PhatWare Releases Penquills 2 handwriting recognition text input system

[] Spokane, Washington – PhatWare Corporation, leading professional software and application developer, today is proud to announce a new version of Penquills 2.0 – the advanced two-in-one custom keyboard for iPhones, which utilizes PhatWare’s state-of-the-art handwriting recognition. Penquills can be used in any iPhone app, and allows users to input text using single character, or free-style “natural” handwriting recognition technology. The new version of Penquills now supports 6 languages, including English (US and UK), German, French, Italian, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), and Spanish.

Using Penquills is very easy. Just enable Penquills custom keyboard in iPhone Settings, and switch to it by touching the Globe button when the default keyboard is shown. To use the single character recognition mode, hold your iPhone vertically. In this mode, the custom keyboard view is divided in 3 areas – write alpha characters in the left pane, punctuation signs in the middle, and numbers in the right pane. You can write single or multi-stroke characters and symbols, one at the time, while a quick popup view presents alternative recognition results for each character. Characters can be written in one or more strokes and a user can adjust a short timeout for multi-stroke characters. The autocomplete word list is updated as characters are written, which further improves input speed.

You can switch to the free-style “natural” handwriting recognition mode by holding the iPhone horizontally. In this mode, the input method area contains a single panel where you can write one ore more words using your normal handwriting style. As you write, different suggestions for autocompleted words are presented dynamically above the handwriting area and you can select the right result even before finishing a word.

Penquills automatically learns as it is being used, improving recognition quality over time and updating the word autocomplete lists. The app also includes a simple notetaker app that is perfect for configuring and testing handwriting recognition settings. It even supports sharing notes with multiple devices via iCloud.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 25.0 MB

Pricing and Availability
Penquills 2.0 is available via the iTunes App Store (in the Utilities category) at a reduced price of only $1.99 (USD), after July 15, 2015 the price will revert to the suggested price of $4.99. The price includes handwriting recognition in all supported languages. For more information about Penquills, visit PhatWare’s web site.PhatWare
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Founded in October 1997, PhatWare Corporation is a leading provider of easy to use powerful software products and professional services for the mobile and desktop computing marketplace. PhatWare specializes in handwriting recognition, digital ink, note taking and database, and network management software development. PhatWare’s products include such popular titles as CalliGrapher(R), PenOffice(R), PhatNotes(TM), PhatPad(TM), WritePad(TM), and others. PhatWare Corporation is a Microsoft Certified Partner, and Intel Software Partner. Copyright (C) 1997-2015 PhatWare Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PhatWare, PhatPad, PenOffice, and WritePad are registered trademarks of PhatWare Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###Irena Baykin
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