After acquiring popular iPad handwriting application Penultimate, last
year, Evernote has now made the app a free download, and has introduced
new features in addition to refreshing the app's user interface.
about the update in a blog post, Evernote said that it has made the ink
within the app, sharper, smoother and more natural for jotting and
sketching. It has also made the user interface cleaner and clutter-free,
and the important functions are now more accessible, while the
less-used ones have been put in a menu.
Although, Evernote had
introduced the ability to share Penultimate notes with Evernote
accounts, last year, it has now tightly integrated the experience with
Penultimate's core features. Following the move, the app now offers
users the option to connect Penultimate with their Evernote account and
sync notebook data across all Evernote apps including desktop apps.
Users can now create different Penultimate notebooks mapped to
individual notes. It has also added the ability to search through hand
written notes created with Penultimate. However, search takes place on
Evernote servers so users would experience a slight delay in getting
Evernote said that in order to implement the new
features, all of the users' existing and new notebooks, will be
synchronized and backed-up to the Evernote Service, and that any of
their Penultimate Notebooks that are too large to sync will be kept
locally on their iPad, remaining accessible to them.
users decide on syncing the notes with Evernote, they'll be able to do
so by tapping on a new 'sync warning' icon located at the bottom right
corner of the notebook cover. The app will also allow users help in
breaking the notebook into smaller, sync-able pieces. However,
Evernote's also letting existing users opt out of the synchronization
and search integration feature, though they'll only be able to make
notes on a single notebook until they sync to the Evernote service. The
app is available on the App Store for download.