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PhatWare Launches WritePad for Android, Offering Advanced Handwriting Recognition

Mountain View, CA, January 5, 2011 - PhatWare Corporation announces the launch of WritePad for Android, enabling vastly improved text input in the user's own handwriting with a stylus or even a finger. WritePad's input method for Android OS aims to replace the on-screen keyboard with PhatWare's proven handwriting recognition technology and can be used for text input in any Android application. WritePad is especially useful on Android Tablets, such as Samsung Galaxy Tab, and Android phones such as Motorola Droid 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.

"WritePad experienced a tremendous amount of success on the iOS platform, and we're thrilled with the opportunity to introduce our superior text input technology and handwriting recognition engine to Android-powered devices," said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare Corp. "Anybody interested in improving their productivity on their Android phone or tablet will appreciate the joy of experiencing WritePad successfully interpreting their own handwriting for whatever app they are using."

Key WritePad features include:

  • 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.

WritePad Availability and Pricing

WritePad is sold exclusively through Android Market and is priced at $9.99. For more information about WritePad for Android, visit http://www.phatware.com/android.

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’s products include such popular titles as CalliGrapher®, PenOffice®, PhatNotes™, PhatPad™, WritePad™, and others. PhatWare Corporation is a Microsoft Certified Partner, and Intel Software Partner. To learn more about PhatWare, visit www.phatware.com.