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Search Handwritten Text on iPad with Latest PhatPad Release

New version of PhatWare’s popular collaboration software features the ability to conduct searches of users’ own handwritten text, plus offers a new search and replace feature, an eraser function and adjustable grid spacing.

Spokane, WA – June 14, 2012 - iPad users will now be able to search through their own handwritten text stored in their documents, thanks to the latest release of PhatWare’s PhatPad note-taking and collaboration app. The new PhatPad, featuring PhatWare's proven handwriting recognition technology, introduces a revolutionary feature that allows searching for handwritten words in the PhatPad document.

Other new features in PhatPad include:

  • Text "Search and Replace"
  • A new Grid menu which allows users to change vertical and horizontal gridline spacing and snap objects to grid for easier alignment.
  • Improved handwriting recognition quality.

PhatPad is highly regarded for its smooth-flowing digital ink technology, which lets iPad users scribble notes as if they are writing on real paper, but is best known for its powerful multilingual handwriting recognition engine – automatically converting handwritten notes into text. PhatPad is available in eleven languages, including English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Spanish.

"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," said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare Corp. "By enabling users to search handwritten text, PhatPad makes their own handwriting just as functional as an input method as tapping in text."

PhatPad’s 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.

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 2.2 is available in the iTunes App Store at a reduced price of only $4.99. The price includes handwriting recognition in a language of the user’s choice. Support for additional languages can be purchased in-app for just $2.99 per language. The US English Medical dictionary is also available for PhatPad 2.2 for $4.99. 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