This Is Penultimate, The Newest App In Evernote's $1 Billion Business

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Evernote just added the popular iPad app Penultimate to its roster of tools.Penultimate is a simple writing and doodling app that has been near the top of the App Store’s paid apps since it launched in April 2010.

The app lets you use your finger or stylus to take notes. You can also import photos and back everything up to your Dropbox and/or Evernote account.

Since Evernote likes its products to be on every platform available, we’re expecting Penultimate to make its way to Android tablets and other devices soon. 

The app still costs $0.99, but there’s a good chance Evernote will make it free in the near future.

In the meantime, check out our walkthrough of the Penultimate below and see what all the fuss is about.

Here's the Penultimate icon. Tap to launch.

Tap this space to start a new notebook.

Here's your notebook. You can change the paper type if you want.

Tap the paper icon at the top right. You have three styles to choose from. You can also download more as an in-app purchase.

The pen icon at the bottom lets you choose your colour and thickness. Now let's write something!

It's a bit awkward to use your finger to write. We suggest using a stylus if you want to get serious.

The scissors tool lets you clip a piece of your doodle...

...and move it around the paper.

You can embed a photo from your iPad's library or snap a new one.

We decided to take a new photo.

You can resize and drag the photo around.

Choose the kind of wrist protection you need.

You can also link Penultimate to Dropbox. This makes it easy to back up your notes to the cloud.

Give Penultimate permission to access your Dropbox. You can set it to automatically back up to a special folder in your Dropbox.

See? Pretty cool.

Now let's sync Penultimate with Evernote.

Log in with your Evernote account.

Your notes will automatically sync to Evernote.

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