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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

3.1 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Holy Grail T ,

Usable for some purposes...

'Tm writing this review using the app, without correcting its mistakes.
First, text recognition is accurate enough for many practical purposes, but is far from perfect, as I hope this illustrates. It would be usable for many more practical purposes if three changes were made: an auto advance feature while entering text in a detail area, The ability to save The written input, and The ability to delay the text recognition until a time chosen by the user, and without losing the written input. Ruse changes would turn The app into a notes app, similar to Note Taker Hd, but unhr handwriting recognition one advantage of these changes would be that enny of input would be much faster,fast enough to use The app for taking notes in classroom or similar setting OThe app is not currently usable for this purpose (I've tried.7 Another advantage would be that the app would be usable for situations Where the user might wish to retain the hand unhen input, such as personal notes or jour nailing. And it would be much better To be able to correct The inevitable mistakes later, with The original input as a guide, than To have jai choice of doing it on Hu fly which is palt of what renders The app unusable for many practical purposes, or doing it later, unen the original input is no longer available. Some of the Text translations are So wildly off that it cam be difficult to guess unat word was intended.

Cougar738 ,

Frequent crashes

I love this app but it crashed a lot. I really wish it worked better. There is not other apps like this one. Not worth the money until it is updated to work better.

read'emandweep ,

Would be perfect with syncing but still an A+ for Creative Writers

Creative Writers of all kinds rely on inspiration and we never know when that will come. We can't sit at the computer from 9 to 5 and squeeze out great ideas. Despite audio recorders and laptops, we often end up with our "great" ideas scattered around on old scraps of paper, napkins and backs of envelopes. Enter WritePad!!
The handwriting recognition is superb. It will convert script, printing or a combination and it didn't take more than a few minutes to adjust to my handwriting. I prefer a stylus for speed but a finger works too.

The only thing that keeps WritePad from being perfect is the lack of syncing. There is an incredible little iphone app called SimpleNote, which has real time syncing with several mini desktop apps (JustNotes is my personal favorite) and both sync with Google Docs. SO, whatever you add to any one of these is instantly updated on the rest. Nothing required from me but the initial setup. Amazing for those bits of info when you are not sitting at one computer all day long. BUT none have handwriting recognition. I know how to cut and paste and I can email my WritePad documents but I'm just saying... if WritePad had a companion menu bar app (for Mac please) OR would sync with any push service (like SimpleNote does), it would hands down be the best text editing app ever written to date.

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