WritePad for iPad
iPad App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Over the years, we’ve used more than our fair share of writing applications for the iPad. In fact, that is the reason we got the device in the first place, way back in the early days of its launch. We needed it to jot down lines in class, and since then, we’ve just carried the experience right on in to meetings.
The app is one of the best handwriting-focused apps we’ve seen in a long time, and it comes with a lot of features to love. If you’re looking for our full review of the app, then you need only to slide on down below the break!
Concept and Functionality
If you’ve ever used a note taking application for the iPhone or iPad before, then you’re likely already aware of a lot of the features that WritePad sports. For instance, you’ll get all that gorgeous handwriting action that you crave. For instance, you can scrawl away on the page of your notes, and the app will automatically recognize what you’re typing. Keep this up with a stylus or your finger to tap out whole paragraphs.
However, none of that is new. In a lot of ways, the fact that WritePad requires whole words to “see” what you’re typing is also a bit of a deterrent. So what’s so awesome about WritePad? In essence, the friggin’ gestures. The app comes loaded with more than you can shake a stick at, and they’re all incredibly easy to use. Delete items, undo a mistake, add shorthands, and do just about anything else you could possibly need with just a few flicks of a finger. It’s magical, and we’ve never said that about a notes app before.
Graphics and Interface
Now, WritePad isn’t perhaps the best looking notes app we’ve ever seen, but only in the sense that it uses a lot of standard interface layouts. However, we’re not about to dock it points, considering so much development has gone into those incredible gestures, that wickedly simple yet incredibly effective interface, and all those additional features.
We especially like the fact that WritePad lets you translate, tweet, email, and mangle your text in a lot of creative ways—and all from inside its walls! That’s quality, regardless of the lackluster identity.
In fact, we’ve only got one real complaint with WritePad. You see, the app costs five dollars. Now, that’s about on par with what you’re likely to find elsewhere in the App Store, but we know of certain competitors that are still cheaper (and perhaps just as good). It’s food for thought, but either way, you’ll still get your money’s worth with this one. Get it, even if for no other reason than the fabulous gestures.
WritePad requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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