User Manual


How to use this manual

This manual is here to help you by using Endless Paper’s tools and features.

You can read it linearly or simply navigate to the appropriate section.

Tap on the section you would like to visit in the “table of contents”, or directly tap your request in the “search bar” (to access the search bar, tap cmd+F on your keyboard) if you already have a precise idea of what you’re looking for.

If you have a specific question in mind, check out our FAQ!

If you already know how to use our app and just need a simple recap with our last update, go to the What’s new section.

Tip: You can put this manual in a “split screen” to quickly access it without leaving your canvas! For this, just tap on the three dots at the top of your screen to either select the two rectangles side by side, or the rectangle with a smaller one inside. The first option will divide your screen between this manual and any other app (just select Endless Paper). The second one will put this manual in a smaller window that you will be able to access and/or hide by swiping left or right.

split screen of the doc and the app

What is Endless Paper

Introducing Endless Paper; an all-new kind of app featuring an infinite canvas! This lets you take handwritten notes, sketch diagrams, explore and grow ideas visually, brainstorm with your team, organize your thoughts spatially, and so much more…

Deliberately simple yet powerful, incredibly fast, Endless Paper is as natural to use as pen & paper - without the limitations of a physical medium!

Whether you are a student taking notes, a manager brainstorming on your next project, or a renowned artist wanting to diversify their portfolio, Endless Paper is a versatile tool to help you increase your productivity and creativity by providing an infinite whiteboard to spatially organize your thoughts.

You won't ever need to artificially seperate your work into different documents! Endless Paper’s unique infinite canvas allows you to organize every facet of your life in one single file. Yet, you can divide your notes into different archive files if necessary. Either way, Endless Paper gives you a sense of freedom that helps you stay organized in a manner that best suits you.

To use Endless Paper you need an iPad and an Apple Pencil or a Logi Crayon.


Endless Paper (Ul) tries to be as distraction-free and low cognitive as possible. As a convention, destructive actions are signaled using either an orange or red color screen.

You’ll see that Endless Paper has also divided its controls between hand gestures for navigating the canvas and stylus actions for interacting with your project.


You can easily navigate through your canvas with your hands. However you’ll need a stylus to draw and interact with your project.

Stylus interactions

Your stylus allows you to draw and modify content on your canvas. Endless Paper requires an Apple Pencil or Logi Crayon other styluses are not supported. If you have one of these two styluses and still face some issues, visit our Help section.

Drawing and Writing

You can draw and write on your canvas with your stylus the same way you use a regular pencil, just by simply touching your device’s screen with your stylus then select a brush in the Toolbar to start creating!


You can erase certain parts of your canvas by using the Eraser. Alternatively, you can erase your last stroke using the undo function. To use the eraser, just select it from the Toolbar and pass your stylus over the undesired part of your canvas.

Your stylus might have a shortcut for the eraser, try tapping twice on the side of your stylus.

If you wish to disable this shortcut, just change your settings on ‘double-tap’. On your Ipad go to Settings > Apple Pencil, then choose:

  • Switch between current tool and eraser
  • Switch between current tool and last used
  • Show color palettex
Tip: If you wish to only erase what’s inside the radius of the brush, use a brush with the background color selected instead of the eraser. Tip: To erase a large part of your canvas, or even a whole section of it, zoom out and increase the size of your eraser. Everything will be gone in no time!


Your stylus reacts to pressure. This means that the harder you press on your stylus while scribbling, the larger your stroke will be. This can be useful if you wish to create beautiful artwork or try to add a calligraphic quality to your notes.

However, not all brushes respond to pressure. The sensibility of the brushes can vary, for example; the “technical pen” is designed to offer constant thickness.

If you have any issues with your pencils' pressure sensibility, please check out our Help section.

Hand Gestures

Your hands can also interact with some settings and assets in your canvas.


You might have noticed a Toolbar on the left side of your screen? To make this disappear, simply swipe it to the left. To make the toolbar reappear simply swipe right from the left edge of the screen. If you swipe it further to the right you’ll have access to additional options in the extended toolbar.

Add a picture

Drag & Drop a picture

You can drag and drop pictures onto your canvas from other apps.

To drag and drop pictures onto your canvas you’ll need to put Endless Paper and the other app in a split screen mode: just tap on the three dots at the top of your screen while using Endless Paper. Tap on the button in the middle with two little rectangles, then select the other app with your desired picture.

Press your finger on the picture for a few seconds and then gently drag it to your canvas on Endless Paper.

Move a picture in Endless Paper

To move a picture on Endless Paper it needs to be activated - simply put your finger on it for a few seconds until it becomes translucent.

Now your picture can be moved around your canvas by putting your finger on it and dragging it around to wherever you need it to go.

Tip: you can activate multiple pictures at once and you can also resize an image by pinching your fingers together or apart.

To rotate a picture, start by putting two fingers on the selected pictures and move them in an opposite direction (up and down for example).

Warning: it ignores transparent areas of image assets when picking. You can desable it by deactivating the "Transparency Aware Picking" button in the Option Tab, in the settings pop-over.

Rotation Snapping

You’ll notice that your picture tends to freeze in certain positions - that’s the Rotation Snapping. The rotation snapping is here to help you have a cleaner look on your notes by forcing your pictures to become straight or rotated around a multiple of 45 degrees.

If you wish to rotate your picture freely then disable this feature in the Option tab. You can tap on the “gear button” at the top right corner of your screen to see the settings popover. Tap on the second “gear button” at the bottom left of this popover to see the “Option tab”.

snapping in position a bunny picture

Picture’s Actions

To interact with a picture, you need to activate it by tapping it twice. Following this, a list of available commands will pop up.

