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WritePad for iPad

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

Writepad for iPad is narrowly focused on converting handwriting into text, and as such does not offer a standalone handwriting mode

WritePad for iPad

by PhatWare Corp
WritePad for iPad
WritePad for iPad
$4.99 in the App Store

Writepad for iPad is narrowly focused on converting handwriting into text, and as such does not offer a standalone handwriting mode. However, Writepad does include some other unique and, if we're honest, somewhat odd features, such as the ability to make a phone call from the app by clicking on a phone number, a built-in calculator, an admittedly well-designed shorthand mode, and the ability to load URLs. These extras would be great if Writepad were better at its primary purpose, notetaking. The handwriting conversion process is slow and thus makes writing awkward in full screen mode. The zoomed mode only supports one line of text and forces you to choose one of the app's suggested conversions even if none are correct. In addition, one of the app's features, "detect shapes" doesn't work properly; instead of improving drawn circles and squares, Writepad thought many of my letters were shapes and tried to correct them, which made it nearly impossible to write effectively.

What is it about?

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.

App Details

Version
11.0
Rating
(809)
Size
83Mb
Genre
Productivity Utilities
Last updated
October 13, 2017
Release date
April 1, 2010
More info

WritePad for iPad is $4.99 but there are more add-ons

  • $4.99

    Medical Pack

  • $2.99

    Spanish Language Pack

  • $2.99

    English Language Pack

  • $2.99

    French Language Pack

  • $2.99

    Portuguese Language Pack

  • $2.99

    German Language Pack

  • $2.99

    Italian Language Pack

  • $2.99

    Swedish Language Pack

  • $2.99

    Dutch Language Pack

  • $2.99

    Danish Language Pack

App Screenshots

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App Store Description

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