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Smartphone Software - PhatPad

PhatPad is a powerful and full-featured program for your Windows-based mobile device or PDA. Read all about it.
Published: Oct 22, 2006
Author: Michael E, Callahan

PhatPad by PhatWare Corporation

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder


Note: Since by definition "smartphones" are phones that are alsoPDA's, the software reviewed here should work with personal digitalassistants that are not "smartphones". Check the operating systembecause we'll be reviewing software for both Pocket PC and Palm devices. -- Editor

PhatPad is a powerful tool for your Pocket PC, Windows Mobile, oreven Tablet PC. I find it very useful for taking down quick notes. Ifyou have the talent you can even draw with it. I was almost surprised tofind that the program had a full range of editing commands like cut,copy, undo, and more. Another very cool feature is the "feel" whenyou're using the program. The "ink" really seems to flow as youwrite on the screen. Slick.

PhatPad is no feather-weight either. You can have up to 1,000,that's one-thousand pages as part of a single file. I also foundthat I could export my notes and save them as graphics images.The program supports a number of graphics file formats including JPG andPNG. The program works really well with CaliGrapher which wasfeatured just a few weeks ago. If you have both programs loaded onyour mobile device CaliGrapher can convert things written in PhatPad toprinted text ... pretty neat.

PhatPad is simply loaded with cool and excellent features. Youcan zoom, load background images, email your notes, export them, put inreminders, draw shapes, put in voice notes, and lots more. It's really adazzling program and just one of a number of excellent products producedby PhatWare Corporation. PhatPad is one of those "hip" productsthat make me shake my head in disbelief. Why? Because what it does isjust very cool. No other way for me to say it. I like the program somuch that it's not only one of my Picks, but I'm also making it one ofmy Dr. File Finder Favorites and thoseare few and far between. If you have a Windows-based mobile device youowe it to yourself to check out PhatPad. I recommend it.


  • PhatPad
  • Version: 3.0
  • System Requirements: Microsoft Windows powered Pocket PC2003/2003SE/2005 or Pocket PC 2003/2003SE/2005 Phone Edition or laterwith ARM or XScale CPU. Microsoft Windows Mobile 4.2 or 5.0
  • Visit PhatWare Corporation
  • Download PhatPad NOW!

If you have software you use on your "smartphone" or PDA, come and talkabout it with us in the Forums. We look forward to seeing you there.


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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