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New Version of InkSeine Released



InkSeine Update Tablet PCOur good friends at Microsoft Research, Raman and Ken, have released a new version of InkSeine that addresses a lot of issues and introduces some new features. Users of InkSeine should see the update notification pop-up when they exit out of InkSeine. It can also be downloaded directly from here (if you download it directly rather than going through the update wizard, be sure to uninstall the previous version first). Update: The above link works for XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

Here is a quick run down on some of the issues and new features.

  • Windows 7 Support. InkSeine’s search features now work on Windows 7.
  • Inking Performance.
    We fixed some issues with our ink stroke capture and rendering that produces a much snappier feel for drawing in InkSeine. This is a significant improvement for most tablets; if you have a UMPC like the Samsung Q1 series or an OQO Model 02, the difference is dramatic.
  • New Page Viewing Options and Scrolling within Pages (see details below)
  • Hide / Show the Arc
    The arc with all your pens and other tools on it now has a small +/- symbol on it. Just tap it to hide or show the tool arc. I find it’s great to hide the arc when I’m really concentrating on a full page of notes, or projecting an informal presentation that I’ve sketched up in InkSeine.

  • Tool Ring in task tray. The InkSeine Tool Ring now resides in the system task tray. For the many people who run the “ScrollControl.exe” application separately from InkSeine, this will make it easier to manage.
  • Print margins bug fixed. Printing from InkSeine now always scales the page correctly so that the entire page will be visible on the printout; previously InkSeine would sometimes clip off the margins.
  • File loading bug fixed. We fixed an obscure bug that on rare occasions would cause opening of certain InkSeine files to fail. Thanks to everyone who helped us track this down!
  • New Page viewing options
  • Scrolling within Pages – without a Scroll Bar


  1. Dodot

    05/21/2009 at 8:23 am

    Wow! Thanks for the heads up! I’ve been visiting the Inkseine homepage weekly, hoping to see something new and finally this arrives! I guess I’ll have to wait a bit for the XP support though.

  2. KenHinckley

    05/21/2009 at 10:30 am

    We have a fix for the XP issue-I’ll be putting it up shortly.

  3. Ken Hinckley

    05/21/2009 at 11:06 am

  4. Artem Marchenko

    05/24/2009 at 9:29 am

    I wonder if there is anybody who actually uses InkSeine daily. It is a great research trial, I tried it and I liked it, but there are so many “researchiness” around: you cannot copy ink as ink, you cannot have note organization (tags, categories and/or integration to OneNote), etc. I would love to see OneNote use the InkSeine ideas one day, but so far..

    Is there anybody who actually uses InkSeine daily? What are your use cases?

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