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Hi all,

 

We're happy to announce the all-new Penultimate app was released today. Penultimate 6.0 is a complete redesign of the best digital handwriting app on iPad. Version 6.0 is focused around smoother writing and better organization.

 

Included in Penultimate 6.0:

  • New UI for focused writing
  • Write in full screen and keep writing without stopping to add new pages. Use two fingers to scroll up and down notes.
  • Create new notes, and access different kinds of paper, more quickly
  • New highlighting tool
  • Improved connection process, writing quality, and accuracy for the Jot Script stylus
  • More powerful search
  • View by default all Evernote notebooks that contain Penultimate notes
  • Access and add notes to your Evernote notebooks, including business notebooks
  • View your Penultimate notes in Evernote

Let us know what you think.

 

You can download the Penultimate app from the App Store. You can purchase the Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus by Adonit in the Evernote Market.

 

Cheers!

 

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This update has magically transformed penultimate from an incredibly useful productivity tool into a hot mess of total uselessness.

The only way they could have possibly released this - unless it is a clever ploy to alienate those pesky things things called "customers" - would have been if all testing was done in Braille.

I have lost all my old notebooks.

Pages don't scroll.

The writing doesn't keep up.

Thumbnail view is gone.

I hate and despise this new release.

I am buying the Moleskine app.

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Evernote/Penultimate Team,

 

Coca-Cola made a similar ill-conceived product release 30 years ago that infuriated a fiercely loyal consumer base.  Learn from them:  take your lumps, release Penultimate Classic, move on.

Great idea! Bring on Penultimate Classic.

One point I notice from reading through the comments is how many people have registered to make strong observations about the upgrade. Look at the number of people, like me, with one and two posts.

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As someone who manages my iOS devices almost completely separately from iTunes — they self-update and use other tools to transfer files — I'm wondering if anyone knows of a legal way to get hold of the old app files? I haven't had Penultimate in my iTunes library since, oh, version 2 maybe, and all those old apps have long since been cleaned out after I moved away from syncing with a computer.

 

Is it possible to send a special query to iTunes to get an older version for, ehm, “iOS compatability reasons”, for instance? I know that on some older devices that don't support newer iOS releases, I've still occasionally been able to download apps, but they'll give me the best version that's available for that iOS release.

 

Or am I completely screwed and have to move to a different app? Since this is an every-day use app for me, waiting until the Evernote team issues a patch and gets it through the Apple review process simply isn't an option. It's either old files by Monday, or transition to a new app. I'd prefer not having to scour the illegal underbelly of the internet just to get back a working version of a trusted old free app.

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first uncheck auto update in your iPad settings. Then check on your iTunes you still have the older version of penultimate. Then delete the new penultimate on your iPad. Then dock with iTunes and select to reload, the old penultimate app onto your iPad. Your old notebooks from before are there and you can continue to use the old version of Penultimate until they work all hours to fix up the new one or simple jettison the upgrade....

This works. Did this last night. All is right again in the world. If you can't figure it out, there is a YouTube video how to revert an app to its previous version. Whatever you do, do not update the app on your pc. If you do update the app on your pic, you won't be able to go back to the old Penultimate.

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Please... make Version 5.3.1 available for download on the App Store until the issues are resolved... some of us backup our devices on iCloud and there is no way to revert back to a previous version that way (lesson learned...).
Thank you

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Add me to the (VERY) unhappy list!

I loved penultimate 5, but this new version does not meet my needs at all!

- no thumbnail view

- dumb drift at a single, very high speed

- poor handwriting recognition leaving scattered marks, not a legible script

- single, continuous page is a bad idea - this is supposed to be a notebook, not a toilet paper

The design team has seriously been out of touch of the customers, and the real use of the product. Please bring back the old, and think this thing through again from scratch!

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The update hit in the middle of a multy day confernece. Notes from the first part of the confernece are great. Second part is hard to read as teh handwriting recognition is lousy iin the update. The speed is way to fast to write in the zoom mode. Please give me back my page thumbnails. They are much easier to navigate.

 

When I try to scroll with 2 fingers I keep getting double verticle lines through my text and no scroll. Then when I view the notes in evernote they cut the top half of the text is on the bottom of one page and the bottom half of the text is on the next page. I think you needed more time in  beta with this update.

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I do not like the look of the handwriting in version 6.0 compared to the previous version. This is a big problem for me. It used to be really good but now it just isn't.

The pen width translates wrongly between the box and the final page. This makes it difficult to write well.

There is no resize or positioning of photos that are imported. This makes the feature almost useless.

I cannot export to other apps or email a note. This is a real problem.

I can't write on the page in landscape format.

The biggest problem, though, is the look of the handwriting. This may lead to me looking for another note taking app. Penultimate used to beat them all because of the look of the written notes. Now, I suspect that my no longer be true.

Is there anything I can do to go back to the previous version?

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As someone who manages my iOS devices almost completely separately from iTunes — they self-update and use other tools to transfer files — I'm wondering if anyone knows of a legal way to get hold of the old app files? I haven't had Penultimate in my iTunes library since, oh, version 2 maybe, and all those old apps have long since been cleaned out after I moved away from syncing with a computer.

 

Is it possible to send a special query to iTunes to get an older version for, ehm, “iOS compatability reasons”, for instance? I know that on some older devices that don't support newer iOS releases, I've still occasionally been able to download apps, but they'll give me the best version that's available for that iOS release.

 

Or am I completely screwed and have to move to a different app? Since this is an every-day use app for me, waiting until the Evernote team issues a patch and gets it through the Apple review process simply isn't an option. It's either old files by Monday, or transition to a new app. I'd prefer not having to scour the illegal underbelly of the internet just to get back a working version of a trusted old free app.

 

I'm sorry that access to old versions over the air, as in your case, is only available if your OS is incompatible with the current version. As long as your iOS is compatible with the latest version you only can download that. If is not compatible you will have the option to download the last compatible one.

 

Also, for itunes ones, once your itunes library has the latest one, the older become unavailable. So if anyone want to revert to version 5, please asure you don't sync your device with itunes or the version 6 will overwrite 5.

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Hi all,

 

We're happy to announce the all-new Penultimate app was released today. Penultimate 6.0 is a complete redesign of the best digital handwriting app on iPad. Version 6.0 is focused around smoother writing and better organization.

