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

L.W. Brown lwb at mac.com
Thu Jun 2 15:22:03 EDT 2016


WritePad works (in Mail at least) but is a bit clunky...

> MyScript Stylus
> mazec
> Calligrapher Keyboard
> 
> None are perfect, but MyScript, pretty closely followed 
> by Mazec, seem far & away the most flexible & intelligent.
> 
> 
> Sent from 6s+
> 
>> On Jun 1, 2016, at 14:04, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
>> 
>> That is only for the WritePad app. There are several different apps that do
>> it for their app. What we need is one that works globally on the device.
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> Dennis B. Swaney
>> 
>> "I think, therefore I Mac"
>> 
>>> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 12:36 PM, John Heinrichs <minicapt1 at mac.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>> https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/writepad-pro-word-processor/id797238295?mt=8
>>> <
>>> https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/writepad-pro-word-processor/id797238295?mt=8
>>> 
>>> Cheers
>>> J.M. Heinrichs
>>>minicapt1 at mac.com
>>> 
>>>> On 01 Jun 16, at 2:32, Abraham Limpo <abraham at familialimpo.net> 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


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