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PhatPad for iPad Now Released. We’ve Got Codes to Give Away



Good news for digital inkers who use an iPad. PhatWare the makers of WritePad, PhatNotes and other digital inking software has just released PhatPad for the iPad. And we’ve got some codes to give away! See below the video for details.

I haven’t had an opportunity to check out PhatPad for the iPad yet, but if the development of this App follows along the lines of what PhatWare has been doing with WritePad, digital inkers will want to check this out. PhatWare is positioning this as a brainstorming and notetaking device. Here’s what PhatWare lists you can do:

  • Type or scribble notes using a smooth-flowing digital ink technology.
  • Combine drawing, handwritten text, images, and digital text on the same document page to create media-rich content.
  • Convert handwritten notes into text with PhatPad’s powerful handwriting recognition software.
  • Synchronize PhatPad documents with the desktop computer via iTunes or Dropbox.
  • Share documents between two or more devices on a local WiFi network, or email them to anyone from within PhatPad.
  • Send documents to a printer on your wireless network via AirPrint.
  • Export PhatPad documents as a PDF.
  • Use standard editing commands such as Undo, Redo, Cut, Copy, and Paste.

Check out their video.

PhatWare has given us codes to give away four copies of PhatPad for the iPad. So, we’ll run a little random contest here. All you need do is leave a comment to this post telling us how you will use PhatPad for the iPad. Make sure you leave your email address when you log in to comment so we can contact you. Comments for this contest will be accepted through Sunday, December 19 at 12 midnight EST. There will be four winners selected.



  1. Gordon

    12/15/2010 at 2:51 pm

    I’ll use it for more creative mind maps and business note taking

  2. Ahmed Eltawil

    12/15/2010 at 3:02 pm

    This app will enable me to brainstorm and mockup software user interfaces. Great too to have in a meeting.

  3. Walter Balsells

    12/15/2010 at 3:11 pm

    My daughter will love this app and I will love it cuz it wil keep her entertained.

  4. Dennis

    12/15/2010 at 3:46 pm

    I will use it in conjunction wIth mind mapping.
    [email protected]

  5. tivoboy

    12/15/2010 at 4:10 pm

    I think brainstorming, note taking with some conversion is a key feature of any of these apps.

  6. Don

    12/15/2010 at 4:13 pm

    When I’m directing a show Ihues the iPad to take notes. I have been using penultimate with some degree of difficulty. I would welcome the chance to be more efficient here.

  7. Bgmaclean

    12/15/2010 at 4:49 pm

    I will use it as a notepad in meeting so I can get my notes into text format with the handwriting recognition function.

  8. Miralles

    12/15/2010 at 4:58 pm

    I will use this to prepare my lecture notes for teaching, with a combination of equations, handwritten notes, photos/graphics, webclips and maybe some embedded video (I’ll need to try this). Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. Jake B.

    12/15/2010 at 5:49 pm

    Finally as a replacement for my Newton MessagePad?

  10. Todd

    12/15/2010 at 8:43 pm

    As a tool in my school to promote 21st century learning in the classroom, and what that looks like.

  11. Dean Heard

    12/15/2010 at 9:33 pm

    To brainstorm new ideas for software – it looks like a pretty decent application for this.

  12. DonC

    12/15/2010 at 10:39 pm

    I want to take notes and reminders on my Ipad.

  13. Dave

    12/15/2010 at 10:49 pm

    I’m after an app to use as an electronic labbook for diagrams and notes about the experiments that I’m working on. I work in a laser lab and it’s really annoying having to scan pages of my (paper) labbook to go with the .csv data files that I sync through evernote.

  14. Properinbox

    12/16/2010 at 1:16 am

    I need the handwriting recognition!

  15. Albatross Tse

    12/16/2010 at 2:08 am

    I am already a WritePad user and this seems to be much improved! As a post-grad student in knowledge management and an innovator of iPad usage in business context this has the potential to become the most intuitive tool for 2010!!! It’s as close to OneNote on iPad as you can get and a combination of NoteShelf and Noterize for the ultimate productivity APP OF THE YEAR.
    [email protected]

  16. Blive03

    12/16/2010 at 3:57 am

    Was so sad when I had to sell my tablet last year. This would make my apple much sweeter.

  17. Ken

    12/16/2010 at 1:59 pm

    If it lives up to it’s promise, would be great to combine text handwriting and images. I’ve been through about 12 apps trying to find the right app to use for handwritten notes. How this app handles that will likely be the make or break decision point for adopting and using this.

  18. Rcbeeley

    12/16/2010 at 5:52 pm

    I would use it to storyboard work presentations and take electronic notes during phone calls. Love to know what you think of this app compared to the more pricey Writepad. [email protected]

  19. Mezza

    12/17/2010 at 2:34 am

    to make my lecture notes more readable!

  20. Thoracic Resident

    12/17/2010 at 3:49 pm

    To round on my 30 or so thoracic patients in the morning and send out updates to the team regarding the plan for the day…

  21. Jason Clarke

    12/19/2010 at 9:14 pm

    I’d use it to replace my notepads at work and save paper.

  22. Anonymous

    12/21/2010 at 9:17 pm

  23. Michael Bankhead

    12/22/2010 at 11:01 pm

    I am a full time student, and a security officer. I will use my Phatpad to take notes at work as well as in class… thanks for your consideration.

  24. Nolfar9121

    01/04/2011 at 11:37 pm

    I’ll use it for taking notes in lectures at school

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