Writing on glass… just ain’t it.
Unlock the full potential of your Apple Pencil
But don't just listen to us ...
Lisa Woldrich, The Study Collection
“Perfect for anyone who uses their iPad to read and/or take notes!”
Jason Fried, CEO Basecamp
A wonderful screen protector
Natalie Brown, @threeologie
I'm honestly impressed!
Make your iPad feel like paper.
Get your Paperlike for precise strokes, better sketches and cleaner notes.
- Makes your iPad display feel like paper.
- Improves precision and comfort.
- Prevents fingerprints and smudges.
- Maintains the iPad’s touch sensitivity.
- Satisfaction guarantee (or money back).
- Designed in Germany & manufactured in Switzerland
How does it work?
Nanodots are the teensy, tiny micro-beads responsible for giving Paperlike its unique, papery feel.
They provide haptic feedback in the form of ever-so-slight vibrations that emulate the natural drag and resistance of sketchbook paper. The sensory feedback allows you to create more precise lines, whether you’re taking notes or working on your next artistic masterpiece!
But the Nanodots deliver more than our unique, papery feel. They’re also responsible for the unparalleled transparency that you won’t find in other matte screen protectors.
Our Nanodots are distributed evenly across the surface of our screen protector using a unique (and completely secret) process that took years to create.
A screen protector with improved resistance, maximum transparency, and minimal distortions.
Why is Paperlike more expensive than other Screen Protectors?
We get this question pretty often, and we’re glad to share that most users find Paperlike "100% worth it" after trying it.
Here’s some of the reasoning behind our price point:
- Paperlike comes as a set of 2 screen protectors, not just one.
- We invest a lot in research & development to improve Paperlike. The current versions development cost us 150.000€ alone.
- We manufacture in a top-tier facility in Switzerland, to ensure excellent quality.
- You invested a lot in your iPad and Pencil. Since you can only have one Screen Protector, you likely want to choose high quality over saving a couple of bucks.
How fast do you ship?
Shipping times are as follows:
- 2-5 business days in the US
- 2-14 in Europe (depending on your location)
- Next-day in Germany
What if I don't like it?
We’re pretty confident you will (only 3% of users take us up on our money back offer!).
If you happen be one of the few, just write us an email to activate the 100-day money back guarantee.
What is writing on Paperlike REALLY like?
We’ve spent years of research and development to achieve the most paper-identical iPad writing experience available, so we’d argue it feels just like writing on paper. But don’t take it from us – here’s how real Paperlike customers describe it:
- “As somebody who liked using notebooks and when I bought my iPad, Paperlike gave me back that feeling. I honestly love using my iPad now.” -Ken S.
- “My drawings come out smoother, lines are easier to draw, and the pencil actually listens to me now.” - Ella R.
- “So easy to take notes, it feels like I’m writing on a physical notepad.”
- “Extremely comfortable to draw and sketch on, making pencil movements a lot easier.” -Julia D.
Is the Paperlike hard to apply?
We include an application kit in every package, which makes a bubble-free application a breeze for everyone.
Make sure to watch our application video for best practices and tricks.
Does Paperlike wear off my Pencil tip?
All surfaces wear off the Apple Pencil tip over time, even a plain iPad display. Most paper-like copycats use a surface similar to sandpaper and will rub off the tip in no time.
We developed our Nanodots technology to provide the rough feedback needed for a good paper feel without wearing your Pencil tip down too quickly.
Most of our customers rarely change their tips. Heavy users (6h/day drawing on the iPad) replace the tip roughly every 3 months.
What makes Paperlike better than other matte screen protectors?
While other protectors can be too rough or have a gummy-like slipperiness, the Paperlike strikes the right feel.
In addition, it maintains a clear display with minimal refraction, ensuring that the screen remains readable without the glare that can be a downside of other matte protectors.
Pencil tip longevity is another area where we’re proud of our unique technology. Some screen protectors can rapidly wear down Apple Pencil tips, but Paperlike is designed to be gentler on the tips, extending their lifespan.
Finally, adhering to Apple's recommended maximum thickness, Paperlike's 0.95 nm thickness does not interfere with the touch sensitivity of the iPad, unlike some magnetic protectors that range from 1.5 nm to 5 nm, which can impede the functionality of your iPad.
Does the display quality worsen with a Paperlike?
With every matte screen protector, you'll see light refractions. Compared to cheap matte screen protectors and most copycats, our Nanodots technology keeps it to a minimum.
Many of our customers value the matte finish. It allows them to use their iPads in bright environments with lots of light sources, like the outside in the sun.
Smudges and fingerprints are also invisible, making for a much cleaner experience.
Does my Apple Pencil become less responsive on the Paperlike?
The further the Pencil is away from the screen, the less responsive it is. That's why Apple recommends only using super thin screen protectors that measure less than 0.1 mm.
The Paperlike is just 0.09 mm thick — about the thickness of an actual sheet of paper. It works perfectly with the Apple Pencil. That's what we made it for, after all.
Keep your Apple Pencil locked away in a drawer or enjoy the pen-on-paper experience it always should have been.
Get your Paperlike
- 100-day money-back guarantee
- Free shipping to most countries