 

Included in Penultimate 6.0:

  • New UI for focused writing
  • Write in full screen and keep writing without stopping to add new pages. Use two fingers to scroll up and down notes.
  • Create new notes, and access different kinds of paper, more quickly
  • New highlighting tool
  • Improved connection process, writing quality, and accuracy for the Jot Script stylus
  • More powerful search
  • View by default all Evernote notebooks that contain Penultimate notes
  • Access and add notes to your Evernote notebooks, including business notebooks
  • View your Penultimate notes in Evernote
Let us know what you think.

 

You can download the Penultimate app from the App Store. You can purchase the Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus by Adonit in the Evernote Market.

 

Cheers!

Hi all,

 

We're happy to announce the all-new Penultimate app was released today. Penultimate 6.0 is a complete redesign of the best digital handwriting app on iPad. Version 6.0 is focused around smoother writing and better organization.

 

Included in Penultimate 6.0:

  • New UI for focused writing
  • Write in full screen and keep writing without stopping to add new pages. Use two fingers to scroll up and down notes.
  • Create new notes, and access different kinds of paper, more quickly
  • New highlighting tool
  • Improved connection process, writing quality, and accuracy for the Jot Script stylus
  • More powerful search
  • View by default all Evernote notebooks that contain Penultimate notes
  • Access and add notes to your Evernote notebooks, including business notebooks
  • View your Penultimate notes in Evernote
Let us know what you think.

 

You can download the Penultimate app from the App Store. You can purchase the Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus by Adonit in the Evernote Market.

 

Cheers!

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I agree wit the comments in this thread, I actually spent time looking for some magic settings icon that would fix all these "upgraded" features. I'm sure there must of been some intended "enhancements", but since I can't seem to write a legible note with my relatively inexpensive Adonit Jot Pro (which works fine), I'm assuming this is an attempt to get me to upgrade to the Jot Script? Although based on the comments, sounds like that won't help...

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From being a brilliant app this has become a terrible application. Pls bring back the old version and just add the full screen option. I agree this is the worse upgrade ever. Upgrade suppose to make things better and easier not to create a problem.

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Hey Rob, I have a copy of the .ipa - only problem is when you upgrade it reformats the data. So you reinstall your old .ipa and resync  The data will not be picked up by the old .ipa. You do however have a clean copy of Penultimate to use.

Personally on my iPad I because i had upgraded tried

back up iPad in iTunes

delete version 6 penultimate

restore ipad as i have latest version 5 on my computer

got proper Penultimate back as a clean version

No data though as the formatting seems to have changed

so for my purposes basically useless as I cannot run the version 5 and 6 as separate applications

OH I loathe the scrolling feature - leaves marks you then have to clean up which erases parts of notes you then have attempt to put back WHAT a F*** up

Please developer your ideas might be great - however you NEVER tested them to see how workable they are in situ - ever 

I will do another post in hope evernote will give us either functionality or a way to reverse the process until the version 6 actually works

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I'm not going to say any more about how unhappy I am with this 6.0 update, it would just be redundant after so many have already voiced the same displeasure. What I would like to ask is why you, Evernote, can be so quiet after so many have complained about it. It must be painfuly obvious by now how mutch of a mistake this update was for your reputation.

You said that you had used Beta Testers, but what controls groups did you use? Were any of these people actual penaltimate users? This update also has me wondering if Ben Zotto, the original developer for penaltimate, was even involved in this?

This update just seems very premature and a little arrogant on the developers side. To have dropped from a four star rating in the App Store to a one stare, just tells me that you really didn't know why penaltimate was so such an amazing app to begin with.

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This app, pre-update, was easily the best note taking app available. Today's (11/13/14) update took away Penultimate's best features, being able to zoom in anywhere on the page and write at your own pace. You're now forced to write in a specified area of the app when zooming in regardless of you're writing style and forced to write at a set speed. The app pre-update allowed the user to customize everything from where they wanted to position the zoomed in feature and at what speed they wanted to write. The app would even stop scrolling when lifting your stylus. Evernote/Penultimate, please correct these two items.

Penultimate on iOS 8.1 iPad Air

Bob67 - how did you sync with the old version? I desperately need to do this. Thank you in advance for your help.

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There is a reason for all people using pages and book style format. Ancient egyptian scrolls sucks. Do you imagine a lawyer preparing his case exposition with a huge kitchen paper roll? Or a musician in a concert rolling the w.c. paper roll? Or a storyboard designer with a cart full of wallpaper rolls?

 

I think you, guys, forgot that penultimate is not a writing app. On a text edit app you can scroll down easily, but we are using Penultimate for storyboarding, interface design, planification, music writting, visual concept... all of those are not suitable for continuos scrolling. Need to be searchable, tumbnailable, sortable.

 

Also is a beaufitul detail from you to convert all landscape notes to an infinite vertical nightmare.

 

As it is now, i think this drawing define what Penultimate has become:

 

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Best part of this photo is that your picture would have to be made on paper since you sure couldn't do that quality on the new penultimate 6.

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I have been reading how to go back to the old version by syncing with iTunes on my computer. But I had never synced my iPad to my iMac before. Does anyone know if it still works even if I've never synced before the update? I don't see Penultimate listed on my computer so I don't think version 5 is there, but maybe it doesn't show until I delete and proceed? I am nervous to try it. 

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Can Penultimate Ipad mark up a MS Word document. In other words, if I load an existing document on Evernote, can I mark it up with Jot script pen?

As it turns out, Penultimate does not support marking up of any type of document. This has been an oft requested feature (I know I'd love PDF markup capabilities).

 

Personally I use PDF Expert 5 or Notability for marking up my PDFs. As for free-hand marking up of Word documents, I don't think I am aware of any application that allows this because this isn't something that is supported in the .docx MS Word format. The most straightforward way to markup a Word document would be to save it as a PDF first. 

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Josh,

 

Please clarify your comment regarding your statement, "...previous versions did not support access to multiple Evernote notebooks and some new features. ...".  I can live without the "new features" if it returns functionality.  What I dont' understand is the comment, "...support access to multiple Evernote notebooks ...".  What does this part mean?  I believe I have the old version in ITUNES and intend to reload from there...but I don't know what your comment means.

