You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Paper by WeTransfer

Your note-taker, sketchbook, and diagramming tool.

Paper lets you take simple text notes, sketch drawings, annotate photos, and more, just as if you had pen-and-paper

Paper by WeTransfer

by WeTransfer BV
Swipe to stylize
Paper by WeTransfer
Paper by WeTransfer
FREE in the App Store

Paper lets you take simple text notes, sketch drawings, annotate photos, and more, just as if you had pen-and-paper.

Swipe to stylize. Paper's new text notes lets you swipe to create checklists, bullet points, and even headers. No matter if you need text notes, image annotations, or just some doodles — Paper now does it all. It works even better on the iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil too, in case you want to turn your iPad into a full handwritten note-taking machine.

Swipe to stylize
Image annotations

Image annotations. Now you can add images to Paper and annotate directly. It's never been easier to snap that photo of something, mark it up with some notes so others know what the heck you're talking about, and then send it off. Everyone will understand what you mean with clearly marked up and annotated photos.

What is it about?

This one burst onto the scene and immediately became the darling of artists and non-artists alike. It is just so easy to pick up and start using, with or without a stylus. Its free price tag makes it an absolute must-download, though of course, in-app purchases unlock even more features. It's simply beautiful on the iPad's retina display and a pleasure to use.

For those who...

  • Need simple text notes
  • Want to draw
  • Need to annotate photos

Not for those who...

  • Don't need to draw
  • Have a more complex and powerful app for their note-taking
  • Need reliable syncing across multiple devices

Why we love it

Paper is simple to use and comes packed with a ton of useful tools that make note-taking, photo annotation, and drawing easy.

App Screenshots

Paper by WeTransfer screenshot-0
Paper by WeTransfer screenshot-1
Paper by WeTransfer screenshot-2
Paper by WeTransfer screenshot-3
Paper by WeTransfer screenshot-4

App Details

Productivity Graphics & Design
Last updated
March 2, 2022
Release date
March 29, 2012
More info

Paper by WeTransfer is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $5.99

    Paper Patron

App Store Description

Over 30 million people set their ideas free with Paper®, the award-winning immersive sketching app.

Paper’s perfectly-tuned tools make it easy to sketch, collage, paint, draw—wherever your thoughts take you. Wave goodbye to distracting menus and let natural gestures guide you, keeping you in your creative flow.

Not sure where to start? The Paper Store is home to a collection of creative prompts, from guides and how-tos to daily activities. With tips and tricks from top artists, it’s easy to connect the dots from fleeting thought to final masterpiece.

Add multiple photos to a single page and cut, stick, move, and fix without the fuss of complex layers. From mood boards to storyboards, pull in inspiration from anywhere and get your ideas moving.

Wherever and however you get your ideas, it’s never been easier to put them on Paper. Organize pages into beautiful journals and sync them across your devices, ready to pick up right where you left off.

Take creativity to the next level and subscribe to Paper Pro for more tools, features, and journals. Subscription is optional and you can cancel anytime. To upgrade, simply visit the Paper Pro section in your Settings menu.

* Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account once you confirm the purchase.
* Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of your subscription period. To opt out, you must turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
* Manage changes to your subscription in the iTunes Account Settings.
* Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited when you purchase a Paper Pro subscription.

Love Paper? Leave us a review! Thanks to your comments, reviews, and tweets we can continue to evolve Paper with you in mind.

Questions? Shoot us an email at

Terms of Service:
Privacy Policy:

AppAdvice does not own this application and only provides images and links contained in the iTunes Search API, to help our users find the best apps to download. If you are the developer of this app and would like your information removed, please send a request to and your information will be removed.