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Penultimate for iPad goes free, Evernote Hello for iPhone updated to version 2.0

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Evernote’s on a tear lately. After acquiring the iPad handwriting app Penultimate in May 2012, it has updated the app to support Evernote syncing and has reduced the price to an agreeable zero dollars.

The app receives a slight visual overhaul, but stays true to its roots as a simple notepad, though topic and theme-specific pads can be purchased separately. Penultimate now also supports Evernote’s excellent text recognition, so even if you’re not using OCR to convert your scribbles to type, you can search the app for specific content. Used with a capacitive stylus, Penultimate is quite a useful tool, especially if you don’t want to pay the high price for Paper.

Evernote Hello has also been upgraded, coming with a new design on the iPhone and support for business card recognition, which is “unlimited for a limited time.” Hello also supports Facebook and LinkedIn, so you can add contacts by email address and have the service do the rest.

What’s interesting — and essential — about Hello is how it associates the people you meet with the space around you. If you meet someone for the first time at a business lunch, Hello will parse as much data from your phone as it can; it will take the relevant Evernote notes such as meeting minutes or point-form scribbles, as well as location data of where and when you met that individual. It’s sometimes easier to recall a person’s name or face if you have the context surrounding the initial meeting.

Download Penultimate for iPad and  Evernote Hello for iPhone.
Via: TechCrunch (2)

  • Cheburr

    People still overpay for Apple technology?
    It’s 2013. I would have expected everyone to wake up by now.
    I guess not.

    • R-tards

      Hardly overpaying when it blows by the competition

    • John

      what competition? I don’t consider android tablets running stretched phone apps, competition.

    • Alex

      You need to get a life cheburr (troll)!

  • Shayne

    The constant flame wars are really annoying. Go buy whatever tablet you want, I won’t hate you for it. Would be nice to just hear comments about Penultimate in a Penultimate article. I downloaded it and it looks pretty good especially now that it’s integrated right into Evernote. I’m curious what Stylus they are using in the screenshot above.

  • Scott

    Like Shayne, I would also like to know what stylus that is. The one I have is OKAY, but not great.

    If you don’t like Apple, don’t buy there stuff! I am NOT an apple fan, BUT I do have an iPhone and an iPad (Phone cause I wanted it, and iPad only because it was a gift). I would never buy an iPad. I almost never use it. I would rather grab my Windows 7 Laptop. Takes a few seconds longer to load up, but the iPad is just annoying (especially the lack of a “del” key and no flash support!

    • Alex

      It looks like the Adjonit line of stylus.

  • Chris Pakenham

    The stylus looks like the Adonit Jot. I have one and love it. It has a small clear disc on the end of the tip that pivots and is very nice to write with.

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