How the Jot Script 2 Evernote Edition stylus works with Penultimate

Quick start guide

The information in this guide accompanies the Jot Script 2 and earlier models

Photo of Jot Script 2 with Penultimate


The Jot Script 2 Evernote Edition stylus has been specially designed with Adonit's PixelPoint™ technology and is optimized for use with Evernote's Penultimate app:

  • Amazing precision—This fine-point Jot Script stylus combined with Penultimate's zoom and drift features enables artists and designers to create detailed sketches and drawings that can be easily saved, organized, and shared with others.

  • Integration to Evernote—Once you've signed into Penultimate with your Evernote account, you can search and access Penultimate from any device.

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Start writing in 4 simple steps:

Step 1Activate Bluetooth


bluetooth enabled

To enable Bluetooth on your iPad, open your iPad Settings, then tap 'Bluetooth' to switch Bluetooth on. Your Jot Script won't appear in the 'My Devices' list.

Note: To maximize the palm rejection feature, tap 'General' from your device 'Settings' screen, then switch 'Multitasking Gestures' off.

Step 2Launch Penultimate


Launch Penultimate

The Jot Script 2 stylus works with:

  • Penultimate 5.0 (or later)
  • iPads running iOS 6.0 or later: iPad 3rd generation or newer and iPad Mini



Note: To find out which version of Penultimate you have, go to your main notebook or notes home screen, tap the head silhouette, tap the Settings button, then scroll down to the bottom of the dialog box for version info.

Step 3Connect the Jot Script


Connect the Jot Script

To connect the Jot Script:

  1. Go to your Penultimate notebook or notes home screen.
  2. Tap the head silhouette at the top of the screen, tap the Settings button, then tap 'Jot Script Evernote Stylus Setup' to display the 'Connect Jot Script' page.
  3. Hold down the sync button on the barrel of your Jot Script until the indicator light flashes blue or green (previous Jot Script model)
  4. Once the Jot Script is successfully connected (paired), the indicator light turns green for a few seconds.



Status unpaired
Status connected
Status disconnected


Not on or never connected (paired)

Successfully connected



Note: If the blue indicator doesn't light up, the Jot Script may already be connected, may need to be recharged, or may need a new set of batteries (the previous Jot Script model).

Step 4Start writing


Start writing

To create a new note in Penultimate:

  1. Tap the default 'Penultimate' notebook (circle) from the main notebook screen.
  2. Tap the paper with a plus (+) sign at the bottom of the screen to create a new note.
  3. Select and tap a paper type such as 'Plain', 'Graph', or 'Lined' paper, for example.
  4. Start writing.

More about how to use Penultimate



Here are a few tips and resources to optimize your writing experience.

Additional tips & resources

Tip #1: Make sure your Jot Script is properly connected

If you've connected Jot Script to Penultimate at least once, your digital pen automatically tries to re-connect whenever you close and reopen Penultimate. If you have the latest version of Penultimate running on a compatible iOS device, there are several ways to check if your Jot Script is properly connected.


Here are a few ways to troubleshoot your Jot Script to Penultimate connection:



Check the 'Connect Jot Script' dialog box


Check connection


Tap the digital pen tool from the toolbar from any opened note. If Jot Script is properly connected, you'll see the following:

  • A notification that the Jot Script 2 is connected, and the option to connect a new stylus
  • A checkmark next to 'Jot Script Pixelpoint' and a battery status indicator
  • The option to disconnect the Jot Script 2


Note: If you don't see the digital pen tool in the toolbar, tap the pen (or most recent) tool to expand the toolbar.



Check if Bluetooth is enabled on your device


Check Bluetooth


If Bluetooth is enabled, you'll see a small Bluetooth symbol attached to the current tool icon when the note editing toolbar is collapsed. If Penultimate detects that your device Bluetooth is disabled, you'll see a line across this Bluetooth symbol.


Check if the battery is fully charged

To check the battery life of your digital pen at any time:

  1. From any opened note, tap the digital pen tool from the toolbar.
  2. Check the battery status indicator.
  3. If necessary, recharge your Jot Script 2, plug in your magnetic charging doc into your computer, and gently place the charging terminal end of your digital pen on the dock.


Check battery

A green-colored status indicator lets you know the Jot Script is fully charged. A red-colored indicator means you'll need to recharge your digital pen soon, or replace the batteries (previous model).

Tip #2: Optimize palm rejection

There are two ways to optimize palm rejection for a better writing experience.


1. Change your Penultimate the wrist position settings in one of two ways:

  • From the main notes or notebook tap the Settings button, then tap Jot Script Evernote Stylus Setup > Wrist Position
  • Tap the digital pen tool from the toolbar from any opened note, then tap 'Wrist Position'. From the 'Wrist Position' screen, select the wrist position which most closely resembles the way your write.
Wrist positions

2. Disable 'Multitasking Gestures'

Open your iPhone, iPad, or iPad Touch device 'Settings' and disable Multitasking Gestures from the 'General' settings section

Additional resources

If you have more questions about the Jot Script stylus or Penultimate, take a look at the following resources:


Common questions customers ask about the Jot Script 2

Jot Script 2 FAQs

Jot Script doesn't appear to be functioning at all, why?

Your Jot Script digital pen must be properly connected to Penultimate. Review this guide for tips on how to check your connection.


My Jot Script 2 indicator light is off. Is this normal?

Yes, the indicator light only turns on when the digital pen syncing, recharging, or when it detects that Penultimate has been launched. To conserve battery life, the stylus indicator turns off after a some time, but remains connected to Penultimate.


Is there a way to switch between writing with my Jot Script 2 stylus and writing with my finger?

Yes. Penultimate, by default, ignores anything else that touches the screen when it detects that you're using the Jot Script 2. This makes it easier for people who like to rest their hands on the screen while writing. To use your finger to write, simply tap the digital pen tool in the note toolbar and tap the stylus you'd like to disconnect.


Does the Jot Script 2 work with other apps?

Yes. The Jot Script 2 is compatible with a variety of other apps such as GoodNotes and NoteShelf.

More about Adonit's list of Jot Script ready apps


How do I turn the stylus off?

You don't need to turn off the stylus. It automatically shuts itself off after two minutes of idle time. Because the stylus only turns on when it is being used, battery life is conserved.


What is the battery life for the Jot Script 2?

You can write continuously for up to 20 hours on a fully charged stylus.


How do I charge the Jot Script 2?

Magnetic charging doc


Plug the magnetic charging doc into a USB port. The green sync indicator light lets you know that your digital pen is being charged



How long does it take for the Jot Script 2 to be fully charged?

The built-in USB lithium-ion battery charges fully in just 45 minutes.


How can I receive the six months of Premium included with the stylus?

A promotional code comes as an insert inside your Jot Script packaging and can be redeemed in the "Quick start guide" section of this guide. If you're already a Premium subscriber, you'll receive the appropriate number of Evernote Points towards your account. Otherwise, your account will automatically upgrade to Premium for six months.