Papyrus - Natural Note Taking

Papyrus - Natural Note Taking
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Steadfast Innovation, LLC

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14 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8

App requires

  • internet connection
  • microphone
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
  • video and still capture
  • photos library
  • data services
  • Proximity
  • movement and directional sensor
  • web browser component
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Supported languages (10)

English (United States) العربية Deutsch Español (España, alfabetización internacional) español (México) français italiano русский Tiếng Việt 中文(简体)
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Take handwritten notes naturally on your Windows Phone! With Papyrus you can write just like you would on paper using your finger or passive stylus. Easily mark-up 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. 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 is designed to be both powerful and simple to use, allowing you to take notes quickly and efficiently.

NOTICE: If you’re seeing an update error (80073cf6), remove all pinned notes and try again. There is a bug in some versions of Windows Phone 8.1 that is causing this.

 • Take notes with your finger or passive stylus
 • 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
 • Insert, delete, and rearrange pages within a note
 • Erase entire strokes with the stroke eraser
 • Two finger scroll and pinch-to-zoom
 • Two finger double tap to quickly jump to a specific zoom level
 • Default zoom levels for infinite and fixed size pages
 • Organize notes within notebooks
 • Attach labels to notes to quickly find them in search
 • Import, crop, and resize images
 • Record and attach audio and video to a note
 • Export notes to PDF, PNG, or JPEG for printing, archiving, or sharing
 • Share notes with friends and colleagues via email, Evernote, etc.
 • Pin notes to Start screen for quick access

 • 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.

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

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


¹These features are available via in-app purchasing. Your support keeps us innovating!
NOTICE: If you’re seeing an update error (80073cf6), remove all pinned notes and try again. There is a bug in some versions of Windows Phone 8.1 that is causing this.

Papyrus has been completely redesigned for better usability and aesthetics!

There are many new features and improvements, including:
 • Import and mark up PDFs with the new PDF Import premium feature
 • New highlighter tool (part of the Tool Pack or PDF Import premium features)
 • Insert, delete, and rearrange pages within a note with the new page management screen
 • Attach labels to notes to quickly find them in search
 • Default zoom levels for infinite and fixed size pages
 • Two finger double tap to jump to specific zoom levels on infinite and fixed size pages
 • New zoom options to quickly fit a page to the width or height of your device’s screen
 • Improved image cropper allows you to resize and crop an image directly in the note editor
 • Ability to apply page settings to all the pages in a note
 • Easily try out the premium features to decide if they’re right for you!
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  • by Nerik 1/10/2015
    Awesome! Gets better with every update!
  • by Gonzalo Martin 1/10/2015
    The best note-taking App that I've ever seen. Highly recommended
  • by Marcin 1/9/2015
    Best app I used so far, thanks guys - now I have a reason to buy a stylus ;)
  • by Ehab 1/4/2015
  • by Mardari 1/3/2015
    This app would be perfection if only you could use the on screen keyboard.I keep it without using it:((
  • by Zeen 11/21/2014
    Very nice update at this time, I am switch to Papyrus from In notes.
  • by Alireza 11/18/2014
    Amazing app but just add functionality to work with Microsoft OneDrive
  • by Jernej 11/18/2014
    I like advance drawing features. :)
  • by Andrej 11/17/2014
    Very nice app. There is also a tablet version that is even better because you have more space to draw, and it even has an active pen support.
  • by tyson 11/17/2014
    Good idea but not pretty good in realization. It's nice to be able write manually (without keyboard) in your phone but this app a little bit running behind when you type quite fast.