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Overall Satisfaction click me 40
Penultimate is easily the best note taking app available.
Continue to love this App as my primary note-taker.
Thanks Evernote Support.
Fun & Engaging click me 48
Awesome note taking app.
Usefulness click me 52
then I would certainly use this app for everything.
I use this app for everything --planning.
elegant and really useful for note taking and sketching on the go.
Ease of Use click me 39
I use it to take simple notes throughout the day.
I use it for everything from simple notes.
less intuitive location.
Reliability click me 41
Security & Privacy click me 32
I would like a password protection added PLEASE 2.
Updates & Support click me 10
not as smooth or responsive to previous versions.
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The best digital handwriting on iPad. Penultimate combines distraction-free, natural handwriting and sketching with the power of Evernote’s sync and search. Take class or meeting notes, journal your thoughts, or outline your next big idea—in the office or on the go. From the first stroke, Penultimate makes the experience of pen and paper more productive.

Notes and drawings look spectacular in black or colored ink. Our inking technology produces pen strokes that look natural, and Wrist Protection prevents stray marks for writers of all grips. Choose from a number of paper styles, or import an image to create personalized paper.
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 integrates tightly with the stylus and together they make digital handwriting the experience it should be. It’s like writing with your favorite pen. Available now in the Evernote Market.
Penultimate lets you work on any part of the page effortlessly. To zoom in on a location 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.
Sign in to your Evernote account in the Penultimate app to organize your Penultimate notes in notebooks, separated by topic, project, or category. Your Penultimate notes are synced to Evernote automatically, so you can find and share them across all of your devices.
No matter how you prefer to organize your work, Penultimate makes it easy to find the notes you need. Penultimate processes your notes so you can search for handwritten text in the app. Save and browse your work in notebooks and insert, delete, duplicate, and reorganize pages any way you like within them.
Penultimate is free to download and use. Pair it with Evernote Premium or Evernote Plus for unlimited access to Penultimate’s Paper Shop, bigger uploads, and many other great features.
Two subscription options:
Evernote Premium monthly for $5.99 per month | $49.99 annually
Evernote Plus monthly for $2.99 per month | $24.99 annually
Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.

Then it would be the perfect note taking tool for students. found in 9 reviews
Google Docs integration would kill the other ink pads out there. found in 11 reviews
Got it to take notes for school and love it. found in 9 reviews
Love it a versatile app -bought add on sheets really affordable. found in 4 reviews
The simplicity of the app is also a big plus. found in 9 reviews
and a tic tac toe page. found in 7 reviews
without wasting paper or carrying around coloring supplies. found in 9 reviews
and is especially good with the Targus Stylus. found in 9 reviews
I can finally stay organized and do estimates with pictures. found in 6 reviews
I've used this in all my college courses. found in 5 reviews
Works great for taking notes during sales calls. found in 3 reviews
to do's. found in 5 reviews
I use it to take lecture notes. found in 6 reviews
all i caring about now is time stamp on pages. found in 3 reviews
PDF Markup - only UPAD currently has PDF markup. found in 4 reviews
Best note taking program I have found for the iPad. found in 5 reviews
ENTER PENULTIMATE—a revolutionary teaching tool for organic chemistry. found in 4 reviews
photo album. 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
I understand some reviewer's frustration with needing an Evernote account. found in 60 reviews
it needs a zoom window so that smaller writing is possible. found in 17 reviews
Needs wrist protection and zooming. found in 5 reviews
the current palm rejection just doesn't work for me. found in 37 reviews
Will use Note Taker HD until Penultimate implements a zoom mode. found in 25 reviews
Needs retina display optimization otherwise it's a good app. found in 4 reviews
And the undo button became incredibly hard to properly hit. found in 12 reviews
but performance seems to lag and two finger swipe is touchy. found in 50 reviews
really difficult to write small and neat using only ones fingers. found in 42 reviews
Update: well it's been a while and still no zoom support. found in 10 reviews
The wrist protection does not work 100% of the time. found in 5 reviews
