Penultimate by Evernote is a handwriting app that lets you feel like you're writing in a notepad.
The app lets you use your iPad to make sketches, take important notes, make lists, jot down ideas on the go, and plenty more. No matter what comes to mind that you want to write down, just jot it down without worrying about locating a pad of paper and a pen.
You can choose to use black or a color gel ink while making your notes. There are also three photorealistic paper styles. Other features include being able to import an image to create your own customized letterhead.
The app employs features like special ink technology to make sure the pen strokes are sharp and easy to read, and write protection to make sure you wrist doesn't leave smudges behind.
Your notes can all be easily organized storing them in their own "notebooks." You can separate them by project, topic, or category. You also have the ability to sync your notes with your Evernote account so you can view them from any device.
If you're looking for a particular note you can do so in a number of ways, you can look through your notebooks, all pages, or scroll in a fast grid view. You can also make edits such as delete, insert, reorganize notebooks, and duplicate. It’s as though you were working with a real pen and paper.
Penultimate was updated on Jan. 31, 2013 and has 407 customer ratings with an average rating of three out of five stars.
For me the convenience of this app is what shines. I liked that no matter where I was, or what I was doing if something came to mind I could quickly jot it down on my iPad for future viewing.