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PhatWare Releases PenOffice 3.0

The new version of advanced pen-based collaboration software features Windows Vista support, new improved feel and look, improved Office markup features, and more.

Mountain View, CA, October 15, 2008 - PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, announces today the availability of PenOffice 3.0, advanced collaboration and handwriting recognition software for Microsoft Windows-based computers and Tablet PCs. The software includes a wide range of new and enhanced features and now supports Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007.

PenOffice has found wide acceptance worldwide among OEMs and end users due to its highly accurate handwriting recognition, easy-to-use user interface, and extensive set of pen-based collaboration features. The new version of the application recognizes handwriting in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Spanish, and is designed for use with Windows-based Desktop, Portable, Tablet, and Ultra Mobile PCs. PenOffice also incorporates features that allow users to add handwritten notes to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, embed control gestures into writing, create handwritten notes, utilize fill-screen drawings, and much more.

Top 5 New Major Features in PenOffice 3.0
  • Redesigned look and feel in the user interface (UI) - more than 75% of the software codebase is new
  • Support for Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 including mark-up in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • PenOffice Configuration Manager, enabling users to create custom configurations for handwriting recognition functionality
  • Handwriting recognition engine with integrated statistical analyzer, Autocorrector and support for additional languages.
  • New PenCommander scripting engine and Visual PenCommander IDE

"We are thrilled about the new improvements made to PenOffice 3.0 based on the professional and consumer feedback we received since the previous version release and during the successful beta program," said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare Corp., "Today we are pleased to announce the availability of PenOffice 3.0 with a wide range of new features, including full Windows Vista and Office 2007 support."

While previous versions of PenOffice were available in two editions, English and Multilingual, the new version is shipped with recognition engines for all supported languages. PenOffice 3.0 supports all editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista and can be used with any pointing input device, such as graphic tablet, interactive while board, touch screen monitor, Tablet PC, online digital pen, and even standard computer mouse.

PenOffice Availability and Pricing

PenOffice 3.0 is available now at the list price of $59.95. A free 30-day trial version of PenOffice 3.0 can be downloaded from the PhatWare web site at www.phatware.com/penoffice. All registered users of previous versions of PenOffice will receive the upgrade discount. The upgrade policy can be found on the PhatWare website at www.phatware.com/penoffice.

About PhatWare

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 Corporation is a founding member of Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC) - a unique partner program developed by Microsoft Corp. to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft Windows Mobile platform development, and provide leading companies with the tools and resources they need to bring the most innovative and successful mobility solutions to market - a Microsoft Certified Partner, and Microsoft Windows Embedded partner. To learn more about PhatWare, visit www.phatware.com.