Version 3.0 of the Paper app from FiftyThree has just been launched, and it can run on iPhones also, announced the New-York based tech company which specializes in mobile creativity tools.
The award-winning drawing app had previously been able to run solely on iPads, but now it has been released for iPhones also, provided that they run iOS 8 or later versions. Company representatives have called this new version the most significant upgrade carried out in the last 3 years, since the mobile software was initially launched.
The sketching app will now include a set of features bound to turn it into a full-fledged productivity suite, enabling people to brainstorm activities and take notes in real time, by incorporating text, lists, sketches and photos.
One of the upgrades of this mixed-media app concerns its user interface, which is now more iPhone-friendly, although it includes a variety of functional features. One obvious design difference is that Paper 3 works in portrait mode for iPhone devices , while on iPad it prefers the landscape mode.
Also, unlike previous versions where documents were organized into virtual notebooks named “spaces”, in this new software data is distributed into virtual paper stacks. Individual pages can be rearranged or previewed easily, just by being dragged or pinched, and written snippets can be grouped together into lists.
Also, users can create presentations or storyboards by combining text, images and sketches, or aggregate their ideas by laying them out like post-it notes on walls. Projects can be exported to PowerPoint, PDF, Dropbox, Keynote, or shared on social networks.
Another feature of this mobile software allows users to make to-do lists and reminders, by introducing the possibility to keep written notes, aside from just visual data. Lines of typed text can be transformed into checklists, where each bullet can be marked with a tick, upon completion of that particular task.
Other additions give users the possibility to doodle annotations on photos or to draw attention to a certain part of the image by using the Spotlight tool, which encircles the relevant portion and turns the rest to grayscale. Text notes can also be added to the sketches or diagrams, to function as legends explaining visual data more clearly.
Obviously, doing sketching work on the iPhone’s screen seems much more tedious than performing such editing and doodling on the larger iPad, but developers have added a feature allowing users to zoom in by pinching the portion they wish to enlarge. This way, they can work on minute details with precision and accuracy.
Those interested in trying out the new Paper app can download it for free from the App store or from FiftyThree’s website. The software can be used in conjunction with Pencil, FiftyThree’s Bluetooth stylus.
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