  • To duplicate your selected picture by tapping on the “Duplicate” button. The new image is now activated : you can interact with the two pictures at the same time.
  • To move your picture behind your scribbles and other pictures (to the background) just tap on the “To Back” button. To put your picture in front of your scribbles and other pictures (in the foreground), just tap on the “To Front” button.
  • To replace your picture with another one, tap on the “Replace” button.
  • To erase a picture, tap on the “Remove” button.

pictures' settings

Lock a picture

To lock a picture into place and prevent further or accidental changes, you have to tap on the selected picture to see its options and then tap on the “Lock” button. Your picture will be fully opaque again and will stay in place. If in the future you wish to modify it again, just hold your finger on it for a few seconds.

Tip: Pictures will automatically lock themselves on your canvas if left unattended for a few seconds. Tip: Pictures with transparent areas can be manipulated by interacting with its visible, non-transparent part.

Undo & Restore

On the top left hand corner of your screen there are two arrow buttons. The one arrow pointing to the left is the “undo button” - tapping on it will cancel your previous actions on your canvas. The arrow pointing to the right is the “restore button” - it will restore any undone actions.

If you cannot see these buttons, you might be in “full-screen mode”. You can make your Toolbar visible again by swiping from the left side of your screen to the center. You can disable the “full screen mode” in the Option Tab.

You cannot undo or restore actions after closing the app and ending your session.

Tip: Simply double tap anywhere on the screen with two fingers to quickly undo something and three fingers to restore.


The “Toolbar” is located on the left side of your screen. It combines all the tools you may need for quick access.

By default, your toolbar is visible and lets you choose between four brushes, an eraser and six different colors.

You can hide your toolbar and enter the full screen mode to be more focused on your work by putting your finger on the toolbar and swiping it quickly to the left. (If you wish to hide your toolbar while still being able to see the other buttons, you can disable the full screen mode in the Option Tab.)

You can make your toolbar appear by swiping right from the left edge of the screen.

The “extended toolbar” allows you to modify your brushes and colors in more detail. You can make the extended toolbar appear like a drawer: simply put your finger on the already visible toolbar and swipe it to the right.

Brushes (and eraser)

There are 3 types of brushes in Endless Paper:

  • The pen
  • The brush
  • The technical pen

Additionally to this list, there is a highlighter and an eraser.


The brushes work the same way as writing on paper does with a pen or a pencil. This means that when drawing/writing, your scribbles will accumulate on top of other things already on the canvas.


The “pen” is designed to be a comfortable alternative to the other two options and is the best choice for note taking. In the extended toolbar, you can choose between two sizes, which is perfect for easily switching between two types of notes (titles and plain texts for example).

It moderately reacts to pressure like a ballpoint pen, allowing you to keep a fairly uniform line. To use the pen, simply tap on it in the toolbar to select it.

pen test

Paint brush

The “paint brush” reacts strongly to the stylus pressure giving you extra creative control over your stroke thickness. With its large variety of sizes in the extended toolbar, this brush is the perfect choice for drawings. In the toolbar, it is the second option starting from the top. To use the "paint brush", just select it by tapping on it once.

brush test

Technical pen

The “technical pen” is the best brush to quickly annotate a picture or draw a quick scheme.

It is the most stable option. Its line size doesn’t vary no matter the pressure and the size range in the extended toolbar is as stable as the pen, and at the same time has more than just a large or a small option.

To start using the “technical pen”, just tap on it in the toolbar - it is the third button from the top.

technical pen test


The “highlighter” is the perfect option to make your ideas pop out!

To use the highlighter tool, just select it by tapping on it in the toolbar - between the mechanical pencil and the eraser. Then trace your line over a word or any part of your canvas to highlight it.


The “eraser” is the last option in the toolbar just above the selected palette.

To erase elements of your canvas, just tap on the element once in the toolbar to select it and then put your stylus over the undesired part.

Your stylus might have a shortcut for the “eraser”, try tapping twice on the side of your stylus.

If you wish to disable this shortcut, just change your settings for ‘double-tap’. On your Ipad go to Settings > Apple Pencil, then choose:

  • Switch between current tool and eraser
  • Switch between current tool and last used
  • Show color palette
  • Off

Double-tap only works with second generation Apple Pencils.

Tip: to erase a large section of your canvas without any precision, you can zoom out of the undesired section and then select a big eraser size in the extended toolbar. You’ll be able to erase everything in no time! Tip: if you wish to have more control on your eraser stroke like in other drawing apps, why not switch to a regular white brush to mimic the background?

Brushes options

Every brush shares the same set of options about its size and its layers. Let’s review the diverse settings available.

The different size menus

In the extended toolbar, you can select a different size for each brush. Simply swipe the toolbar to the right like a drawer, and then choose the desired brush size. The size menu will vary depending on the selected brush.

The pen allows only two sizes (regular and heading): simply tap on the desired size to start using it.

The “technical pen” offers you 13 different sizes. Just swipe the sizes up or down until it lands on the desired size.

The paint brush, the highlighter and the eraser all offer a more precise size menu. In the extended toolbar, just drag the cursor up or down the “size chooser” until you reach your desired size.

little big text

Thickness lock

Endless Paper has an infinite canvas, which means that the size of your brush won't always be the same: the brush will maintain the same size from the point of view of your screen which means that zooming-in will make your line appear smaller from your canvas’ point of view.

If you wish to keep the same brush size from your canvas point of view (so no matter if you zoom in or out), you’ll just have to tap on the thickness button in the brush menu, under the “size chooser” and above the saved palettes.

For Example: let’s say you’re drawing something and you need to zoom in to add a detail. If you zoom as it is, your stroke will be much thinner than before, and you won’t be able to add your detail. Even worse, if you didn’t create a bookmark beforehand you most likely won't find your exact previous location, which means that you’ll never have the exact same stroke thickness as before!

To avoid that, tap on the lock button when you start drawing, or at least before zooming in or out. Your stroke will stay the same whatever you do!

You can take this a step further and save your original location with a bookmark to easily retrieve your stroke thickness whenever you want.

The layer selector

Near the lock thickness button is the layer button. It allows you to choose whether you want your strokes to be in the foreground or the background, depending on which value the button currently has. When the bottom layer is colored , you will draw on the background layer. When the upper layer is colored , you will draw on the foreground layer.

