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Notepad OCR App?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by SSzretter, May 3, 2011.

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    Can anyone recommend a decent notepad type app that will recognize handwriting and/or printing and translate to text/word document (OCR) ?
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    Surprisingly at this moment there's a considerable gap in that market. I too have wanted this and my research didn't yield an app worth a punt as they stand unfortunately. My opinion of course.
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    WritePad gets good mention from several members - check it out in the App Store.

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    There is another iPhone app 'image to text- ocr', which does the recognition for images. You either choose an image from the Camera Roll, or take a picture from within the app.

    The converted text can either be send via email or is directly imported into your evernote account.

    I wouldn't say the app is great, it misses an option to just copy the text right after conversion, but it works and is free.
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    Evernote will try to index handwritten notes.
    Just noticed something about integration with evernote in Penultimate's upgrade notes this morning but have been too lazy to check it out yet.
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    I use WritePad for notetaking and am very happy with it. It seems the more I use it, the more it must "learn" my handwriting because I have dreadful handwriting. It makes the ocassional error but correcting is easy. I don't have a need for an OCR app so can't recommend anything there. Good luck.
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    Writepad is great. If you want more functions such as insert pictures, recording etc, you may try Phatpad from the same developer.
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    +1 for Writepad.

    The handwriting recognition is very good if you write large and slow. Like you were taught in 2nd-3rd grade. And it gets better the more you use it.
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