[NTLK] sorta OT: best iOS handwriting recog SW?

Abraham Limpo abraham at familialimpo.net
Wed Jun 1 05:32:10 EDT 2016

Hi Bob

There isn't much interest inside Apple on developing HWR for iOS. Last
interview I read (back when they released iPad pro) was that nowadays
people just keep HW notes or they just retype them, and therefore is no
value in develop a HWR solution. Instead they're focusing on making the ink
"interactive", whatever that means (note: they hinted about changing colors
and making easily shareable with other apps).

As for third party, you can try myStylus. Is a keyboard replacement that
supports HWR.

I know is probably not the answer you're seeking, but nowadays the only OS
that has real solid support on HWR is Windows. Last beta of windows 10 (the
"Anniversary update" due to have an official release next month) improves
the already good HWR engine with better integration and less latency
through the windows Ink API. My hope is that with the release of this new
API (they promise that making ink apps is as easy as adding "two lines of
code". I think they left the marketing guy too near the official report)
some developers will try their hand at making some good apps.


2016-06-01 8:53 GMT+02:00 Bob Carls Dudney <kosmicdollop at saber.net>:

> Would much appreciate recommendations re: iOS handwriting recognition
> software
> BD
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