WritePad for iPad Updated: Adds New Dictionary Choices and More

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WritePad for iPad – the versatile and powerful handwriting recognition and note-taking app – has been updated this week, to Version 5.2.

Notable additions in the update include the ability to switch between colorful US English and colourful UK English main dictionaries and the inclusion of a US Medical Dictionary. Here’s the full change list:

1. US Medical Dictionary containing over 100K medical terms and abbreviations and used for handwriting recognition, spelling, and autocomplete has been added as in-app purchase for $4.99. You can purchase the dictionary, by selecting the US Medical dictionary in WritePad Options.
2. Users can switch now between US English and UK English main dictionaries for recognizer, spelling, and autocomplete features. By default, the dictionary is selected depending on current locale.
3. Double tap on the phone number embedded in WritePad document to open a corresponding contact or create a new contact.
4. If the cursor is within a word representing a phone number or an email address, select Contact from the touch-and-hold menu to find a corresponding contact or create a new one.
5. To rename the current document, touch WritePad title containing document name. Documents can also be renamed and moved to another folder using the My Documents view.
6. Improved Styles feature allows for much bigger font size. It is now possible to rename custom styles.

Here’s an App Store link for WritePad for iPad; it’s priced at $9.99.


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