I know it probably seems like it, but your faithful Gear Diary team is not all about CES this week. No! For example, the kind folks at PhatWare have let us know that there’s a new release of their handwriting recognition, note-taking iPad app PhatPad available now. (We reviewed an earlier version for you back in 2011, when I was still doing my technogypsy, travel to California every week routine.) So see, we’re paying attention to other things right now!
Now, I am neither an artist, nor am I someone who feels a need to take handwritten notes. Quite the contrary, in fact. I grew up in the pre-PC era, and so you didn’t learn “keyboarding”, you learned typing. And my crappy handwriting encouraged me to burn an elective in middle school on learning how to type. That’s how bad my handwriting is. But you’re not like me, right? And this new version of PhatPad includes an animated digital pen/color palette, “designed to a improve user’s productivity by simplifying the selection of pen styles and colors [snip] PhatPad turns an iPad into an advanced brainstorming tool by enabling users to draw, write, and type on the iPad, then instantly share ideas via email, WiFi sync, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs, or in PhatPad’s presentation mode.”
Sound like a good addition to your iPad stable of apps? PhatPad 2.5 is available in the iTunes App Store and is priced at $4.99. Surf on over and check it out and, if you do, be sure to let us know what you think below!