PhatWare updates WritePad handwriting recognition app for iPads

Spokane, Washington – PhatWare Corp., a leading professional software and application developer, is proud to announce today the immediate release of WritePad 7.1, a new version of the popular note-taking and handwriting recognition software for iPads and iPhones. WritePad 7.1 features numerous improvements, many of which are based on user’s feedback, including as support for various text encodings, improved handwriting recognition alternatives list, new text editing options, indexed Autocorrector and user dictionary word lists, and performance improvements.

WritePad is designed to deliver considerably faster note-taking, by offering multiple suggestions for words or phrases as notes are input in the user’s own handwriting. As a user writes, alternative recognition results and word completions are presented in a scrollable suggestion bar next to the text, allowing a user to select an alternative result if the initial translation of the handwriting was incorrect.

To further increase compatibility of WritePad documents with other applications and platforms, several text encodings are not supported, including UTF-16, UTF-8, Windows Latin 1, and others. The encoding can be changed via Document Info command in the toolbar. Other new fractures include indexed user-modifiable spell checker and Autocorrector word lists, new text editing options accessible from start-up wizard, and color-highlighted non-dictionary words in the handwriting recognition alternatives list.

About WritePad:
WritePad, an advanced note-taker for iOS, converts practically any handwriting into computer text. Notes created with WritePad can be sent via email or SMS, tweeted, saved, posted on a Facebook wall, printed, exported as PDF, translated to other languages, synchronized with major computing cloud services, and exchanged directly between two or more iOS devices. WritePad also features integration with the iPhone’s or iPad’s Events, Contacts, Maps, and other apps.

With WritePad, users can:
* 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 using inline gestures, spell checker, context analyzer, and shorthand features
* Improve overall handwriting recognition quality using WritePad’s Statistical Analyzer, which addresses common recognition errors – When enabled, this WritePad feature learns and adapts to the user’s handwriting style
* Email, Tweet, print, or post Facebook updates directly from WritePad
* Synchronize WritePad documents with Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Evernote, iCloud , and iTunes

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 24.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
WritePad for iPad 7.1 is $9.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. The iPhone edition is priced at $4.99. For more information about the WritePad product line, please visit PhatWare online.

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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’s products include such popular titles as CalliGrapher(R), PenOffice(R), PhatNotes(TM), PhatPad(TM), WritePad(TM), and others. PhatWare Corporation is a Microsoft Certified Partner, and Intel Software Partner. Copyright (C) 1997-2013 PhatWare Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PhatWare, PhatPad, PenOffice, and WritePad are registered trademarks of PhatWare Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.