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other Penultimate for Windows 8!

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With the introduction of the Microsoft Surface tablet, the upcoming Surface Pro, and the various other MS tablets (I own a Samsung ATIV Smart PC, myself)... Please, Evernote team, make Penultimate for Windows 8. Evernote is in desperate need of having a handwritten, notes taking application...

If ever you needed motivation: OneNote by Microsoft is really, really good. I'm actually thinking about switching just for the handwriting option, but I love Evernote so much!

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I totally agree. I have been using a samsung series 7 with win 8 since the early days and love the handwriting support. I have been using onenote for my handwriting and evernote for everything else (including livescribe notes) and find it frustrating to have my notes split between apps. Would love a good way to get high-end handwriting (i.e. from a tablet with a real digitizer) into evernote.

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Yes - I agree as well!

I am now trying to replace my iPad with my Lenovo Yoga 13, and Penultimate is the one piece of the puzzle that is currently missing. I look forward to hearing of any progress on a Windows 8 version.

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Yes - I agree as well too on all the above comments! :D

I am currently using the ACER W7000 slade and the only software missing is the Penulimate. i tried changeing the virtual keuboard to a write pad which come by default but it's no good. i have been using the Penulimate on the ipad 3 and it work great. Hope that EVERNOTE will create this software for Windows 8. :)

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I have a DELL Latitude 10, and the OneNote 2013 application is absolutely amazing. I had been using an EA800 (ASUS Eee Note), but it became useless when the OAuth API became the only way to upload notes (and ASUS stopped supporting it). I have installed the latest Desktop Evernote app, and the inking is quote poor. The rendering speed is slow, and the inability to distinguish between finger and pen leaves a lot of palm splotches.

I also tried to use the Import OneNote sectiom feature of EverNote, but it just caused both applications to crash.

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Take a number and get in line LOL....us Android people have been waiting for what seems like FOREVER!!! 

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I wanted to add another voice to the call for penultimate for Win8.  If I had that, I would likely drop Onenote and go with Evernote solely.  Right now, I am in a situation similar to digitalnelson where I split time between the two. 

 

Heck, I would likely go premium because of all the handwriting I do (Lenovo TT2 and x220 - I'm a Windows tablet user since the XP tablet edition. 

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Just adding my voice to this. I'm a teacher and the ability to write notes on my tablet and save directly to Evernote would save me a lot of time. At present I use windows journal. I save the notes as pdf and then create a new note within evernote and then share the note. This has to be done 7-8 times per day which can be really a pain. I really don't like OneNote as I find the file sizes fairly big. Please try to add this in the near future on PC

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Thanks for posting!

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That would be great. Putting my hat in for the osX version. Would be great to use my Wacom to edit the files once i get back to my desktop.

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Ditto to all the above posts.  Is this something that Evernote / Penultimate is working on and if so is there any news on a launch date?

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How about Windows 7?   Is this not constructed in Java?   I use a pen with my Windows computer all the time and since none of my desktops are touchscreen, I see no reason to sidegrade to 8 yet.  I would very much appreciate being able to use Penultimate with my Mac Air and Windows pc's.

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Im a OneNote user on Windows 8 / Surface Pro -  would love to see inking in Evernote.

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it may not be common knowledge, that while there is not a penultimate for Windows8, the Evernote version I have has the concept of an "ink note" directly inside evernote (drop down the menu for "new note" or Ctrl+Shift+I).  I use this in tablet form (I have a Sony Vaio Duo 11) and it works well enough.  Not as robust as Penultimate, but certainly better than no inking or Windows Journal or using two systems (OneNote, etc).

 

I keep putting my vote in on the Android side, since there are zero capabilities there, and this at least has a basic capability.

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I too would love to see Penultimate come to Windows 8, specifically for use with the Surface Pro. I feel like the two were made for each other.

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I just bought a Lenovo Helix (Windows 8 tablet).

 

I was expecting to be able to use its stylus to add to handwritten notes (from which the handwriting has been recognised) to EverNote.    In fact, it seemed such an obvious use of EverNote that it never even occurred to me to check that EverNote might not offer this functionality.

 

So I was shocked to find today that I can't add a handwritten/recognised note to EN.

 

(I mean, seriously... in the age of tablets and gestures, the best note taking and organising app doesn't enable input/recognition of handwritten notes...?!)

 

I was ready to upgrade to Premium.  But now that I find this feature is missing from EN, I will reluctantly need to go with Microsoft's OneNote, 

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I just bought a Lenovo Helix (Windows 8 tablet).

 

I was expecting to be able to use its stylus to add to handwritten notes (from which the handwriting has been recognised) to EverNote.    In fact, it seemed such an obvious use of EverNote that it never even occurred to me to check that EverNote might not offer this functionality.

 

So I was shocked to find today that I can't add a handwritten/recognised note to EN.

 

(I mean, seriously... in the age of tablets and gestures, the best note taking and organising app doesn't enable input/recognition of handwritten notes...?!)

 

I was ready to upgrade to Premium.  But now that I find this feature is missing from EN, I will reluctantly need to go with Microsoft's OneNote, 

 

You aren't going to like OneNote as much as you will Evernote.  Handwriting app notwithstanding.  

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I would also love this feature. I have been an Evernote user for a long time. This would fit perfectly with my Surface Pro 2.

 

I see that an Evernote employee commented in July. I wonder if Evernote has done anything since then....

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I will add my support for this feature as a Surface 2 Windows App Store app.

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I have been a keen supporter of ink input into Evernote, including use of Genius paper based tablets, Eee Note, and some Toshiba Protégé. I also use Nevernote on Linux for text editing ... I could go on.

 

I now have a DELL Latitude 10 with a wacom stylus, and have switched to almost entirely to One Note because the inking experience in the windows 8 desktop of Evernote has been so bad. Some recent updates have made it better, but there are a couple of fundamental issues.

 

1) There doesn't appear to be a method to turn off the capacitive touch for inking. I only use a stylus, so I'm often getting extra marks from my palm from when the stylus comes cine and out of the "tracking field" of the screen. I also like to use my finger to scroll through my typically long ink notes

2) There is no eraser tool, just the cut.

 

Some other features of OneNote have caught up with Evernote. The skydrive    web app is quite usable and the android and ios apps also give me good access to my notes.

 

I would rather go back to a complete Evernote life, but the lack of decent inking on Windows is really what is holdings me back.

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OneNote is slowly catching up to Evernote and due to the handwriting capability may serve some people a lot better than Evernote. The only thing stopping me from switching right now is simply loyalty because I've liked Evernote for so long, but they're really failing on this one. I can only let them slide so long for ignoring Windows users (and even Android users... apparently the higher ups are just in love with their Apple devices and are blind to the HUGE market they're completely ignoring)

 

Also, the way Evernote even responds to wishes of bringing Penultimate to other platforms is extremely lacking. It's not very useful or confidence inducing to just say "Thanks for posting". At least let us know if you're even considering on developing Penultimate on other platforms. Dragging people along isn't the best way to hold on to customers.

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As flipfan points out the Windows version of Evernote already has 'Ink Notes' so there is no need for a Windows version of Penultimate.  It's actually had this for years, going back to very very early version of Evernote.  I used this for years on an old HP Touchsmart TM2 laptop and it worked great.

 

Just select the dropdown next to 'New Note' or chose the [CTRL]-[sHIFT]-I combo.

 

Trust me, you don't want a copy of Penultimate on Windows, it's rubbish!

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