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Two issues are now emerging for me from this fiasco:

  1. This thread describes in painful detail the lousy technical execution of Penultimate 6.0 in terms of functionality, user experience and brand management, which has basically been downright incompetent, just to put matters in simple language.  I had thought Evernote was run by people with two brains, multiple degrees, MBAs and whatnot who would know better than this.  Clearly they don't.  
  2. If Penultimate can be mismanaged so badly, you have to wonder about the safety and sustainability of Evernote itself.  I guess any system can go up in smoke so Evernote may be no more or less at risk than others like Dropbox and the like.  But how do we know?  Anyway, this is a useful reminder about the need for back ups, possibly including a low-tech solution called Pen & Paper.
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NO NO NO - what has happened to drift!! Just let me go back to the previous version. What do you think you are doing! and then automatically updating. Unless drift comes back and all the other simple simple features - the very thing that makes it appealing to use - I will be moving to another notetaker as of today. I am so angry!! How can you feel you need to upgrade. Furthermore I'll be cancelling my evernote account. I'm going to the app store now to switch - any recommendations anyone... You guys have really made a mistake here. The appealing thing about Penultimate is it is SO simple and clean and the drift at the sped that you write seemed so unique....

off to the app store - or is it possible to go back to the earlier version?

 

OK OK You can get the earlier version back - go here 

 

you guys better get the version updated pretty FAST or you are going to lose SO many customers you won't believe it!!

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Clearly, enough has been written about the disaster that happened. I am appalled that despite the outcry, there has been no response from the developers. NONE. As someone who spent his saturday printing and salvaging whatever notes i could, i feel badly for the hundreds of educators, classrooms, collaboraters, and note-takers who have been affected.

 

Penultimate used to be in my ipad's DOCK. Now it's deleted. Given their silence, there is NO WAY i am going to back-hack or restore previous version, nor wait around for the company to fix (better yet, throw out) version 6. I only hope that everyone responsible for this disaster learns something from it. I WILL take my frustration out on evernote, because they are the company ultimately responsible for this disaster. Premium membership? no thanks. I am already looking to replace that app, too.

 

After doing some research, i am finding that both Noteshelf and GoodNotes are acceptable alternatives - and they work NOW, when I need to work...

 

And SHAME on the apple store for declaring this mess a 'best new app" ???!!!

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MUST ROLL BACK - THIS IS CRITICALLY IMPACTING PEOPLE'S WORK

 

I unfortunately didn't have my ipad synced with my computer itunes so I can't reinstall version 5. It's killing me. I literally went BACK TO PAPER AND PEN. So frustrating.

 

Issues for me

- Responsiveness grade is F - the whole writing experience is now critically flawed. I use Jot Pro for my stylus and was just like writing in a physical notebook before. But now, the entire experience is terrible. It's not worth my time to try and slowly write, erase because it doesn't pick up 'o' or 'e' very clearly, etc.

- Note names missing! - For people who use lots of notes, how in the heck am I supposed to find the right note I'm looking for??

- Search not working well - The thumbnail view doesn't show the search terms so I don't know which to click on that has the info I'm seeking.

- Extra 'keystrokes' needed to hit buttons - I get it - less clutter... But for those who want to dock the buttons, there should be an option. It's annoying to click a bunch to get the the button you need (like erase!)

- No 'in-note' searching. I have to get out of my note to search. Annoying.

- No more pages - When you're reviewing something you wrote from a few days ago and then you want to write something new at the end of the note, there's no 'jump to end' option. So you sit there for 5 minutes two-finger scrolling until you get to the end. That's really irritating. I would much prefer having PAGES within notes. That makes a lot more sense to me. And it gives us back the feel of a physical notebook, which is why so many people like me have been devoted followers of penultimate in the first place. Lose that feel and you lose your customer base.

 

PLEASE release an update to fix these things ASAP. You're killing me....

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I've been waiting for improvements to penultimate for some time. Sadly, this is a really backward step and I now find it u useable. Rather than repeat what others have said in great detail, just look at other threads in this forum.

I have no option but to consider other apps. I've already deleted penultimate. Goodnotes and Noteshelf are worthy considerations. I'm not waiting on Evernote any more to get this right.

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This app, pre-update, was easily the best note taking app available. Today's (11/13/14) update took away Penultimate's best features, being able to zoom in anywhere on the page and write at your own pace. You're now forced to write in a specified area of the app when zooming in regardless of you're writing style and forced to write at a set speed. The app pre-update allowed the user to customize everything from where they wanted to position the zoomed in feature and at what speed they wanted to write. The app would even stop scrolling when lifting your stylus. Evernote/Penultimate, please correct these two items.

Penultimate on iOS 8.1 iPad Air

Bob67 - how did you sync with the old version? I desperately need to do this. Thank you in advance for your help.

I found how to undo an application update here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4080101?start=0&tstart=0 and it worked for me.
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Clearly, enough has been written about the disaster that happened. I am appalled that despite the outcry, there has been no response from the developers. NONE. As someone who spent his saturday printing and salvaging whatever notes i could, i feel badly for the hundreds of educators, classrooms, collaboraters, and note-takers who have been affected.

 

Penultimate used to be in my ipad's DOCK. Now it's deleted. Given their silence, there is NO WAY i am going to back-hack or restore previous version, nor wait around for the company to fix (better yet, throw out) version 6. I only hope that everyone responsible for this disaster learns something from it. I WILL take my frustration out on evernote, because they are the company ultimately responsible for this disaster. Premium membership? no thanks. I am already looking to replace that app, too.

 

After doing some research, i am finding that both Noteshelf and GoodNotes are acceptable alternatives - and they work NOW, when I need to work...

 

And SHAME on the apple store for declaring this mess a 'best new app" ???!!!

If you actually read this thread, you'd notice that an Evernote employee, Joshua Taylor, has chimed in at least a half dozen times within the fits few pages.

Take a deep breath,

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Josh,

 

Please clarify your comment regarding your statement, "...previous versions did not support access to multiple Evernote notebooks and some new features. ...".  I can live without the "new features" if it returns functionality.  What I dont' understand is the comment, "...support access to multiple Evernote notebooks ...".  What does this part mean?  I believe I have the old version in ITUNES and intend to reload from there...but I don't know what your comment means.

 

He means that, inside of Penultimate, you could previously only access documents that were collected in the Evernote notebook called “Penultimate”. If you wanted to work with notes from any other (Evernote) notebook, you had to move them into the Penultimate “notebook” first in order to access them from the app.

