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PhatWare Releases PhatPad 1.1 for iPad Featuring Voice Notes

PhatPad update delivers voice notes, advanced presentation mode with external monitor support, and much more.

San Francisco, CA (Macworld Expo) January 25, 2011 - PhatWare has announced today the release of a new version of PhatPad for iPad, a note-taking and collaboration app featuring PhatWare’s proven handwriting recognition technology. More than just a note-taking app, PhatPad turns an iPad into an advanced brainstorming tool by enabling users to draw, write, and type on the iPad, then instantly share ideas via email, WiFi sync, Dropbox, or with PhatPad’s built-in presentation mode.

PhatPad 1.1 delivers powerful new features to improve note-taking and collaboration on an iPad:

  • Voice notes - record, play, and use in presentation mode;
  • New advanced Presentation mode supports VGA monitor and allows recording and playing presentations by synchronizing document pages and voice;
  • New “erase” gesture allows quick deletion of ink, text, and images;
  • Increased maximum pen width makes markup easier;
  • Translate documents to 13 supported languages using Bing Translator.
  • Improved editing functionality allows changing of the Z-order of overlapping images and text labels, and supports cut, copy, and paste commands by text labels and images.

"The beauty of PhatPad as a note-taking, collaboration and brainstorming tool is it allows users to draw pictures, jot notes, or put a mixture of pictures, drawings, handwritten and typed text on a virtual scratch pad," - says Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare. - "Taking ideas from the minds of your team and putting them in digital form that can be shared with everyone quickly has never been easier."

PhatPad’s included handwriting recognition engine allows users to convert previously recorded handwritten notes into digital text, and edit text using either the handwriting input panel or the keyboard. PhatPad documents can be synchronized with the desktop computer via iTunes or Dropbox, exchanged between two or more devices on the local WiFi network, printed, emailed, or exported to PDF.

Brainstorming and collaborating with team members is simple using PhatPad’s Presentation mode, which allows users to create quick presentations and display them on the iPad screen and external monitor.

A video demonstration of PhatPad is available at PhatPad is available in the iTunes App Store for $7.99. For more information about PhatPad, visit PhatWare’s web site at

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