Evernote Acquires Handwriting App Penultimate

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Evernote announced today that it has bought Penultimate, the digital handwriting and notes application for the iPad. The move brings increased handwriting recognition capabilities to Evernote, which is a popular cloud syncing notes service.

Penultimate Evernote

Evernote hopes the acquisition will help to expand its handwriting capabilities as well as bring Penultimate to more devices and operating environments. Penultimate will still stay as a stand-alone app, but the CEO of Evernote, Phil Lebin, is excited about the future for both apps.

“We have big plans for Penultimate that will both enhance the app and bring more capabilities into Evernote,” Lebin said. “It’s already the best handwriting app out there, and it’s only just getting started.”

The Penultimate app is designed to resemble a physical notebook that supports both finger and capacitive stylus inputs. The application includes varying paper types, ink colors and line thicknesses. Notes taken in Penultimate can be saved directly to Evernote.

Penultimate is currently available in the Apple App Store for $0.99.

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