 

Now, they've unified the vocabulary across the two platforms: a Penultimate “notebook” is now an Evernote “note”; a Penultimate collection of notebooks is now an Evernote “notebook”; a Penultimate “page” is now just a segment of an Evernote note, since those notes are just long rows of mixed content. Since Evernote has no concept of pages, they have been eradicated from Penultimate as well. v6.0 allows you to navigate the entire Evernote document tree — from notebook collections down to notes, whereas before you were limited to just one notebook and the notes within it.

 

So all you're missing by reverting to a working version is that tighter Evernote integration — i.e. the thing that makes notebooks not be books any more.

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This is one of the worst "upgrades" I've ever experienced.  I liked having the notebook covers (I have about 15 notebooks) and the ability to turn pages w/o having to scroll.  

Given the way I work and have used this app, it's become virtually unworkable for me.  

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I agree unless I am missing something with this new update I am looking for a new app. This is awful!!

I WOULD SAY THAT AWFULL IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.!!  This latest update completely F**ckedUp an important customer meeting due to the fact that I didn't have time enough to figure out how to deal with the new user interface..  This is the most customer unfriendly / ugly @#$%, update of any piece of software I have ever experienced (in my 35+ years of IT professional)

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I will totally f
I find it truly amazing that, considering the reviews in this forum, and the one-star ratings in the appstore (one star, only because you can't choose no stars), that the app is still available for download. It should have been pulled immediately, before even more damage was done to their reputation.

They (Evernote) have screwed up thousands of users lives so far, wasting tons of individuals time, affecting their work and education lives, and significantly raising anxieties. This is not a little case of pesky loyal users who just don't like the look and feel of change. If they (Evernote) had any integrity and cared, they would take down v6.0 immediately....they have and are not.

I will give them till Monday afternoon...at which point they will officially be labeled Pathetic.

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I have been preaching Evernote to my entire school, not to mention my students that have tablets. I use penultimate at home, at church, anywhere I would normally use pen and paper. I was in the middle class notes when it updated, then I couldn't write in it. I tried again this morning in church. I was supposed to be taking notes on the sermon, but I was trying to work penultimate. The writing is messy, I want the old version back. I liked the nice notebooks that I had organized. I miss the notebook covers that tell me what was in them. The worst part is that we can't turn pages like we used to and we don't have titles to our notes. Can this be fixed?

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Penultimate is now completely unusable. Buggy, confusing, what is up with the automatic scrolling?

Geez guys, how about a response for all your paying evernote subscribers.

When will you get your ***** together.

Not only is the design a joke, but the product has crashed ten times on me.

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I have been reading how to go back to the old version by syncing with iTunes on my computer. But I had never synced my iPad to my iMac before. Does anyone know if it still works even if I've never synced before the update? I don't see Penultimate listed on my computer so I don't think version 5 is there, but maybe it doesn't show until I delete and proceed? I am nervous to try it. 

 

No. If you have never used iTunes to sync your iPad and/or never used iTunes to download and install an old version of Penultimate, you're pretty much screwed — your computer will never have touched the app or downloaded the .ipa package. With a bit of luck, and some measure of cheekery, you might be able to find a pirated version of the app circulated on jailbreak sites for those who got themselves locked out of the app store. Short of someone hosting and linking their .ipa here, that's your best bet.

 

 

 

If you actually read this thread, you'd notice that an Evernote employee, Joshua Taylor, has chimed in at least a half dozen times within the fits few pages.

Take a deep breath,

 

 

The thing is that those answers happened very early before the deluge of complaints came rolling in, and they only addressed a very minute selection of issues (note disappearance and pen connection) — neither of which they were actually able to do anything about. They were some immediate answers to critical functionality loss that were jotted down during the lunch break just after release — nothing more. Everything that has come to light once people started upgrading breaking their installs en masse is left without comment.

 

It's been two full work days and a week-end since then, and in fairness, the estimation that nothing has been answered is 100% accurate. While it may be understandable that they can't really do anything outside of office hours, a tiny peep to say that, yes, they've actually noticed that the current version is an abject failure would help a lot — it's crisis communication 101. This should have happened Thursday evening, not (as is the best we can hope for now) Monday morning.

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I would also like to add my voice to those despairing at this new update.

I have used Evernote daily for several years and it has been brilliant. This version is sadly not.

In addition to all the points raised above (lack of ability to write easily anywhere on screen, poor drift function, poor writing quality, lack of pages and thumbnail scrolling), I would lik to add that the removal of the automatic naming of notes with my location and calendar entry is a big issue for me. This was a fantastic feature that allowed me to easily see when and where I had written my notes. I now have to go back to individually writing a title for each one. Big step back.

I really cannot see the logic in removing the page turning feature. Just seems crazy.

I really don't want to move away from Penultimate as it has been a great app, but if you can't sort these things out and get back to a usable product, then I also will have to look at alternatives.

A real shame.

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Thank you:

 

I want to commend Evernote for finally responding to the outcry of complaints about the "downgrade" of Penultimate.  I am one of those critics.  To be honest I was very angry about the changes and the radio silence from Evernote.  The reason I was so emotionally upset is that I have come to rely on all of the Evernote tools.  I was all in with you guys. I was confident because Evernote's core values communicated a level of respect for the user that was exemplary.  When Evernote made the change to Penultimate without notice/warning and radically changed the look and feel of the product it was disconcerting to many of us.  All of our notes rearranged (some of us thought they were lost) that our confidence was shaken.  But the worst part was I perceived that Evernote acting against its core values of openness and the user experience.  The lack of communication was frustrating to say the least. 

 

But today's email was a breath of fresh air.  I will patiently wait for the update.  Thank you for finally speaking up.

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Hard to stay clam in the face of such silence, when my business week has started (its Monday where I live) and the tool I use in my business meetings is now useless.  In fact I did take a deep breath and decided not to rely upon the organisation who so completely misread their user and destroyed the functionality of a brilliant app.  Evernote have a long way back now.  What's that they say about reputations?  good reputations take forever to build, and a moment to lose.  *snap*

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What a disaster - turned a brilliant app that I use ever other day into something that is unusable for me and is going to cost me several hours trying to export my current notes to something that works like penultimate used to.... Aggg, work is hard enough without this.....

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Penultimate is now completely unusable. Buggy, confusing, what is up with the automatic scrolling?

Geez guys, how about a response for all your paying evernote subscribers.

When will you get your ***** together.

Not only is the design a joke, but the product has crashed ten times on me.

many responses throughout the penultimate forum from Evernote staff. 

