About a week ago I spent $2 on Penultimate, an iPad app that lets you scribble notes on the screen and save them in notebooks. Maybe I didn’t have to though, because tablet-maker Wacom has recently released their own free iPad app, Bamboo Paper, that does basically the same thing. Almost.
The app, named after Wacom’s line of consumer-level tablets — and probably popped out to complement Wacom’s recently released iPad stylus — lets you do many of the same thing Penultimate does: save notes, change pen stroke and color, change background paper (although with limited choices), email notes as PDFs, even change the color of the notebook’s cover. The biggest thing missing though: multiple notebooks.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.