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PhatWare Releases WritePad 3.4 for Android Devices

New update of popular handwriting recognition app is optimized for Android OS 4.2 and features improved user interface and overall performance.

Spokane, WA - February 20, 2013 - PhatWare has announced today the new version of WritePad for Android, the advanced input method featuring PhatWare's proven handwriting recognition technology, which can be used for text input in any Android application. The new version is optimized for the latest version of the Android OS and features improved user interface.

WritePad's input method for Android OS replaces the on-screen keyboard with a writing panel that uses handwriting recognition any time the text input is needed in any Android app. WritePad features 4th generation handwriting recognition technology which supports practically any handwriting style, including cursive (script), print, and mixed in eleven languages - including English, Dutch, Danish, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Spanish languages. 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 uses a statistical analyzer to adapt and learn the user's style of writing.

WritePad offers 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. The app also offers a built-in calculator, enabling users to write simple equations such as "22.3+15.66=" and WritePad will calculate the result.

A video demonstration of WritePad is available at

Availability and Pricing

WritePad 3.4 is available now and is sold through Android Market and other authorized resellers and is priced at $9.99. A free 24 hours trial version of WritePad is also available and can be downloaded from PhatWare web site. For more information about WritePad for Android, visit

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