PhatWare releases WritePad for iPad 4.0 Featuring Handwriting Input Panel

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New WritePad handwriting input panel speeds up text entry by reducing recognition error rate and showing recognition results while writing.

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Using the handwriting input panel may be significantly faster than writing by hand in the full screen mode or using the on-screen keyboard, as it helps to reduce the error rate during recognition.

PhatWare Corporation announces today the major version upgrade of WritePad for iPad 4.0, the advanced handwriting recognition software for iPad. The new version introduces a new Handwriting Input Panel in addition to the full screen handwriting mode.

WritePad lets users take notes in their own handwriting with an iPad stylus pen or their finger. This state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software will adapt and learn while it is being used, improving the recognition quality over time.

The new input method, introduced in this version, allows users to enter text by writing on the input panel which occupies approximately the same space as the on-screen keyboard. The writing is immediately converted to the digital text and the intermediate results are presented to a user before the final output is sent to the application.

Using the handwriting input panel may be significantly faster than writing by hand in the full screen mode or using the on-screen keyboard, as it helps to reduce the error rate during recognition. Users can now choose either the full screen, or the input panel handwriting mode depending on their preference.

WritePad has a spell checker with it's own custom dictionary, a context analyzer which allows users to dial phone numbers or open URLs embedded in the text, auto-corrector which automatically fixes common spelling and recognition errors, and a Shorthand feature that lets users perform editing commands, insert the current date, time, and any repetitive text by writing a short name and drawing a circle around it.

WritePad also allows users to exchange documents over Wi-Fi between two or more iPad or iPhone devices, and to download files onto the desktop computer using the Internet browser. Interface to the Bing Translator, lets users translate WritePad documents to 13 supported languages.

WritePad Availability and Pricing

WritePad for iPad 4.0 is available now in the iTunes App Store for $9.99. To purchase, visit Apple iTunes store or PhatWare web site at http://www.phatware.com/writepad.

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. PhatWare Corporation is a founding member of Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC) - a unique partner program developed by Microsoft Corp. to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft Windows Mobile platform development, and provide leading companies with the tools and resources they need to bring the most innovative and successful mobility solutions to market - a Microsoft Certified Partner, and Microsoft Windows Embedded partner. To learn more about PhatWare, visit http://www.phatware.com.

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