Do you have an iPad Pro? Do you have an Apple Pencil to go with it? Do you still use Penultimate even after Evernote apparently ruined it for many users with a radical update last year? If your answers to at least the first and last questions are in the affirmative, then you might want to update to the latest version of the popular iPad handwriting app.
Ready for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
Penultimate is now optimized for the iPad Pro, Apple’s ultimate tablet (at least for now), whose huge screen lends itself well to handwriting and sketching. And handwriting and sketching with Penultimate on iPad Pro can be even more effortless when the device is paired with its exclusive stylus, the Apple Pencil, whose pressure sensitivity allows for varied ink weights.
Evernote has added Apple Pencil support to Penultimate even as it promotes the precision-point stylus Adonit Jot Script 2: Evernote Edition for use with its app.
Multitasking and more
On iPad Pro and other compatible iPads, Penultimate now also supports multitasking. This allows you to use Slide Over or Split View to work on Penultimate side by side or along with another app — ideal for referring to something in another app, such as a webpage in Safari or a picture in Photos, while writing or sketching in Penultimate.
The new version of Penultimate also features more intuitive pen, highlighter and color selectors; an updated help screen (accessible from the writing screen); various interface improvements; and bug fixes.
The update also adds a page count to the cover of each note in a note list, and a grid view to the pages tray so that more pages can be seen and the desired page can be quickly navigated to.
Furthermore, notebooks are now displayed like notebooks (rectangular, instead of circular), and business and shared notebooks are now easily identifiable.
Paper, you’re all free now
The latest update to Penultimate also introduces a full-screen paper selector that lets you easily choose a paper type when creating a note or switch paper types within a note.
Speaking of paper types, another notable change in the new version of Penultimate is that all papers are now free. That’s right: Instead of being unlockable via in-app purchase, all papers are now yours to use in Penultimate free of charge.
Compatible with iPad running iOS 8.0 or later, Penultimate is available on the App Store for free, with in-app purchases for Evernote Plus and Premium subscriptions, which allow bigger uploads and unlock other features.