We use Penultimate by Cocoa Box a lot, primarily for taking meeting, seminar or training notes and sending them to Evernote for archiving. Evernote's handwriting recognition engine also makes our notes searchable on all our devices/computers.
With version 3.0 of Penultimate a whole new feature-set is introduced - importing paper templates and the Paper Shop (in app purchases of templates).
The video below explains the new features, but we think one of the more powerful aspects is going to be the template sharing for different creative fields like the storyboard template in the video, or teaching templates, photographer field notes, model release forms, etc.
The pages can be printed/exported complete with the template too. As you will see in the video, you can create templates from any file in your Photo Library, so the possibilities are endless!
Well, user feedback works when a Developer is serious about providing a product that people really want. Ben from Cocoa Box has written an honest post on his blog, explaining what his intentions were for the Paper Shop (aimed at a minority of users) in Penultimate 3.0 and importantly how he did not communicate that so well.
In response to the feedback he has received Ben has released 3.0.1 of Penultimate and:
- Made the Writing paper collection FREE
- Reduced the price of the other paper collections
- Offered refunds to anyone who paid the original price for any of these paper collections
We think this is a great result, both for us as users of Penultimate, and for Cocoa Box, who themselves have learnt a lot about how the app is used over the last few weeks and made real efforts to address their customers' concerns.
If you have Penultimate installed on your iPad be sure to get the latest update and your free paper collection.