After exactly five months without any sort of activity as far as updates are concerned, popular handwriting app Noteshelf has finally showed some signs of life. And this time, its latest update brings what is probably the most requested feature since the launch of the new iPad.

I am, of course, referring to support for the new iPad’s Retina display. The “resolutionary” new iPad was released in March, but it’s only now that Noteshelf, which is exclusive to iPad like most other handwriting apps, gains its Retina iPad support. The graphics upgrade is not exactly essential in using the app, what with users having been mostly satisfied with the app even on their older-generation iPads. But it is undoubtedly a most welcome improvement. Now, on the new iPad, Noteshelf’s handwriting ink is rendered more smoothly and precisely. As well, other types of notebook content, including typed text and imported photos, are noticeably sharper.

Now also enhanced with Smart Pen support, Noteshelf for iPad is available in the App Store for $5.99. It’s listed as a notable app in our Handwriting Apps for iPad AppGuide, and with good reason. In addition to its main text and media input options, the app also has excellent wrist protection and loupe features, among many other useful tools. It may be more expensive than Notability and Penultimate, but Noteshelf is certainly no less noteworthy.