Handwriting app Penultimate has been promoted by Evernote to version 4.0 adding full Evernote sync, handwriting search in Evernote, a new UI and sharper ink on Retina displays.
Penultimate aims to replicate paper writing. You can use it to take notes, keep sketches, and share ideas (take that, Office 365!).
Version 4.0 is a total redesign of the app which includes a brand new interface and the ability to save all of your Penultimate notes to Evernote for keeps. The only requirement is to own an Evernote account, of course.
You can view and search your notes across every device where you have Evernote installed, and you can now do a handwriting search too, thanks to Evernote's powerful handwriting recognition engine
“Your handwriting and drawings look spectacular in black or color gel ink on your choice of three different photorealistic paper styles, or import any image to create your own personalized paper,” says Evernote.
The company’s ink technology achieves pen strokes that allegedly look better than real pen writing on paper.
Additionally, “the automatic Wrist Protection mode prevents stray marks from appearing on a page for writers of all grips,” says the developer.
“Evernote stores all of your Penultimate notes forever, ensuring that everything, from random doodles to important diagrams, are available any time you need them,” says the company.
Retina users will notice that the virtual ink is sharper, and users in Russia and China finally get support for their native language.
Evernote believes that that “Penultimate will quickly become one of the core productivity apps on your iPad.” Best of all, the software is free of charge.
You’ll need iOS 6 for the new Penultimate 4, but Evernote promises to fix iOS 5 support in a future release of the application. iPhone and iPod touch devices are not supported.