Nowadays, there are a number of smartphones which allow you to take handwritten notes. To make the most of this functionality, it is important to have an app which can recognize your handwriting and probably even convert it into text. Here are some of the best handwriting apps available in the market:
1. Notes Plus
This is one of the most powerful handwriting apps in the market. Its powerful handwriting recognition engine quickly sharpens letters as well as hastily drawn images. It allows you to drag and drop your content from one area to another, as well as edit your notes. Notes Plus comes with other great features such as automatic Dropbox synchronization, PDF import/export capabilities and audio note support. The only major downside is that it is only available for iPad users.
If you are looking for a simple and affordable app which does not have too many features, you could consider using Penultimate. One of the best things about this app is its responsive and crisp handwriting recognition. It supports several other note sharing tools such as Evernote and Dropbox. However, unlike Notes Plus, Penultimate lacks multi-touch capabilities, PDF import options and audio support. Another major flaw is that it is unable to turn notes into editable text.
PenSupremacy is an app designed for Android tablets and phones. It comes with awesome features such as voice dictation for audio notes and the ability to import images into pages. In addition, this app allows you to export PDFs of your notes through Facebook, Evernote, email and other means. However, the downside of this app is its inaccurate and sluggish handwriting recognition. Furthermore, it does not come with an undo option.
WritePad converts your notes into text as you scribble on the screen. The more you use it, the more accurate adapts toy your handwriting. This handwriting-recognition engine can even translate your text into several languages including Spanish, German, French and English. WritePad also comes with an inbuilt calculator. The Android version of this app comes with a virtual keyboard which allows you to handwrite text messages, website URLs and emails.
Notability comes with the common features found in many other note taking apps. However, it also comes with other unique features such as a pencil, highlighter, a zoom mode, a palm rest, PDF annotation and a left hand writing mode. In addition, it has a voice recording feature that syncs text typed with recordings. Notability also allows you to write on your pages in either portrait or landscape mode.
So, which is your favorite note taking app? Share with us in the comments section below.