Now you can annotate photos and create text notes in Paper

When you start with Paper, there will be two default spaces: Learn Paper and My Ideas. Any note that is created from the home screen of the app will show up in My Ideas by default. You can also “follow” other Paper users and see their public sketches and notes in the “People You Follow” space. To make a new space, scroll all the way to the top and tap on the “Create A Space” button. Doing this will make a new one called “Space,” and you can customize the details by tapping on the name.


Another big change with Paper is the fact that you now have to create an account in order to use it. You can sign up by email, and the process is quick and painless, though it is another login to remember. The benefit of making an account is so that all of your sketches and notes will be synced and accessible from any device that has Paper on it. Personally, I like having an account so my data is not lost, but I know others may disagree.


If you were in love with the notebooks that made Paper unique, then I’m afraid to say that these are no more. Instead, Paper has now gone with “Spaces” and piles of paper sheets instead of the clean and neat-looking notebooks that everyone loved. While I’m not completely heartbroken, since there are still some smooth and fluid animations as you transition from space-to-space, this does feel a bit more cluttered and messy than the previous approach. Perhaps time will change things, but the notebooks were a big deal for many. The Spaces can still be “customized” by choosing different covers, which are now just circles with a color, design, icon, or photo laying on top of the sheets of paper. The typography that the developers have used for the general design of the app (sans serif), as well as the notes (serif) is beautiful and legible, which is nice. Navigating through the app is still fairly intuitive too, since it makes use of the swiping and pinching gestures that have been used by pretty much everyone at this point.


When Paper originally debuted in 2012, I loved having the app on my 3. I don’t have any artistic talent, but it was still fun to come up with small doodles or write out messy notes for fun whenever I was bored. I loved Paper’s interface with the notebooks and always-accessible drawing tools, so I was eager to give the app a try on the when the update hit.


Paper – Notes, Photo Annotation, and Sketches by FiftyThree (Free) by FiftyThree, Inc. received a large update last week that finally brought one of the best sketching to the iPhone. But the update didn’t just bring Paper to the iPhone, it brought a slew of new features and several changes, so was it worth it?

Have A Simpler Time Dealing with Time with these iPhone and iPad Time Management Applications

Nearly everyone has issues with time management–regardless of who they are or what they do for a living. Even those who try to run their lives like clockwork can have difficulty staying on task, being prompt and recalling the things they must complete on a daily basis. There are lots of reasons for this. The biggest reason for it is that, thanks to tablets and smart phones, we’ve got many distractions at our fingertips that are just begging for our attentions daily. In this article we’re going to teach you how to use that iphone or iPad as a time management tool rather than as a time management wrecking ball.

Download and install Instapaper. Instapaper is an application which you can use not just on your mobile phone or tablet but on your computer as well. It is one of those excellent time saving “read later” applications. How frequently, throughout your day, do you find useful sites or articles that you really want to read but don’t have time to really explore? And how frequently have you allowed your schedule to be derailed because you didn’t think you’d remember the article or website later so you read or explored it right then? Instapaper integrates with Twitter and other apps to allow you to save all of those links so that you can read it later. The hyperlinks you save are kept in one primary account. This means that you can use any gadget (mobile phone, tablet, and laptop) to catch up on your reading if you have the time.

Wunderlist is a fantastic software. It’s a basic to-do list application but it’s not bogged down by a lot of complex interfaces or graphics. You could sit down with this app each day and enter all of the things you would like to accomplish. It does not cost anything to use. You’ll be able to sync it to various devices and it really is simple to operate. Simply train yourself to check the application as frequently as you check your email and you are going to quickly see just how much simpler it is for you to stay on task.

Everynote is definitely handy. It gives you a central location through which you could organize your random thoughts, your downloads, your pics, your emails and much more. It is not just syncable between devices (like your desktop computer) you could use it with your other software (like Wunderlist) also. The most important drawback is that this application costs money. It is possible to pay $5 each month for a monthly subscription or you can spend $45 and invest in a year’s worth of service.

Agenda is the must have calendar app. This is true for all kinds of different reasons but the major reason you need this is you can sync it both to iCalendar (the calendar Macs and Apple products use) and Google calendar. This makes the management of your calendar less complicated, especially for those with PCs and iPhones since they just have to key in their information into a single, centralized location and it can be accessed on a number of other devices. Additionally, it is actually pretty.

There are so many different time management applications you can use. We believe these are the best but if you do a bit of homework you will find plenty of others.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author