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PhatWare Releases PhatPad for Windows 8/RT, Featuring Handwriting Recognition Optimized for Surface Tablets

PhatWare brings popular brainstorming, note-taking, and collaboration app featuring PhatWare’s proven handwriting recognition technology to Windows Metro.

Spokane, WA – January 30, 2013 - PhatWare Corporation announces today the immediate availability of the PhatPad note-taking and collaboration app for Microsoft Windows 8/RT. The new version of PhatPad not only leverages the new Windows Metro interface, but also offers even better handwriting recognition quality and a range of advanced features optimized for the Microsoft Surface tablet and other Windows-based computers.

PhatPad is a note-taking and collaboration app featuring PhatWare’s proven handwriting recognition technology. More than just a note-taking app, PhatPad turns practically any Windows Surface tablet or desktop computer into an advanced brainstorming tool by enabling users to draw, write, and type on the device, then instantly share ideas via email or sync their documents with Dropbox.

PhatPad offers everything needed to share ideas with a workgroup, providing smooth-flowing digital ink technology to enable users to draw pictures, jot notes, or put a mixture of drawings, images, handwritten and typed text on a virtual scratch pad. The included handwriting recognition engine automatically converts handwritten notes into digital text, and PhatPad even takes scribbled objects and translates them to perfectly formed shapes.

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 computer screen and external monitor. While in Presentation mode, users can record and play unattended presentations by synchronizing document pages with their recorded voice.

Availability and Pricing

PhatPad 1.0 for Microsoft Windows 8/RT is available exclusively via the Windows Store at a reduced price of only $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