Text editor, Text to voice, and Handwriting recognition all in one
The WritePad app is an app that features text editing, handwriting recognition and so much more that the average text editing app on the market today. It looks great, is well written, and it looks like the users have put a ton of thought into this app. Let’s discuss…
The WritePad app worked phenomenally on my iPhone 5 each time I tried it. There were no bugs or glitches from what I could see and each screen moved smoothly and easily from one screen to the next. All functionality worked as promised in the app’s page within the app store. This app is what it says it is. It recognizes handwriting very well and it is also an extremely helpful and efficient text editor.
Appearance and Usefulness
The WritePad app starts users off with a quick title page, then it goes write to the text editing screen which is mostly a white background with a few toolbars at the top and bottom. At the top of the page is a plus button to open up a new document for editing. The next button is the folders button that lets users have access to their folders where they can open up previously saved text documents. Users can also create new folders from this section of the app. At the top but to the right of the title are three buttons that control the three modes the app can be in at any given time. The first mode is document management mode. The next is handwriting mode and it’s this mode that makes this app particularly special. Users can type message and have them translated to text for safe keeping. Users can take notes on something, in their own handwriting, and WritePad can interpret it and turn it into text. The last mode is keyboard mode. This mode turns the editor into a standard text editor that users can open up and just start typing.
At the bottom of the editor screen is a changing toolbar. This toolbar changes based on what mode the app is in. In document management mode the user can choose the wrench or the settings icon on the far right side of the toolbar. The wrench opens up a window for print document, export to pdf, and insert contact. The settings icon opens up the apps settings.
Once users open up the handwriting mode the same icons are lit up but also in the mix is the undo button text function button which has text interpreters for text, numbers, emails, and different fonts. From there the user can export the file they are working on in Email, Twitter, Facebook, Google Docs, Wifi, and SMS. Also along the bottom toolbar is an icon which opens up another window with options to Print Document, Export to PDF, Insert Contact, Create Event, Get Location, and Translate. It’s full of functionality and that gives value to the user. I also especially liked the suggestive typing in the text editor. Users can type something as as they type the app suggests the word they are typing in yellow near the line they are on. If they user sees the work he or she can simple tap the word and it finishes adding it to the page. This is helpful and saves the users typing time. Nice touch!
The price of this app is $2.99. That’s a decent price and I’m sure people looking for an app that does handwriting recognition will love it. Check it out for yourself!
Oh and just as a heads up this app is available for the iPhone and iPad in case the readers didn’t know. See the links below.
iTunes link (iPhone): https://itunes.apple.com/app/writepad/id293033512?mt=8
iTunes link (iPad): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/writepad-for-ipad/id363618389?mt=8