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I really wanted to like this update, and I'm trying. But, there are several things that are seriously broken in this new version: 

  • PLEASE bring back Thumbnail Pages. These are CRUCIAL to navigation and organization of large notebooks!
  • Stylus functionality has declined: The "ink" is not showing up where the tip of the stylus is. It's off my a whole line. It's also "choppy" and cuts off mid word or has lag. 
  • The two-finger scroll through, while being painfully tedious for scrolling through multi-page documents, just flat-out does not work sometimes. I have to close the whole app and reopen to be able to scroll.
  • Ditto for the zoom. About every third time I go to zoom in on a page, it just does not open the panel at the bottom.
  • For the record, I do not like the new zoom function of the panel at the bottom. The old way was much more efficient and functional.
  • My notebooks that had landscape pages are not completely useless on my ipad.
  • Can no longer erase a whole page at once.

I know some of these items are a matter of preference but it sounds like a large number of your client base agree with me on these. Penultimate is the whole reason I am an evernote premium subscriber.  Please don't make me have to go find an entirely different product. Please listen to your clients and provide an update to fix these issues soon. Thank you. 

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My god, this is bad! Ever since you announced that there would soon be an update to Penultimate, I have been excited, but this "update" takes Penultimate back to the look, feel and horrible experience of inferior handwriting apps years ago. Gone is the drift feature, replaced with what appears to be a speed-writing contest. Gone is the smooth ink flow and -rendering that gave the look and feel of writing with a fountain pen, replaced by jagged, horrible ink and bad alignment with the tip of the Jot Script. 

 

I had just made the decision to finally nuke Notability from my iPad. Glad I didn't. Please fix all of the issues noted by the other respondents, and quickly! 

Bjorn, I just wanted to check to make sure your stylus is connected. In the writing view when the menu is expanded, the stylus icon should be highlighted blue. When you tap it you can reconnect if it gets connected for some reason. Additionally, changing your wrist position often improves the stylus accuracy. Try that and let us know if you have any luck. 

 

joshua -

my stylus crapped out about 6 months after I purchased it.  I had to restart bluetooth on it every few minutes.  I gave up and went to a $10.00 stylus.  Worked great.  That is, until now.

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To all users 

Penultimate V5.  was 45mb  new upgrade was 17mb -       This was never an update as old app was not bloated.

Evernote I say again you knew this was not really an update and if it was you were duplicitous in knowing in advance we were going to lose a huge amount of functionality necessary for the app to work as original and chose to not inform us. Sadly so

I appreciate you needed to rewrite oops sorry upgrade the v5. and would have migrated as all your users would have when V6 was READY for release.

Act smart for customers who love this app - give us the ability to roll back until the update is working

Allow us to have V5.  and V6 on our iPads simultaneously and many of us will give you positive feedback on issues needed to become functional and we can maintain our functionality viaV5.. and connectivity with the app and company we came to love

As Maxwell would say    GET Smart   and do not lose us - many of us are still on your side despite our HEAVY losses in time and functionality at this stage.

Forcing us to move due to silence and hoping it all goes away is not a workaround 

Communicating with us will keep us loyal to your endeavours.

 

If you updated to v6 on iPad and do not have an independent backup in your computer of the old v5 notebooks - well we are screwed as the format changed

I updated to V6 and realising my /error I backed up my iPad via iTunes and restored using the V5. app. Notebooks would not sync back into V5. app - Soooo restored and now left with v6 and multiple toilet roles

 

I tried to roll back as I had the old penultimate V5 on my computer without notebooks backed up as not all of us use evernote or iTunes 

So can achieve a clean version of v5. Penultimate -though my old notebooks are gone gone gone

 

Truly evernote even the update has not solved the issues and it remains for my and many others a non functional product - I need this for my work 

Please take the advice and roll back for us all and when V6 is ready we will all migrate

Biggest lesson is BACKUP INDEPENDENTLY YOUR data - had I done that I would still be on V% and waiting for a useable upgrade.

Help us we are all appealing to you - stop ignoring us we are in December now and still no sign of fixes

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I made this account so I could post this as I am, hopefully understandably, freaking out a bit and apologize for, essentially, hitting support on two fronts.

 

My iPad is set to automatically update apps. Up until now this has been a wonderful feature to use. When I launched the latest version of Penultimate my heart dropped:

 
1. It appears that to use Penultimate I am required to have an Evernote account and to be logged in. Beyond the recommendation from Apple NOT to make apps this way (see WWDC videos), I don't use Evernote itself and have been using Penultimate since prior to the acquisition.
 
2. When I logged in (created an account) all of my notepads (9+) and notes for the past couple of years are gone with no apparent way to retrieve them.
 
Am I just out of luck?
 
Please help as I have really appreciated not having to lug around composition books as I did for years prior to the iPad and Penultimate.
 
Related support ticket number: 818638
 
I can't speak on the topics/complaints made so far in this thread as I have not been able to move beyond the fact that my notebooks are gone...
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I have been using penultimate daily for over a year, predominantly writing my gratitude list and a daily todo list each morning. It has been a joy to be able to WRITE those things out. Yesterday, I was excited about the new release announcement and then deeply disappointed by what I found.

What registered quickly is that I would have to completely change the way I use penultimate to store information and that there is no good way to bridge from the old version to the new version.

I miss pages the most. I added the current days information to the front of the notebook so that when it synced with evernote I didn't have to open the notebook. The first page showed up with the information I needed for my day. Being able to duplicate pages and have different page formats inside as single notebook was useful. Now, scrolling down to the bottom is challenging and time consuming. We at least need a way to place a bookmark in our papyrus paper.

The worst of the worst for me is that the app dies when I am writing...and then I have to remember what I wrote and do it again. This morning after it died and I lost my data, I found myself clicking on the checkmark up top so that that would not happen again. That's not cool.

The most persistent thought I've had in the last 24 hours of life with this new version of Penultimate is "What were they thinking?".

I've enjoyed my time as an Evernote and penultimate user and I truly hope you can return it to the stellar app that is was.

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I hate it for all the reasons everyone mentioned. My only additional recommendation is everyone goes to the App Store a gives it a 1 star review in hopes that puts additional pressure on Evernote to fix it.

We are actively working on many of the issues noted here. No additional pressure needed :)

"Actively working on many of the issues?" Josh does Evernote not realize what a complete disaster this is? Why is v5 not back in the store? Probably 1 in a hundred posts, tweets etc are even remotely positive. We don't want v6.0.1 we need v5 until you guys trash v6 and improve on v5 to make v7.

