What's New

Fixed an issue that caused the "Export List To Ikiru" button to not work.

App Description

Get the app that Macworld says "deserves a spot on your iPhone"!


Paperless Lite is the free version of Paperless - a simple but powerful app for making lists. Use it to create to do lists, make grocery lists, take notes, write an outline of a story, make a list of gift ideas, plan a vacation... or anything else you'd want to make a list for.


This Lite version of Paperless is intended to let you try the app before purchasing the full version, and is limited to 30 total list items. If you decide to buy the full version, you can easily transfer your lists to it. (Press the "Transfer Lists To Paperless" button on Paperless Lite's settings screen.)


Assign a fun icon to each of your lists - there are over 450 to choose from. You can also select from 30 themes to customize the app's design to your liking.


Paperless is easy to use with a clean, elegant and well thought out interface. Each list can either be a checklist or a regular list without checkboxes, making a wide variety of uses possible.


For checklists and todo lists, many people prefer using Paperless over traditional "getting things done" apps - or, they use it in addition to one. There are no due dates or priority settings, so you're left to focus on the actual tasks at hand, rather than waste time changing those settings when your priorities change. Instead, if a particular task becomes important, you can simply move it to the top of the list.


- send lists via email
- post a plain text version of a list to Facebook, send it via iMessage, or copy it into another app
- easily duplicate lists
- manually reorder lists and list items
- sort list items alphabetically
- copy and move items from one list to another
- comprehensive search
- passcode lock


"Paperless deserves a spot on your iPhone" - Lex Friedman, Macworld (4.5 out of 5 mice rating)

"Paperless has a permanent spot on the first page of my iPhone's home screen... it will probably earn a similar spot on yours." - Marianne Schultz, AppShopper

"... a good way to ensure things get done at your own pace, free of the disappointment of missing deadlines." - Nick Spence, Macworld UK

"I've been trying many To Do apps since iPhone 1.0 -- from the expensive Things to Toodledo and others -- and I don't use any of them regularly. Most just require too much effort. Paperless is the first one I've found that hits that sweet spot between being simple enough you'll actually use it and powerful enough to be useful." - Marc Zeedar, REALbasic Developer Magazine (4.8 out of 5 rating)

"This is one nice-looking list / task app... As a basic list app, the beautiful Paperless reigns supreme." - Bonnie Eisenman, 148apps.com (4 out of 5 rating)


"Best app ever - The most incredibly useful app I've come across. Simple, effective and bloody marvelous!!!"

"The simplicity of the interface and the flexibility given to the user is perfection."

"Simply loved it - Best app I've ever downloaded, my life is so organized now! ..."

"After having tried a good deal of apps to get myself more organized - both free and paid - it is clear that this tops them all. Other apps presented a kind of novelty; I could fool myself into thinking that I was more organized, but it was never long before I abandoned them because it was obvious that they consumed unnecessary time. Paperless, however, has truly helped. It is streamlined, it is simple, it is sumptuous"


If you love Paperless Lite and Paperless, please leave a review and star rating. Thank you!

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 21, 2011 New version 2.0
  • October 04, 2011 New version 2.0.1
  • November 23, 2011 New version 2.0.2
  • January 27, 2012 New version 2.0.3
  • March 28, 2012 New version 2.0.4
  • October 01, 2012 New version 2.0.5
  • March 23, 2013 New version 2.1
  • June 08, 2013 New version 2.1.2
  • September 20, 2013 New version 2.1.3
  • February 07, 2014 New version 2.2
  • February 20, 2014 New version 2.2.1
  • September 19, 2014 New version 2.2.2
  • October 07, 2014 New version 2.2.3
  • November 08, 2014 New version 2.2.4
  • September 21, 2015 New version 2.2.6
  • October 20, 2015 New version 2.2.7
  • November 19, 2015 New version 2.2.8
  • December 21, 2015 New version 2.2.9
  • August 10, 2016 New version 2.2.10
  • November 09, 2016 New version 2.2.13

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