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  1. Hello Penultimate/Evernote, I just checked out the Penultimate app again today and guess what...it still doesn't work. I'm being very sincere when I say that it truly blows my mind that the people who actually make decisions within Evernote have yet to fix their mistake. Having a VP write a letter to everyone and admitting the mistake seemed great at first. However, adding onto the end of that letter that upgrades need to be made to stay current is lame guys, really lame! Maybe I could have swallowed that letter if you actually had fixed the app but, you didn't! You added one or two little things that don't really do anything to the underlying problem. That underlying problem being that the fundamental upgrade you put out doesn't work...Literally! I took a screen shot of the writing and the zoomed in writing and it's horrible. I wish I could insert the screen shot into this post but I don't know hoe to do it. If I did, there's no way you could say that your upgrade is anything but a dismal failure. I'm shocked that the people who work at Evernote are not screaming their heads off about this ***** up, maybe they are unless of course their worried about losing their jobs. The only thing that makes sense to me now is that the people at Evernote who are making the decisions don't actually use their own product. This to me is really the only way you could have let someone ***** up your great app. I am in no way a big shot in the business world so Evernote you probably won't care about this but I just have to let you know this. Last year and this year I ran one of the highest grossing real estate offices in my territory. My job was to recruit and train top agents. I was recommending Penultimate at first to all my agents and even told my agents to consider using Evernote. I was even talking to the investors who owned my office about utilizing Penultimate and Evernote in our other eight offices in the north region of the U.S. Well, GUESS WHAT...that's not going to happen now. I truly can't understand how a company actually puts out a sub-par product, acknowledges and admits that they put out a sub-par product, then throws on a few bells and whistles onto their sub-par product but still doesn't actually FIX their sub-par product. Come on guys, pick up an Ipad and try to use your own app and compare it to your old Penultimate app. Let's all be honest with each other. Your app and the little fixes you made to it don't measure up. It's time to scrap it and regain some self respect for Evernote and your profession. The reason I'm taking time out of my day to write this is because I used the Penultimate app everyday for many different parts of my life, both business and personal. It probably was the most used app on my Ipad. Let me take away your pen and paper and replace it with a piece of stone and a chisel and see how you feel. That's what it's like and no I'm not being overly dramatic. I used Penultimate for my personal journal and business notes and tasks and now I'm reorganizing everything. IT Sucks! I think I'm giving up now on Penultimate and Evernote. Does anyone know a great writing app like Penultimate used to be?
  2. Hello Penultimate/Evernote, I just checked out the Penultimate app again today and guess what...it still doesn't work. I'm being very sincere when I say that it truly blows my mind that the people who actually make decisions within Evernote have yet to fix their mistake. Having a VP write a letter to everyone and admitting the mistake seemed great at first. However, adding onto the end of that letter that upgrades need to be made to stay current is lame guys, really lame! Maybe I could have swallowed that letter if you actually had fixed the app but, you didn't! You added one or two little things that don't really do anything to the underlying problem. That underlying problem being that the fundamental upgrade you put out doesn't work...Literally! I took a screen shot of the writing and the zoomed in writing and it's horrible. I wish I could insert the screen shot into this post but I don't know hoe to do it. If I did, there's no way you could say that your upgrade is anything but a dismal failure. I'm shocked that the people who work at Evernote are not screaming their heads off about this ***** up, maybe they are unless of course their worried about losing their jobs. The only thing that makes sense to me now is that the people at Evernote who are making the decisions don't actually use their own product. This to me is really the only way you could have let someone ***** up your great app. I am in no way a big shot in the business world so Evernote you probably won't care about this but I just have to let you know this. Last year and this year I ran one of the highest grossing real estate offices in my territory. My job was to recruit and train top agents. I was recommending Penultimate at first to all my agents and even told my agents to consider using Evernote. I was even talking to the investors who owned my office about utilizing Penultimate and Evernote in our other eight offices in the north region of the U.S. Well, GUESS WHAT...that's not going to happen now. I truly can't understand how a company actually puts out a sub-par product, acknowledges and admits that they put out a sub-par product, then throws on a few bells and whistles onto their sub-par product but still doesn't actually FIX their sub-par product. Come on guys, pick up an Ipad and try to use your own app and compare it to your old Penultimate app. Let's all be honest with each other. Your app and the little fixes you made to it don't measure up. It's time to scrap it and regain some self respect for Evernote and your profession. The reason I'm taking time out of my day to write this is because I used the Penultimate app everyday for many different parts of my life, both business and personal. It probably was the most used app on my Ipad. Let me take away your pen and paper and replace it with a piece of stone and a chisel and see how you feel. That's what it's like and no I'm not being overly dramatic. I used Penultimate for my personal journal and business notes and tasks and now I'm reorganizing everything. IT Sucks! I think I'm giving up now on Penultimate and Evernote. Does anyone know a great writing app like Penultimate used to be?
