Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app Penultimate by Evernote, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC


By Evernote

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.


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.

What's New in Version 6.1.1

• Numerous performance improvements and bug fixes

iPad Screenshots

iPad Screenshot 1
iPad Screenshot 2
iPad Screenshot 3
iPad Screenshot 4
iPad Screenshot 5

Customer Reviews

Penultimate is back

Thank you for all the hard work you have done to restore the best features of the old version. At last the ink flow is back to how it was and changes with speed. It makes it a much more enjoyable writing experience.

Paradise lost

Worse to worser
With this update my old notes crash the app immediately.
Evernote's takeover has royally turned a gem into ever increasingly unusable app. If their strategy is to get me to buy their other stuff, bad play.
Review Update 3 v6.0.2
Unfortunately v6 continues to be a lost cause. So called performance improvements don't appear, finger writing is as laggy as hell, despite the fact that this is its main purpose! Because of the lag the text becomes an illegible squiggle. Worse still, after closing and reopening the app, several random pages in a notebook have literally gone Black, not there, disappeared, blank voids on a page number! The app is fast destroying my work and any hope I had for a v5 return.
No, the dev is clearly not listening to the volumes of Internet feedback.
Update edit - their attempted update (probably more to bump all the bad reviews) just made it worst. On reading elsewhere the developer had listen to the feedback, I was brightened. I should not have been. While they finally found that the "grip" was missing and fixed, everything else seems slightly worse, if that's possible.
Even had the scary situation where I undid a scribble (clean handwriting is near impossible due to "lag") and the WHOLE page DISAPPEARED! Thankfully undo-undo got it back, but now ..... No more edits. Seems I will only be using current trapped pages as reference material for another better App. ... So so sad. Wish I could roll-back. What a waste of a great app, and my money.

For some stupid reason they have tried to "improve" the whole interface, but the result is a completely different app that feels and acts totally different to what I originally purchased. Now my notes are stuck inside a painful UI, with at least 1 tool like the "grip" gone missing!

View In iTunes
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.1.1
  • Size: 24.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
  • Seller:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for the current version of this application.
All Versions:

Top In-App Purchases

  1. Time & Tasks Paper Collection$1.29
  2. Design Collection$1.29
  3. Games Paper Collection$1.29
  4. Evernote Premium$6.49
  5. Music Paper Collection$3.79
  6. Photo Album Paper Collection$1.29
  7. Young Writers Paper Collection$1.29
  8. Evernote Premium$56.99
  9. Chinese New Year 2014Free
  10. Evernote Plus$3.79