The above product video for Paper, an iPad app, is a bit daunting to say the least.  Or at least we felt overwhelmed watching it.  So without further ado we’re gonna boil it down into few sentences.

The folks behind Paper originally worked on Microsoft’s Courier project, which went south late last year and ultimately met it’s death.  But that didn’t stop them from developing an app.  In effect, Paper is a Moleskin notebook for your iPad.  Sure, there are plenty of other apps that let you draw and takes notes, though paper seems to have certain je n’sais que to it. That is to say that the functionality is very reminiscent of other apps, yet it boasts a certain classiness that generally is found in the traditional moleskin notebook.

We’re hearing that you get 5 writing tools, though the fountain pen and eraser are the only ones that come free – you’ll have to pay $2 for each tool.  No bueno, we no.  A total of nine color make up the palette set, but something tells us there is a bit more to them than that, especially after watching the demo video which shows someone draw water in one stroke.  Undo a step, much like in Photoshop where you can go back in your history, you simply need to twist two fingers counter-clockwise on the screen – we don’t know how many undos you can do.  To bring up your tools you just swipe up and if you want to segment your notes from your drawings and so forth you can choose from a variety of notebook covers that you can customize.

What’s the best part of all of this?  It’s free, unless of course want those aforementioned tools.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."