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Paper For iPad Gets Strong Start

Paper for iPad—sounds counter-intuitive, right?

Just when you thought the digital age was taking over, iPad users show that maybe they still like to put pen to paper … or at least finger to touchscreen.

Paper, the free sketchpad app, garnered 1.5 million downloads in its first two weeks of availability.

Paper lets users sketch ideas or drawings and then share them via e-mail, Tumblr or other social networks. So far, users have created a total of 7 million pages with the app.

Developer FiftyThree—a group of former Microsoft employees of the now-defunct Courier tablet project—is  delighted with the success of the Paper app.

“To say the response has been overwhelming would be an understatement,” FiftyThree wrote on its blog. “For a tool that we made ourselves, we’re thrilled to 1.5 million other like-minded creators out there.”

Paper is available for free in Apple’s App Store.