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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 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.

What's New in Version 6.2.1

• Passcode lock is now free for all users!
• Numerous bug fixes and improvements

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Customer Reviews

Could be better, but it does its job

I am a premed and Ive been using penultimate for a while now with apple pencil, its a great way to replace paper and i like how the pen tool flows.
But the app is limited in some ways
- there should be at least one more pen or pencil option.
- more color options, maybe a color wheel so infinite colors would be possible. I like to take colorful notes so i wont get lost in the learning process.
- if a color wheel is not a good option, then the highlighter should have neon-ish color options, because it looks weird and rough with the regular available colors
- the crop tool would be flawless, but when you drag the selected part it leaves a few pieces of ink behind which is extremely annoying
- a ruler would make math notations amazing
- eraser size options would be nice but not number one priority
-sub-folders inside the notebooks would optimize organization
I dont think i need to pay for a better note taking app when penultimate is the best one to capture handwriting without making it look shaky or like i had used only my finger, i already invested too much on ipad pro, but i just wish it had a couple more options.

The ultimate.

I know I'm in a minoity here,but I think this is probably the best writing app out there.I use it for taking all my college notes because it is elegant and immensely useful, especially combined with Evernote. It works wonderfully with my Adonit stylus. What really puts it on top for me, though, is the smooth automatic, adjustable scrolling for writing at length in fine detail. No other app I've tried has felt as natural or intuitive. I highly recommend this app, particularly if you can afford a stylus like the jot script 2. It is worth it!

Good, but could be better

I've been using the basic version with the Apple pencil to take notes instead of using paper for several weeks now and it is mostly great. The only big issue is when I pick up to continue writing towards the right edge of the screen, the app tries to scroll with my hand rest instead of writing, so I have to adjust a bit. It would be nice if the app gave deference to the pen over other inputs.

Update: Having some concerns about notes that were sync'd to the cloud, I deleted them from the Evernote server but that also deleted them locally. Would prefer a secure version that doesn't require 'the cloud"

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  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 6.2.1
  • Size: 22.7 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 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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