It was only yesterday evening that I decided to do a little more drawing and put Zen Brush, the best drawing app I’d used thus far, on my first home screen. Then I saw a tweet from the Verge this morning about Paper, a brand new drawing app, designed by some of the people behind […]
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Paper: A Kickass New Drawing App for iPad

It was only yesterday evening that I decided to do a little more drawing and put Zen Brush, the best drawing app I’d used thus far, on my first home screen. Then I saw a tweet from the Verge this morning about Paper, a brand new drawing app, designed by some of the people behind the Microsoft Courier project, that is now threatening to usurp the position Zen Brush only recently acquired.

Paper’s button-free interface really pops right off the screen when you bring it up with a swipe, but I love how you can just as easily hide everything so that you can stare down your blank white canvas and draw away. The app comes with several notebook types, and it only takes a horizontal swipe to move between pages, or a quick pinch to zoom back out of a notebook.

Paper is a free download, but can currently cost as much as $8, depending on the in-app tools you choose to buy. There are four other tools available for sketching, writing, colouring, but each one will cost you $1.99 to purchase. Fortunately, there’s a great system for demoing each tool, so you really can try before you buy.

I’ve only played with Paper for a few minutes, but I’m mightily impressed with how fluid the app feels, and how much fun it is to draw with. The thickness of the lines is controlled solely by the speed with which you draw, and the undo paradigm (use two fingers, rotate counter-clockwise) is genius, as far as I’m concerned. Oh, and did I mention that Paper is already Retina ready? So you’ll probably want to click on this link now to download Paper from the App Store.

[via the Verge]

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