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WritePad for iPad

By PhatWare Corp

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Spring special: only $0.99 (regular price $4.99)

WritePad is an advanced notetaker app that lets you to take notes in your own handwriting, which is immediately converted to the digital text using PhatWare’s state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software. You can also use simple gestures to select text, cut, copy, paste, and insert special characters.

WritePad has a spell checker with its own custom dictionary, a context analyzer, auto-corrector, and a Shorthand feature that fills-in words and phrases you frequently use, once entered into the Shorthand Editor.

WritePad lets you save and transfer notes over Wi-Fi from your iPad to another iPhone or iPad, or synchronize your notes with Box, Dropbox, iCloud, Evernote, SkyDrive, Google Drive, and iTunes.

Benefits and Features

- Create and edit text documents using the advanced handwriting recognition engine or iPad keyboard for text entry in landscape or portrait mode.

- Improve productivity by utilizing inline gestures, spell checker, context analyzer, and shorthand features.

- Statistical analyzer, which improves overall handwriting recognition quality by addressing common recognition errors. If this feature is enabled, WritePad will learn the user's own handwriting style.

- Email, Tweet, Print, or post Facebook updates directly from WritePad.

- Synchronize or Import/Export WritePad documents with Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, SkyDrive, iCloud, and iTunes.

- Translate documents to 16 supported languages using Bing Translator.

- Change WritePad's appearance by manipulating text, page, and ink colors using the customizable Styles feature.

Handwriting recognition is averrable as custom keyboard extension for the following languages:
- English
- English (GB)
- Dutch
- German
- French
- Italian
- Spanish
- Portuguese
- Portuguese (BR)

Document Synchronization support:
- Box
- Dropbox
- Evernote
- Google Drive
- iCloud
- OneDrive
- WiFi (direct to device)
- iTunes (direct to PC)

Supported Handwriting Recognition Languages:
- English (UK, US)
- Danish
- Dutch
- French
- Finnish
- German
- Indonesian
- Italian
- Norwegian
- Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal)
- Spanish
- Swedish

UI translated to the following languages:
- English
- Dutch
- French
- German
- Italian
- Portuguese
- Spanish

What's New in Version 10.5

Stability improvements and bug fixes.

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

A handwriting input panel for ALL my apps!

-- Update 20 Apr 2017 -- I'm still using this on my iPad Air 2, and still having excellent input. If you're having problems:
1. If you're using it as a third-party keyboard, turn on "full access"in the settings app.
2. Be sure to select your letter shapes in the WritePad app.
3. Separate words by a lot more space than seems necessary.

I don't try to use it for taking notes, but for everyday input. I do find that I need to keep an eye on the alternatives bar, and select the correct recognition. I also use "continuous writing" option rather than the ''automatic timeout" option.

-- Update 6-03-2015 -- I've upped my rating to five stars. The app, as a document editor, still is lacking. BUT-- the upgraded custom keyboard extension rocks! Recognition is improved -- I almost never have to re-write. Thanks, PhatWare!

-- Original review -- Yes, that's right. Buried deeply in the description is the feature that WritePad contains a custom keyboard extension! I can now use handwriting to input text DIRECTLY to any app on the iPad. In entire words, not character by character.

I've waited for this ever since the Newton. Even Palm OS (may it rest in peace) only provided single character recognition.

I've docked a star for the limited Dropbox support. When I can edit an arbitrary text file on DropBox and have my changes automatically synced back to the DropBox version without any action on my part, the fifth star will arrive.

WritePad for iPad
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 10.5
  • Size: 70.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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