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  1. Hello Jamie, i was just wondering ....Given the rapid decline in customer satisfaction, do you intend to respond in any way to the specific complaints? Is it your belief that the "design" team's "creative vision" for this product is so advanced that that the users are simply too primitive to understand? The trend away from skeuomorphic design may have merit as a general aesthetic, in order to keep new users engaged, but it makes no sense when the very nature of the product is to mimic/replace an accepted format. Consider that banks still issue check books not check scrolls. Apple still calls it "iBooks", and Amazon's kindle still markets books, not scrolls. Temporary, and user determined, conversion to a scroll can be useful, iBooks implements the feature, but the page concept conforms to cognitive process. Complex information is not often presented continuously, because even though our devices are capable of it, our brains are not. That's why spreadsheets, charts and discontinuous graphical representations of data are still so widely used. If Evernote is attempting to kill off the Penultimate branded app, for some corporate strategic strategy, then so be it. If that is not the case, then I hope whoever has replaced Jamie will take customer feedback very seriously. That's likely an overly harsh statement, but given that Penultimate was one of the first highly successful apps, and that Evernote is loosing clients/ positive brand perception, the statement is justifiable. Penultimate and the larger example of Microsoft's windows 8 disastrous debut are indications of a looming crisis in the industry, continuous product evolution is not practical or desirable. Sheer processing ability will (has) surpassed the needs of the mass market user. I do not claim to know what the solution is, but change for the sake of change is not a viable strategy. Perhaps simply maintaining market share through incremental improvement is a logical place to start.
  2. For some of us this update is worse than useless. I am a legally blind grad student and have used penultimate to make notes about my research, for over a year. The "infinite scroll" makes it impossible for me to find anything. In addition the new edit feature now displays pages in a column instead of a grid...so it is impossible to see a note in a context. I understand that developers need to do change for the sake of change...how else can you justify your job if a product that was meant to be simple ...worked just fine... i am totally screwed because of your mindless culture that believes in...thrives on... The delusion of endless progress. Please I would pay for the old version ...or at least the ability to turn off that F.....g infinite scroll. There is a reason why bound books with individual pages ...replaced scrolls....Please tell the ...scroll idea...moron on your team to read some history...OR even notice that things like menus and legal documents ARE NOT WRITTEN ON SCROLLS.... Better yet just fire them ...any "designers" that f.....g clueless will drag your company into the ground.
  3. For some of us this update is worse than useless. I am a legally blind grad student and have used penultimate to make notes about my research, for over a year. The "infinite scroll" makes it impossible for me to find anything. In addition the new edit feature now displays pages in a column instead of a grid...so it is impossible to see a note in a context. I understand that developers need to do change for the sake of change...how else can you justify your job if a product that was meant to be simple ...worked just fine... i am totally screwed because of your mindless culture that believes in...thrives on... The delusion of endless progress. Please I would pay for the old version ...or at least the ability to turn off that F.....g infinite scroll. There is a reason why bound books with individual pages ...replaced scrolls....Please tell the ...scroll idea...moron on your team to read some history...OR even notice that things like menus and legal documents ARE NOT WRITTEN ON SCROLLS.... Better yet just fire them ...any "designers" that f.....g clueless will drag your company into the ground.
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