Eraser options

The “eraser” presents different erasing options that can be useful depending on what you’re trying to erase. Just under the “size chooser” are 3 buttons.

Zoom level selector

The upper button is a zoom level selector, very useful for those who keep zooming in or out.

By tapping on the "zoom level" button, you will be given the choice to erase stokes that were drawn on 3 levels of zoom.

zoom factor

You can choose to:

  • Erase what you wrote or drew on you current level of zoom, represented by a human icon (mettre l'icone).

  • Erase bigger notes or drawings located above your current level of zoom, represented by a Saturn icon (mettre l'icone).

  • Erase smaller notes or drawings located under your current level of zoom, represented by a bacteria icon (mettre l'icone).
Note: To desable your zoom level selection, tap on the "zoom level" button and then, select "Erase on all levels".

Eraser layer selector

The two last button are the thickness-lock and the layer-selector, similar to the other brushes. The only difference is that the eraser layer selector has now a third value to erase things both on the foreground layer and background layer.


Endless Paper has four default palettes designed for each brush and highlighter.

While note taking doesn’t require many colors, artists might want to diversify their choices and create palettes beforehand (to ensure a certain mood in their pieces/art/drawings/creations).

many colors available


In the toolbar, under the different brushes, you can see 6 little colored circles. Those are the 6 colors that make a palette - the palette in the toolbar is the “Quick Access Palette”. To select a color and use it, simply tap on it with your finger or your stylus.


The combination of the 6 colors is called a palette. Palettes are useful to keep in quick access colors that are frequently used together.

To select a different palette, swipe the toolbar to the right to access the extended toolbar. Scroll down the list of palette and tap on the desired palette to install it as the “quick access palette”.

palette menu

Modify a color

To modify the color from a palette, tap on the color you wish to change twice: once to select it and a second time to open the color chooser window. By default, your color chooser will be a color wheel.

The color wheel

The “color wheel” offers you almost 120 (119 to be precise) colors to choose from. They are presented in a wheel format, obtaining 7 shades for each of the 17 hues.

We opted for this presentation as a compromize between the number of colors offered and the usability. With the wheel you can easily access each color by using both hands.

Note: You will not be bothered by small icons that are hard to select or take up the majority of the screen.

The color choice was also heavily thought out. We decided to choose shades with the highest contrast available, so this keeps everything very visible - even while working in sunny environments!

To change a color with the color wheel, simply tap on the new color you wish to use from the wheel. You can rotate the wheel by dragging it up and down with your finger.

To quickly modify different colors while the wheel is open, just tap on the color you wish to change and then on the new color on the wheel.

To close the wheel, just tap anywhere on the canvas with your finger.

The advanced color chooser

While the “color wheel” is ideal for note taking. Artists may want to use a specific color and have access to a broader range of shades that aren’t already available, or create a new color based on an existing one. In that case, you will need the “advanced color chooser”.

The “advanced color chooser” is composed of a “hue ring” with a saturation/brightness triangle inside. The saturation can be described as a spectrum between faded and colorful. In the same fashion, the brightness will modify your color between light and dark.

Under the hue ring you will find 3 cursors (H, S and B) that respectively correspond to hue, saturation and brightness. You will also find a hexadecimal code that can be copied or pasted to export/import a specific shade.

In the top left corner of this color chooser popover, you will find two little colored squares. The one in the front is your current color while the one in the back is your previous one. This can be useful to quickly perceive the actual difference between 2 shades.

To create your own color, you first select your hue in the ring and then adjust the saturation and the brightness either from the sliders or directly from the triangle by positioning the cursor to wherever you want it to go.

To unlock the advanced color chooser, tap on the Cog icon on the top right corner of your screen. Then tap on the Option tab button at the bottom left corner of the popover. Finally, tap on the “use advanced color chooser” switch and you will find the advanced color chooser has been unlocked. If you wish to go back to the color wheel, just tap again on the switch.

To change a color with the advanced color chooser, tap on the selected color and then modify the color until satisfied.


The “eyedropper” is a tool to pick a color from a previous drawing or an existing picture. To use it, simply press a finger on the color you want to change for a few seconds and then, while still holding the first finger, tap on the desired color on your canvas with the pencil.

Save a palette

If you plan to reuse a set of colors in the future you may want to save your current 6 color selections.

To save your selections to your palette library, open the "extended toolbar” by swiping it to the right and tap on the arrow button towards the left. It will automatically save your palette to the drop down menu on the left, and you’ll be able to access it at any time.

save palette

If you forgot to save a palette that you were using, you can go back to your unsaved palette by tapping on the curved arrow button , under the save button.

Edit a palette

To edit a palette, you need to open the extended toolbar to access your “palette library”. The palette library is then on a list between the edge of your screen and the current palette, this shows previews of all your saved palettes.

Reorder palettes

You can modify the position of one of your palettes in the drop down menu by simply pressing your finger on it for a few seconds until it raises slightly and then dragging it up or down until you are satisfied with its current position.

Note: If you wish to move your chosen palette quickly to the top or the bottom, simply hover your selected palette over the bottom or top of the list.

Erase a palette

Erasing a saved palette will make it disappear from the palette menu. To erase a palette, simply swipe it to the left. To remind you of the importance of this action, a big “Delete” button should appear near the palette. To definitively delete your palette, tap on this button, or continue swiping to the left.

Restore all default colors palettes

If you erased one of the “default palettes”, you may wish to have them back. To restore the default color palette, you simply need to tap on the “gear button” at the top right corner of the screen, then tap on the second “gear button” on the bottom left corner of the popover to access the Option Tab. You can then tap on the orange “restore default color palettes” button, under the “advanced color chooser” switch.

Restoring the default palettes won't erase any of your customized palettes.

The Modifier button

Under your selected palette, at the bottom of the toolbar, you'll see an asterisk button. When pressed, it will modify the behaviour of your following actions, depending on the context.


