PhatWare Corporation has announced the release of PenCommander 2.0 for Windows Vista-based Tablet and Ultra Mobile PCs. PenCommander is a system utility application that features a scripting technology and is now enhanced to support the new operating system.
PenCommander allows users to employ the pen to call up commands that can control Tablet PCs and UMPCs, such as editing documents, inserting often-repeated text into documents and launching applications. The scripts are executed by writing a PenCommand name on the PenCommander input panel.
The software is a suitable tool for entering repetitive data, accessing frequently used applications and documents, inserting time, date and signature, and overall extending Tablet PC functionality and user's productivity. It provides a simple and fast way to access functions that typically take longer to complete.
In addition to Windows Vista support PenCommander 2.0 includes an updated scripting engine, which allows for new user-level functions and improved performance. Commonly used keyboard shortcuts and PenCommands can now be assigned to single stroke gestures. The application supports 32 gestures.
PenCommander also provides users with the ability to select a handwriting recognition engine, which is useful if multiple languages are being used.
Also new is a customisable user interface for Visual PenCommander, which provides an IDE-like environment for creating and testing new PenCommander scripts. PenCommander's input panel can be made semi-transparent, allowing a user to view other applications' windows under the panel. New skins are also available for PenCommander 2.0.
PenCommander 2.0 for Tablet PCs and UMPCs is priced at US$29.95, and it can be purchased directly from the PhatWare Web site. Registered users of previous versions of PhatPad can upgrade the product at no cost.