Penultimate iPad App Updated: Smart Titles, New Sync Options & More, But Also Causes Problems

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The popular Penultimate handwriting app for iPad and iPhone was updated a few days ago, to Version 4.1. The update adds handful of new features related to notebooks, sync and sign-in – but it has also caused some problems. The developers are aware of the issue and have acknowledged it in the update notes:

NOTE: This version contains an issue that either requires too-frequent sign in, or sometimes a hang. A fixed update is coming shortly. Our apologies.

The app was recently acquired by Evernote and the new features in this update are all about connections to Evernote. There are suggested (or smart) notebook titles, based on location and calendar events – just as the Evernote app does with notes; and notebook covers now display the location for when they were last edited.

New sync options allow users a little control over how Penultimate syncs with Evernote. You can pause sync and there’s a new option to sync only when you’re on a WiFi connection.

Another useful new option is the ability to sign out and switch users.

Evernote premium users get a couple extra features:

• Unlimited access to paper designs in the Paper Shop.
• Enhanced security with Passcode Lock.
+ One Evernote Premium subscription enables features across all Evernote apps.

I haven’t been the biggest fan of the way the Skitch app has changed since Evernote acquired it. I wonder what Penultimate users think of how things are going since it became part of Evermote. If you’re a Penultimate user let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Patrick Jordan

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