  3. Dear who ever is in charge at Evernote, I'm actually surprised by the quick response you provided to all of us out here that loved using Penultimate. Please let me extend my thanks to you for both for responding to us and trying to repair the really screwed up app upgrade. Unfortunately your repairs clearly don't go far enough. Several people pointed out in this thread glitches and loss of functions that I didn't even notice when I first started this thread. Thank you, You've actually gone in and added some things back in that were taken out but, the MOST important thing about Penultimate is that it's a writing app. The problem that clearly is not being addressed is that the ability to write has actually gotten worse and still hasn't been improved. Side note: I actually purchased a jot script stylus from Evernote when I used the old version Penultimate app. I found it wrote no better than a $5 stylus from Amazon, so I returned the jot script to Evernote. If this new version app can only operate properly with the jot script then I tnk you should be up front about that because clearly it doesn't work well any longer with a basic stylus. I wish I could post my iPad screen shot on here so you could see what it looks like but I'm not that tech savvy and honestly I have a life. The only reason I'm writing this additional reply to this thread is because I think you may actually care about the people who use your app. In summary there may still be other issues in the app and there may not be but none of that means anything if I can't simply open the app up and easily write in it like I used too. Can you understand this. Upgrades are not upgrades if they make things harder to use. The purpose of Penultimate for me was ease of use when taking notes for business and for my personal journal. I'm no longer able to read what I'm writing. Sorry guys it's still broken! JD
  4. I never write in pretty much any forum but I am seriously annoyed. Granted I use penultimate for free but you guys definitely figured out a great way to dissuade me from upgrading to a paid account on Evernote. I can't imagine anyone of consequence will actually read this but I just had to say something. My business is real estate and I used penultimate for every meeting. Whether it was with a client, seminar or teaching session I used penultimate all the time. So my question is... Why fix something that isn't broken? When I opened my penultimate app today I was greeted with an upgrade. Now, normally I like upgrades but what the heck guys what were you guys thinking. I finally had things functioning right and then you go and change the entire thing. Here are the issues I'm having with the upgrade. By the way the fact that I can list so many of them sort of says to me that to much was changed to quickly. First and foremost you provided no Instruction on how to use your upgrade. People do read and I would've read something instead of stumbling about trying to figure it out. If you did provide it somewhere on the app an easy way to get to it would be nice. All my journals/notebooks were combined into one Notebook. Why wouldn't you simply make all the old notebooks separate notebooks in the new upgrade. I had to go onto Evernote online to separate notebooks back into different notebooks. On the old app several key functions were easily accessible on the main screen but no more. Now I actually have to take more time to open the menu to select everything from ink color, eraser to the back function or what ever you call that. I saw the note say that you're creating a cleaner surface. Guess what I'll sacrifice a cleaner surface for ease of use any day of the week. Expanding the window feature...Very, Very Frustrating!!! Before I could expand and write while the screen moved easily to the right. Again you changed a simple and smooth function and made it more complex for some reason. When I finally got it to expand I figured it may work similarly to the way it did before...nope, wrong again. I had to tap on a play icon to get it to move. While the box move I started writing the text but it doesn't write anywhere near as clearly as it did on your old app version. In fact the text in any sized pen point is almost unreadable. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but without instructions how can I tell. Actually trying to expand the window is very choppy! The action of spreading fingers aprt to expand in my opinion was much smoother on the old version. The Expanded window won't register my writing!!! I just tried expanding the window and now it won't even register what I'm writing. Using the eraser on the expanded mode is pointless! You made it so I can only use the eraser directly on the expanded mode section and not on the smaller writing area above. The problem with this is that what I need to erase has past by already in the small expanded area. Granted the old version you had to zoom in and out to erase but at least you could do this with ease. Choppy, Choppy, and more Choppy! Scrolling up and down is...dare I say it, choppy. Your App is preventing me from organizing my Notebooks in the order I want them. At least before the last notebook I used was right at the beginning so I could easily get to it. Now I have to scroll to the bottom to get my most important notebook. Writing Sucks!!! Writing in your new version