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Bugs? Fixed. Performance? Improved.
Hey, it’s been a while! I was busy working on Penbook 6, but that’s not a good excuse for ignoring you. I’ll make it up to you the only way I can: by telling you about Penbook updates.
Big app update
We released Penbook 6 today, and it’s such a huge improvement. It’s a complete overhaul of Penbook’s writing canvas, and it polishes some of the app’s rough edges.
Sharper ink – The thing you’ll notice right away is that that the canvas keeps your ink sharp, even when you zoom. Try choosing a thin pen, zooming in and writing, then zooming out. It looks awesome!
Pretty pagination – Now, when you flip back and forth, you can peek at the next page. It’s smoother, modern, and makes the app more fun to use.
Double-tap to zoom – Double-tap on the canvas to quickly zoom in and out. This is especially useful when you’re using a portrait page while your iPad is in landscape, since it lets you alternate rapidly between fitting the entire page on the screen and filling the whole screen with the zoomed-in page.
Image placement – Thanks for your patience while we improved the image placement controls. You can now resize, move, and rotate images and washi tape without getting stuck.
Reddit has behaved really badly in the past few months, and it inspired us to move our community forum from a subreddit onto our own forum (powered by Discourse). We hope you’ll join us there.
Beta iOS 17 testers wanted
What’s next? Well, Apple’s given us the tooling for their upcoming iOS 17 update, and it has some real treasures for Penbook users (like new pens!). If you’re running the iOS beta, please join our iOS 17 beta at the link below. Note: you’ll only be able to install this version on iOS 17 – if you’re not using iOS 17, or if you’re not sure, don’t join this beta.
– Team Penbook