Friday, 14 December 2012

Inside The iPad's App of The Year: Paper by FiftyThree

Apple's list of the top apps of 2012 was released earlier this week showing 'Paper' as the iPad's" app of the year". So here's a look inside the application.

First of all, the application is free in the App store, but it includes some in-app purchases. It takes about 48 MB of your storage for installation.

Paper is basically just like a notebook that you keep your notes in. It is an application that allows you to keep your notes in your paper-styled device. Which means that you doesn't type things, you write them with your own hand-writing. Which also means that it works better if you use a stylus.

When you first open up the application it shows you the different books you have. You can add as much books as you want, and you can adjust them however you like. You can choose a name for each book, and you get to choose the cover of your books either from your photos, or from the pre-installed covers.

When you open up a book, it gives you the animation of opening a real book. Then you have some pages to flip. Tap on any page you want to start drawing.

This picture is from iTunes

You will find different tools to draw with on the bottom of the page. On the bottom left, you'll find the eraser, Next to it, you have the brush, and on the bottom right of the page you have your colors. In between you can purchase different colors and brushes.

This picture is from iTunes

You can do a lot with this application. You can write your notes, you can draw your idea, or you can use it like a "Paint" app.

Personally, I think that the app is amazing. It feels great when you draw your ideas. The multitasking gestures work really fast. It just makes me want to write notes.

The brush you use has different levels of thickness from the beginning of the line to the end of it, which is one of the things that made me love this application. It feels just like a real marker that you can type with on a whiteboard.

However, the only downside of "Paper" is the lack of colors. But you can solve this problem by purchasing the color mixer which coasts $1.99