You can use the modifier button to turn your strokes into straight lines. You can also connect these lines to any other strokes thanks to its snapping feature. Simply select a brush, and then tap on the modifier button to activate the straight line mode. To go back to normal strokes, tap again on the modifier button.

Tip: You can keep your finger pressed on the button to create straight lines. Removing your finger will make it go back to normal strokes. This allow a quicker interaction, perfect when you only need to add a single straight line to your canvas!


You can modify your toolbar for better accessibility in the Option tab . To increase the size of the toolbar, tap on the “gear" button at the top right hand corner of your screen, and then on the second “gear" button at the bottom left corner of the popover. Now that you’re in the option tab, adjust the size slider in the middle to your liking.

size toolbar

Bookmark popover

On the top left corner of your screen you should be able to see a red bookmark button near the “undo & restore buttons”.

Tapping on this button will lead you to the bookmark popover, in which you’ll be able to access your bookmarks and the presentation mode.

If you're looking for a specific bookmark, simply drag your finger down the bookmark list to uncover the search bar.


Bookmarks are shortcuts that take you directly to certain locations on your canvas. They are a great way to keep track of your work, and keep you from being lost in your own scribbles.

bookmark menu

Origins 🐣

The “bookmark popover” shows you a list of all your saved bookmarks. From your first use until the last you can see an “Origin” bookmark that cannot be erased. This bookmark will lead you back to your first ever location on the canvas.

That way, you’ll always be able to find your way back, even if you haven’t created any bookmarks yet.


On the top left corner of the popover you can see a small home button. This small home button is a temporary bookmark that will lead you back to your first location on the canvas in this session.

A session starts the moment you open Endless Paper and ends when you close the app - this is not only to go back to the “home screen” of your device but will actually close it entirely.

Create a bookmark

You can create your own bookmarks to help you stay organized in your notes.

To create a bookmark, go directly to the bookmark popover and tap on the + button. This will save your current location as a new bookmark.

Don’t forget to name your bookmark, it will be easier to find it later!

create a bookmark

Tip: to quickly create a new bookmark without a name, simply keep your finger on the red bookmark menu - this will save your current location.

Edit a bookmark

To edit your bookmarks, tap on the “Edit” button at the top right corner of the bookmark popover.


Your bookmarks are organized in a list. To modify the order in which your bookmarks appear, tap on the “Edit” button (notice how the “Edit” button switches to a “Done” button) and then keep your finger pressed on the three little horizontal lines on the chosen bookmark. Drag your bookmark up or down to your desired location and then tap on the “Done” button.

bkmk position

Tip: to quickly move a bookmark without going through the edit interface, just keep your finger on the bookmark you wish to move until it pops out and then drag it to the desired position.


To erase a bookmark, tap on the “Edit” button, and then on the little red dot near your unwanted bookmark. This will make the “Delete” button appear. Tap on the red “Delete” button to erase the bookmark.

You can’t erase the “Origin” bookmark.

erase bookmark

Tip: You can quickly make the ‘delete’ button appear by swiping the unwanted bookmark left.

Presentation mode

The “presentation mode” is an easy way to show your notes and/or use them as a presentation.

This mode will make buttons appear that will quickly let you go from one bookmark to another. You will also be able to recenter your screen on a bookmark at any moment, and to keep track of your time!

You will still be able to take notes and add extras to your canvas while in “presentation mode”.

Tip: You can use this mode in other situations too! For example, using it as a way to work efficiently by quickly switching between two locations on your canvas.

How to do a presentation

To create a presentation, you need to save Bookmarks that will be used as slides.

To start the presentation mode, you need to tap on the play button in the bookmark popover.

This will make four buttons appear on the right side of the screen, as well as a timer at the top.


Note: if you wish to present 10 slides for example, you’ll need to save ten bookmarks.

Going to the next bookmark

The arrows on the right side of the screen allow you to go from one bookmark to the other, like a slideshow.

The main difference with a standard presentation is that in Endless Paper, you can add notes to your slides at any moment in time, and fully interact with your presentation.


Recenter the screen

Between the two arrows on the right side of the screen you will find a target button. This target button will lead you automatically back to your last visited bookmark.

This can be really helpful during a presentation, especially if you navigated away from the original slide to add notes or diagrams.


Exit the presentation mode

To exit the presentation mode, and end the presentation, just tap on the blue cross under the arrows and target buttons.


At the top of the screen, when you start a presentation, you will find a white timer. The timer is here to help you keep track of your time during your slideshow, or to show you the time directly.

Start the timer

The “timer” will automatically start when you tap on one of the arrow buttons for the first time. This will show you how much time has passed.

To end the timer, simply leave the ‘presentation mode’.

Pause the timer

Pausing the timer can be really helpful! Especially if you have to answer questions during your presentation and you do not wish to affect your time limit.

You can pause the timer by gently tapping on the white part of it once with your finger or your pen. The time will stop and will turn red.

To stop the pause, simply tap again on it - it should appear black again and continue to measure your time.


Switch from timer to clock

If you don’t need to measure how long it took you to do your presentation, you can switch from a “timer” to a “clock” by pressing a finger or a stylus for a few seconds on the white part of the timer.

A window will pop-up and give you 2 choices: “the time of the day” or the “presentation elapsed time”. Just tap on the view you wish to have for your presentation.

This view choice can be really useful for teachers or users that wish to use the presentation mode to work.



In the Bookmark popover, near the presentation mode button, you will find a switch named “Calibrate for”.

This will save your bookmark depending on either a 4:3 ratio or a 16:9 ratio.

What’s a ratio ?

A “ratio” is a way to describe the specific proportions of a screen.

You may have noticed that old movies tend to be more “square” while recent ones are more elongated? This is especially noticeable when you watch an old movie on your new TV for example, and there are two black rectangles on the side.This is due to a ratio difference: during the 50’ most movie studios went from a ‘square ratio’ to a ‘rectangle ratio’.

ration explained

Why and how to specify a bookmark’s ratio?

