If this isn't an infinite canvas it's not worth much imo. Just a more structured sketchbook, which is never really what you want from your sketchbook.
This. Literally one of only two complaints with this app, the extremely limited space / awkward aspect ratio.
Complaint #2 is the zoom feature, while intuitive, doesn't scale tools the same way across the board so it can be confusing.
Don't get me wrong I like Paper, but I found nothing so far that beats sketching app flows and UIs on (A3) paper. And agree with Joel, this would need an infinite canvas.
So, why would I use this compared to pen and paper?
Just a few reasons (that work for me):
- You can't "undo" with pen & paper. Perhaps with a pencil, but it can get messy. And then, you can't "redo".
- You can't move stuff around on paper.
- It's faster for sharing; if you work remotely, you need to either take a picture or use a scanner when you use pen & paper.
Thanks Ivan. Does it have an infinite canvas?
no, AFAIK it doesn't have one. But then again, A4 isn't infinite either :).
Agree on all accounts, but numbers 1 & 2 are not so much disadvantages as they are natural characteristics of the process — not being able to undo shifts the way you work.
It definitely does, but I do work faster when I have the ability to undo.
Does working on pen & paper improve your workflow? how so?
I like working on pen & paper specially when I'm pairing with someone. Using an A3 (or a notebook) while you doodle lets you see not only the ideas that were selected, but also the scrapped ones — and the decisions made along the way.
It's also a great way to flesh out concept and copy for a design: just dump every word and phrase that comes to mind until solid copy starts to form. Having a thesaurus with you makes for a killer combo.
In the end it's more personal choice and your environment (i.e. working locally makes it much more viable) than anything else, though. But I do have an iPad and never really got into sketching with it.
cool, thanks for sharing your process :)
We made a lil' parody video based on Paper - https://vimeo.com/127749826
The Paper app seems awesome--but remember, there are alternatives ;)
This is going to make wireframing a much more enjoyable process.
Just got this update and this makes the application a lot more versatile. I've tried to do these types of block diagrams before on the tablet and it's just not the same. These new features make it a lot easier to organize components and layout logical flows.
Now all I need are some Watch, iPhone and iPad wireframe custom page templates that I can load.
I like http://www.adonit.net/forge/ way more than the Paper app. The ability to make moodboards and projects, is really cool
This is really nice for people like me who really can't draw. I mean, I can't even draw a straight line!
Totally agree about the canvas, is so necessary more space, but i dont know if the infinite canvas is the correct solution. I imagine something like google map presentation, where the canvas is recreated just when is need.
The new set tools are impressive consistent and will be really useful. Yet I still hate the zoom :/ beautiful but unproductive. By far, I prefer the tradicional zoom behavior.
And although the new tools it has taken a long development time for Paper Team, i think than adobe also is doing a great work with Adobe Comp CC! https://www.adobe.com/products/comp.html
Until it starts supporting other styluses out there, not just Pencil, Paper is no go for me.