Papyrus - Natural Note Taking

Papyrus - Natural Note Taking

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Take handwritten notes naturally on your Android tablet or phone! With Papyrus you can write just like you would on paper using an active pen, passive stylus, or your finger. Easily markup PDFs to fill out forms, edit/grade papers, or sign documents. Import images, draw shapes, and add typed text to your notes. Quickly select, copy/paste, and move content between pages and notes. Organize your notes within notebooks and increase your productivity!

Turn your device into a virtual whiteboard or give presentations in a class, meeting, or conference by wirelessly casting to a TV/projector (e.g. using Miracast, Chromecast). Export notes as PDFs or images, then share them with others or store them in the cloud!

Papyrus is vector based - keeping your notes beautiful at any zoom level and on any device. You can erase entire letters and words quickly with the stroke eraser tool, or just parts of words with the true eraser tool. The selection tool allows you to change the color and thickness of your handwriting and even resize a drawing whenever you want without any loss in quality.

Papyrus takes special advantage of active pens on capable devices to provide natural, pressure sensitive handwriting. Just write with the pen and erase with your finger!

Papyrus is designed to be both powerful and simple to use, allowing you to take notes quickly and efficiently.

Help us translate Papyrus at

• Featured App in Google Play
• Category Honorable Mention for Productivity in the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen App Challenge (
• Popular Choice Award in the Dual Screen App Challenge (

Key Features
• Take notes naturally with a pen and erase with your finger on active pen enabled devices (e.g. Galaxy Note devices with S Pen)
• Take notes with your finger or passive stylus on non-active pen devices (e.g. Nexus 7)
• Vector graphics engine
• Multiple paper types (e.g. blank, ruled, graph) and sizes (e.g. infinite, letter, A4)
• Undo/redo, select, move, and resize
• Change the color and weight of selected items
• Cut, copy, and paste items between notes
• 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
• Import, crop, and resize images
• Export notes to PDF, PNG, or JPEG for printing, archiving, or sharing
• Share notes with friends and colleagues via email, Evernote, etc.
• Samsung Multi-Window support
• Shortcuts to create a new note or open a notebook
• Present notes on a secondary display (Android 4.2+)

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

Google Play for Education customers can install both this app and the Papyrus EDU License 2014-2015 app to unlock all premium features for the current academic year. See

Information about active pen devices:

Explanation of required permissions:

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

We would love to hear any feedback or feature requests you have at


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

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Recently changed in this version

• Fixed crash when tapping on some menu items (e.g. Export)
• Papyrus is now available in 21 languages!
• Long press on the current page number to access page actions: select all, clear page, insert page, and delete page
• S Pen side button can now be used on the Note 4 and Note Edge!
• Fixed issue with selection tool on the Note 4 and other high res devices
• Fixed issue when pasting to prevent items from being placed outside the page origin
• Various bug fixes and improvements

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

    by lukman hakim on 21/12/2014

    Feature are very good, but too bad its hand writing experience not as natural as writing on s note

  • (67 stars)

    by Zaid Azhar on 20/12/2014

    Categorizing unfiled notes crashes the app.

  • (67 stars)

    by Michael Ware on 20/12/2014

    I have an old 7-inch tablet with an active digitizer that I've wanted to use for taking notes. Papyrus is perfect. Runs on the old hardware, supports pressure sensitivity, and has the features I need. Reminds me a lot of S-Note.

  • (67 stars)

    by Sergiy Bezridny on 20/12/2014

    App has some issues which get me fed up sometimes ((

  • (67 stars)

    by Sam Dehdashti on 20/12/2014

    This is a good app but it can be much better with a few improvements. The handwriting feature is great and feels almost as good as writing on a piece of paper. Being able to import pdf documents is a great feature and is the main reason I got this app instead of using the Samsung app that came with the note. What needs turn to be added is the ability to share a pdf document once notes have be

  • (67 stars)

    by Azzafir Patel on 19/12/2014

    Love the app. Also the part where you can use 2 fingers to swipe up and create limitless page. Thanks all.

  • (67 stars)

    by Pitz Sumz on 19/12/2014

    I use a note 2 n this app is off the hook. Way better than the S Note. Thanks guys!