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Paper by FiftyThree updated with smart text formatting and share extension

Paper just keeps getting better and better. Just over a month after its previous major update, the acclaimed note-taking, photo annotation and sketching app developed by FiftyThree has received another update, further expanding its feature set with a couple of new and noteworthy enhancements.

Smart text formatting

First up, there’s smart text formatting.

From now on, Paper will automatically start with big bold text and automatically format to normal text as you continue typing. For example, when you start typing, text is automatically centered, but text will be justified to the left when you press enter.

“Whether you’re making a presentation or to-do list, no need to think about formatting,” FiftyThree notes. “Paper now does it for you.”

Paper by FiftyThree text formatting

Note, though, that as before, you can swipe on the page to change text styles. From the default paragraph style, you can swipe to the left to switch to sub-title and again to switch to title, and you can swipe to the right to switch to bullet and again to switch to sub-bullet.

Paper by FiftyThree swipe to style

Share extension

The latest update to Paper also introduces the app’s official iOS share extension, allowing you to directly send text and photos from other apps to Paper.

To enable Paper’s share extension, tap the upper More button on the iOS share sheet and switch on Paper in the list of activities.

Thereafter, you can import text and photos from other apps directly into Paper by tapping the Paper share button, selecting a destination space, and tapping OK.

Paper by FiftyThree share extension

Get Paper

Paper by FiftyThree is available on the App Store for free. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 8.0 or later.

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Launched for iPad in March 2012, Paper was updated to expand its compatibility to iPhone and iPod touch just last September. It was updated in November with optimizations for iPad Pro, including support for Apple Pencil (a competitor to FiftyThree’s Pencil stylus) and 3D Touch-sensitive inks on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and in December with templates, multiple photo import, support for page turns in the canvas view, and tweaks to the Home View.

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