WritePad

WritePad


WritePad's is a new input method for Android OS which aims to replace the on-screen keyboard with PhatWare's proven multilingual handwriting recognition technology and can be used for text input in any Android application. WritePad supports most Android Smartphones and Tablets and is especially useful on pen-enabled Android Tablets, such as Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC Jetstream and others.

WritePad features 4th generation handwriting recognition technology which supports practically any handwriting style, including cursive (script), print, and mixed. 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 will adapt and learn the user’s style of writing.

Key WritePad features:

- Advanced multilingual handwriting recognition engine supports 11 languages, including Danish, Dutch, English (UK and US), Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Swedish, and Spanish.
- Integration with any application allowing text input, such as email, SMS, notes, word processing, and others.
- 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.
- Customizable auto-corrector, which automatically fixes common spelling and recognition errors.
- Editable user dictionary to improve recognition of custom words and names not included in the main dictionary.
- Built-in full keyboard with autocomplete; if needed, users can switch between keyboard and handwriting with a single touch of a button.
- 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.
- Built-in calculator, enabling users to write simple equations such as "22.3+15.66=" and WritePad will calculate the result.
- Letter shape selector allows users to further improve recognition quality by disabling unused letter shapes.

WritePad Handwriting Recognition Tutorial:
http://www.phatware.com/doc/WritePadTutorialAndroid.pdf

WritePad User's Guide:
http://www.phatware.com/doc/WritePad_Android.pdf

Recent changes:
-- Optimized for HD devices
-- Significantly improved digital ink performance (allows to write faster)
-- Updated word dictionaries
-- New command to import new words from contacts and calendar to user dictionary
-- Improved handwriting learning algorithm
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$9.99
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3.1
User ratings
298
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
2
File size
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About WritePad
WritePad's is a new input method for Android OS which aims to replace the on-screen keyboard with PhatWare's proven multilingual handwriting recognition technology and can be used for text input in any Android application. WritePad supports most Android Smartphones and Tablets and is especially useful on pen-enabled Android Tablets, such as Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC Jetstream and others.

WritePad features 4th generation handwriting recognition technology which supports practically any handwriting style, including cursive (script), print, and mixed. 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 will adapt and learn the user’s style of writing.

Key WritePad features:

- Advanced multilingual handwriting recognition engine supports 11 languages, including Danish, Dutch, English (UK and US), Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Swedish, and Spanish.
- Integration with any application allowing text input, such as email, SMS, notes, word processing, and others.
- 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.
- Customizable auto-corrector, which automatically fixes common spelling and recognition errors.
- Editable user dictionary to improve recognition of custom words and names not included in the main dictionary.
- Built-in full keyboard with autocomplete; if needed, users can switch between keyboard and handwriting with a single touch of a button.
- 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.
- Built-in calculator, enabling users to write simple equations such as "22.3+15.66=" and WritePad will calculate the result.
- Letter shape selector allows users to further improve recognition quality by disabling unused letter shapes.

WritePad Handwriting Recognition Tutorial:
http://www.phatware.com/doc/WritePadTutorialAndroid.pdf

WritePad User's Guide:
http://www.phatware.com/doc/WritePad_Android.pdf

Recent changes:
-- Optimized for HD devices
-- Significantly improved digital ink performance (allows to write faster)
-- Updated word dictionaries
-- New command to import new words from contacts and calendar to user dictionary
-- Improved handwriting learning algorithm

User reviews of WritePad
there is a price drop from $9.99 to $4.99 - why is it still showing the original price $9.99 in the market? If it were under $5 i would buy it..
Nov 17, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 16, 2014
Brilliant I have used this program now for a year and it is brilliant, at least on a Nexus 7. It provides rather good accuracy and has improved over time at identifying my cursive. I have noticed that it works better with some programs than others but over time it has gotten better. It is my keyboard interface of choice. Addendum: I've noticed recently the writing cursive X when part of a word is problematic. MyScript had the same problem but have rectified this within a few weeks of my comment.
A Google User
Aug 23, 2014
Unbelievably bad. Just unbelievable. With so many other apps doing this easily how can this app be so bad. Recognition is beyond poor. Don't purchase
A Google User
Aug 23, 2014
Ok Ok
A Google User
Jun 30, 2014
Wonderful. But please add Telugu Language & a input switcher For sure, there is a chance for many people to misunderstand this great software. at first look. I don't blame those who gave -ve comment here. I too felt like that at first. After all the customization, it turned out to be the best, suited to my all needs and style, except two things. 1) My great language, one of the oldest languages of Asia, spoken by 10 crores of people is not included in the languages list. Please please please add it. 2)And sometimes I use some other boards like Swift keyboard. So please include a input board switcher button to shift to other boards and toggle option to come again to the great Write pad.
A Google User
Jun 17, 2014
Brilliant I have used this program now for a year and it is brilliant, at least on a Nexus 7. It provides rather good accuracy and has improved over time at identifying my cursive. I have noticed that it works better with some programs than others but over time it has gotten better. It is my keyboard interface of choice. Addendum: I should also say that with the second generation Nexus 7, this program was much better than the first generation Nexus 7 (where I had rated it three stars) and on a no brand tablet from Bangkok it didn't work effectively, so I conclude that this program is better and improves with additional RAM based upon my user experience. I would think modern tablets today are well equipped to take advantage of this software.