Boy... sign me up for the "apple please work on other stuff instead" group... handwriting is about the slowest way to enter text. I'd never use it, and think it's a dead-end as far as text entry goes. Sure, there are probably some niches that could use it, but fine - build an app for those niches. As an OS add-on, I'd rather Apple focus on other things.The iPad is a revolutionary product. It will change the way people live.
Handwriting is among the most natural and cherished human acts. It's both an art form and an efficient means of communication.
Whereas the form factor of the iPad mimics a common paper notepad, the most natural way of "writing" on the device might be handwriting.
Handwriting would allow iPad users to hold the device with one hand while writing with the other. The efficiency of input for some users would be greatly increased over touch typing.
Apple has already developed one of the best handwriting recognition engines, named Inkwell. Inkwell is already a part of the Mac OS X operating system, and could be included in the iPad with ease.
Users could choose to use finger input, or buy "pens" designed for use on the iPad.
Apple, we love the iPad. We expect the product to continue to evolve into a more perfect device.
Apple, please include handwriting recognition in a future update of the iPad OS.
Apple* used to be against phones, tablets, etc.That would be interesting, if you had a "keyboard" that you could change to which was blank -- which looked for handwriting input with either a finger or a capacitive stylus. But I don't think it'll happen, Apple is kind of against styluses.
Really. I got to where I could write about 40 words per minute on my Newton. Without errors.What? Really?
There's an app for that!Hey check out my facebook group:
Apple, Add Handwriting Recognition to the iPad
While I appreciate the effort, I'd still like to see Apple fully integrate HWR into the device at the core level.There's an app for that!
I'm sure they will have an update to make it ipad optimized very soon too.
How would that work though?While I appreciate the effort, I'd still like to see Apple fully integrate HWR into the device at the core level.
There are any number of ways to do it. On the Apple Newton, you could just write anywhere on the screen, and it would convert the text and place it where ever the cursor happened to be at the time.How would that work though?
Would you click on an area to enter text and then a little box would come up that you would write in? Or would you simply click on the text area and then write over top the screen and it would translate that into printed text?