is horrible. Just to make sure I tried writing both in and out of the expanded version. The text is sloppy and unreadable. Now don't even tell me it's me because I have a tons of old notes that I wrote that are crisp and clear. The New Version Freezes. It just froze on me two times in just over ten minutes. I used to be able to rearrange my notes by individual pages...No More! I could take one page and move it around in the same notebook...No More!! I could even move a page/s from one notebook to another...No More!!! I could go on a little bit more but I need to get back to work. The old version wasn't perfect but at least it was smooth and simple. Technology should make my your day more efficient but you've proven this idea wrong. This update is not user friendly...in my humble opinion. By the way an easy to get to help screen with instructions would be nice. Thank you for your work on the previous app version of Penultimate. I enjoyed using it thoroughly and found it highly useful. I will now be going back to using tablet paper and keep my eye out for a good, quality writing app. I may end up switching away from apple to go to some other type of tablet.
  5. JDACE

    other Please Help

    I just noticed another feature that is no more on the new version aside from the many other things I've listed in blue font below. I used to be able to rearrange my notes by individual pages. I could take one page and move it around in my notebook. I could even move a page/s from one notebook to another. Why would you get rid of this feature. Who in their right mind thinks this new version is better than what we had. I never write in pretty much any forum but I am seriously annoyed. Granted I use penultimate for free but you guys definitely figured out a great way to dissuade me from upgrading to a paid account on Evernote. I can't imagine anyone of consequence will actually read this but I just had to say something. My business is real estate and I used penultimate for every meeting. Whether it was with a client, seminar or teaching session I used penultimate all the time. So my question is... Why fix something that isn't broken? When I opened my penultimate app today I was greeted with an upgrade. Now, normally I like upgrades but what the heck guys what were you guys thinking. I finally had things functioning right and then you go and change the entire thing. Here are the issues I'm having with the upgrade. By the way the fact that I can list so many of them sort of says to me that to much was changed to quickly. First and foremost you provided no Instruction on how to use your upgrade. People do read and I would've read something instead of stumbling about trying to figure it out. If you did provide it somewhere on the app an easy way to get to it would be nice. All my journals/notebooks were combined into one Notebook. Why wouldn't you simply make all the old notebooks separate notebooks in the new upgrade. I had to go onto Evernote online to separate notebooks back into different notebooks. On the old app several key functions were easily accessible on the main screen but no more. Now I actually have to take more time to open the menu to select everything from ink color, eraser to the back function or what ever you call that. I saw the note say that you're creating a cleaner surface. Guess what I'll sacrifice a cleaner surface for ease of use any day of the week. Expanding the window feature...Very, Very Frustrating!!! Before I could expand and write while the screen moved easily to the right. Again you changed a simple and smooth function and made it more complex for some reason. When I finally got it to expand I figured it may work similarly to the way it did before...nope, wrong again. I had to tap on a play icon to get it to move. While the box move I started writing the text but it doesn't write anywhere near as clearly as it did on your old app version. In fact the text in any sized pen point is almost unreadable. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but without instructions how can I tell. Actually trying to expand the window is very choppy! The action of spreading fingers aprt to expand in my opinion was much smoother on the old version. The Expanded window won't register my writing!!! I just tried expanding the window and now it won't even register what I'm writing. Using the eraser on the expanded mode is pointless! You made it so I can only use the eraser directly on the expanded mode section and not on the smaller writing area above. The problem with this is that what I need to erase has past by already in the small expanded area. Granted the old version you had to zoom in and out to erase but at least you could do this with ease. Choppy, Choppy, and more Choppy! Scrolling up and down is...dare I say it, choppy. Your App is preventing me from organizing my Notebooks in the order I want them. At least before the last notebook I used was right at the beginning so I could easily get to it. Now I have to scroll to the bottom to get my most important notebook. Writing Sucks!!! Writing in your new version is horrible. Just to make sure I tried writing both in and out of the expanded version. The text is sloppy and unreadable. Now don't even tell me it's me because I have a tons of old notes that I wrote that are crisp and clear. The New Version Freezes. It just froze