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PhatWare Releases PhatPad 1.5 for iPad, Drops Price to $0.99 For One Week

The new version of PhatPad features an improved handwriting recognition engine, the ability to import new words into the user dictionary from iPad’s contacts and events, and multiple dictionaries, including US English, UK English, and US English Medical.

Spokane, WA, October 11, 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. The new PhatPad includes the latest version of vastly improved WritePad handwriting recognition technology, allowing users to import new words into the user dictionary from their iPad’s contacts and events.

The new PhatPad recognition engine supports multiple main dictionaries, including free US and UK English dictionaries and the US English Medical dictionary as an in-app purchase. The user and main dictionaries are essential for high quality handwriting recognition. The dictionaries are used not only for handwriting recognition but also for spell-checking and word auto-completion. By selecting the appropriate main dictionary and adding new words to the user dictionary, users can improve the overall recognition quality and increase their productivity.

The new English Medical dictionary, which contains 220,000 words with over 130,000 medical and pharmaceutical terms and abbreviations, is designed for medical professionals and students.

PhatPad's key features include:

  • Smooth-flowing digital ink technology, which lets iPad users scribble notes as if they are writing on real paper;
  • The ability to combine drawing, handwritten text, images, and digital text on the same document page to create media-rich content;
  • A powerful handwriting recognition engine, which automatically converts handwritten notes into text; voice notes which can be recorded, played, and even used in Presentation mode;
  • An advanced Presentation mode, which supports a VGA monitor and allows recording and playing presentations by synchronizing document pages and voice;
  • PhatPad document sharing via email, Dropbox synchronization, uploading to Google Docs and Evernote, and direct access using WiFi or iTunes;
  • Printing to a printer on wireless network via AirPrint.

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, Evernote, Google Docs, or in PhatPad's presentation mode.

The beauty of PhatPad as a note-taking, collaboration and brainstorming tool, is that it allows users to draw pictures, jot notes, or put a mixture of pictures, drawings, handwritten and typed text on a virtual scratch pad. The included handwriting recognition engine allows PhatPad 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 a desktop computer or cloud 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 Availability and Pricing

PhatPad 1.5 is available in the iTunes App Store and is priced at $7.99. However, for the first week, we are pleased to offer PhatPad at a significantly reduced price of only $0.99 as a part of our back to school special. The US Medical dictionary is available as an in-app purchase for $4.99. To purchase the Medical dictionary, choose it as the default dictionary in the Options view, and then touch the Buy button. For more information about PhatPad, please 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