Get Handwriting Recognition On Your iPhone or iPad With MyScript Notes Mobile [iOS Tips]

Get Handwriting Recognition On Your iPhone or iPad With MyScript Notes Mobile [iOS Tips]

Ever wish you could just write on your iPad or iPhone and have it type up your notes for you? Long for the days of the Newton, or just wish you had Android-style handwriting recognition on your iPhone? Well, wait no longer, as MyScript Notes is here, powered by the same tech as what powers the Samsung Note, so you know it’s gonna be good.

Grab a stylus, and download MyScript Notes Mobile from the App Store. The app will convert your handwritten text into searchable, shareable, and exportable documents. You can tap and hold on any word you’ve written and copy it, search for it in all your notebooks or with Google on the web, or just show a definition of the word within the app itself. You can even zoom in on the pages to help take notes more effectively.

The app has a ton of gestural interactions available, as well, like deletions, insertions of spaces, removing spaces, and the like. You can write in portrait or landscape mode, and export the digital text you create to Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, or email. Or, just copy and paste it into any other text app on your iOS device. The devs say that you can use any capacitive stylus (or your finger), but recommend an active digitizer stylus for best results.

What’s super amazing is the language support here. The devs say the app has 9 user interface languages and 32 handwriting recognition languages. That’s a LOT.

You can try out the handwriting recognition on the app’s website, or you can download a simpler, free app called MyScript Memo to try out the handwriting recognition before you invest in the paid app, thought he paid app (normally $7.99) is on sale right now for $1.99, so it’s not a huge investment.

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  • geeklibrarian

    This app is NOT available on the iPhone.

  • JacktheMac

    “powered by the same tech as what powers the Samsung Note”

    “The app has a ton of gestural interactions available, as well, like deletions, insertions of spaces, removing spaces, and the like”

    Sub-Ed, help this guy…

  • michaelaherz

    Finally! This is great! But will it really work? I mean my handwriting is so bad I have problems reading it my self, not sure how an app will figure this out! Instead I have been using this voice recognition app for iPhone and iPad, I found it here http://www.mevvy.com/tools/say-it-mail-it/

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