Can you please build in support for the Jot Touch 4. found in 15 reviews
Negative: Lacking in features like "open in" protocol. found in 4 reviews
Penultimate lacks many features that "serious" business software should have. found in 6 reviews
The app works well but is missing PDF annotation support. found in 5 reviews
Wrist protection is not working and hand ignore too. found in 265 reviews
Note sync'd to Evernote cannot be edited once in Evernote. found in 133 reviews
The change in the zoom and auto scroll is really horrible. found in 121 reviews
if it allows me to move pages from one notebook to another. found in 106 reviews
The upward scrolling with two fingers is annoying and unnatural. found in 77 reviews
It has no zoom and no wrist guard protection. found in 74 reviews
Each new note requires you to pick you paper style. found in 71 reviews
I can't move pages from one journal to another. found in 70 reviews
and ends up seeming fundamentally broken for left handers like myself. found in 65 reviews
now requires an Evernote account to use multiple notebooks. found in 60 reviews
Now it is incredibly complicated and handwriting recognition is worse. found in 55 reviews
Great idea but the pen size is too big. found in 52 reviews
The zoom box is very disappointing. found in 51 reviews
Two finger scrolling works intermittently and leaves streaks when it doesn't work. found in 50 reviews
difficult to write small. found in 49 reviews
I am constantly flipping the iPad to re -orient the page. found in 49 reviews
Penultimate provides no way to organize different notes. found in 47 reviews
Inability to sync across devices caused me to use another app. found in 43 reviews
I hate how it's so hard to write on it. found in 42 reviews
The actual note book concept removed. found in 41 reviews
rated better for zoom box.   rated better for adonit jot.  
rated better for bamboo paper.   rated better for continuous page.  
rated better for evernote account.   rated better for use evernote.  
rated better for new notes.   rated better for evernote user.  
rated better for pen strokes.   rated better for tech support.  
"or just take handwriting notes along with typing and highlighting."
"This app is one of the best apps for handwriting notes."
"Finally unlocks the iPad's true potential for hand written notes."
"Simply amazing - Best application for hand writing notes."
"I tested as many handwriting notes apps as I could find."
"CONGRATS on the best voice recorder app on the store in my opinion."
"Would recommend to anyone looking for a steady reliable voice recorder."
"highly recommended instead of spending money on other recorder apps."
"this is the best voice recording app available for your money."
"This app is simply the best for voice recorder."
"Handy and easier to understand and navigate than apple's voice recorder."
"I have been using and buying productivity apps for years."
"One of the best cloud based multiplatform productivity apps."
"Found lots of great productivity apps through this app."
"better than all other productivity apps that I've downloaded and hated."
"Been checking out productivity apps for awhile and love this one."
"Great productivity enhancer for your inbox."
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This app is popular with:
  • the ultimate combo for simply jotting down some notes.
  • I would like a password protection added PLEASE 2.
  • only suggestion is to add more color choices for the pen.
  • This is my everyday app for taking notes in meetings to making grocery list.
  • : or DropBox Audio recording with timestamp synchronization.
  • and pinch zoom so I can fit more on the page.
  • No longer have to carry numerous notebooks to take notes in class.
  • The addition of DropBox support was great.
  • it will be attached to your email as a PDF file.
  • and maybe even a highlight feature.
  • I use it at work for quick hand written notes.
  • "and I don't see the point of the new zoom."
  • "If you want real customer service."
  • "And this new implementation of the auto scroll is simply atrocious."
  • "'Clear Page' is gone - Since notes don't have multiple pages anymore."
  • "They've completely changed this app and it's no longer user friendly."
  • "Non response and poor tech support."
  • "Page turn is broken in the just released version."
  • "Loved original hate Evernote " add ons "."
  • "only if it had some cloud sync option."
  • "Don't care or want Evernote integration."
  • "if a photo from the camera roll is imported."
  • "No crashing issues and the Evernote sync option is perfect."
  • "No key board & and no option to save as JPG."
  • "absolutely loved penultimate so much I stoped carrying a note pad."
  • "If full screen mode is not to return."
  • "but the app called " note taker HD " offer more capabilities."
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