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

Terence Griffin griffin at nist.gov
Wed Jun 1 12:41:59 EDT 2016


Google Handwriting Input is in iTunes. I have not run it in iOS, but on 
Android, if you're willing to let Google collect samples, it's 
remarkably good at recognition. I demo-ed it for my brother, scribbled 
something. It converted it and he read it and said "Wow! That's good! I 
couldn't even read what you wrote!" I said, "Yeah, me either!" I don't 
know how it compares to Windows 10.

On 06/01/2016 05:32 AM, Abraham Limpo wrote:
> 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
>>
>> BD
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