Handwriting is here to stay, but it needs to evolve alongside technology. Penultimate’s goal is to show us what handwriting on an iPad should be. Getting there means unbinding the app from the physical notebook metaphor. That’s why we completely redesigned Penultimate. The new Penultimate breaks with the old in order to fully embrace the future of handwriting.
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Each page is as long as you need it to be, just keep scrolling down using two fingers. You’re using an iPad, not a notebook so there’s no reason to artificially break your ideas into pages. All of your thoughts on a topic or notes from a meeting stay together and are easy to find. For Evernote users, this makes a page in Penultimate feel just like a note in Evernote.
New Toolbar. New Tools.
If there’s one thing that notebooks have over most apps it’s that they’re not covered with buttons and features. We took this simplicity to heart in the new Penultimate. There are only two small options visible on the page as you write. Tap the pen icon to expand the redesigned toolbar. Tap on tools to reveal additional options like colors and thickness. There’s also a new highlighter available.
You have your choice of several different paper backgrounds for your notes, including lines, dots, and grids. We also have seven additional paper collections that are available through our Paper Shop. If any of those aren’t what you need, you can always create your own.
Penultimate is best when it’s used with a stylus, and we recommend The Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus by Adonit. This fine-tipped Bluetooth stylus is optimized for Penultimate to create the most accurate writing experience. Get your stylus from the Evernote Market.
Zoom is better than ever. Pinch into an area of the screen to create a zoom box (if you’re using a stylus you may need to pinch twice). To have the zoom box drift along with your writing tap the play button, or reposition the box manually.
Built with Evernote
Everything in Penultimate can sync with Evernote. Not only will this allow you to view your handwriting across any computer or phone you use, but it also adds Evernote’s handwriting search so that you can find what you’re looking for in Penultimate.
New Look. New Options.
Gone are the bound notebooks. In their place are beautiful, easy to tap circles. Tap and hold on a notebook to bring up additional options. The tap and hold also works on individual notes to let you share and delete.
We’re really excited to bring you the new Penultimate. It’s full of huge improvements and enhancements and it’s also what we think modern handwriting should be. Let us know what you think.