[NTLK] sorta OT: best iOS handwriting recog SW?

Tony Kan tonykan at xtra.co.nz
Wed Jun 1 06:53:14 EDT 2016


"I know is probably not the answer you're seeking, but nowadays the only OS
that has real solid support on HWR is Windows."

Yes, so ironic! And as a keen Newton fan, I find myself using a Windows
tablet in order to get the closest Newtonesque experience available on a
modern platform. 

Funny how life turns out.

Tony

 
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Handwritten on a X200 ThinkPad Tablet

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[mailto:newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net] On Behalf Of Abraham Limpo
Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 9:32 PM
To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
Subject: Re: [NTLK] sorta OT: best iOS handwriting recog SW?

Hi Bob

There isn't much interest inside Apple on developing HWR for iOS. Last
interview I read (back when they released iPad pro) was that nowadays people
just keep HW notes or they just retype them, and therefore is no value in
develop a HWR solution. Instead they're focusing on making the ink
"interactive", whatever that means (note: they hinted about changing colors
and making easily shareable with other apps).

As for third party, you can try myStylus. Is a keyboard replacement that
supports HWR.

I know is probably not the answer you're seeking, but nowadays the only OS
that has real solid support on HWR is Windows. Last beta of windows 10 (the
"Anniversary update" due to have an official release next month) improves
the already good HWR engine with better integration and less latency through
the windows Ink API. My hope is that with the release of this new API (they
promise that making ink apps is as easy as adding "two lines of code". I
think they left the marketing guy too near the official report) some
developers will try their hand at making some good apps.

Cheers,
Abraham

2016-06-01 8:53 GMT+02:00 Bob Carls Dudney <kosmicdollop at saber.net>:

> Would much appreciate recommendations re: iOS handwriting recognition 
> software
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> mourning former Newtonian
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