FiftyThree's Paper gets iOS 7 redesign, adds new features

FiftyThree's Paper gets iOS 7 redesign, adds new features

FiftyThree has updated its popular iPad drawing application Paper to 1.6.1, and with it comes a complete redesign for iOS 7. The new version is available for download from the App Store now.

The new version touts faster menus, simplified icons, lighter colors, custom typefaces and improved readability. Zoom has been reworked, too, to scale Draw, Color, Erase and Blend functions with finer control over small areas. What's more, dot size is affected by how long you press - make small dots by tapping quickly, hold down longer to create bigger dots.

Are you a fan of Paper? How do you use it? Let me know in the comments.

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Peter Cohen

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FiftyThree's Paper gets iOS 7 redesign, adds new features


I'm looking forward to seeing the new iOS 7 interface and changes. Thanks for the update notice.

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Paper is awesome, it feels very 'real' (for lack of a better word).
I'm currently learning how to draw in a creative way with Paper (I'm trying to balance my technical mind with my creative self :)
Found these awesome Paper tutorials that help me out.
I'm considering buying 53's Pencil too. Maybe give it to myself as a gift if I'm still into it a month from now :D

I think 53 needs to rethink the way you bring the tool bar back up after being hidden. More times than not I get the Control Center instead of the tool bar.

You know you can disable Control Center access within apps? You could still access it from the Home Screen. Not a bad work around.

Thanks for the tip but the problem is not Control Center, it's Paper. I realize when Paper was released there was no Control Center, but there is now and they need to adjust. Especially since they just released a "complete visual refresh" for IOS 7. It would have been the perfect time to address the CC issue. If I could just turn off CC for Paper I would. But it's all or nothing, if I disable it in apps, it's all apps. That's not a reasonable compromise in my opinion.

I'm with you on that one. An option to turn it off "per app" would be perfect. We'll see who adjusts first. I'm wondering if swiping up with that Paper Pencil would bring up the drawing tools instead of CC.