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The best digital handwriting on iPad. Penultimate combines distraction-free, natural handwriting and sketching with the power of Evernote’s sync and search. Take class or meeting notes, journal your thoughts, or outline your next big idea—in the office or on the go. From the first stroke, Penultimate makes the experience of pen and paper more productive.

Notes and drawings look spectacular in black or colored ink. Our inking technology produces pen strokes that look natural, and Wrist Protection prevents stray marks for writers of all grips. Choose from a number of paper styles, or import an image to create personalized paper.

We worked closely with Adonit to create the stylus we've always wanted: the Jot Script Evernote Edition, the first true precision-point stylus. Penultimate integrates tightly with the stylus and together they make digital handwriting the experience it should be. It’s like writing with your favorite pen. Available now in the Evernote Market.

Penultimate lets you work on any part of the page effortlessly. To zoom in on a location on the page, simply pinch in and start writing. With Penultimate's Drift feature enabled, the page will move along with you, automatically adjusting to the pace you are working at.

Sign in to your Evernote account in the Penultimate app to organize your Penultimate notes in notebooks, separated by topic, project, or category. Your Penultimate notes are synced to Evernote automatically, so you can find and share them across all of your devices.

No matter how you prefer to organize your work, Penultimate makes it easy to find the notes you need. Penultimate processes your notes so you can search for handwritten text in the app. Save and browse your work in notebooks and insert, delete, duplicate, and reorganize pages any way you like within them.


Penultimate is free to download and use. Pair it with Evernote Premium or Evernote Plus for bigger uploads and many other great features.

Two subscription options:
Evernote Premium monthly for $7.99 per month | $69.99 annually
Evernote Plus monthly for $3.99 per month | $34.99 annually


Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.


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What’s New

Version 6.3

You can now sign in to Penultimate using your Evernote Business credentials. Your drawings will then be synced with your Evernote account.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

A pioneer among handwriting apps, Penultimate is the ideal tool for taking notes, sketching projects, or simply doodling the hours away. And with Evernote integration its easily become a better productivity tool than ever before. 

aideym ,

Pretty Good

I decided to try penultimate to move my note taking from scraps of paper to something I could look back on later down the line. It is fast, it is accurate and it does what I need it to. Then I decided to cross platform it with my phone and my MacBook as often I prefer to type as I am quicker at typing. For this I downloaded Evernote. This is where it falls down. It really isn't a good companion app, getting a typed note into penultimate is a chore, getting them to agree which version of a note is the current one is like separating quarrelling children. So you end up flicking through apps and as I am in a response control industry this doesn't work for me. As a standalone they each work and I would treat them as such but for that fully integrated system this has a long way to go

pablos544 ,

Much improved stability great App again

Still one of the best things out there. Contains pre made notebooks for music, maths, writing. Best by far with Evernote Premium. A lot of people seem to feel this App of not that great but a lot of the power comes with Evernote Premium. It's only a few dollars per month and that's where you get the best out of this legendary App. Since 2015 they fixed a lot of stability quirks that once crept into the App. App is not only nice and clean but stable as well. Apple Pencil s fully supported. Handwriting is easy and smooth. If I had one gripe it would be just that there is no way to add quickie text fields like urls, telephone numbers etc so that you can copied them into a browser for example. It is possible to search handwritten notes however.

App Privacy

The developer, Evernote, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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