Papyrus is now Squid! More info: Take handwritten notes naturally on your Windows device! With Squid you can write just like you would on paper using an active pen, passive stylus, or your finger. 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! Squid 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. Squid takes special advantage of active pens on capable devices to provide natural, pressure sensitive handwriting. Just write with the pen and erase with your finger! Squid is designed to be both powerful and simple to use, allowing you to take notes quickly and efficiently. PREMIUM FEATURES¹ • 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. Also unlocks handwriting search (not currently available on Windows Phone). • 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. Website: Twitter: Facebook: Google+: Youtube: ¹These features are available via in-app purchasing. Your support keeps us innovating!

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Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Papyrus is now Squid! More info:


  • 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

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture x86, x64, ARM
Touch Integrated Touch
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture x86, x64, ARM
Touch Integrated Touch

Additional info

Published by
Steadfast Innovation LLC
Copyright © 2015, Steadfast Innovation, LLC

Approximate download size
14.05 MB - 30.1 MB


Use your microphone
Access your Internet connection
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.

In-app purchases
$2.99 - $4.99

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

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Platform: PC

The whole app has crashed on me

My notes broke, they won't load anymore without freezing the app. Lost 8 pages of important notes. This is after I spent money on the additional tools and cloud backup. Very disappointed in this app. Use at your own risk.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Choppy writing when page size is set

i5 SP4 - The writing is perfectly smooth when the page size is set to infinity, but as soon as you change the page size to A5 or any other size, the writing is choppy all of the sudden. If the writing was always smooth, like it is in the Bamboo Paper app, Squid would be the best note taking app there is for Windows 10, by far. And I, as well as others I'm sure, would buy all the add on packs if this one simple problem was corrected. I want to use this app, I just can't if the writing isn't smooth. Here that devs? I will give you my money if you fix this!

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Good but needs some features in android version

Loved this app on Android. Still use it there. Windows version is as good BUT you cannot turn pages from main screen. WHY NOT????? If this is changed I recommend 100%. Erasing with your finger is an awesome feature!

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Love the app, but i need the tools. That's why they made it in-app purchases I guess..




Platform: PC

PDF Export

PDF Export to Dropbox does not work. JPG and PNG do, but PDF does not. Should also be able to save to the computer's hard drive.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Almost really, really good

It's not as good as Toshiba's TruNote app, which is THE best handwritten note taking app (kid you not). But you can only use it on Toshiba's devices so I had to find something to use on my SP4. Squid is still better than OneNote (too many menus, too many options, two different apps), Scrble (blah), Metamoji Note (overpriced with a mediocre UI) and Bamboo Page/Paper (why two mediocre apps instead of one good app?). Plumbago is new & promising but needs features. Pros: - Importing images - taking audio notes (very cool) - selecting & changing line color - Way better zoom handling than the competitors (except TruNote) Cons: - no swiping between pages - Global default paper style only - can't set paper style per notebook (SO IRRITATING) - no true export (can't save, can only export to another app as an attachment - how friggin bizarre) - too many clicks & swipes to go from page to notebook to home screen - limited paper choices - the lasso tool only selects in rectangles

13 out of 13 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Poor backup/restore

I downloaded this app to my Note phone and Note 10 tablet and have used it periodically for a few years now. For simply writing notes, it's great. However, I bought all the "premium" features on one device, but I couldn't use them on the other device without buying them again. So I bought them again because I really needed the devices to sync, but they don't. Now, after downloading on Windows and buying the cloud service, AGAIN, I still can't access my own databases. UGH.... I really want to like this app and support the development, but the way they force you to buy very simple tools, then buy them for every device, feels like being "nickeled and dimed." Then, after giving them your money, the services you pay for don't work. I've tried contacting the developers thru Google Play, but never heard back from them. Sad.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

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

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

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!!

8 out of 9 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC


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.

10 out of 10 people found this helpful.



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