Free Note Taking App For Windows 8: Papyrus

Papyrus is a free natural note taking app for Windows 8 and 8.1 PC that can help in taking notes and in many more tasks. The app is vector based and can easily help you zoom in and out of the elements you add to the pages you are working on. Every detail of any particular element can be re-sized and changed according to your want whenever you want to.

There are various page types that are available in the app like blank, ruled and graph; there are different sizes that are available for the paper like infinite, A4, letter, legal, executive, B5, A3, A5 and more. You can apply page settings to all in the notebook by clicking on the settings below the page settings. You can create single page notes and you can also create notebooks if you are going to work on multiple things and want to organize them in one notebook. There are tools for writing, you have pen tool, eraser, color palette and vector resizing tool. There are other tools too but they are locked and can be purchased from settings.


There are different settings in the note taking app like general, editor, page, cloud services and premium features. In general, you can enable or disable handwriting recognition (a premium feature); in editor you can change settings related to your note such as open note to page viewed, hide page re-size warning, save page scroll/zoom position, zoom; in page settings you can see default paper type, default page size, default orientation, default zoom; in cloud services you can buy or try the cloud service of the app. In premium features, you can purchase PDF import, tools pack and cloud service. You can add video, photo and audio to your pages as well in the app.


Other note taking apps which you can try out bamboo paper and the colour notes.

You can add any notebook or a page as your favorite by clicking on the star icon on them. The star will have blue color filled in it to distinguish it from the other notebooks and pages. If you want to browse only the favorite pages or notebooks then you can click on Favorites from the top right icon list.

Download Papyrus.