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:
WritePad 4 was 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 completion of words 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.
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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:
WritePad 4 was 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 completion of words 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.

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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
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.
A Google User
May 11, 2014
Very poor at best Came here looking to replace Graffiti which no longer works on the new higher res screens. This pretty much always fails. I've been at it for a week and wasted 10 bucks looking for a handwriting recognition app which at that price point must work, right ? wrong. This really wastes huge amounts of my time trying to correct what is comes up with. Writing larger helps with its accuracy but means you will never fit even a moderately sized word on one line. The middle line like used on your kindergarten writing paper should be a huge help too, right ? wrong. It just confuses things. The engineer in me said this would work but I was wrong. I think the lack of a time limited intro app here says it all because if I had a week to play with this before buying I'd never purchase this junk. Total FAIL. I want my 10 bucks back.
A Google User
Mar 6, 2014
I can't write simple words. I don't like the app. I want a refound.
A Google User
Jan 22, 2014
Not a learning app and won't load It doesn't learn your hand writing like it claims constantly having to rewrite everything....and now it won't even work. Wish i could just get a refund.