettes just made Paper twice as useful. The catch of course is that the Mixer is another in-app purchase ($1.99). This has angered a few people, but again, just like with the tools, if you don’t want this feature you can continue using the app with the standard color pallet that is provided for you. I’m usually not a fan of in-app purchases, but in the case of Paper, I have found them to make the most sense. Also added is the option to use the Pogo Connect iPad stylus…for pressure sensitive creations, which is a huge deal for Pogo Connect owners.
There are still missing features, such as zooming in and out, to allow really fine control of details, but I’d be surprised if this doesn’t find its way into an update down the road.
From App Store:
Paper is where ideas begin. It’s 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 free—buy additional tools from the in-App Store.
Paper is an Apple Design Award Winner (2012), and is one of the apps I show people when they’re considering the iPad. You can enjoy Paper for free (with limited functions) and if you like it, you can upgrade your tools via in-app purchases. If you haven’t yet checked it out, it might just be time.
Official Paper Website [Link]
App Store for App [Link]
Video Demo [Link]