Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars App Developer: Cocoa Box Design LLC
Make notes, write lists, jot down ideas, draw pictures and diagrams, or brainstorm, using this brilliant iPad app. Penultimate allows its user to write down thoughts in real time – making notes the way it comes naturally. The notes can then be customized, organized, shared and stored, or even deleted. The possibilities are endless.
On opening the iPad app, the user views a welcome note, talking him/her through the basic features. Penultimate allows the user to create notebooks that can be handwritten, or written using a stylus. The user can create an infinite number of notebooks, with an infinite number of pages. The flexibility of the format ensures that every thought can be recorded, whether it be in words or images. There are no limitations. Notebooks can be copied from iTunes or sent to iTunes, emailed, printed, or pages can be saved to photos. When emailing, the user has the option to send the notebooks as Penultimate files, which can be shared for collaboration with other Penultimate users. Notebooks can also be duplicated or merged into each other, and of course deleted when they are no longer needed. Notebooks can be viewed in different formats, and a number of settings can be customized. These settings include:
Wrist Protection – which stops the wrist from interfering with the writing process.
Wrist Position – which tells wrist protection where the hand touches the glass when writing.
Tools On Top – which moves the tools from the bottom to the top of the screen.
Include Paper Design – which can be used when sending, printing or projecting.
When a notebook is open, the user is able to view all of the pages simultaneously, and then delete, duplicate or move them, or even insert new ones. The iPad application provides the user with various colour options, as well as different line thicknesses, and the user is able to write or draw, erase, cut, copy, paste, clear pages, and undo or redo operations. Three paper types are available to choose from, and paper types can be created using photos already saved in the photo albums. In addition, there are a variety of paper types available to purchase from The Paper Shop. Photos from the photo albums can be inserted into notes, and notes can be saved to the photo albums.
The user is also able to read up about Penultimate and the recommended accessories, as well as access help and support at any time.
This iPad application, available in a variety of languages, can be used by adults to jot down ideas and improve their productivity at home. It can also be used in the work environment, either in the boardroom; to brainstorm, or to give a presentation. With its simple layout, and user-friendly features Penultimate can be used by teachers as a teaching aid, or by kids to play, create, study, or make notes. This iPad application allows everybody using it to be productive instinctively!