Make writing on the iPad Pro feel like it's on paper!

The PaperLike is the first screen protector that specializes in mimmicking the feel of paper when using the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro! Feel the paper-like difference, while having the advantages of a reflection-less screen!

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The main advantages of paperless wth paperlike

  • Write Notes

    No matter if in a meeting or simply collecting thoughts. Handwriting on your iPad Pro with the Apple Notes App and the PaperLike is the most paper like digital experience ever. You can even rest your hand on the display without leaving finger marks.

  • Sketch like on paper

    Sketching with the Apple Pencil and the PaperLike is the best digital sketching experience that feels like paper on the iPad. With the PaperLike, your hand slides nicely on the iPad’s surface, making the digital sketching experience much more rewarding.

  • Annotate PDF documents

    No more printing, no more heavy books or documents. You can now write directly on a page, make notes or highlight on the iPad while keeping the paper feel. Combine the haptic feedback of paper with today’s connected digital tools.


"It adds that extra texture and friction that really does make the iPad Pro’s screen feel more like paper when writing. I think it will greatly improve my handwriting on my Pro, and in turn, I will use it even more for note taking." - iPad Insight

"...writing on the PaperLike produces a better result than writing on the surface of the screen. From this point of view, the mission is fulfilled." - igen (French)

"I definitely have more control on my stroke, it doesn't feel like I'm fighting to take control of the lines, the difference is like night and day." - Graphic artist

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How does the One-Year Money-Back Guarantee work?

Try out the PaperLike for a full year. Put it through all uses like writing, drawing or sketching, and see what kind of results you get. We’re so confident you’ll be happy after a year of using the PaperLike that we will offer you a full refund of the original purchase price for up to one year.

Try out the PaperLike and see what happens for you – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. If you are not 100% satisfied, contact us at to take advantage of our one-year guarantee.

Is your free worldwide shipping really FREE?

Yes, no hidden costs. The purchase of the PaperLike includes free worldwide shipping. - Free shipping not available for ALL countries. You'll know if it applies to you in the checkout process.

How does the PaperLike affect the image quality?

The PaperLike has the ideal roughness to noise ratio, and was the most important aspect we considered when creating the PaperLike. What use is to have the paper feel, if the image quality is drastically reduced? That said, you can expect image-noise, which didn't cause any issues in our many tests by graphic artists and photographers. Find out more in the section "The science behind PaperLike" below.

Can I write with my finger, when the PaperLike is on the iPad's screen?

Yes, you can. The PaperLike doesn't at all interfere in the functionality of the iPad. I actually enjoy doing things with my fingers with the PaperLike, as they don't stick to the screen and slide nicely.

Can I buy a single PaperLike?

The PaperLike is only available in double-packs, because the first time mounting the film can get awkward. Like a customer said "the first time mounting the film was awful like a first kiss and I messed it up 😜  thanks to your package that always came by two PaperLike sheets. Like you guys already knew that someone might screw it up." It is possible to get it right the first time, but we want everyone to be happy with a well placed PaperLike!

Over 70.000 USD from 3000 worldwide crowdfunders

The successful PaperLike crowdfunding campaign was supported by over 3000 iPad Pro owners who also believe the iPad's slippery screen needed a paper-like upgrade. 

The PaperLike has been delivered worldwide to over 251 cities in 56 countries and 6 continents.

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The science behind PaperLike

The most important aspect of the PaperLike is it's surface characteristics. It simulates paper's surface roughness, while keeping minimal the image noise from screen refraction. The PaperLike has the best surface-roughness to image-noise ratio possible. Try it out on your iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil, you'll be amazed.

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The Paperlike story

I've wanted to go paperless for some years now. For this I tried the iPad and all kinds of styluses and it never really worked. It was impossible to write and rest the hand on the screen, styluses were not precise and mostly it was a unsatisfying experience.

Until the new iPad pro and Apple Pencil came out. I was blown away by its responsiveness and that you could finally rest the hand on the iPad while writing. Regrettably the plasticky feel when writing on the iPad with the Apple Pencil really disappointed me, as I really missed the haptic feedback.

I then decided to fix this, as there wasn't a good solution in the market. After some extensive research and testing we created the PaperLike. It is a screen shield that makes writing on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil feel like writing on paper. It is incredible how it completes the iPad Pro experience.

Apart from also protecting your screen from scratches the PaperLike drastically reduces glare without at all interfering with the Apple Pencil functionality. The PaperLike works with all iPad Pro models.

Forget that cold, alien sensation of hard rubber on glass. The PaperLike is a worthy iPad upgrade for paper people like me. I'm looking forward to revolutionizing your iPad Pro experience and having you onboard!

Jan Sapper - Creator of the PaperLike