Spokane, Washington – PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, announces today the immediate availability of WritePad for iPad 6.3, the advanced handwriting recognition and notetaking software for iPads. The new version introduces new palm rest technology with smart context filtering.

The new WritePad Palm Rest feature (patent pending) allows users to place their palm on the iPad screen while writing in the full screen handwriting mode. To improve user’s experience, the slightly gray area of the screen indicates the palm rest area, while the area above it is reserved for writing. As a user writes, the writing area extends down as needed, allowing to utilize the entire screen. At the end of the each recognition session the palm rest area resets to its default size. The smart context filtering feature allows users to interact with the WritePad document below the palm rest area via single touch, touch and hold, and double touch gestures to position the cursor, select text, or access a popup menu.

WritePad is an advanced note-taker for iOS, which converts practically any handwriting into computer text. Notes created with WritePad can be sent via email or SMS, tweeted, saved, posted on a Facebook wall, printed, exported as PDF, translated to other languages, synchronized with Dropbox, Evernote, and iTunes, or exchanged directly between two or more iOS devices. WritePad also features integration with events, contacts, maps, and other iPad resources. In addition, the interface to the Bing Translator lets users translate WritePad documents to 16 supported languages.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 26.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
WritePad 6.3 for iPad is available in English, German, French, Finnish, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish languages and can be purchased via the iTunes App Store for $4.99 (USD) during the Memorial weekend sale (regular price is $9.99). 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 WritePad 6.3 for $4.99. WritePad 6.3 for iPhone is also available and is sold separately for $3.99.

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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(R), PenOffice(R), PhatNotes(TM), PhatPad(TM), WritePad(TM), and others. PhatWare Corporation is a Microsoft Certified Partner, and Intel Software Partner. Copyright (C) 1997-2012 PhatWare Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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