The Notes app for iOS devices is a perfectly serviceable tool for jotting down ideas, but it hardly breeds too much creativity. If only there were a better way to get your ideas down. That’s where Paper, a new app from the team behind Microsoft’s Courier tablet concept comes in.
It eschews complex menus for a very organic, sparse look and gesture-based navigation. The idea is that you create an infinite number of virtual ‘notebooks’, all of which can be uniquely designed. It’s a logical evolution of the kind of intuitive UI experience designed for Microsoft’s ambitious, but never released, Courier tablets.
Inside each notebook live your sketches and hand-written notes. The tools are there for you to scrawl words or full-blown works of art, but the idea is all about speed and ease of use: you need to be able to get the ideas out of your head and onto the virtual page as quickly as possible.
While to make the most out of Paper you’ll need an iPad stylus, it’s a worthy download regardless: who knows what kind of creative genius you could come up with? Paper is available for the iPad now for free.
Watch the video above to see it in action.