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By Evernote

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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 bigger uploads and many other great features.

Two subscription options:
Evernote Premium monthly for $7.99 per month | $69.99 annually
Evernote Plus monthly for $3.99 per month | $34.99 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.


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What's New in Version 6.2.2

Bug fixing to run better with iOS 11

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Customer Reviews

Great app BUT needs more features

Four stars - it’s a great app. The best app I’ve ever used for handwriting, no contest.

BUT to turn my four into a five star review, Penultimate just needs to consider extending its features. It’s great that you can draw freehand and this compliments the note taking ability BUT every so often, and increasingly, I require a steadier hand and the ability to accurately underline or draw exacting and precise arrows. Please can you add a 'straight line' tool? It’s the next evolution of a penultimate to make it the ultimate handwriting, sketching and draftsmanship app.

I encourage you to look at the features already put to good use in iAnnotate or Liquidpaper - don’t get left behind. I love penultimate but it’s time to adapt and fulfil its huge potential.

Absolutely frustrating for a lefthander!

This could be a great app if they just catered for left handed people a bit better. They have wrist positioning, sure. But even with that set right, my hand keeps hitting items on the menu bar as I write making it virtually unusable! What would be really helpful would be an option to move the menu bar to the left, right or bottom of the page depending on writing style. For me, having the menu bar at the bottom would be a real boon but there is no option for that. If I rotate the page so it’s on the right hand side, in landscape I don’t have a problem with the menu but my hand keeps dragging up the iPad bar instead.

Crashing constantly!

What the heck happened? Constantly crashing, wiped everything and it’s still crashing! IOS 11 problem?

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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 6.2.2
  • Size: 47.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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