Papyrus - Natural Note Taking

Papyrus - Natural Note Taking

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+ By Steadfast Innovation, LLC

Papyrus is a natural handwriting note-taking app that you use just like paper, but with the flexibility and advantages of modern technology. With Papyrus, you can go beyond paper!

Papyrus allows you to take handwritten notes on your Android device using either an active pen (e.g. Samsung S Pen), passive stylus, or your finger. The vector graphics engine keeps your notes beautiful at any zoom level and on any device, while the simple and intuitive user interface allows you to take notes quickly and efficiently!

We'd love to hear your feedback and feature requests at

• Featured App in Google Play
• Category Honorable Mention for Productivity in the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen App Challenge (

Premium Features¹
• PDF Import - Easily write, draw, and markup on PDFs with all the powerful features available with a standard note. Also includes highlighter tool!
• Tool Pack - Adds a highlighter tool, a "true" eraser tool (erase parts of strokes), shape tools, and a text tool
• Cloud Services - Backup/restore and export notes as PDFs to cloud storage providers Dropbox and Box

Key Features
• Take notes naturally with a pen on active-pen enabled devices
• Take notes with your finger or passive stylus (non-active pen)
• Vector graphics engine
• Undo/redo, select, move, and resize
• Change the color and weight of selected items
• Cut, copy, and paste items between notes
• Multiple paper types and sizes
• Two finger scroll and pinch-to-zoom
• Two finger double tap to quickly jump to a specific zoom level
• Organize notes within notebooks (long press, drag and drop)
• Sort notes and notebooks
• Image import, crop, and resize
• Export notes to PDF, PNG, or JPEG for printing, archiving, or sharing
• Share notes with friends and colleagues via email, Evernote, and others
• Samsung Multi-Window support
• Shortcuts to create a new note or open a notebook
• Present notes on a secondary display (Android 4.2+)

Active Pen Device Exclusive Features
• Pressure sensitive pen for more natural writing
• Write with the pen, erase with your finger
• Hold pen side button for selection or quick flick gestures (undo/redo and tool/color popups)
• Use pen eraser to erase strokes or shapes

Active Pen Device support includes
• Samsung Galaxy Note, Note 2, Note 3, Note 8.0, Note 10.1, Note 10.1 2014 Edition, and Note Pro (S Pen)
• Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet
• Toshiba Excite Write

Information about active pen devices:

An explanation of each permission required by Papyrus can be seen here:

Attention: If you previously purchased any of the premium features through Samsung Apps, please contact us at (

If you encounter any bugs, please email us at with a description of the bug.

Papyrus is a product of Steadfast Innovation, LLC. Our mission is to provide products and services that make the most of the latest advancements in technology. We are committed to providing the best experience to our customers. We would love to hear from you!



¹These features are available via in-app purchasing. Your support keeps us innovating!

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Recently changed in this version

• Added Presentation Mode (Android 4.2+)!
• Various improvements and fixes for PDF rendering
• Various bug fixes and improvements

Comments and ratings for Papyrus - Natural Note Taking
  • (67 stars)

    by Rick Gilliland on 22/07/2014

    This is one of my most used apps! The one feature I would love to see is the ability to snap to the background grid and finer control over that grid. Otherwise, three thumbs up!

  • (67 stars)

    by Alex Moore on 22/07/2014

    I would recommend this app for anyone who takes notes seriously. Love all the features, great support.

  • (67 stars)

    by Jeet Phulwani on 21/07/2014

    Excellent app for taking urgent notes without pen and Paper.. I use it extensively for notes on the phone...

  • (67 stars)

    by Charles Alexander on 21/07/2014

    When using a stylus on a galaxy note device, the lines in papyrus have a weird glitch that gives a bit of a check-mark appearance to them. This makes it really bad even for drawing doodles and hurts feasibility of text. It doesn't always happen, but they need better smoothing code to reject this spurious glitch at the beginning if strokes. I've tried it with three different note devices (note 2

  • (67 stars)

    by ACE BLACK LLC on 21/07/2014

    Everything I need.

  • (67 stars)

    by Tom Wright on 21/07/2014

    Best app I've tried for writing maths on a tablet

  • (67 stars)

    by Hany G. on 20/07/2014

    It is very good app , very useful for taking notes on pdf files and during meetings.