Nowadays most devices have a similar screen ratio, however an iPad is a bit different: it has a ratio of 4:3 while most laptops, TV and video projectors have a ratio of 16:9.

This means that if you show your creation/work on a screen with a bookmark made from your iPad, it won’t look exactly the same. To avoid any unpleasant surprise during your presentation, Endless Paper offers you the possibility to choose which ratio to use for each bookmark.

To choose a ratio, tap on the “Calibrate for” switch and select either 4:3 or 16:9. After this, a frame should appear that will show you what the other people will be able to see.

How to efficiently use a bookmark’s ratio

Using a specific ratio isn’t only useful to know exactly what will be on screen but is also useful for knowing what is visible and what isn't. It is a great way to sneak in personal notes for your presentation that will show on your iPad but not on the screen for the rest of the public.

Tip: to stop the frame from appearing constantly on your iPad screen, just select again the 4:3 ratio in the bookmark popover. (Or x:y if you’re in split screen).


One of the best features of Endless Paper is the sharing option - especially for artists. You can either share your whole canvas or just a portion of it. Let’s review the different popovers in the top right hand corner…


Broadcasting your canvas is a great way to show your canvas on multiple devices at the same time. You can navigate on your own canvas, and all the other devices will follow.

This is a great tool for teachers to be sure that every student is currently in the same location on the canvas without having to download the app nor having an account.

broadcast menu

The broadcast popover is accessible through the “antenna” button. Just tap on this button once with your finger on your stylus.

Tap on the ‘Start broadcast’ button to start broadcasting. Tap again to stop (it should be now called “stop broadcast”).

Tip: when you’re currently broadcasting your canvas online, the antenna button will be red.

Share online

You don’t have to be in the same room to share your screen with someone. Just start the broadcast and either copy the link, or directly share it with an app.

Share via…

To share the link via another app tap on the “Share link via…” button and then tap on the app you wish to share the link with.

Note: This won’t work if you are not already broadcasting.


Finally, you can choose the quality in which you want to broadcast your canvas. A low internet connection will broadcast your screen slowly, to avoid lagging, remember to select an adapted quality.

The better the internet service, the better the quality you can choose.


On the right of the button, you’ll find a button. This button is called a “sharrow”. Tap on the “sharrow" button to access the share popover.

Sharing won’t save your whole canvas, only a section of it. Think of it like a screenshot - showing only what’s visible on your screen.

Save on your device

To save to your device, just tap on the “sharrow" button. You’ll have access to multiple buttons in the sharing popover such as ‘Save image’ to save it in your gallery and ‘Save to files’ to save it to your files.

Share on apps

You can also share this screenshot directly with other apps like airdrop, gmail, etc. Just tap on the desired app in the sharing popover to share your current view with it. You can also tap on the "Copy" button just below it to then paste it directly into your desired app.

share via apps


You can print the visible section of your canvas by tapping on the "Print" button in the sharing popover.


You can assign the visible section of your canvas by tapping on the "Assign to Contact" button in the sharing popover.

Shared album

You can share the visible section of your canvas in a shared album by tapping on the "add to shared album" button in the sharing popover.

Modify list

You can also modify the list of actions and apps presented in the sharing popover by tapping on either ‘Edit action’ at the bottom of the popover (for the actions) or the three dots at the end of the apps icons (for the apps).


The settings popover is accessible by tapping on the gear button at the top right corner of the screen. It is divided into 3 different tabs: Options, Info and Archive.

Option Tab

The “Option tab” is mostly about tools settings.

Tap on the second gear button , at the bottom left corner of the settings popover, to go to the Option tab.

option tab

Ruler Snap

The ruler snapping aims to help you create geometrical forms or just perfectly connect your straight line to existing strokes.

If you keep the ruler snapping activated, you will be able to snap your lines to the end or the beginning of any other stokes.

On the contrary, if you wish to disable this feature, tap on the "Ruler snapping" button placed in the Option tab in the settings popover.

Pencil hover

On supported iPads, the Apple Pencil hover is a feature that enables you to preview exactly where your stroke will fall.

Rotation Snap

When adding a picture onto your canvas, it will automatically freeze in certain positions. In fact, it will snap the picture’s rotation around 45 degrees increments. This is due to the rotation snapping.

Tap the "Rotation snapping" switch to move your pictures freely (the switch will then turn gray) or to go back to automatically snapping them in place (the switch is then green).

snapping in position a bunny picture

Transparency Aware Picking

As you are able to import images with transparent parts onto your canvas, this feature allows you to pick other assets placed under these transparent parts.

Pick though transparency

When the "Transparency Aware Picking" button is activated, pictures with transparent areas can be manipulated only by interacting with its visible (non-transparent) parts.

By desabling the Transparency Aware Picking, you won't be able to pick images under transparent parts as the picture with transparent part will be selected instead.

Pick a picture without transparency awareness picking

Toolbar size

You can change the size of your Toolbar by moving the cursor with your finger or your stylus. Drag the white circle along the blue and gray line until you’re satisfied with the toolbar size.

Full Screen mode

When you hide the Toolbar by swiping it to the left the other buttons also disappear. To keep them visible whether or not your toolbar is hidden, tap on the “full screen when hiding toolbar” switch.

Switch color chooser

When modifying a color, you can choose between using a color wheel or the advanced color chooser. To switch from one to the other, tap on the "Use Advanced Color Chooser".

If the switch is green, it means that you’re currently using the advanced color chooser. If the switch is gray, then you’re using the color wheel.

Left-handed mode

By activating the "Left-handed Mode", your toolbar, the red bookmark button and the “undo & restore" buttons will be place on the right-hand side of the interface, whereas the "antenna” (Broadcast) the "sharrow" (Share) and the "gear" (Settings) buttons will be located on the left-hand side of the interface.

These changes in the interface design are optimized for left handers, allowing them to select tools and features with their right hand while drawing and writing with their left hand.

Pick though transparency

Restore colors

If you have deleted some of the default color palettes you can restore them by tapping on the orange button "Restore default Color Palettes".

