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Overall Satisfaction click me 56
Best handwriting app on the iPad as of right now.
Save your money if you want a serious writing app.
This is definitely the best handwriting note taker in the iPad.
Continue to love this App as my primary note-taker.
Thanks Evernote Support.
Amazing ink.
Fun & Engaging click me 53
Which they had a better landscape mode.
Just an overall awesome notebook app.
Awesome note taking app.
Usefulness click me 45
elegant and really useful for note taking and sketching on the go.
I pretty much use it for everything from brainstorming to taking notes.
It lets me keep everything in one place.
Ease of Use click me 46
I use it to take simple notes throughout the day.
Reliability click me 43
Security & Privacy click me 45
I would like a password protection added PLEASE 2.
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The most natural digital handwriting experience on iPad, Penultimate gives you the convenience and feel of writing on paper with the added power and availability of Evernote. Take notes in class or a meeting, journal your thoughts, or outline your next big idea -- in the office, on the go, or at home on the sofa.

Your handwriting and drawings look spectacular in black or color gel ink on your choice of photorealistic paper styles, or import any image to create your own personalized paper. Our inking technology produces pen strokes that look better than real ones, and the automatic Wrist Protection mode prevents stray marks from appearing on a page for writers of all grips.
Penultimate makes moving around the page feel effortless, taking advantage of the gestures you already use on your iPad so that you can focus on the information you want to jot down. To zoom in on a spot on the page, simply pinch in and start writing. With Penultimate's Drift feature enabled, the page will move along with you, automatically adjusting to the pace you are working at.
As part of the Evernote family of products, Penultimate will quickly become one of the core productivity apps on your iPad. Store your Penultimate notes in notebooks, separated by topic, project, or category. Every Penultimate note is synced to your Evernote account automatically, where you can view, search and share them across all of your devices.
You can search through your handwritten text within the app, or browse quickly through all pages. View your list of notebooks as a carousel or sort and scroll in a fast grid view. Penultimate also allows you to insert, delete, duplicate, and reorganize pages within and between notebooks.
We worked closely with Adonit to create the stylus we've always wanted; the Jot Script Evernote Edition, the first true precision-point stylus. Penultimate has been designed to perfectly complement the stylus and, together, make digital handwriting the experience it should be. You'll not only see your handwriting as you intended it, you'll feel like you're writing with your favorite pen. Available now in the Evernote Market.
Penultimate is free to download and use. Evernote Premium adds great features across all of the Evernote applications. In Penultimate, Passcode Lock and unlimited Paper Shop access are included. Premium is available through an auto-renewing subscription.
Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. Manage your subscriptions in the Account Settings after purchase.

I use it at work and to jot a quick note. found in 16 reviews
Google Docs integration would kill the other ink pads out there. found in 11 reviews
Love it a versatile app -bought add on sheets really affordable. found in 4 reviews
I highly recomend the Griffin stylus paired with this app. found in 5 reviews
The simplicity of the app is also a big plus. found in 9 reviews
Works great for college. found in 5 reviews
This app is great for students taking notes on the fly. found in 5 reviews
and a tic tac toe page. found in 6 reviews
without wasting paper or carrying around coloring supplies. found in 8 reviews
I recently purchased a stylus and it works wonderfully with this app. found in 5 reviews
Especially like the PDF to email feature. found in 5 reviews
I can finally stay organized and do estimates with pictures. found in 5 reviews
and is especially good with the Targus Stylus. found in 9 reviews
I wanted to use it to help me become more productive. found in 5 reviews
the pen strokes feels natural. found in 4 reviews
Great note taking app for sales calls. found in 3 reviews
I've used this in all my college courses. found in 5 reviews
Want to like it but needs zoom. found in 34 reviews
it needs a zoom feature like most other writing apps. found in 25 reviews
Wrist protection doesn't work well and it's stopped syncing with evernote. found in 19 reviews
Wrist protection doesn't protect interface controls. found in 19 reviews
I understand some reviewer's frustration with needing an Evernote account. found in 48 reviews
This app is great but needs wrist protection you can write normally. found in 5 reviews
is missing a few features that would make it actually useful. found in 5 reviews
Needs wrist protection and zooming. found in 5 reviews
it needs a zoom window so that smaller writing is possible. found in 7 reviews
Please please please add the ability to import documents for markup. found in 7 reviews
but I'm now regretting it as Penultimate doesn't measure up. found in 8 reviews
Needs PDF annotation support. found in 4 reviews
but cut-paste and keyboard support would be soooo helpful. found in 5 reviews
Needs keyboard support to enter text. found in 4 reviews
Needs retina display optimization otherwise it's a good app. found in 4 reviews
Penultimate lacks many features that "serious" business software should have. found in 5 reviews
but it really needs a landscape mode where paper displays upright. found in 5 reviews
Needs more colors too write with. found in 10 reviews
Wrist protection is not working and hand ignore too. found in 259 reviews
Note sync'd to Evernote cannot be edited once in Evernote. found in 105 reviews
It has no zoom and no wrist guard protection. found in 71 reviews
and ends up seeming fundamentally broken for left handers like myself. found in 61 reviews
Can't seem to create more than one notebook. found in 53 reviews
difficult to write small. found in 48 reviews
now requires an Evernote account to use multiple notebooks. found in 48 reviews
Great idea but the pen size is too big. found in 45 reviews
No handwriting recognition. found in 40 reviews
I hate how it's so hard to write on it. found in 39 reviews
No sign in means no new notebooks. found in 35 reviews
Inability to sync across devices caused me to use another app. found in 35 reviews
Needs zoom and the ability to insert a text box. found in 34 reviews
Unable to open the app. found in 34 reviews
I am upset that I can't create a new notebook without signing in. found in 33 reviews
rated better for adonit jot.   rated better for auto advance.  
rated better for bamboo paper.  
rated better for evernote account.   rated better for staff paper.  
rated better for teachers.   rated better for notes on the fly.  
rated better for delete pages.  
rated better for pen strokes.   rated better for line tool.  
"I especially like the close up writing tool."
"Out of all the " handwriting apps " this is my favorite."
"After reviewing a number of note taking and handwriting apps."
"This is the best handwriting apps I have so far."
"This is hands down the best notebook app for the iPad."
"I have tried several notebook apps that allow handwriting."
"Found lots of great productivity apps through this app."
"Wunderlist is the best productivity app to be released so far."
"This is the best productivity app on the App Store."
"This is hands-down the best productivity app I've downloaded."
"Great productivity tool that cuts the email clutter."
14,151 total

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  • Password Protect Notebooks.
  • the ultimate combo for simply jotting down some notes.
  • This is my everyday app for taking notes in meetings to making grocery list.
  • and add password protection to certain notebook.
  • Great for notes and grocery lists just the same.
  • ENTER PENULTIMATE—a revolutionary teaching tool for organic chemistry.
  • This app could still use a thinner pen and more color options.
  • Just an overall awesome notebook app.
  • And the auto scrolling as you write is fantastic.
  • Best handwriting app on the iPad as of right now.
  • This app replaces countless sticky notes.
  • "And the undo button became incredibly hard to properly hit."
  • "No dropbox sync."
  • "Don't care or want Evernote integration."
  • "The app works well but is missing PDF annotation support."
  • "only if it had some cloud sync option."
  • "if a photo from the camera roll is imported."
  • "No crashing issues and the Evernote sync option is perfect."
  • "there is no recording option and the pages will not rotate."
  • "No key board & and no option to save as JPG."
  • "but the app called " note taker HD " offer more capabilities."
  • "App desperately needs a zoom option."
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