Category: 

How Do I Choose the Best Handwriting Recognition Software?

Article Details
  • Written By: P.M. Willers
  • Edited By: Allegra J. Lingo
  • Last Modified Date: 20 June 2014
  • Copyright Protected:
    2003-2014
    Conjecture Corporation
  • Print this Article
Free Widgets for your Site/Blog
The country of Monaco is about the same size as New York’s Central Park.  more...

July 22 ,  1991 :  Cannibal and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested.  more...

Due to the increasing capabilities of technology, handwriting recognition software feasible. Along with recent technological developments, this software is also now more efficient than ever. It can be used with nearly every computer program or application, and is available and compatible with nearly every computer platform.

The first step in choosing the best handwriting recognition software is to research your computer operating system. Your computer or computer programs may have come with basic handwriting recognition capabilities that can be used with the addition and connection of a specific writing tool. A computer connected to a touchscreen is likely to have handwriting recognition abilities.

Identify the programs with which you would like to use the software, and refer to this list when comparing and investigating software products. Computer tool and gadget websites as well as office and computer stores are good places to search for this type of software. There are many different ways to record your written word. Some writing recognition tools are as simple as a pen, and some are more complex, using a writing pad, special pen, and unique and expensive software.

Consider when and where you would like to utilize handwriting recognition software. If you will be using the handwriting recognition software to write in several different languages, you should keep this in mind when researching software. You may also want to outline a budget for your purchase.

Ad

Handwriting recognition software is available for both computers and handheld devices, such as cellphones or organizers. Be sure to consider handwriting recognition applications that are available for mobile devices. Such applications may serve as inexpensive, high-quality solutions for your handwriting recognitions software needs.

Before purchasing handwriting recognition software, be sure to examine the measurements and dimensions of the tools. Consider the type of writing apparatus used and whether or not it will be comfortable for you to use for an extended period of time. This step is especially important if you are selecting writing recognition software in order to decrease typing time or to solve health complaints caused by poor ergonomic conditions. Find out if the software comes with a money-back warranty if the software and tools are not comfortable or to your liking.

When first trying your new handwriting recognition software, keep in mind that recognition software always needs time to accept your writing style. Over time, the software will practice recognizing individual letters and words. Recognition software always improves with time and consistency, and in turn word processing speed and efficiency will improve as well.

Ad

More from Wisegeek

You might also Like

Discuss this Article

strawCake
Post 2

@SZapper - I don't think it's necessary for all tablet to come with handwriting software. If they start adding more software, I think it would drive the price up.

Plus, there are several different kinds of handwriting recognition software out there. I think that a lot of people would like to pick one for themselves.

Because let me tell you, they're not all created equal! I used one on a friend's tablet once, and I could barely get it to write. But it worked for my friend.

If I was going to get something like this I'd definitely try it out before I purchased!

SZapper
Post 1

I personally think that all tablets should come with a stylus and handwriting recognition software installed. Tablets have gone a long way to helping people reduce their use of paper. I know I haven't printed a single PDF file since I got mine!

If people had an easily accessible way to make handwritten notes using their tablet, I think they would. This could result in people (especially office workers) using even less paper. Also, it could increase their productivity-all their notes would be in one place.

I think it would be a great idea for a lot of reasons!

Post your comments

Post Anonymously

Login

username
password
forgot password?

Register

username
password
confirm
email