This document explains Graph Paper Version 1.4.1.

Graph Paper User Guide

1. Introduction

Graph Paper

1.1. Overview

Graph Paper is an idea organizing application such as mind mapping with handwriting for Android tablets.

1.2. Key Features

  • Directly channel your thoughts using Stylus and Finger

  • Multiple mindmaps ( central nodes ) in one document

  • PDF Export (Premium Subscription)

  • Multiple Pen Colors (Premium Subscription)

1.3. Requirements

  • Android 4.4 Kitkat or newer

  • An Android tablet with S-Pen or Digitizer Stylus.

This app is designed for Digitizer Stylus such as S-Pen.
If you use this app without Digitizer Stylus, choose Non S-Pen Mode option in Settings.

1.4. Installation

Get Graph Paper for S-Pen app on Google Play.

1.5. Getting help

If you have any questions, please make contact. And also your feedback will be much appreciated.

To get update information, see Facebook / Twitter.

2. Using Graph Paper

2.1. Overview

There are three screens.

  • (1) Editor

  • (2) File Manager

  • (3) Settings

2.2. (1) Editor

This is for writing down your thoughts and mind mapping.


When write down your thoughts, use Stylus such as S-Pen, when manipulate them, use with Finger.

  • Writing down your thoughts with strokes ( Stylus )

  • Erasing strokes ( Stylus )

  • Zoom and Scroll (Two Fingers)

  • Zoom in (Double Tap with One Finger)

  • Make Group (Finger)

  • Move Group (Finger)

  • Copy Group

  • Ungroup (Finger)

  • Link Groups (Finger)

  • Delete Group (Finger)


  • Go To File Manager Go to File Manager

  • New Document Add New Document

  • Export Document Export current active document as PNG or PDF

  • Settings Go to Current Page Settings ( See Current Page Settings section. )

  • Fullscreen Fullscreen

2.2.1. Pen and Eraser Toolbar

There is Pen and Eraser Toolbar on the top left.

Pen and Eraser Toolbar

2.2.2. Edit Toolbar

Edit Toolbar
  • Group ( Convert a temporary group to a persistent group ) / Ungroup

  • Copy group

  • Delete ( Delete group or link )

  • Undo

  • Redo

2.2.3. Creating Temporary Group and Persistent Group

There are some strokes.

Grouping Step 0

(1) Lasso strokes with Finger.

Grouping Step 1

(2) These strokes are converted to a temporary group.

Grouping Step 3
You can move and resize this temporary group with finger.

(3) (Optional) In order to make this temporary group persistent, do long press with finger.

Grouping Step 3
You can also convert from a temporary group to a presistent one with Group Group of Edit Toolbar Edit Toolbar.

2.2.4. Ungrouping Group

(1) Tap a group. It is selected.

Ungrouping Step 1

(2) Tap Ungroup Ungroup of Edit Toolbar Edit Toolbar.

Ungrouping Step 2
You can also ungroup with finger gesture.

2.2.5. Ungrouping Group with finger gesture

There is a group to ungroup.

Ungrouping with gesture

(1) Draw a line in a vertical direction on this group with Finger.

Ungrouping with gesture Step 1

This group is ungrouped.

Ungrouping with gesture finish

2.2.6. Deleting Group

(1) Tap a group to delete. It is selected.

(2) Tap Delete Delete button of Edit Toolbar Edit Toolbar

You can also delete group with finger gesture.

2.2.7. Deleting Group with finger gesture

There is a group to ungroup.

(1) Draw a line in a horizontally direction on this group with Finger. This group is deleted.

There are two or more groups.

Linking Step 0

(1) Tap a source group to select.

Linking Step 1

(2) Start dragging a Link Handle on this source group with Finger.

Linking Step 2

(3) Drop it into another destination group.

Linking Step 3

These groups are linked.

Linking finish

(1) Tap a link (arrow) to delete. It is selected.

Linking Step 1

(2) Tap the Delete Delete button. It is deleted.

Linking Step 2
The Delete Delete button is located on Edit Toolbar Edit Toolbar.

2.2.10. Export PNG or PDF Export current active document as PNG or PDF

Export dialog

You can export active document to PNG / PDF.
There are two types export area fitting option Fit to Content and Fit to Paper.

The PDF export needs Premium Subscription.
In details, see Premium Subscription section in this document.

2.3. (2) File Manager

This is for document management.

File Manager
  • Go Back to Editor Go Back to Editor

  • New Document Add New document

  • Copy Document Copy document

  • Pin Document Pin document

  • Delete Document Delete document

  • Menu Menu

2.3.1. Menu Menu

Import Export Document and Settings
  • Import Document Import document from Google Drive

  • Export Document Export selected document in Google Drive

  • Settings Settings (see Application Settings section)

2.4. (3) Settings

There are two Settings screens.

  • One is Current Page Settings.

    • [ Editor → Settings Settings Button → Current Page Settings]

  • Another is Application Settings.

    • [ File Manager → Menu Menu → Settings Settings Menu Item → Application Settings]

2.4.1. Current Page Settings

This is for Current Page Settings.

Current Settings
Paper Size

You can choose paper size from A3(landscape) to A6(landscape).

Paper Size Settings
Background Type

You can choose a background paper type.

Background Type Chooser

Graph Paper :

Background Type Square

Dot Paper :

Background Type Dotted
Background Color

You can choose a paper background color.

Background Color Chooser
Pen-1 and Pen-2 Color

You can choose a pen color.

Pen Color Chooser
Pen-1 and Pen-2 Thickness

You can choose a pen thickness.

Pen Stroke Width Settings
Get Premium Subscription

See Premium Subscription section in this document.

2.4.2. Application Settings

This is for Application Settings.

Global Settings
Page Settings (Default)
  • Paper Size

  • Background Type

  • Background Color

Pen Settings (Default)
  • Pen1 and Pen2

    • Thickness

    • Color

Global Settings
  • Edit Toolbar Location

    • You can choose Edit Toolbar location Left or Right side.

  • S-Pen Calibration

    • If you use another style such as Wacom Bamboo Stylus feel or any other S-Pen compatible stylus, this option is useful.

  • Non S-Pen Mode

    • Choice this item if you use this app without stylus.

3. Additional Information

3.1. Premium Subscription

This app is free.
But additional useful features are provided with Premium Subscription. If you like this app, please consider to get Premium Subscription and support this app better.

3.1.1. Additinal useful features for Premium

These features are provided for Premium Subscription.

  • PDF export

  • 2nd Pen

3.1.2. How to get Premium Subscription

(1) Go to Editor Screen.

(2) Tap Settings Settings button. The Settings Screen opens.

Current Settings

(3) Tap Premium Get Premium Subscription item.

Get Premium Subscription

(4) The Premium Subscription Dialog opens and get it.

3.1.3. How to cancel Premium Subscription

(1) Go to Graph Paper for S-Pen on your Android phone or tablet.

(2) Tap Subscription Cancel button.