The rather awesome writing and drawing app Penultimate has been purchased by newly minted Evernote, it was announced today. The obviously-pleased Evernote was the one to make the announcement (read their blog post here) stating that they are “thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired the company and that Penultimate is now part of the Evernote family”.
Evernote obviously has good taste as Penultimate is the fourth best selling paid iPad app of all time. The good news is that the new owners will not be embarking on a crusade to make the Penultimate app part of Evernote. Penultimate will apparently stay a separate application, but will receive many ‘Evernote-y’ improvements to search and synchronization. On the other hand, Penultimate reater Ben Zotto will be heading up the effort to get handwriting and digital ink functionality into other Evernote products.
There have been no details released on the terms of the deal but given that Evernote has just secured in excess of $70 million in a funding round, they perhaps aren’t too short of cash.