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  1. I played with the updated Penultimate, and the Apple Pencil works much better than before! Once the pencil touches the screen, the app ignores input from my hand. I just have to remember to be careful with my hand each time I change tools, because with each tool selection (pen, highlighter, eraser) it will accept input from my hand (like if I bump the screen) until the Pencil touches the screen again. I'd like a "stylus only" option, but it works great otherwise.
  2. Thank you. That's working. Something about the workflow feels unnatural. Handwriting will be my primary mode of entry now that I have the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. I'm hoping for a better UX in a later version of Evernote... Seamless handwriting support on the page (no need for a special mode), lined paper, ability to search my handwriting... Start by playing with the GoodNotes app. It's doing what I want.
  3. I'd like to see Evernote handwriting work like GoodNotes - which is the app I'm now using on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. You configure it to recognize the Pencil, and it works great! It has ruled paper, and saving and editing existing notes is seamless. These are features I want to see in Evernote.
  4. Correction: Penultimate does allow me to open an existing hand-written note and edit it -- but only if I open it from within Penultimate. If If find it in Evernote and open it from there, I can't edit.
  5. Now that I'm using the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, a good note-taking app could make the tablet a replacement for paper notebooks. I'm hoping that Evernote will add features to make the most of this. I've been trying different apps -- Evernote's new capability to support hand-written content, Penultimate, and other apps. Since I prefer to keep everything in Evernote, I'd prefer to have one of the Evernote apps support my needs. The features I want: - Ruled paper: Penultimate already has this. The writing inside Evernote does not. - Ability to re-open and edit an existing hand-written note: Neither Penultimate nor Evernote really supports this yet. Other apps (like GoodNotes) support it. - Palm rejection: Works great in Evernote, not so great in Penultimate. Ideally I'd like a mode where only the stylus can write, and any other touch is ignored. (Again, like GoodNotes) - Ability to find words in handwritten text: Other apps do this, and it work surprisingly well, even with my iffy handwriting. - Ability to convert handwriting to text, and save it. I wouldn't have even considered most of this possible before I started using the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro, but with this new hardware I can write just as well on the tablet as I can in a paper notebook. Thanks, Peter
  6. I just got an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, and I'm trying to find the ideal app for taking notes in meetings. Evernote has been my repository for everything for years, so I was hoping that I could just take notes right in Evernote. I can write very well in Evernote with the Pencil, but once I save a note, it seems like I can't go back and edit it. I can go back into handwriting mode in the same note, and append content, but it doesn't bring the existing content back to the screen so I can edit it. Penultimate seems to behave the same way. This really limits the utility of the apps for me. I want to replace my use of paper notebooks now that I have a stylus that works so well. I can edit existing notes in other apps, like GoodNotes, but that doesn't integrate with Evernote. Am I missing something? Thanks, Peter
  7. I just got an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, and I'm having the same problem, especially when I write the letter 'a'. It's as if the app interprets the motion as an attempt to erase. But Evernote doesn't support a motion for erasing, like some other apps do. In another app I had to disable the "erase recognition" because every time I wrote an 'e', it thought I was zig-zagging to erase. But Evernote doesn't do that. Strange why my 'a' disappears sometimes -- especially if I write it quickly.
  8. I see a big difference with the updates. I'm going to try taking notes "live" in a meeting again. Before, that was impossible and comical. I still find that on my iPad Air 2 the stylus works much better in Penultimate when the iPad is in landscape orientation than in portrait orientation. I don't know why there's a difference. Thanks for the updates! Peter
  9. I recently got the Adonit Jot Touch Pixelpoint, which I want to use to take notes in Penultimate on my iPad Air 2 in office meetings. I want a solution that just replaces my pen and pad of paper. I want to have all my notes in Evernote, where I can tag them, pull them up anywhere, share them, etc. The problem is, this solution is as reliable for taking meeting notes today as driving a car was in 1900. All the pieces are there, but you can't just start it up and cruise. The Jot Touch seems to drop out, the writing is erratic, and the tip isn't consistently recognized at the right spot on the page. I feel like I'm a long way from being able to put my iPad on the conference table and take notes as I interact in the meeting. I'd constantly have to rewrite things, wait for the stylus to be recognized, etc. It feels like I'm working with an early prototype of a system -- a proof-of-concept that will probably evolve into something reliable in a couple of years. So what's the weak link in the system? Is it just the Bluetooth communication? If that's all it is, I'd be happy to use a wired stylus that plugs into the iPad's Lightling port. I don't see anything like that, though. Is it Penultimate's ability to read the input from the stylus? I see it's been improved greatly on the iPad Air 2, and the Jot Touch isn't any more reliable in any other note-taking app I've tried. (I still get strange behavior in portrait orientation, when the input registers to the left of where the tip is, but it works much better in landscape mode.) Or is the iPad's stylus-sensing ability just crude? I've used styluses with drawing tablets, where I can write very precisely -- but those devices aren't also the display, so the technology is probably very different. So is anyone else having better results using an iPad Air 2, Penultimate, and Jot Touch or Script to take reliable notes? Or some other combination? I'd just love for my iPad to replace the stacks of notepads I create every year at work. Thanks, Peter
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