Touch hotspots

The "Touch hotspots" is a feature represented by small gray dots whenever and wherever you touch your screen while screenrecording. It is very useful to point elements of your canvas when making a presentation or just to help children visualize what they are doing on screen.

If you wish to record your screen without the two dots, deactivate the "Touch hotspots while ricording" button located at the bottom of the Option Tab in the setting popover.

Information tab

The information tab contains all the important information about your canvas, as well as ways to contact us.

You can reach the information tab by tapping on the “i” button in the settings popover.

info tab

Storage Space

At the top of the tab is the “storage space information”, such as the data size, assets size and the number of ink samples.

Your_ data size_ is the strokes’ storage space on your device in megabytes.

The “Assets” size is the storage space of all the assets you added to your canvas. Assets are all the external content you previously dropped to your canvas. It can be pictures in the following formats; jpeg, png, etc .

Lastly the ink samples represent the global number of points of all your strokes done on your canvas.

Surface Equivalence

Below the storage space information is the “surface equivalence”. This section isn’t as important as the others but is a fun gimmick to visualize how much you have written so far.

You can see how big your actual canvas is in square meter or A4 sheets. If you happen to live in a country that use the imperial system you can change the measurement to square feet and US letter paper sheets by taping once on the ‘results’.


The app information is the last section above the “User Manual” button, “Email Us” button, “Visit Endless Paper Website” button and the “Copy info to the clipboard” button. It gives you the current version of your app and the date it was created.


User manual

Despite the fact that you are already here, you can access this manual from the app, simply tap on this button!

Tip: open this manual and your canvas at the same time in a split screen to easily go from one to the other.
Email us

Don’t hesitate to contact us anytime using the “Email Us” button.

We are eager to help, whenever you have additional questions or need assistance troubleshooting an issue. Also, we love reading user feedback, so don't hesitate to reach out!

Visit Endless Paper Website

You can visit our website anytime by tapping on this button, or by visiting this URL in your browser:

Copy to clipboard

‘Endless Paper Support’ may need information relative to your configuration to diagnose an issue. Tapping on this button will copy those informations to your clipboard, you'll then be able to paste it in an email for example. Here is what this diagnostic information looks like:

Data Size : 32,20 MB
Asset Size : 3,01 MB
Ink Samples : 1 356 487

App Version : 1.3.0 (154)
Build Date : 2023-04-19 17:46:24+0200

Hardware : iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 3rd Generation (iPad8,5)
OS Version : iPadOS 16.3.1
Device : 39CE48BA-87E9-4B6E-8535-381C3772CA7B
VCS Version : fractile-bc95ade-dirty


The archive tab is available by tapping on the box button at the bottom right corner of the settings popover.

archive tab


An “Archive” bundles all of your canvas’ data in a single file - it’s a back-up mechanism that will move data from one device to another.

Note that importing an archive will erase your current canvas.


To export your current canvas, tap on the blue “Export Archive” button. It will save your data to your device or to the ‘cloud’.


To import a canvas’s archive to your device, tap on the orange “Import Archive” button.

Warning: Doing so will delete your current canvas forever. You need to export it beforehand to avoid losing any drawing or note!

Clear current canvas

To clear up all your canvas, tap on the red "Clear Current Canvas" button. It will erase everything you have written or drawn so far, enabling you to start fresh.

Clear canvas

Warning: We advise you to export your canvas before clearing it all up to avoid losing any important drawing or note.

General Information



Data integrity is really important to us, and a primary concern early on in the inception of the app. While losing data will always be a possibility, we took great care in building a powerful saving system that actively avoids any kind of data loss or corruption.

This system automatically saves your canvas every few minutes, in a specific backup folder where it will closely examine the data to avoid any error and then read it to ensure its proper functioning. Then and only then will this new save go to its final destination in your folder.

With this procedure, the only way to lose your data is to manually delete Endless Paper, or to completely destroy your device (and even in this case, you could always retrieve what you lost if you previously made an Archive).


We take privacy very seriously, which is reflected in how Endless Paper works: our app doesn’t collect any personal data. All strokes and assets are saved locally on your device, not on the cloud. The only data transiting to our servers are anonymized and only used for telemetry and diagnostic purposes.

For Example: if the app crashes, it will send diagnostic data (stack trace) to our servers.

The data is used to understand the origin of the crash and helps us quantify the proportion of users who are impacted. We also collect daily usage data, once again this data is anonymized and only used for statistical purposes.

For Example: data includes a flag if users did expand the toolbar.

We use this data to measure the importance and discoverability of certain features. To put it in a nutshell:

  • User data is stored on the device,
  • We only collect anonymized data for diagnostics and telemetry,
  • Those data are directly transferred from your device to our servers in an encrypted form


Stylus issues


If you have an Apple Pencil but your app still doesn’t work, make sure your Apple Pencil is connected and functions properly. You can double check those things by following these links:

Pressure sensitivity

If your strokes aren’t always showing up or are a bit chaotic, your stylus may have some pressure issues.

To check if you have any pressure issues, you can run a ‘pencil pressure diagnostic’ in Endless Paper:

First you need to send us an email with your diagnostic information.

Then from your iPad, copy/paste this link to safari ( ep://support/pencilDiagnostic ) and follow the on-screen instructions: Run pencil pressure diagnostic in Endless Paper.

The data will be transmitted to us automatically at the end of the diagnostic (make sure you are connected to WIFI) and we’ll be notified.

What’s new ?

Endless Paper 1.3

We have been working hard to add tons of new features and fixes for the release of Endless Paper 1.3.

Beta version

Will be updated soon!


I want the beta version of Endless Paper

The beta version of Endless Paper is a test version of the app, that will later be launched for everyone. You can request access to the ‘beta version’, some users are already using it today.

For this, you'll need to download ‘Test Flight’ by following this link:

Then you'll need to tap on the "Experimental Features" button from your Endless Paper app, in the info tab in the settings popover.

