If you like drawing apps, or have been unsatisfied with sketching apps currently available for the iPad, there’s good news. FiftyThree has released a new app called Paper – a brand new drawing experience for the iPad that’s designed to make you feel more like you’re working with actual paper than a touchscreen.
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. […] Paper was designed from the ground up for touch and creating on the go. No fussy buttons, settings or other distractions. Paper works the way you think, like a familiar notebook or journal. Have all of your ideas with you in one place.
The central idea behind Paper is simplicity. By removing the numerous tweaks, settings, and UI elements common to many other sketching apps, Paper brings sketching back to its very basic element – a digital canvas for sketching your ideas.
The app is completely free to download and use, and comes only with a single pen tool, with color, writing, sketching, and outline tools also available for $1.99 each as in-app purchases. The app is also designed to take full advantage of the new iPad’s retina display, and uses a unique new ink engine designed to deliver a more realistic drawing and painting experience.
I’ve been using it a bit this morning, and so far find it much easier to actually draw with than any other app I’ve tried. I highly recommend grabbing it from the App Store. After all, it’s free – what have you got to lose (App Store link)?