Suggested App Of The Week: Paper

Two weeks ago we started a weekly segment on CyberShack that helps people find the best apps for life’s every challenge. Our first recommended app focused on people who are having problems getting some sleep, while that of last week focused on getting through awkward moments. This time around we’ll be taking a quick look at an app that helps you be more productive and more creative.

By Zy Gonzales

Two weeks ago we started a weekly segment on CyberShack that helps people find the best apps for life’s every challenge. Our first recommended app focused on people who are having problems getting some sleep, while that of last week focused on getting through awkward moments. This time around we’ll be taking a quick look at an app that helps you be more productive and more creative.

Paper is design app created by Fifty Three that helps users sketch, write, draw, outline and colour images on their iPads. The app is basically intended for graphic designers and artists but is also a great tool for those looking for some creative outlet such as doodling or colouring.

Paper by FiftyThree from FiftyThree on Vimeo.

The app uses an expressive ink engine that offers a range of expressions from a single tool that is best for colouring, sketching and writing. The app is built with OpenGL framework that is also used in gaming. It features a very intuitive UI that is easy to understand even for those engaged outside the creative field.

And just like other creative apps and software in the market, Paper also comes with a rewind function that lets users to undo previous actions so that they can start over again. Users can also organize their works in albums that resemble Moleskin notebooks. But unlike notebook and physical paper, creations made from this app can instantly be shared on the internet using the user’s online social networks including Facebook and Twitter.

The app is finger-friendly but also works with most stylus in the market today. For those interested in Paper, the app is compatible with the iPad and will be available at iTunes App Store for free.

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