Why has there not been a public acknowledgment from Evernote on this? Bite the bullet and admit you guys totally missed the boat on this. It will go a long way on keeping the the people who have not switched apps already.

I have purchased Noteshelf and will be using it on Monday morning at work going forward. There will be a point of no return where it won't matter if v5 comes back or v6.1 "fixes" this.

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Yes, after a bit of testing I am doing the same - just working out how I can transfer over Penultimate pages into Noteshelf - which looks like it might be reasonably easy by exporting Penultimate as a PDF and then opening this in Noteshelf - keeping my fingers crossed that it works......

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Ok I found a way to restore the previous version of Penultimate EVEN if you have not backed up to iTunes in the past. This won't work for everyone, but is at least another option.

 

What you need is

 

  • An iPad or iPad mini that is not on iOS 8 (iOS 7 preferably)
  • Logged into your iTunes account.

 

  1. On the iPad running on iOS 7, download Penultimate
  2. You will be prompted to install the previous version (Penultimate 6.0 only works on iOS 8) - Say OK
  3. Download it, and then sync this iPad to your computer
  4. On your current iPad, delete Penultimate 6.0
  5. Plug it into your computer, and then go to Apps on iPad, find the old version, and install!

 

It is basically the same steps everyone has been suggesting, but with the caveat that you can still install the old version on an iOS 7 device, and then get it working from there.

 

So if you have a friend, wife, or just have an old iPad around, sign into your iTunes account and you will be golden!

 

 

 

 

 

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Pls bring back the old version ASAP.

use to love this apps coz it response my bamboo stylus better than the bamboo app in ipad. The update hv poor response to it now. My handwriting is a mess

Now I hate it. Can't easily found my notes

MUST scroll all the way with TWO fingers vertically...

Pen is so big. Hard to read

My work is a mess.

At least BRING BACK THE OLD VERSION PLS

While u guys fix it. Otherwise, I hv to search f others.

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I hate as well this version of Penultimate.

I can not use it anymore. Scrolling not possible. Writing also not ok - it writes not exactly where I i have my pen. Really a bad release.

I'm going to need to find an arternative product to write. Is it possible to go back to the previous version?

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My god, this is bad! Ever since you announced that there would soon be an update to Penultimate, I have been excited, but this "update" takes Penultimate back to the look, feel and horrible experience of inferior handwriting apps years ago. Gone is the drift feature, replaced with what appears to be a speed-writing contest. Gone is the smooth ink flow and -rendering that gave the look and feel of writing with a fountain pen, replaced by jagged, horrible ink and bad alignment with the tip of the Jot Script. 

 

I had just made the decision to finally nuke Notability from my iPad. Glad I didn't. Please fix all of the issues noted by the other respondents, and quickly! 

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Hey, 

 

I understand you guys are all happy and so...but I am sorry to add yet another negative response: you guys "fucked a great app up"!!! ( sorry for the swearing...but else I wouldnt be able to fully express my feelings about it)

 

Its useless! Its a completely new app with nothing to do with the original one whatsoever. - I would never use this new app!

 

I am a fan and user of the old app for years now. I cant visualize my old notebooks straight anymore, my notes are screwed up, i cant even use it properly anymore.

 

Please give me a solution to be able to go back to the previous version!

 

Much obliged, 

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Thanks very much jsessler for this - easy downgrade instructions!  Just to pile on with the many comments here already, I am hoping 6.1 will bring back much of what we all loved about 5.x .  Individual pages are just fine for me - preferred actually.  Easier to organize and rearrange.  Variable speed drift, and honestly I liked the greyed out version of the large page under the full screen zoom - easier than the upgrade to use.  Thumbnails are crucial as well - a feature that is now gone.    Until this is all fixed, I'm sticking with version 5 and have turned off automatic updates. 

 

Here are the downgrade instructions again - very happy to have this wonderful, functional everyday tool back.

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To everyone on this forum:  You can get the old version back - follow these instructions exactly, but be sure to turn off all automatic update to apps and automatic downloads to apps in your settings first.  Otherwise you will have the same problem:

 

How do I downgrade an iPhone app to a previous version?

So you were tired of those home screen badge numbers showing up on the App Store icon and you updated your iPhone apps on the go. Now whenever you use one of these updated apps it doesn't work properly or you don't like the so-called improvements made by the developer. How can you downgrade to the previous version?

1. Delete the app from your iPhone.
2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.
3. Do not update your apps in iTunes. Back up and sync your iPhone using iTunes.
4. When the sync is complete, click your iPhone in the left iTunes menu under DEVICES. Click the Apps tab at the top of the iTunes window. Find the app you wish to downgrade under Sync Apps.
5. Make sure the box is checked next to the app you wish to downgrade. Click the Apply button.
6. The old version of the application will be copied from your computer to the iPhone.

If you have already updated the application on your computer, or synced your iPhone before deleting the new version of the app you must follow this step first. Open the trash can or recycling bin and look for the older app version (this file will end with the suffix .ipa).

 

http://www.iphonefaq...archives/971543

 

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I Cannot imagine that Evernote sustains it is "happy" to have launched the new Penultimate. 99% of the users here are negative, I endorse most of the criticism:

- Evernote violates its brand promise to never lose your information. Many users did.

- the not script performance is astonishingly bad: it keeps losing strokes, has many glitches, only creates wobbly irregular handwriting. It is no match to GoodNotes. How could Evernote fail to improve while a better app than theirs is on the market already?

- failure to understand usage. Loss of ease of navigation ( scroll with fingers...gr.....).

- inability to use different paper styles in one notebook.

- most users used a notebook as a collection of notes. penultimate changes this and interprets a notebook to be one note.

- I have just paid 80 euros for the jot script and it is useless.

My conclusion is tha t Evernote has decided that 1) people should write shorter notes ( and not notebooks), 2) should be locked on more to Evernote, 3) customers are better off in GoodNotes 4) data protection of customers is compromiseable.

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I know many people have already expressed the same thoughts I am about to state, but I just feel so let down by this upgrade that I feel I must restate them.

I have used Penultimate for nearly 3 years. It has completely changed the way I work. I stopped using paper and completely moved all of my meeting note taking to Penultimate. It was brilliant. The addition of the Evernote integration and handwriting search only made things better. I have told numerous colleague about how great this app is. Immediately after auto upgrading to version 6 I nearly screwed up an interview I was conducting because I could not use the app any more to take notes. I have spend 3 days trying work with it. I tried completely ignoring the zoom feature because I found it unusable. I loved the zoom and drift feature of version 5.

