happy days paper by fiftythree is named app of the year
In March, FiftyThree, the company I work with on content and community, launched a beautiful app called Paper that lets users create on the iPad.
Today, Apple named Paper iPad App of the Year.
2012 was not easy, but it was the year I got the chance to work with some of the most thoughtful and dedicated people I’ve known.
There will always be those who seek overnight success, who take the path of least resistance, and who think relationships will be easy once they meet a person named The One. But, at last, I think I get it — there are no shortcuts to being really good at what you do. You simply keep working at it. And, most times, it’s fun and challenging and you’re surprised it’s considered “work” at all because it doesn’t feel like it.
FiftyThree didn’t win many awards this year because of luck or lack of competition. Instead, I see them practice what they preach. They build everything with purpose, driven by the ingrained desire to make making beautiful, approachable, fun and intuitive.
I’m excited to continue sharing the story of FiftyThree. Take a look at the amazing work being created with Paper on Made with Paper and, if you don’t have the app already, see what you’re missing. Experiment, screw up and start again. There’s no wrong way to use Paper, and that’s the beauty of it.
Below are just a few Paper creations I found while curating the awesome work made in the app this year.