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Take notes in your own handwriting and have them effortlessly converted into digital text with our signature handwriting recognition software. Create + write digital notes, documents, emails and more.

Create and edit text documents using the advanced handwriting recognition engine for text entry in landscape or portrait mode.

Change your app’s appearance by manipulating text, page, and ink colors using the customizable Styles feature. Our statistical analyzer even improves overall handwriting recognition quality by addressing common recognition errors. When enabled, WritePad learns your custom handwriting style as you go.

WritePad has a spell-checker with its own custom dictionary, a context analyzer, auto-corrector, and a Shorthand feature that fills-in words and phrases you frequently use, once entered into the Shorthand Editor. Improve productivity by utilizing inline gestures, spell checker, context analyzer, and shorthand features. You can also use simple gestures to select text, cut, copy, paste, and insert special characters.

Search your notes across all documents to quickly find the right documents and open them from the search results. Organize documents in folders using drag and drop. Export, email, tweet, and print documents directly from the app.

WritePad lets you save and transfer notes over Wi-Fi from your iPad to another iPhone or iPad, or synchronize your notes with Box, Dropbox, iCloud, Evernote, SkyDrive, Google Drive, and iTunes.

WritePad can translate your documents to 16 supported languages (see below).

Handwriting recognition is averrable as custom keyboard extension for the following languages:
- English
- English (GB)
- Dutch
- German
- French
- Italian
- Spanish
- Portuguese
- Portuguese (BR)

Document Synchronization support:
- Box
- Dropbox
- Evernote
- Google Drive
- iCloud
- OneDrive
- WiFi (direct to device)
- iTunes (direct to PC)

Supported Handwriting Recognition Languages:
- English (UK, US)
- Danish
- Dutch
- French
- Finnish
- German
- Indonesian
- Italian
- Norwegian
- Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal)
- Spanish
- Swedish

UI translated to the following languages:
- English
- Dutch
- French
- German
- Italian
- Portuguese
- Spanish

What’s New

Version 13.6.2

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Urgic ,

Potential not yet realized

I'll start with the cons: expensive - a plain text editor for the price of a full featured word processor; no folders for organization; has autosave but should have cancel changes or explicit save in addition.
Now for the pros: not cloud based - I don't want an app that has to be connected to the Internet for me to access my notes, however, does have Drop box support - best of both worlds; real time spell checking and suggestions; customizable dictionary; amazing handwriting recognition (reads my writing better than I do), also is context sensitive so that it can autocorrect itself.
Bottom line: this is more than just a text editor and I don't regret buying this app but definitely expect future enhancements to address the negatives.

ccaduceus ,


Je travaille avec la reconnaissance de caractère et j’ai d’excellent résultats

AnonInCanada ,


Recognition is spotty at best. Not practical for taking notes in the workplace or classroom. Sadly, the keyboard on the iPad is more reliable and quicker.

Writing with a stylus is more difficult as the app doesn't account for the wrist/palm touching like other apps (e.g penultimate does a good job but doesn't transcribe the text).

Definitely not worth $10. Hopefully subsequent upgrades improve the product.

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