PhatPad adds handwritten text search


PhatWare had updated PhatPad for the iPad adding a new search and replace feature that includes the ability to search for handwritten text in documents. PhatPad is an advanced drawing and writing application for the iPad that allows users to sketch, draw and hand-write notes in digital ink that are then converted into digital text and properly formed geometric shapes. In version 2.2 users can now search handwritten text for characters or words, with the search performed directly within the app on the iPad rather than requiring an Internet connection to an external server. The handwritten recognition quality has also been improved in the latest update and users can also now change vertical and horizontal gridline spacing and snap objects to the grid for easier alignment. PhatPad requires an iPad running iOS 5.0 or later and is available from the App Store for $5.

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