Best Drawing Apps for iPad: Paper by Fifty Three

When it comes to the latest iPads, drawing, painting and photo-editing should be a breeze. Well, if you’ve found the right apps, otherwise you’ll end up confused and frustrated thanks to apps that aren’t exactly performing as they’re supposed too. Today, we’re presenting you with the answer to your longtime searches, as we review one of the best drawing apps for iPad, Paper by Fifty Three.

Paper by Fifty Three is a free iOS drawing app that was recently awarded with Apple’s iPad app of the Year (for 2012), which is obviously something that’s hard to ignore. Most reviewers and consumer feedback seem to agree: Paper is the simplest and most beautiful drawing app for iOs, giving the iPad drawing experience quite the real feel and basic awesomeness of a drawing tablet.

“Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web” reads Fifty Three’s short description of its iOS drawing app on App Store. It can also make a PDF version of your sketchbook and share it via Dropbox, GoodReader, iBooks and iOS Kindle.

The app works in landscape mode and gives the user five standard and free tools to sketch, write, draw, outline and color allowing you to make lists and diagrams too in a space that’s 2048 x 1536. The notebook interface is sleek and lean, as you just basically flip through pages with your index finger to see the content. Just tap on the screen and you will be displayed with a clean “dashboard” that contains an eraser, a drawing pen and some basic colors.

For the professional artist, Paper is a drawing app that is well worth the price. For everybody else, the app is great, but the price is hardly justified since the 5 essential tools (sketch, write, draw, outline and color) aren’t exactly that appealing for the average user.

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