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5 stars out of 5
· 11/25/2015
Pretty great

Tried it for a bit, and looks great. Some features I would love to see (and even pay for) missing: 1)add continuous view for a note, meaning you can scroll down through all the pages. 2)when importing PDFs (and in general) add a feature to copy pieces of the document and paste it elsewhere in the note (something like a snipping tool). 3) the pen input is less smooth, meaning there are jagged edges to the pen input in comparison with other apps, like onenote or bamboo paper for example. 4)export locally (to device)? Can't find the option, which is weird since I believe it exists for android... Otherwise, looks great. Will try using this for university classes. would love to see how this app grows

4 stars out of 5
· 11/21/2015
Almost Perfect

Really needs a direct print option (can't print from this app) and a "save as" option. This app allows you to export the file to dropbox, fresh paint, and email (surface 3 with windows 10), but there isn't a way to save the file to your device, or a way to rename the file after editing it. Please offer a direct print option at the very least!!

1 stars out of 5
· 11/16/2015

I am using the android version of this app for 2 years now for taking notes at classes. It is amazing. However the windows version need a lot of work. I was thinking about getting a surface but no way I would ever pay for this performance. Every single time that I use this app I would at least get 1 error. I can never share my notes properly. Please, please fix this via update.

4 stars out of 5
· 11/14/2015
Awesome but needs a few things

I love how well it writes and all the different paper types. I think the pen could use some higher sizes and I wish I could design covers for the notebooks.

2 stars out of 5
· 10/31/2015
Only good at first look

Overall this is an "ok" app. 1. It doesn't export to anything reliably. Getting a PDF out of it to the local system simply is NOT possible. 2. It doesn't support simple copy & paste except within the app itself. 3. It's awkward moving between pages of information. 4. No printing support. 5. Using it with the Surface Pro 3 is awkward and ungainly. 6. Organizing notes doesn't feel right, it's awkward. 7. To do anything other than draw a line you need to buy several features. (the PDF import feature, not so great because of the page flipping mechanism) The upside to Squid is it's use of tools. You can have your finger, pen, and action buttons all do something different. Which is awesome! I really wish OneNote would copy this functionality. Overall, this app works. It has many bugs. If you download it, if you spend any money on it, have fun! Hope it's what you want! :) For me, I will keep looking for an alternative.

2 stars out of 5
· 11/15/2015
Poor performance vs. Android version

On my 2013 Galaxy Note 8.0, I had no issues with Squid. In fact, on that now 3 year old device, it was very smooth and performed well. On my i5 8GB Surface Pro 4 however, the performance is quite poor. Issues I've had so far include lag while scrolling and zooming, lag while deleting strokes using the stroke erase tool, and input delay while writing. This is disappointing because I liked the app enough from my Android experience to purchase the addons again on the Windows Store before I realized how flawed the app is in its current state. On top of these issues, I would have hoped that the backups I produced on my Android device could enable me to restore to the Windows version, but that is not the case apparently (I tried). Also, since this is a full-fledged windows application, why can't I open it twice in split screen? I have to use another application to markup PDFs I read while I write with Squid. On the SP4's screen there's plenty of room for two instances of Squid!

2 stars out of 5
· 9/29/2015
No Google drive support/auto save

This is a wonderful app but it lacks Google drive support and autosave, which in my opinion are critical flaws. I purchased all PR.emium perks and expected a higher degree of premium options like the aforementioned options, however this is not the case. I hope this changes in the future as this writing app is my favorite app for note taking in medschool

1 stars out of 5
· 9/22/2015

I have tons of notes that I can no longer open!! I have important numbers in there and I can tap my notes to death and they don't open. Nothing happens and it sucks. Did that sometimes with Papyrus.

5 stars out of 5
· 8/8/2015

And you have done great job with this update. Thanks. Please make universal app with tablet support.

5 stars out of 5
· 10/23/2015
All my issues fixed...

all of my issues have been fixed! Great app...thx developers.

stars out of 5


  • Take notes with your active pen, 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

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Papyrus is now Squid! More info: http://goo.gl/Bc3PYc

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