Monday, May 7, 2012

Evernote buys Penultimate handwriting app - could mean good things for Education


Handwriting recognition on tablets and other devices is something that I think is vital for many educators and students. It's hard to take notes in a math or science class just using a keyboard due to the symbols and equations. Penultimate is a handwriting app for the iPad that allows users to take handwritten notes and drawings. Evernote just bought Penultimate.

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I think this is an excellent thing for education. Penultimate was only on the iPad. Evernote is on, well, everything. Evernote said that they will be keeping Penultimate and integrating it into Evernote. I'm hoping that this means that it will be available on all of the platforms that Evernote is available on. I also think that Evernote should make sure it handles the use of a stylus, so that the writing on smaller devices is easier to do and read.

This kind of app, integrated with Evernote, and on all platforms, will be an excellent tool for education.

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