I was due to attend a conference this week and needed to be able to take notes effectively, so I paid £5 to download Noteshelf, based on comments in this forum, and it is great. I can still back up my notes to Evernote easily. The writing feels fluid and easy. The zoom feature is not great, but I find that I am easily able to write effectively without using it and my handwriting is perfectly legible. In version 6 even without using zoom, the writing experience was just awful.

Noteshelf reminds me of what Penultimate used to be.

I would just like to illustrate that I was a completely happy and content Penultimate and Evernote customer who wouldn't have thought about looking at an alternative, who has now been forced to pay to buy an alternative app that does the same job that Penultimate used to do.

It is such a shame and a complete waste of many hours of time over the last week.

Evernote. Seriously - just make version 5 available again and rethink what you were trying to do with versions 6. It didn't work.

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Please Please roll this god awfull update back  From the only app I needed in my business and personal world, This has become the only app made totally and completely Unusable.

I write and i need to put the pen on the line below where the writing appears - impossible to write now

Unable to view thumbnails within a notebook so 100 pages to scroll through whilst someone waits for me - got to be joking

Scrolling is very unreliable and then need to clean finger marks

Paper selection missing

Now without ability to select wide lines I also have no page definition - just one long screwed up page

I for privacy had the notebook view then open use and close - no longer functions

changing pages just a tap and no marks - please return our functionality

The app is not at all user friendly compared to the previous version

I paid for this app happily as this was and still is the best - UNTIL THIS RUBBISH UPDATE

C'mon guys you know better. I know this because prior to the update this app was miles ahead

If not fixed I will have to opt for a different note taking app - get smart , we all make mistakes and this update is a mistake - look how many of us are writing to you

If you are doing this for in app sales this will not work - your app sales and our withdrawal will reduce the in app and particularly the other app purchases - when the trust is no longer there for us.

We love your app Please do not let us walk away hanging our heads in shame at these changes - we were hard to get and will be even harder to get us to return

Caveat emptor

Many like me this is a first and tells you how highly I rate and promote Penultimate - not so any more

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I'm really sorry but another person on the unhappy list!

 

I used this app all the time and it was my main meeting notebook. I went into a meeting a day or two ago opened it up and found the "update' had rendered the app basically useless. I read your blog post today and acknowledge the mea culpa but not the response. Read this thread, listen to your users - your old app used to have near 5 star reviews your new app has 1 star reviews at best and a lot of this is not because of a few tweaks or bug fixes... it is down to a fundamental change in the way the notes are taken and organised. We liked notebooks, we liked pages if we didn't like these we would have bought another app in the first place!

 

It is quite straight forward... roll back... listen to your community and give them choice. When iBooks changed their UI they gave you options. I now use iBooks on my iPhone as a continuous scrolling page and on my iPad where I still like to "turn" the pages. That is my choice and I don't expect an app that I used one way to suddenly decide I should use it another.

 

Unfortunately I am now downloading a new note taking app and hoping they will not be so high handed and not understand their own user base.

 

I loved the old Penultimate. if you give me the options to use it the way I want to and show me what you consider to be an improvement and see if I want to adopt it I may come back!

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I have used this app to replace my moleskine notebooks with the jot script pen, I loved that I could look at the pages without having to scroll through them and since the update I cannot. I also was able to use the pen with little issues and read it later, now it isn't as accurate and does not erase effectively. Is there a way I could downgrade to the last update? 

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Clearly, enough has been written about the disaster that happened. I am appalled that despite the outcry, there has been no response from the developers. NONE. As someone who spent his saturday printing and salvaging whatever notes i could, i feel badly for the hundreds of educators, classrooms, collaboraters, and note-takers who have been affected.

 

Penultimate used to be in my ipad's DOCK. Now it's deleted. Given their silence, there is NO WAY i am going to back-hack or restore previous version, nor wait around for the company to fix (better yet, throw out) version 6. I only hope that everyone responsible for this disaster learns something from it. I WILL take my frustration out on evernote, because they are the company ultimately responsible for this disaster. Premium membership? no thanks. I am already looking to replace that app, too.

 

After doing some research, i am finding that both Noteshelf and GoodNotes are acceptable alternatives - and they work NOW, when I need to work...

 

And SHAME on the apple store for declaring this mess a 'best new app" ???!!!

 

As was stated. There are a few responses from an Evernote employee on the first few pages. Unfortunately, not much has been said since; so, it can definitely feel like crickets...but, it's been 3 days - it's difficult to change direction that fast - especially when the app submission process takes roughly a week and is completely out of Evernote's hands.

 

Further, the algorithm for placing an app in the new and noteworthy section only partially works that way from my experience and understanding as a developer myself. It's still kind of automatic and Penultimate would have experienced a lot of downloads and updates when it was updated; thereby, making it new and noteworthy.

 

Finally, this incident has forced me to reevaluate my note taking needs, which is probably for the best as I had been doing the same thing for a long time. So far, I've actually decided to abandon handwritten notes altogether. Dictation on OS X and iOS has come a long way. I type very fast, and don't have to worry about retyping. I've picked up Bamboo Paper or Pixelmator, depending, and the FineLine stylus for sketching ideas and will be using the Apple Notes app with a Qode keyboard case from Belkin for the iPad (using Adobe Ideas on the phone).

 

This workflow should allow a lot of flexibility as the Notes app is available on all devices running OS X and iOS - with iCloud integration. The sketches can be exported to image/PDF format, I can then use them as rotoscopes in Illustrator, PhotoShop, or Pixelmator. Because the notes will already be typed, if I need to put them in an email, Pages document, Numbers spreadsheet, or whatever other digital media, it's just a copy and paste away. So, in a way, I would like to legitimately thank you Evernote for helping me bust my cycle (http://youtu.be/2pvQgd8eHGE?list=PLpOgGfkVc1t_qI5R5hSxnBV6hWG8ts-zh) it's made me realize that some really cool stuff has been happening while I've been using Penultimate.

 

Having said that, someone did respond to my ticket letting me know that the new Penultimate would be a single scrolling note similar to the way Evernote works...which could get interesting in the future if an OCR was applied to Penultimate notes that would convert them to Evernote entries...not that Evernote's heading that way. Hopefully, we'll be able to figure out how to get my notebooks back so I can export them (I was a day late in implementing my personal backup strategy specific to Penultimate)...otherwise, I will experience the cycle of not having my data lost busted, which is the wrong cycle to bust in my opinion.

