As an Interface Designer, I am a huge fan of the paper and pencil method of designing a high or low level wireframe for any application – web, desktop, mobile or otherwise. Sketching has proved to be my most valued tool for giving form to my ideas and allowing others to visually understand them. With pen and paper I have found that I am able to stay focused on some of the finer details that should be taken care of along with the general layout and functionality.
In this article I’ve listed a complete selection of free printable Mobile Sketch Paper for the Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Motorola Smartphone, Nokia and Windows Mobile Phone for you to download. Whatever you think suits your needs you can easily print them out, and get yourself on your way to sketching the next big mobile application hit.
iPhone Sketch Templates
These iPhone sketch paper templates are available to download in 5 different formats: Ominigraffle, PSD, PDF, EPS and PNG with 4 different template styles. All 4 styles have included space for note-taking.
iPhone Application Sketch Template
If you are a fan of a grid layout, this template is the one for you. It has been designed with the grid squares sized at 10x10px. It has a tick marks to indicate the height of the Status Bar, Navigation Bar, Keyboard, Tab Bar and Toolbar, which works on both vertical and horizontal orientation. Aside from the iPhone templates, there is also an iPad sketch template available to download . All download files are in high quality A4 300dpi JPEG format.
iPhone Wireframe Template for Sketching
These iPhone wireframe templates are available to download in two different styles: the basic iPhone body design template and the iPhone body that with space for note-taking. Both can be downloaded in a separate PDF format or you can download the .zip-archive which also contains the templates in Viso (VSD) format.
UI Stencils Sketch Pad
For those who are not (as yet) ready to spend a lot of money on a cool sketchbook, UI Stencils offers not only a paid stencil kit but also offers a downloadable iPhone, iPad and Android Sketch Pad Templates in Letter and A4 sizes. The template is scaled at 140% of the actual size with a 20x20px grid for the iPhone and scaled at 100% for the iPad template.
iPhone App Wireframe Template
This iPhone sketch paper includes 3 pages, with page 1 having a vertical screen and a notes column, page 2 has is horizontal screen with a notes column and the final page has a 3-screen layout with no space for notes.
What is great about this template is that it gives a lot of white space for note taking, scribbling and comments. Unlike other templates, it has a space on each page for a Dashboard icon area allowing you to sketch your app icon.
iPad Idea Sheet
This iPad idea sheets .zip-archive consists of three templates. The first template is the actual full-size iPad in landscape, the second is designed in 70% of the actual size with two iPad sketching templates, and the last one is in 50% of the actual size with 4 iPad body templates in horizontal orientation.
iPhone iPad Idea Sheet
Mobile Sketchbook for the iPhone and iPad
Kaplan software group offers a free downloadable iPhone and iPad sketch paper template. These templates have a grid-based background for both the iPhone and iPad and are both in full-size.
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iPhone Design Sketchbook
This is a truly homemade iPhone design sketchbook template specifically designed to all those iPhone developers and designers who consider a paper and pencil before going through with the actual planning and designing phase. The Sketchbook includes 4 sections to plan and design your iPhone app.
Android Wireframe Templates
Future Platforms designed a variety of sketching templates for a variety of Android smartphones like Nexus One, HTC Dream, HTC Hero, HTC Magic, HTC Tattoo and Motorola Droid.
The template is in single PDF file with all of the handsets scaled at 100% with a 10×10 grid on the screens to help you with your sketching.
Boulevart Mobile Sketch Paper for iPhone and Nokia N95
The Boulevart Group has released sets of printable sketch paper for mobile phones for iPhone and Nokia N95. The sketch paper comes in 12 styles with the phones body in both portrait and landscape views with space for notes. The sketch paper is available in PDF or Photoshop CS3 format.
One of the unique features of these templates is that it offers a full page for extended screens and for designing app icons. It covers also the basic views on portrait and landscape, full screen and standard restricted. It offers also the choice of 1, 2, 3 or 4 devices per page with space for design and development notes on the layouts.
Mobile Wireframing Kit for Blackberry and Android
This template offers a wide range of sketch paper for the Blackberry Curve 8900, Blackberry Bold 9000, Blackberry Storm and Android’s Nexus One.
All files are available in 3 formats namely PDF, EPS and in PNG.
iPhone Grid System
This is another iPhone sketch template based on a grid. The templates are available in three versions. First with the grid alone, second with the grid and the iPhone body frame and the last version has the grid, iPhone body frame and space for notes. All templates are available in .PNG and Photoshop .PSD files.
High Level iPad App Wireframing
iPhone 3GS Sketch Paper
This iPhone sketch paper is available in PDF and EPS format, updated with rulers that indicate 20px increments.
iPad Wireframe Templates
This blank printed life-size mock-up sheet, offers you lots of space for sketching. This template comes in A4 and Letter sizes.
Windows Phone 7 Sketch Templates
This template is one of the most complete sketch pads for Windows Phone 7. It comes with seven-sketch templates.
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iPhone Wireframe Stencil
This is the simplest iPhone Wireframe stencil out there. It provides only the bare-bones outline of the iPhone in full size.