You should then receive an email from Apple with a TestFlight invite to download the beta version. This invite will suffice, you won't need any redeem code. This process might take a few days.

The only catch is that, if you're an artist, we'd like you to tag us in your posts online when you use Endless Paper.

Here are our diverse social media platforms:

I lost my work and can’t find it back, what do I do?

To go back to where it all started for you, you can open the bookmark menu and visit the ‘🐣 Origin’ bookmark that is automatically created upon first launch.

Alternatively you can press the “Home” button in the bookmark menu to go back to where you started the current session.

Bookmarks are really useful to avoid being lost in our own canvas! You can create multiple ones to ‘save’ the localisation of your different works. For example: a bookmark for each project, one for your drawings, another for some notes taken during an interview, etc.

If you've truly lost your work and can't find it by tapping on the ‘🐣 Origin’ bookmark, you'll have to contact us. We’ll run a special tool that will find hidden content (deeply nested drawings) and tag them with a bookmark so that you can easily jump back to it.

This process might take a few days.

How to do a presentation?

Tap on the play button in the bookmark popover to start a presentation:

Bookmarks play an important role, they serve as the basis of the presentation mode where 1 bookmark = 1 slide.

You create a series of slides that you record as bookmarks.

To start a presentation, you simply visit the first slide and press the play button.

You now have a presentation controller on the screen as well as a timer.

Most of the time when you create a bookmark for yourself you don’t need to calibrate it.

Now, when using Endless Paper as a presentation tool you need to think about the projection device.

Most beamer and TV’s are 16:9, so when enabling the ‘Calibrate for 16:9’ option, you can create a bookmark that looks perfect on a 16:9 screen.

If you try to display a 4:3 bookmark (slide) on a 16:9 TV, what you see on your tablet will be very different from what your audience sees.

When you enable the ‘Calibrate for 16:9’ you get a preview rectangle: this rectangle materializes on your iPad what the audience will see when you run your presentation (Play Button). This means anything outside that zone will not be displayed (unless you navigate during your presentation).

The app is compatible with Bluetooth remotes/clickers.

You can also go to the next/previous slide using the keyboard arrows if you have one.

Can I have a refund?

We are sorry to hear that our app was not up to your standards. Of course you can have a refund, no hard feelings!

Here is the procedure:

The app doesn’t let me draw/doesn’t work!

Did you use an Apple Pencil while trying our app?

Endless Paper requires it (or a Logi Pen), this might be why you encountered these difficulties? If you do have a pen, you may have a pressure sensitivity problem on your pencil. It can be both a software or hardware problem.

First, to rule out a software issue:

Try unpairing the ‘pencil’ in the iPad Settings under Bluetooth, then hard reboot the iPad and then re-pair the ‘pencil’ to see if this helps.

To hard reboot the new iPad Pros:

  • press then release the volume up button (1 second)

  • press then release the volume down button (1 second)

  • then hold on the Lock (Power) button at the top (about 5 seconds)

You’ll see the ‘slide to power off’ message, but keep holding a few more seconds until the Apple logo comes up first.

When you see the Apple logo, release the ‘power button’ and wait while the device powers up and the Lock screen appears.

If this doesn’t help, it might be a hardware issue with your particular ‘Pencil’. We have seen this issue before and so we made a diagnostic tool integrated into the App.

First of all you need to send us an email with your diagnostic information.

Then from your iPad, copy/paste this link to safari ( ep://support/pencilDiagnostic ) and follow the on-screen instructions: Run pencil pressure diagnostic in Endless Paper.

The data will be transmitted to me automatically at the end of the diagnostic (make sure you are connected to WIFI) and we’ll be notified.

Once we receive the diagnostic data, we’ll get back to you to tell you if it is a hardware issue.If it is a hardware issue, you’ll have to contact the Apple Store/reseller to get a replacement.

If you don’t own an Apple Pencil or aren’t satisfied with our app you may request a refund:

If you have an Apple Pencil but your app still doesn’t work, make sure your Apple Pencil is connected and functions properly.You can test those things by following these links:

Is there a left-handed mode?

Yes! Go to Left-handed mode section to know how how to adapt your interface based on whether you are a right hander or a left hander.

Is there a layer system?

Because of its note taking roots, Endless Paper currently has a simple, automated 2 layers system (background/foreground).

What is the scale limit?

At the scale of human existence, Endless Paper is pretty much infinite: so no limit.

On the very first piece of Vaskange, a content producer that uses our app, we estimated a canvas size 16x the Earth -> Sun distance. It has grown a lot since…

Can I pick the color from another image?

Yes, you can sample and select a color from any imported image with the Eyedropper tool.

To use it, simply press a finger on the color you want to change for a few seconds and then, while still holding the first finger, tap on the desired color on your canvas with the pencil.

Which iPads are supported by Endles Paper?

Endless Paper is compatible with the following iPad models:

  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)
  • iPad (6th generation and later)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch

Essentially every iPad compatible with Apple Pencil.

To identify your iPad model:

We are planning on offering an iPhone support in the future, and hoping that one day we’ll be able to be on androids and computers.

How to make my toolbar reappear?

If your toolbar is hidden, simply swipe right from the left edge of the screen to open the toolbar again.

If you swipe a second time you’ll access the extended toolbar with all the other options for your brushes, palettes and eraser.

Can I type in text?

Endless Paper has no support for typed text at the moment, but the workaround is to use images/snapshots.

You can collect & arrange text excerpts from books or any other App as screenshots.

How to get rid of the frame on my canvas?

If you constantly have a frame on your canvas, it means that you’re currently calibrating for another ratio.

Simply tap on the caliber switch to leave this mode, and erase the frame.

How to create a backup of my canvas/move my data to another device?

Just follow the directions from the Archive section.

Is there a folder system?

Endless Paper relies on spatial organization of content as opposed to managing files and folders (think 1 surface separated in places vs 1 drive separated in files). Instead of creating a new document for your project you simply designate a new place/location for your project.

