PhatPad is now available for Windows 8 / RT

PhatPad has been around for a while on Android and iOS and it let’s you use a stylus or your finger to write on your tablet screen and it will convert your scribble into real words. This will really add a useful and practical use for Windows tablets in the real world, it will also be handy for scribbling out notes quickly in meetings.

PhatPad is now available for Windows 8 / RT
PhatPad is now available for Windows 8 / RT


The Windows Store description sums up what the app is about:

We are proud to announces today the immediate availability of the PhatPad
note-taking and collaboration app for Microsoft Windows 8/RT. The new
version of PhatPad not only leverages the new Windows Metro interface, but
also offers even better handwriting recognition quality and a range of
advanced features optimized for the Microsoft Surface tablet and other
Windows-based computers.

PhatPad’s key features are as follows.

* Smooth-flowing digital ink technology which lets Tablet users
scribble notes as if they are writing on real paper
* The ability to combine drawing, handwritten text, images, and digital text
on the same document page as well as voice notes to create media-rich
* A powerful handwriting recognition engine, which automatically converts
handwritten notes into text;
* Voice notes – record, play, and use in presentation mode;
* An advanced Presentation mode, which allows recording and playing
unattended presentations by synchronizing document pages and voice;
* PhatPad Document sharing using Dropbox synchronization (PhatPad for
Windows supports old .pmi file format and is compatible with iOS and Android
versions of PhatPad).

At the moment PhatPad costs £3.49 and is available for either Windows 8 or Windows RT devices, personally I quite like the idea of this for my Surface RT, being able to draw and make notes seems like a useful tool to have.

Windows Store Link – PhatPad