 

Best wishes.

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Due to The latest messup with The penultimate 6.0 where our consultans know have to use pen and papper, some has switched app. We are thinking of terminate evernote products period in our business. You don't act or producera inferiour products The way The do. / previously happy evernote buisness customer. / buisness area manager

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I'll be honest, I really love the new update for Penultimate.  It makes me enjoy using it again.  There is no sarcasm in the sentence, I truly love the update to the app.  The issues people are describing, I have not encountered, and I use the app daily for design and sketching.

 

My only issue is with the Evernote JotScript.  On the newest iPad Mini, it barely works.  It used to work great, but as I kept using it, the usability of the pen went down drastically.  I think this is a problem with the pen though, not with the app.  Good thing fingers work great. :)

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Just tried to use the app again ...

Seems like most of my notes are lost ... Only 2 remaining and they are stitches of notes. To scroll with 2 fingers over 50 pages is not very handy.

Now the writing itself:

- poor rendering, we can see the pixels. goes very well with a retina display.

- I cannot manage to write more than 3 words in a raw and then it gets stuck, some lines I just drew even disappear.

Who could let this ***** go through to a release?

Is Evernote considering to compensate its users for all the mess created by this reckless update?

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I had a perfectly functional note taking and business filing system and now I have an unrequested new system that in no way suits my needs.  Is there anyway to access and restore Penultimate to the old highly functional format.  Did anyone consider doing research prior to releasing this -- if so, I doubt it would ever have been released...

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Version 6.0.1 - NOT IMPRESSED!

 

I currently have a personal iPad 4 with the newest release of Penultimate 6.0.1, and also a Corporate iPad 4 running Penultimate version 5.3.1.

 

Here are my first observations of 6.0.1:

 

- writing on the zoom box on the bottom of the screen is NOT my favorite.  I much prefer the 5.3.1 version. - BRING IT BACK PLEASE!

- writing in the zoom box is somewhat erratic and ink is slow. Letters are not clearly defined and do NOT resemble my natural handwriting. The letters are boxy looking.

- there are much more marks left by my knuckles than on version 5.3.1 - I tried changing my wrist position in 'Settings', but no improvement.

- the zoom  box speed is still too fast. Version 5.3.1 is IDEAL.

 

Comparing the SAME note on full screen, on the two iPad: the letters on version 6.0.1 looks more granular (pixelized!) than version 5.3.1

 

Bring back version 5.3.1 AND add features to it.

 

Here is a link to Dropbox, comparing the same notes on both iPads (hope this works !):

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/txbw0rgixhk22l4/AABYxRFXoxztaLEkQ-KK-0yaa?dl=0

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I hate it for all the reasons everyone mentioned. My only additional recommendation is everyone goes to the App Store a gives it a 1 star review in hopes that puts additional pressure on Evernote to fix it.

We are actively working on many of the issues noted here. No additional pressure needed :)

 

I think we are all looking forward to the result, thank you :)

 

One thing I wanted to point out - in several places you (or others, don't remember) have said that the future version of the zoom will have a bigger, more customizable box. However it sounds like most users (including me) don't want a box at all, as this leaves a lot less room to write. That's a big issue on iPad minis and the previous zoom-in feature was one of the reasons why penultimate was so much better than most writing apps, one of the reasons why I didn't use notability.

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I'm adding my vote to those who are unhappy with the new version of the app in the hopes that it eventually leads to a return to good design.

 

I've used Penultimate since March 2012 and this "update" is a unmitigated disaster.  To any user who has used Penultimate to replace physical notebooks w/ many pages this update destroys the way you use the app.  When I first opened the app I had no idea what was going on, and after figuring out all the functionality that has been removed from the latest version I'm stunned that such a radical shift was taken.

 

The only users this could possibly appeal to are those upgrading from note taking on paper scrolls.

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If you actually read this thread, you'd notice that an Evernote employee, Joshua Taylor, has chimed in at least a half dozen times within the fits few pages.

Take a deep breath,

 

 

 

This is true, but I have been following this thread from day one and this is the first time I am seeing any sort of response from the evernote team. They were not there before despite having the post date on the 13th. Never the less I'm happy to see that they are at least trying to to acknowledge this mistake. I will however continue to stay with my downgraded v5 until I see these " significant improvements", thats are said to be made.

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HORRIBLE!

 

What on earth have you done?  You took away page thumbnails and single page viewing (left/right)?  Scrolling in a notebook makes zero sense and is completely wrong.  Did you not get any feedback on this "upgrade" before you did this?  Holy cow.  Put the old version back.  Oh my gosh.  Prove that you are not deaf to your customers and make the old version available while you sort out the absolute mess you have created.

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As someone mentioned in the other thread please release the old version as "penultimate classic". Unfortunately I did not back up with iTunes and have installed 4 different note taking apps so far to see if I can find anything close. I like the writing in bamboo paper, but no searchable notes. Please help it is totally unfair that we weren't at least warned to back up before this downgrade.

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I haven't seen anyone complain about the writing on the tablet is slightly above where I actually place my stylus or finger. It actually sort of makes sense with my finger but is aggravating with my notier stylus. Is this a setting I can turn off or is it something wrong with my tablet? It doesn't happen in any other writing programs.

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As someone mentioned in the other thread please release the old version as "penultimate classic". Unfortunately I did not back up with iTunes and have installed 4 different note taking apps so far to see if I can find anything close. I like the writing in bamboo paper, but no searchable notes. Please help it is totally unfair that we weren't at least warned to back up before this downgrade.

 

There is a sort of solution for searchable notes in Bamboo paper, even though not direct. You can save notebooks to Evernote in pdf format. Evernote makes them searchable. You have then to switch to the Evernote app to search them.

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I agree with many of the posts regarding the shocking change in Penultimate. The thumbnails and pages were essential for serious notetaking and reference back to previous notes. I keep several ongoing set of notes on different topics, and this new version doesn't allow me to go back and easily find and move pages from previous days. This version has been created with no concept of how users are actually using this notetaking software. It has completely pulled the rug out from under me. I like the fact that penultimate syncs with evernote. But if the old version is not going to be supported I am going to have to move to another notetaking app that doesn't sync with evernote. Give us the old version (or all its features back) or I'm ditching Penultimate. 

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