PhatWare Corp. has announced the release of PhatPad 4.0, the next generation of the company's notes organiser for Microsoft Windows-based Tablet, Desktop and Windows Mobile powered Pocket PCs.
PhatPad allows users to draw pictures, jot notes or put a mixture of pictures and typed text on a virtual scratch pad. The program uses digital ink technology, which provides a smooth ink flow while writing on the scree.
While working with the note editor, PhatPad offers standard editing commands in addition to a customizable pen palette and variable pen width.
One of the new features in PhatPad 4.0 is support for typed text in addition to digital ink. Typed text can be inserted into a new or existing PhatPad documents in the form of text objects or labels. PhatPad allows up to 1,000 text objects per page with each text object containing up to 16KB of text and attributes such as background, border, and text color and text font.
Users can then edit, move or delete existing text objects. All text is stored in Unicode and is supported on both desktop and Pocket PCs.
The upgraded software also includes a number of other new features, including improved inking and integration with handwriting recognition software on Tablet PCs and UMPCs, skinable user interface with 9 pre-defined skins (including four skins similar to Microsoft Office 2007ís interface), document templates, password-protection with 256-bit long security key and new proprietary encryption algorithms, as well as support for Microsoft Windows Vista.
The application works on Pocket PCs running Windows Mobile 2003 or later and Tablet, Desktop and UMPCs with Windows 2000 SP3 or later (including Windows Vista with Windows Mobile Device Center component).