Apps to Look Out For – PhatPad

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Our ‘Apps to look out for’ reviews are quick looks into apps that may well have passed under your radar, but may in fact be worth a look, and possibly even a purchase. Have a peek at today’s app and see if you think it is worth your time and money.


PhatPad for Android, available from the Google Play store, is an incredibly powerful brainstorming app that is as easy to use as it is comprehensive, and is an app of the highest quality, rivalling the best that Apple can make.

Essentially a super advanced note taking app taken to the next level, PhatPad is an app that offers many of the same functionalities as the Samsung notepad apps, with an incredibly advanced shape recognition engine that will tidy up your scribblings and make them look as perfect and as neat as you could imagine. It really is impressive to watch.

Here, straight from the developer, are the app’s best features:device3

* Smooth-flowing digital ink technology which lets Android Tablet users scribble notes as if they are writing on real paper
* The ability to combine drawing, handwritten text, images, and digital text on the same document page as well as voice notes to create media-rich content
* A powerful multilingual handwriting recognition engine, which automatically converts handwritten notes into text;
* Voice notes – record, play, and use in presentation mode;
* An advanced Presentation mode, which supports a VGA monitor and allows recording and playing presentations by synchronizing document pages and voice;
* PhatPad Document sharing using Microsoft SkyDrive and Dropbox synchronization, email, and direct access via WiFi or Blue Tooth (depending on the Android device features);
* Scroll, Zoom, and variable page size

Notes and documents you create or edit can be saved to cloud options such as Microsoft SkyDrive and Dropbox, emailed or even shared via WiFi and Bluetooth. The app also lets you record voice notes, and it is the mix between digital text, handwritten notes and voice notes that really elevates this app into the ‘must have’ category.

It is a premium app, with a price to match, but for this kind of quality and depth, it is worth every penny, and is better than a million free apps that try to do the same thing.

Overall, this is a superb app they should be considered essential for all Android users.

worth a look

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Simon Burns is the editor and founder of VoxelArcade and The Smartphone App Review. He has been a fan of technology for over twenty five years and loves playing with gadgets and spending time with his family. You can get in touch with him via the ‘contact us’ section of the site or on Twitter by following @smartappreview

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