Penultimate Goes Free, Adds Evernote Integration
The new version of Penultimate improves the inking capabilities of the app, and adds a number of new features. Evernote says that inking in the new version is smoother and sharper than previous versions of the app. The app also has a refreshed UI, making the app interface cleaner with less clutter.
Penultimate also includes optional Evernote integration as the company bought the app’s developer last year. Users don’t have to sign up for or log into Evernote to use the app, but if they do sign up for Evernote they’ll have the option to sync all existing Penultimate notebooks to the service. Large notebooks may not sync at first, but the app will help users break those notebooks down into pieces that can sync.
After syncing their notebooks to Evernote users can access their notes from anywhere. The notes will appear in the Evernote app, as well as through the Evernote web client on a desktop. Users that sync their notebooks can access them anywhere they have Internet access.
Evernote integration brings with it a powerful new search tool. Now users can search their handwritten notes by just typing words they wrote in the search box. The app will use Evernote’s word-recognition technology to find where the search terms appear in handwritten notes. The feature should make it easier to find specific notes without digging through virtual notebooks.
Evernote also added more sharing options to Penultimate, giving it sharing features similar to the Evernote app. Users can email their notes to friends and co-workers, save images of notes to the camera roll on their iPad, send entire notebooks over email or share a public URL to the note using Evernote.