Recently, Evernote announced its purchase of Penultimate [$0.99 – iPad], the amazing iPad notes app. With Penultimate, I’m able to bring my fascination with paper to the iPad. I can use draft paper, lined paper or any number of other options from their Paper Store as the background for my notes and sketches. And, they’re using a feature they call “wrist protection” which makes it easy to rest your wrist on the iPad while you write without leaving unwanted marks. I am loving that!
As you can see, there’s both Dropbox and Evernote integration built into the app. I can send PDF versions of my notes to anyone via email, Dropbox or Evernote. If I’m collaborating with someone who is also using Penultimate, I can share actual notes or even notebooks and both of us can mark them up.
Notes aren’t the only thing you can add to your notebooks. You can include images from your photo library or your iPad’s camera. So, you can capture a photo of a document or page while in the research library and then add notes on the same page.
Penultimate is an impressive tool as it is. Now that it’s become a part of the Evernote family, I’m expecting to see even more goodness. Don’t forget that Evernote does a pretty good job of “reading” handwriting. Does the acquisition of Penultimate mean even more improvements in the handwriting recognition arena?