EVERNOTE AND ADONIT ELEVATE DIGITAL HANDWRITING WITH FINE POINT STYLUS
Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus Integrates New Pixelpoint Technology with Evernote’s Penultimate Handwriting App for iPad
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 26th, 2013 – Evernote and Adonit today introduced the Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus with the smallest stylus tip on the market measuring 1.9mm. The Jot Script combines Adonit’s new Pixelpoint™ technology and Penultimate, Evernote’s award-winning handwriting application, allowing handwritten notes to flow as freely as your thoughts with unprecedented precision.
The Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus was designed by Adonit to feel like your favorite pen.
It’s refined metal finish, ribbed grip, fine point, and weighted hand balance all reflect the quality that Adonit styluses are known for.
“Adonit developed Jot Script to be the ideal stylus for taking notes. We’ve stripped everything away so you can just focus on capturing your ideas,” said Kris Perpich, CXO at Adonit. “We partnered with Penultimate to focus on a deep integration of Jot Script into a great note taking experience. Our collaboration allowed us to step back and rethink the ideal digital note taking experience. It’s going to bring back the lost art of handwriting.”
In a first for any active stylus, Penultimate’s digital inking features pair with Adonit’s Bluetooth-enabled Pixelpoint technology for accuracy previously unattainable on any touch screen. With Penultimate’s new Zoom feature, the interaction between app and stylus becomes dynamic. As the Jot Script’s fine tip approaches the screen, Penultimate responds by enlarging the writing space for better visual feedback. And as the user writes, the digital paper drifts along with them mimicking the natural feeling of handwriting.
In Penultimate, notes taken with the Jot Script are saved back to the Evernote service where they instantly become searchable by keyword. Those same notes can be synced across other devices like PCs, smart phones, and tablets and easily shared with family and friends, instilling a new level of ease and utility into note taking.
“The Jot Script is the realization of what everyone who has ever used a stylus is hoping for,” said Ben Zotto, head of Penultimate products at Evernote. “With Adonit, we’ve created a really satisfying experience for people who love writing, but are looking for the additional convenience and features of taking notes digitally.”
The accuracy, experience, and fine point of the Jot Script Stylus are enabled by Pixelpoint™ technology. Combining an accelerometer and Adonit’s SDK, the angle and location of the stylus tip is communicated directly via Bluetooth 4.0 to integrated apps like Penultimate. This allows the app to place the ink point exactly underneath the stylus tip at every position, creating a natural handwriting experience with guaranteed accuracy in every line, letter, and signature.
The Jot Script is powered by a standard AAA lithium battery and connects wirelessly to Penultimate via Bluetooth 4.0. With a quick and easy setup, users can go from unboxing to writing in Penultimate in less than two minutes.
Adonit is comprised of dreamers, doers and makers that have set out to build products that help remove the barriers between thought and creation. 5 guys across two countries launched the company with Writer, a keyboard & case for the iPad. Adonit’s first stylus project, Jot, launched in 2011 on Kickstarter, where rave reviews from the design community generated $165k in excess funding. The Austin-based company has since sold more than 1 million of their award-winning Jots worldwide, and has offices in Grand Rapids, MI. and Taipei, Taiwan. Find out more on adonit.net.
Evernote builds apps and products that help people remember everything, work effectively and achieve personal and professional success. Privately held, Evernote is a global company headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices throughout the world. For more information about Evernote and its products, visit www.evernote.com.
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