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Paper by 53: Updated Version

The updated version of Paper by 53 is out since a bit. I use it on my iPad mini and love it for a little brainstorming, a rough jotting or a quick sketch, hunch or idea.

Once done, I arrange and sort stuff within the app and then send it out to be embedded in my other workflows (e.g. a blog post, OneNote, a Word-document, or a mind map).

The app is free to download and quick and easy to use with any stylus (or just the finger).

2 Comments

  1. This used to be my favorite iPad app until they decided to forgo the Moleskine-esque journals and decided to clutter the interface with a ton of tools that didn’t really made sense neither improve upon the app’s original aim.

    Nowadays, I don’t use it anymore. The thing that remains with me is their Pencil stylus, but even that is getting a little tired for me. I like the design and the material (wood version) but this thing chews tips faster than the time a fountain pen empties a short international cartridge!

    Really expected big things out of 53. In the end, guess they became like the Microsoft company they previously were in.

    • Scrively Scrively

      Yeah, same here. I do mostly use it for some digital sketching and doodling around. For serious digital note-taking, I like OneNote most.
      As for the pencil stylus, I never had a chance to try it out. I found it a but pricey to just buy as a review item, so I asked them for one for the page. As far as I remember, they didn’t even bother to even respond to my request. Spoke for either arrogance or an unprofessional PR/Marketing/Social Media-department, for me.

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