on me two times in just over ten minutes. I used to be able to rearrange my notes by individual pages. I could take one page and move it around in my notebook. I could even move a page/s from one notebook to another. I could go on a little bit more but I need to get back to work. The old version wasn't perfect but at least it was smooth and simple. Technology should make my your day more efficient but you've proven this idea wrong. This update is not user friendly...in my humble opinion. By the way an easy to get to help screen with instructions would be nice. Thank you for your work on the previous app version of Penultimate. I enjoyed using it thoroughly and found it highly useful. I will now be going back to using tablet paper and keep my eye out for a good, quality writing app. I may end up switching away from apple to go to some other type of tablet.
  6. JDACE

    ios Just awful

    I'm right there with you on this. I never write in pretty much any forum but I am seriously annoyed. Granted I use penultimate for free but you guys definitely figured out a great way to dissuade me from upgrading to a paid account on Evernote. I can't imagine anyone of consequence will actually read this but I just had to say something. My business is real estate and I used penultimate for every meeting. Whether it was with a client, seminar or teaching session I used penultimate all the time. So my question is... Why fix something that isn't broken? When I opened my penultimate app today I was greeted with an upgrade. Now, normally I like upgrades but what the heck guys what were you guys thinking. I finally had things functioning right and then you go and change the entire thing. Here are the issues I'm having with the upgrade. By the way the fact that I can list so many of them sort of says to me that to much was changed to quickly. First and foremost you provided no Instruction on how to use your upgrade. People do read and I would've read something instead of stumbling about trying to figure it out. If you did provide it somewhere on the app an easy way to get to it would be nice. All my journals/notebooks were combined into one Notebook. Why wouldn't you simply make all the old notebooks separate notebooks in the new upgrade. I had to go onto Evernote online to separate notebooks back into different notebooks. On the old app several key functions were easily accessible on the main screen but no more. Now I actually have to take more time to open the menu to select everything from ink color, eraser to the back function or what ever you call that. I saw the note say that you're creating a cleaner surface. Guess what I'll sacrifice a cleaner surface for ease of use any day of the week. Expanding the window feature...Very, Very Frustrating!!! Before I could expand and write while the screen moved easily to the right. Again you changed a simple and smooth function and made it more complex for some reason. When I finally got it to expand I figured it may work similarly to the way it did before...nope, wrong again. I had to tap on a play icon to get it to move. While the box move I started writing the text but it doesn't write anywhere near as clearly as it did on your old app version. In fact the text in any sized pen point is almost unreadable. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but without instructions how can I tell. Actually trying to expand the window is very choppy! The action of spreading fingers aprt to expand in my opinion was much smoother on the old version. The Expanded window won't register my writing!!! I just tried expanding the window and now it won't even register what I'm writing. Using the eraser on the expanded mode is pointless! You made it so I can only use the eraser directly on the expanded mode section and not on the smaller writing area above. The problem with this is that what I need to erase has past by already in the small expanded area. Granted the old version you had to zoom in and out to erase but at least you could do this with ease. Choppy, Choppy, and more Choppy! Scrolling up and down is...dare I say it, choppy. Your App is preventing me from organizing my Notebooks in the order I want them. At least before the last notebook I used was right at the beginning so I could easily get to it. Now I have to scroll to the bottom to get my most important notebook. Writing Sucks!!! Writing in your new version is horrible. Just to make sure I tried writing both in and out of the expanded version. The text is sloppy and unreadable. Now don't even tell me it's me because I have a tons of old notes that I wrote that are crisp and clear. The New Version Freezes. It just froze on me two times in just over ten minutes. I could go on a little bit more but I need to get back to work. The old version wasn't perfect but at least it was smooth and simple. Technology should make my your day more efficient but you've proven this idea wrong. This update is not user friendly...in my humble opinion. By the way an easy to get to help screen with instructions would be nice. Thank you for your work on the previous app version of Penultimate. I enjoyed using it thoroughly and found it highly useful. I will now be going back to using tablet paper and keep my eye out for a good, quality writing app. I may end up switching away from apple to go to some other type of tablet.
