March 29, 2012
Just a couple of days ago we saw the release of Taposé, a multitasking collaborative content creator for iPad inspired by the Courier dual-screen tablet that was canceled by Microsoft even before it saw the light of day. Now, here comes Paper by FiftyThree, another iPad app associated with that ill-fated Microsoft project. Paper is developed and published by FiftyThree, Inc., a company whose key members used to be part of the Microsoft team in charge of Courier. Paper is poised to be your content creation and idea incubation app of choice if you're the type who values simplicity over everything else. Reminiscent of iA Writer's settings-free philosophy, Paper doesn't bombard you with distracting buttons and other stuff. Rather, the app indulges you with a no-frills canvas, in Retina display, of course. Watch the trailer for the app below. click here. Paper is free to download in the App Store. It's designed to do its general purpose out of the box, with the free Draw tool. Additional tools are available in-app for $1.99 each: Sketch, Write, Outline and Color. As noted by The Verge, these tools are named after their functions rather than their actual names, that is to say, fountain pen for Draw, pencil for Sketch, ballpoint for Write, marker for Outline, and paintbrush for Color. These tools can easily be hidden and brought up if need be. Paper also has several sharing options, led by its integration with three of the most popular social media sites today, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. And with such a beautiful interface that's practically begging you to create beautiful things on it, you're bound to be eager to share whatever you come up with it. Designed specifically with the iPad in mind, Paper by FiftyThree is available now in the App Store for free. Stay tuned to AppAdvice for our full review and find out whether the app performs as well during actual evaluation as it does on paper.
Paper by FiftyThree
Taposé - Collaborative Content Creation
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