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PhatWare's WritePad Updated to Improve Handwriting Recognition for Any Android App
[January 24, 2013]

PhatWare's WritePad Updated to Improve Handwriting Recognition for Any Android App

SPOKANE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--

PhatWare Corporation has updated the WritePad for Android (News - Alert) application, vastly improving text input in the user's own handwriting with a stylus or even a finger.

WritePad's input method for Android OS aims to replace the on-screen keyboard with PhatWare's proven handwriting recognition technology and can be used for text input in any Android application. The latest version of WritePad has been optimized for the best performance on a variety of Android tablets and phones, including Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC (News - Alert) Inspire, and others. It is especially useful on pen-enabled tablets, such as Samsung Galaxy Note.

WritePad features 4th generation handwriting recognition technology which supports practically any handwriting style, including cursive (script), print, and mixed in eleven languages - including English, Dutch, Danish, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Spanish languages. The software analyzes pen strokes written in the designated WritePad area, then converts those pen strokes into text and sends the recognized text to the target application.

While many handwriting recognition tools for smartphones and tablets leave users frustrated with the app's inability to correctly interpret their handwriting, WritePad's state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software uses a statistical analyzer to adapt and learn the user's style of writing.

WritePad offers four basic recognition modes: cursive/mixed or print for general text entry; Numeric for entering numbers and phone numbers; and Internet for entering email addresses and URLs. The app also offers a built-in calculator, enabling users to write simple equations such as "22.3+15.66=" and WritePad will calculate the result.

A short video demonstration of WritePad is available at v=W-eoU_r1Gw0.

Availability and Pricing

WritePad 3.3 is available now and is sold through Android Market and other authorized resellers and is priced at $9.99. A free 24 hour trial version of WritePad is also available and can be downloaded from PhatWare's website. For more information about WritePad for Android, visit

About PhatWare

Founded in October 1997, PhatWare Corporation is a leading provider of easy to use powerful software products and professional services for the mobile and desktop computing marketplace. PhatWare specializes in handwriting recognition, digital ink, note taking and database, and network management software development. To learn more about PhatWare, visit

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