05-05-2012 09:24 PM
Write is a word processor for handwriting, available as freeware for Windows tablet PCs. Write provides a unique new way to work with handwriting: ruled mode. Ruled mode groups strokes into lines which can be edited nearly as easily as typed text in Microsoft Word. When ruled mode is off, Write behaves like a typical vector drawing application. Watch the demo video to get started: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58bN5ht-MtU
Currently, Write has only been tested on a Thinkpad X61 tablet, where the Wacom pen tablet driver was necessary for pen input to work correctly. If strokes look jagged, please make sure the Wacom driver is installed.
Download and more info: http://www.styluslabs.com/writebeta/
Comments, bug reports, and feature requests can be posted to this thread; I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
05-09-2012 03:46 AM
Tested on X220 Tablet (multitouch)
The video was great, so I downloaded the program immediately.
I wish the windows version would have the same menu bar as the Android version, it looks better.
Another thing I noticed is that this program did not support the eraser side of the pen for my X220T.
It's very clear that this program is still in beta form... consider looking at Windows Journal for inspiration/ideas.
05-10-2012 01:13 AM - edited 05-10-2012 09:23 AM
Thanks for the feedback. Do you have the Wacom pen tablet driver installed? I think it is necessary for the eraser side of the pen to work.
What features of Windows Journal would you most like to see?
05-11-2012 11:59 PM
Yes, I am using Wacom drivers. Windows Journal has pen pressure sensitivity settings and a highlighter mode. Automatic page fit would be nice as well. Lastly, is there any way you can incorporate an export to pdf function?
I like the 'undo wheel' a lot! The insert space function is much easier than in Windows Journal as well.
05-20-2012 10:46 PM - edited 05-20-2012 10:46 PM
I've uploaded a new version of Write to http://www.styluslabs.com/writebeta/ This version adds the ability to save a document as a single HTML file for easy sharing while retaining editability. Hopefully this is a reasonable alternative to PDF export.
You can get something like a highlighter effect by using a semitransparent color for the pen but, yes, pen selection needs some work.
05-21-2012 01:15 PM
I have yet to try this out but thanks for the quick update! A single HTML file is nice but another alternative I'll be using is using a PDF Printer (bullzip to be precise).
I'll be back to update how this one works!