  7. I'm right there with you guys on this. I copied below what I posted myself just a few minutes ago. ------------------------------- I never write in pretty much any forum but I am seriously annoyed. Granted I use penultimate for free but you guys definitely figured out a great way to dissuade me from upgrading to a paid account on Evernote. I can't imagine anyone of consequence will actually read this but I just had to say something. My business is real estate and I used penultimate for every meeting. Whether it was with a client, seminar or teaching session I used penultimate all the time. So my question is... Why fix something that isn't broken? When I opened my penultimate app today I was greeted with an upgrade. Now, normally I like upgrades but what the heck guys what were you guys thinking. I finally had things functioning right and then you go and change the entire thing. Here are the issues I'm having with the upgrade. By the way the fact that I can list so many of them sort of says to me that to much was changed to quickly. First and foremost you provided no Instruction on how to use your upgrade. People do read and I would've read something instead of stumbling about trying to figure it out. If you did provide it somewhere on the app an easy way to get to it would be nice. All my journals/notebooks were combined into one Notebook. Why wouldn't you simply make all the old notebooks separate notebooks in the new upgrade. I had to go onto Evernote online to separate notebooks back into different notebooks. On the old app several key functions were easily accessible on the main screen but no more. Now I actually have to take more time to open the menu to select everything from ink color, eraser to the back function or what ever you call that. I saw the note say that you're creating a cleaner surface. Guess what I'll sacrifice a cleaner surface for ease of use any day of the week. Expanding the window feature...Very, Very Frustrating!!! Before I could expand and write while the screen moved easily to the right. Again you changed a simple and smooth function and made it more complex for some reason. When I finally got it to expand I figured it may work similarly to the way it did before...nope, wrong again. I had to tap on a play icon to get it to move. While the box move I started writing the text but it doesn't write anywhere near as clearly as it did on your old app version. In fact the text in any sized pen point is almost unreadable. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but without instructions how can I tell. Actually trying to expand the window is very choppy! The action of spreading fingers aprt to expand in my opinion was much smoother on the old version. The Expanded window won't register my writing!!! I just tried expanding the window and now it won't even register what I'm writing. Using the eraser on the expanded mode is pointless! You made it so I can only use the eraser directly on the expanded mode section and not on the smaller writing area above. The problem with this is that what I need to erase has past by already in the small expanded area. Granted the old version you had to zoom in and out to erase but at least you could do this with ease. Choppy, Choppy, and more Choppy! Scrolling up and down is...dare I say it, choppy. Your App is preventing me from organizing my Notebooks in the order I want them. At least before the last notebook I used was right at the beginning so I could easily get to it. Now I have to scroll to the bottom to get my most important notebook. Writing Sucks!!! Writing in your new version is horrible. Just to make sure I tried writing both in and out of the expanded version. The text is sloppy and unreadable. Now don't even tell me it's me because I have a tons of old notes that I wrote that are crisp and clear. The New Version Freezes. It just froze on me two times in just over ten minutes. I could go on a little bit more but I need to get back to work. The old version wasn't perfect but at least it was smooth and simple. Technology should make my your day more efficient but you've proven this idea wrong. This update is not user friendly...in my humble opinion. By the way an easy to get to help screen with instructions would be nice. Thank you for your work on the previous app version of Penultimate. I enjoyed using it thoroughly and found it highly useful. I will now be going back to using tablet paper and keep my eye out for a good, quality writing app. I may end up switching away from apple to go to some other type of tablet.
