FiftyThree launches new collaboration app Paste

Paste by FiftyThree Version 4.0

FiftyThree, the studio behind the popular sketching app Paper, has launched Paste -- a new collaborative presentation tool for iOS. FiftyThree describes Paste as an app "built for today’s creative teams that makes sharing your work simple and beautiful." The app includes a variety of features for building presentations and collaborating with other users.

Sketching app Paper updated with new Copy and Paste feature

Paper by  FiftyThree

Paper by FiftyThree has been updated to version 3.6.8. The update includes a new Copy and Paste feature only available for subscribers. The new feature allows users to "copy and paste a selected region from one page to any other page," according to the release notes. Users can now automatically select sections of any sketch with the Cut Tool, then transfer them to any other page with the Paste Button located in the tool tray.


Paper by FiftyThree Updated with Free Automatic Backup Feature

The sketching app Paper by FiftyThree has been updated with new features including the ability to backup all your journals for free. A user's journals will now automatically be saved every time they log in to their FiftyThree account. This will allow anyone to restore any sketches in the event that their iPad becomes lost or stolen, or a sketch is accidentally deleted.

Paper by FiftyThree

Version 2.4.1 of the app also includes a new Activity Center. This new feature allows users to keep track of all their Mix activity. Mix is the app's social networking service where users can share and collaborate on projects. In Activity Center users can now see who remixed and starred their work and view who is following them all in one place.

FiftyThree Announces Think Kit for Paper

FiftyThree, the creators of the Pencil stylus, today teased its next suite of tools coming to its iPad app Paper. The company describes Think Kit as an "auto­correct for drawing" that speeds up the "creation of diagrams, charts, and presentation sketches." The Think Kit tools are powered by a new technology called "Intention Engine," that promises to augment the way you write and draw. FiftyThree didn't reveal many details about the new technology, but CEO Georg Petschnigg did give The Verge a clue on how it works.

Think Kit

"When you're working on a mobile device, you always have to tell it what you want to do before you can do it. Open a keyboard to type. Grab a shape or a pen tool to draw. We want to make it possible to create with a fluid ease, without having to prompt the computer first."


All Paper by FiftyThree Sketching Tools Now Free on the iPad

Accessory maker FiftyThree has unlocked all the sketching tools for its iPad app Paper. The app has always been available as a free download on the Apple App Store, but additional tools were only available as $1.99 in-app purchases. Starting today, "all the original tools, including the Mixer, are now completely free," according to the official App Store changelog. FiftyThree says the free tools are a "thank you" to their "inspiring community of creators".

Paper by FiftyThree

Paper is primarily a companion app to FiftyThree's iPad Stylus called Pencil. The Bluetooth drawing tool features the latest technology such as palm rejection and a 14kt gold plated tip for better accuracy. Users can also flip the stylus over and use the top end as an eraser just like a real pencil.

Pencil is available starting at $49 on or directly through FiftyThree's website.

Paper by FiftyThree Launches Mix, a New Way to Share and View Skecthes

Developer FiftyThree has updated its iPad sketching app with a new open platform for "creating together". Mix is a social network for sharing and viewing sketches and drawings created on the Paper app. Users can share their own portfolio and view other works within the app or via the Mix website. Users can also use Mix to gain inspiration from other users, collaborate on open sketches and search various channels like Learn, Sketch, Play, Write, Design, and Think.

Mix for Paper

The Paper by FiftyThree app with Mix is available to download on the Apple App store for free with additional tools available as in-app purchases. Paper by FiftyThree promises to offer a simple way for anyone to sketch ideas with "no fussy settings or distractions," and it was rewarded the iPad App of the Year & Apple Design Award in 2012.

The app supports all iPad models running iOS 7 or later and it is compatible with FiftyThree's stylus Pencil.

Fifty-Three Launches Pencil Stylus for the iPad

The creators of the popular Paper drawing app for the iPad have released a Pencil stylus for Apple's tablet. The stylus utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 and the Paper app to allow users the ability to easily sketch, write and create on their iPad. Fifty-Three's software is able to decipher your hand from the Pencil so you can write from any angle just like you would on paper. Even cooler, you can flip the stylus upside down to erase your mistakes just like a real pencil.


The Pencil charges off any USB port and the battery can last for up to a month on a single charge. The pencil tip and eraser sensors are plated in 14kt gold, and the body is crafted from a "solid piece of premium-grade walnut," according to Fifty-Three's website. The solid black brushed aluminum model is $50, and the Walnut model is $60.

Paper: A Beautiful Way to Create on the iPad

App developer FiftyThree has released a new drawing app for the iPad. Paper is a free app that allows you to sketch, draw and keep notes by using a variety of tools. The custom ink engine reacts to movements allowing you to achieve great handwriting, beautiful coloring, and sketching. You can also share your creations on the web by easily uploading them to Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. .

iPad Applications

There are $2 in-app purchases for additional tools and brushes. Read on for Paper's official description and trailer. Paper is compatible with the iPad and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

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