The drawing, sketching and collaboration app Paper by FiftyThree has long been one of the iPad’s genuine must-haves. Well now it’s coming to your smaller screen too, with a new iPhone version said to be on the way.
Not much is known about the smaller screen (though if you use an iPhone 6 Plus, only slightly smaller) version of the app, though judging by a preview screenshot on the company’s website there will be a heavy emphasis placed on scrap-booking and photographs as well as drawings.
The screenshot shows a mixture of hand-drawn maps, notated photos, lists and other productivity elements which would be new to the iPhone.
The app will also presumably incorporate Mix, Fifty-Three’s nifty drawing social network, and feature compatibility with the Pencil stylus — among the finest available for Apple’s tablets.
An iPhone version of the app has long been on the cards for the company:
“When we look at the iPhone 6 we think ‘that’s a really nice large screen’,” FiftyThree CEO Georg Petschnigg told HuffPost late last year.
“It’s really just interpreting what makes most sense [for an iPhone screen]. What role does the phone play? At this point it’s clear that the phone is a device that plays in your creative process for sure, and it has with cameras and also some drawing, but we think it could be more.”
We will have to wait and see what happens with the iPhone version of the app, and we have few details other than the fact “it’s coming”, but WIRED can’t wait to see what form it takes. However the classic Paper experience is shrunk down to the iPhone’s form factor, we’re sure it will be worth exploring.