Some usually start by writing down a title and circle it to materialize the project. This is an example of what one of our (messy) surfaces looks like:

Some people are more into nested boxes, some draw tree-like structures… but that’s really up to you! You may also want to add a bookmark to be able to quickly navigate from project to project.The surface illustrated in the video is around 1 200m2 (12 000 ft 2), some users have even larger surfaces.

If you really wish to have multiple files/folders, you’ll be able to workaround this by using the [Archiving] (#archive) feature.

What are your social media? I’d like to tag you in my posts!

Thank you for wanting to credit us!

The preferred way to feature Endless Paper in a social post is (Instagram example here):

Created with

Here are the different handles:

We can’t wait to see your art online!

Can I rotate my canvas?


We tested canvas rotation on early versions of the app, but feedback was that it is extremely disorienting and detrimental to spatial awareness so we disabled it.

We still think it can be useful in certain scenarios, but we need to come up with a good user experience for that and prevent accidental rotations.

Why are my strokes uneven or invisible?

If your strokes aren’t showing or are messy even while using an Apple Pen, there might be a pressure sensitivity issue with your stylus.

Fortunately there is a diagnostic tool integrated into the app. First you need to send us an email with your diagnostic information.

Then from your iPad, copy/paste this link to safari ( ep://support/pencilDiagnostic ) and follow the on-screen instructions: Run pencil pressure diagnostic in Endless Paper.

The data will be transmitted to us automatically at the end of the diagnostic (make sure you are connected to WIFI) and we’ll be notified.

Can I draw without an Apple Pen?

Endless paper requires an Apple Pencil or a Logi Crayon.

Other styluses may work but we can’t actually tell you if yours is compatible or not.

Can I draw with my hands?

Sorry, we do not support finger input for writing/drawing.

We believe that the use of a pen is fundamental to the core user experience of this App.

We do understand that sometimes you may want to take notes even if you don’t have your Apple Pencil with you. For this reason we are planning on adding a finger option in the future.

However we are convinced that this use of our app wouldn’t be optimal and we highly recommend sticking to the use of a writing tool.

Can I export my canvas in a pdf format?

Unfortunately it is not possible to express the full extent of things you can do (unlimited zoom) in Endless Paper with PDF.

We don’t have a PDF export option for now, but we’re seriously considering it.

Just like images, it will come with its limitations, although much more bearable.

We are working on a truly unlimited export option that does not require the app.

How to keep the same brush size when I zoom in and out?

To keep the same brush size whether you’re zooming in or out of your canvas, simply pull the toolbar like a drawer and try the lock pen thickness option.

Normally when you write in Endless Paper, the pen thickness is constant relative to the screen: No matter the zoom level, when you write on the screen it will always be the same thickness.This is the right behavior most of the time but it means that if you write something, zoom in and write again, the new text will appear smaller relative to the previous one… This is annoying when you want to have uniform pen thickness on a piece.

The Lock thickness feature is designed to solve this exact problem. When you activate it, pen thickness is no longer affected by zoom.Conceptually, activating this option is like adding a landmark, a scale reference to your canvas. It works with all writing tools & we recommend using it in conjunction with bookmarks so that you can always go back to the reference point.

How to draw a straight line?

Our ruler tool helps you to draw straight lines.

Simply select a brush, and then tap on the modifier button to activate the straight line mode. To go back to normal strokes, tap again on the modifier button.

Is there a lasso tool?

The lasso/select tool is coming!

It didn’t make the cut for V1.3, but we’re working on it. It's a high priority that we consider integral to the overall spatial organization concept.

It is still a lot of work, but we think it will be well worth the wait!

Can I add an image to my canvas?

To add images to your Endless Paper surface, simply drag & drop the image from the other app to Endless Paper.

How to erase the gray dots that are my fingers while I’m screen recording?

This feature was originally requested by teachers who thought that having two apparent dots could help the students and children visualize what they are doing on screen, but we understand that in artistic contexts it doesn’t make much sense.

If you wish to record your screen without the ‘gray dots’, desable the "Touch hotspots while ricording" button located at the bottom of the Option Tab in the setting popover.

Just a tip before you post your art: we have noticed that posts that zoom in or out with visible hands (so not screen recorded but filmed from above) tend to do better online. They generally are more spectacular to the viewers and attract more likes and comments.

Whatever recording technique you’ll choose to use, we’ll be eager to see your art online!

Are you allowed to sell my data to third parties? Can you see everything I draw in my canvas?

Your privacy is very important for us!

Everything that you create is yours and yours only.

We do not have access to any of it, it is stored locally into your iPad. The only case scenario in which we could see your content is if you reach us and send us an archive of your canvas.

We won’t and can’t, deliberately, sell any of your content to anyone nor publish it, even if you give us access one day.

The only data that we have from our users is anonymized data about your use of our app (which tool are you using the most, how big your canvas is, have you ever used the presentation mode…). We are only using it for statistics in order to improve Endless Paper.

We are currently working on ways to create backups for the users, but once again we won’t have any access to it. Those backups will be stored locally on your iPad if you choose so and you will be the only one to own it.

You can show your canvas to others by using the sharing option or the broadcast button. Other than that, no one can see any of your work. No matter what happens, you have the ability to stop the broadcast at any given moment.

Can I have a discount?

No, unfortunately we don’t offer discounts.

Can I lose my data?

In most cases, no. Endless paper relies on an automatic saving procedure (which happens automatically every few minutes) that will save your data in a specific backup folder where it will examine the data closely to avoid any error and then read it to ensure its proper functioning. Then and only then will this new save go to its final destination in your folder.

To avoid any corruption, Endless Paper waits until your whole canvas is saved to rewrite over your last save. That way no matter what happens, may it be a dying battery, a crash, or even a cosmic ray, your canvas will be safe and the app won’t keep a broken file (which could then lead to data loss or even crashes).


If you have any suggestions or comments about this manual, don’t hesitate to contact us at:

We value your feedback!