  8. I never write in pretty much any forum but I am seriously annoyed. Granted I use penultimate for free but you guys definitely figured out a great way to dissuade me from upgrading to a paid account on Evernote. I can't imagine anyone of consequence will actually read this but I just had to say something. My business is real estate and I used penultimate for every meeting. Whether it was with a client, seminar or teaching session I used penultimate all the time. So my question is... Why fix something that isn't broken? When I opened my penultimate app today I was greeted with an upgrade. Now, normally I like upgrades but what the heck guys what were you guys thinking. I finally had things functioning right and then you go and change the entire thing. Here are the issues I'm having with the upgrade. By the way the fact that I can list so many of them sort of says to me that to much was changed to quickly. First and foremost you provided no Instruction on how to use your upgrade. People do read and I would've read something instead of stumbling about trying to figure it out. If you did provide it somewhere on the app an easy way to get to it would be nice. All my journals/notebooks were combined into one Notebook. Why wouldn't you simply make all the old notebooks separate notebooks in the new upgrade. I had to go onto Evernote online to separate notebooks back into different notebooks. On the old app several key functions were easily accessible on the main screen but no more. Now I actually have to take more time to open the menu to select everything from ink color, eraser to the back function or what ever you call that. I saw the note say that you're creating a cleaner surface. Guess what I'll sacrifice a cleaner surface for ease of use any day of the week. Expanding the window feature...Very, Very Frustrating!!! Before I could expand and write while the screen moved easily to the right. Again you changed a simple and smooth function and made it more complex for some reason. When I finally got it to expand I figured it may work similarly to the way it did before...nope, wrong again. I had to tap on a play icon to get it to move. While the box move I started writing the text but it doesn't write anywhere near as clearly as it did on your old app version. In fact the text in any sized pen point is almost unreadable. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but without instructions how can I tell. Actually trying to expand the window is very choppy! The action of spreading fingers aprt to expand in my opinion was much smoother on the old version. The Expanded window won't register my writing!!! I just tried expanding the window and now it won't even register what I'm writing. Using the eraser on the expanded mode is pointless! You made it so I can only use the eraser directly on the expanded mode section and not on the smaller writing area above. The problem with this is that what I need to erase has past by already in the small expanded area. Granted the old version you had to zoom in and out to erase but at least you could do this with ease. Choppy, Choppy, and more Choppy! Scrolling up and down is...dare I say it, choppy. Your App is preventing me from organizing my Notebooks in the order I want them. At least before the last notebook I used was right at the beginning so I could easily get to it. Now I have to scroll to the bottom to get my most important notebook. Writing Sucks!!! Writing in your new version is horrible. Just to make sure I tried writing both in and out of the expanded version. The text is sloppy and unreadable. Now don't even tell me it's me because I have a tons of old notes that I wrote that are crisp and clear. The New Version Freezes. It just froze on me two times in just over ten minutes. I could go on a little bit more but I need to get back to work. The old version wasn't perfect but at least it was smooth and simple. Technology should make my your day more efficient but you've proven this idea wrong. This update is not user friendly...in my humble opinion. By the way an easy to get to help screen with instructions would be nice. Thank you for your work on the previous app version of Penultimate. I enjoyed using it thoroughly and found it highly useful. I will now be going back to using tablet paper and keep my eye out for a good, quality writing app. I may end up switching away from apple to go to some other type of tablet. Sincerely, JD
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