Paper 3.3 is here, bringing with it new features and full support for the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. With expressive inks that respond to Apple Pencil's pressure and tilt sensor, and support for the iPad Pro's incredibly high-resolution display, Paper is where you take your ideas big or small.
The iPad Pro is an exciting new device for mobile productivity. FiftyThree has been at the forefront of pen-and-touch productivity dating back to 2008 when the founders worked on Microsoft's Courier concept.
With the launch of Paper in 2012 and our Bluetooth stylus, Pencil by FiftyThree soon after, opening up powerful new productivity experiences has been at the core of our mission to help anyone bring their ideas to life, big or small, on every-sized platform.
Paper on the iPad Pro unlocks a new era for productivity by giving big ideas room to grow, and a few Paper users had a chance to check it out in advance of release. Data visualization expert Catherine Madden noted that seeing the iPad Pro made her realize how quickly we're moving toward a tablet dominant workplace.
"People who don't have extensive training in design software will be empowered by the intuitive and creative tools available, literally at their fingertips. The iPad Pro and Paper's enhanced functionality on it is going to play a huge part in the future of productivity and innovation."
Catherine, who's worked with Fortune 500 companies globally, recently led a Skillshare class on visual thinking that used Paper to show how drawing data can communicate complex ideas simply and quickly. She often brings a sense of humor to her graphics. Below, she uses Paper to predict her commute time, and illustrate lyrics from Adele's "Hello."
For Usman Riaz, a TED Senior Fellow who's an animator and composer, he describes using the iPad Pro as the definitive Paper experience.
"I have been an avid Paper user since I discovered the app. The amazing team at FiftyThree has made the best drawing engine I have used on the iPad hands down. Now with the amazing precision of the Apple Pencil and the beautiful large display of the iPad Pro, artists will have a life size canvas to draw on. This is the definitive Paper experience, where the artist can let go and just create. Needless to say I am in love with the iPad Pro and using Paper on it."
Beyond optimizing Paper for the iPad Pro, version 3.3 introduces two new powerful features: the ability to reorder Spaces and pressure sensitive inks. Whether you're using your finger or a stylus, our Expressive Ink Engine now has full pressure sensitivity built-in for those using 3D-Touch enabled devices like the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
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