Don’t Panic: Evernote Acquires Penultimate

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Penultimate gets a new home

Evernote, the clunky-but-popular note-taking app and service, has acquired Penultimate, the slick, smooth and generally fantastic drawing and handwriting app. So good is Penultimate, in fact, that it is Apple’s 4th best-selling iOS app ever.

So what does the acquisition mean for Penultimate and — more importantly — Penultimate’s customers?

First, the good news. Penultimate will remain a standalone app, just like many of Evernote’s other purchases (the splendid Skitch, for example). Better, it will get new features thanks to a new closeness with Evernote, “including full search and synchronization.”

That’s pretty neat right there. But there’s more good news. Penultimate’s Ben Zotto will be working to add digital ink tech to other Evernote services.

This is probably one acquisition we can be happy about. Penultimate will get better, Evernote will get better, and nobody is being bought by Facebook. It’s win-win-win.

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