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New York Office
60 Hudson Street
Suite 1810
New York City, NY, 10013
Seattle Office


Co-Founder and CEO
Director of Hardware




People are at their best when they create, and the mission of FiftyThree is to put the essential tools for creation within arm’s reach. FiftyThree are the makers of Paper (Apple’s 2012 iPad App of the Year), and the widely acclaimed Pencil, the most expressive and natural tool for getting ideas on Paper.

With studios in New York and Seattle, FiftyThree brings together the craft of software, hardware and service design. FiftyThree is the space to create.

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Above: FiftyThree Screenshot -- #1
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Paper by FiftyThree
Tags sketching, diagramming, drawing, illustration

Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web. Try it free—buy additional tools from the in-App Store.

Paper was designed from the ground up for touch and creating on the go. No fussy buttons, settings or other distractions. Paper works the way you think, like a familiar notebook or journal. Have all of your ideas with you in one place.

Productivity meets beauty. No settings. Always beautiful—like great tools should be. Just pick up a tool and instantly begin to Sketch, Write, Draw, Outline and Color. Draw comes free with Paper.

Our custom ink engine reacts to your movements to optimize each tool for the process of creation. Get a range of expressions from a single tool without fussing with settings for great handwriting, beautiful coloring, and sketching that just works.

Built for the new iPad’s brilliant display. With a full 2048x1536 canvas, see stunning details in your creations you couldn’t before—like pencil texture and watercolor edge bleed.

Share your ideas instantly. Stream pages to Tumblr, send them over email, or share pages with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pencil by FiftyThree
Launch DateNovember 19, 2013

Great tools inspire great ideas. Pencil is the most natural and expressive tool for getting ideas on Paper. Advanced technology meets beautiful design to keep you in the flow, without needing to switch tools. With Erase, Blend, and adaptive Palm Rejection, Pencil puts creative possibility in your hands.

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Above: Home Page
Uploaded: 11/19/13
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Above: Designs
Uploaded: 11/19/13



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