Windows Phone Thoughts: Stand Up and Be Recognized! Calligrapher v7.3 by PhatWare Reviewed

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Friday, June 18, 2004

Stand Up and Be Recognized! Calligrapher v7.3 by PhatWare Reviewed

Posted by Doug Raeburn in "SOFTWARE" @ 09:00 AM


Product Category: Soft Input Panels
Manufacturer: PhatWare Corporation
Where to Buy: Handango [Affiliate]
Price: $29.95 USD (30-day full trial available)
System Requirements: Most Pocket PCs, using Pocket PC 2000, Pocket PC 2002 or Windows Mobile 2003
Specifications: Requires 2.5 MB of storage space - can be installed in flash memory or on a storage card.

Pros:

  • Recognizes cursive, print or mixed handwriting;
  • Includes spell checker with customizable user dictionaries;
  • Provides PenCommander utility for powerful macros;
  • Supports gestures for quick access to many commands;
  • Toolbar is customizable;
  • Letter shapes can be selected or deselected to match the ones most often used.
Cons:

  • No true training mode;
  • Too many useful commands, too little toolbar.
Summary:
Iím a real input method "junkie", and Iíve tried most of them out there. There seems to be a new product introduced almost every month. Calligrapher v7.3 is not one of the new "funky keyboard" solutions du jourÖ itís a seasoned veteran in this product space, and it just keeps getting better and better. And now that Iím doing some very heavy duty note taking, itís become the input method that I use most often.

Read the complete review, and Iíll tell you why!

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