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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

Version 11.0

Optimized for iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

Not helpful

Liz Clayton

This app does not work as well as expected. Trying to get a refund.

Usable for some purposes...

Holy Grail T

'Tm writing this review using the app, without correcting its mistakes.
First, text recognition is accurate enough for many practical purposes, but is far from perfect, as I hope this illustrates. It would be usable for many more practical purposes if three changes were made: an auto advance feature while entering text in a detail area, The ability to save The written input, and The ability to delay the text recognition until a time chosen by the user, and without losing the written input. Ruse changes would turn The app into a notes app, similar to Note Taker Hd, but unhr handwriting recognition one advantage of these changes would be that enny of input would be much faster,fast enough to use The app for taking notes in classroom or similar setting OThe app is not currently usable for this purpose (I've tried.7 Another advantage would be that the app would be usable for situations Where the user might wish to retain the hand unhen input, such as personal notes or jour nailing. And it would be much better To be able to correct The inevitable mistakes later, with The original input as a guide, than To have jai choice of doing it on Hu fly which is palt of what renders The app unusable for many practical purposes, or doing it later, unen the original input is no longer available. Some of the Text translations are So wildly off that it cam be difficult to guess unat word was intended.

Great app but not all I hoped

California Man

WritePad is a full featured great app that is worth the $9 price especially if you are not great at the keyboard. I thought this was the case for me so I timed myself writing a couple of sentences. Handwritten on paper it took me 1:19.9 minutes and seconds. The same sentence on WritePad took 2:16.4 with a number of mistakes as I was writing as I would on paper and not taking my time to form my letters carefully. On my iPad on screen keyboard 1:18.6 and on my separate Apple bluetooth keyboard 1:08.7. I was really shocked as I thought I could write by hand much faster than type on a keyboard. I was wrong.

I do believe though that there will be times that I want to write on my iPad quickly when I am not in a position to keyboard with both hands on my iPad screen and this is when WritePad will come in handy.

Great job with the software and I am amazed by all the export options and great help tools (which I rarely use in other software as it is usually so not helpful!) You guys have kept it both simple and highly functional. I look forward to it working one day with a "good stylus" that does not require pushing my fat finger into the screen like it looks like the "Blue Tiger" might turn out to be. Check it out and see if it will improve your user experience, I have no connections to them.


PhatWare Corp
87.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© PhatWare Corp.
In-App Purchases
  1. Medical Pack $4.99
  2. Spanish Language Pack $2.99
  3. English Language Pack $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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