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Smartphone Software - CalliGrapher

CalliGrapher, by PhatWare Corporation, is a powerful program for handling writing on your mobile device. Check it out.
Published: Apr 8, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan

CalliGrapher 8.5 by PhatWare Corporation

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder


CalliGrapher, by PhatWare Corporation, is a really powerful toolfor your Windows Mobile or Pocket PC device. I have CalliGrapheron my Treo 700w and it works beautifully. The program can recognize mywriting no matter what style of writing I use. That means that Ican print, use cursive, or a mixture of the two. That makes itmuch easier than having to stick to one particular style. I find that Itend to switch back and forth between cursive and printing and I findthat CalliGrapher doesn't have any trouble keeping up.

One thing I like about CalliGrapher is that it lets me writewithin any application. You can change the width of the pen, change thecolor of the ink, and so on. If you prefer you can also use the WritePad which turns your handwritting into text as you write. Slick. Ialso like the fact that CalliGrapher has a built-in spell checkerso my text is always accurate. There's also support for multiplelanguages including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Belgium, andmany more.

I really like using CalliGrapher because it has so many excellentfeatures like autocomplete, statistics, the ability to edit thevocabulary, and great tutorials. The program is quick and easy-to-usewhether you use a keyboard, print, or write. The Quick Correctwindow corrects your writing as you write. The program also includesPenCommander which allows you to execute commands by writingwords. Watch for a review of that in two weeks.

CalliGrapher is one of those programs that you learn to love andthen you don't want to be without it. I like it so much that it's notonly a Pick, but I'm also making it a Dr. FileFinder Favorite and those are few and far between. So, if youhave a Windows device that has a touch screen take the time to try outCalliGrapher. It's well worth your time. I give it my highestrecommendation - check it out!

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


  • CalliGrapher
  • Version: 8.5
  • System Requirements: Microsoft Windows Mobile Powered Pocket PC or Smartphone with touch screen.Microsoft Windows Mobile 4, 5 or 6
  • Visit PhatWare

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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