Use your finger or stylus to write on the touchscreen of your Android smartphone or tablet. Then leave the rest to a trusty app with handwriting recognition capability. The app quickly deciphers, processes, and digitizes what you have written, so you can save it as a text file that can be edited, stored on your various cloud accounts, or shared with other people.
Here are three high-performing Android apps that can instantly process your handwriting and convert it to usable text. These apps can be downloaded for free from the Google Play store.
MyScript Stylus (MyScript)
With the MyScript Stylus app on your Android device, you can jot down notes–in cursive or haphazardly scribbled script–using your stylus or finger tip against the touchscreen interface of your Android device. You can also quickly and easily edit, erase, and correct handwritten text by overwriting. This app recognizes more than 60 languages.
DioNote (DIOTEK Co., Ltd)
The free version of the richly featured DioNote app limits you to 30 searchable and editable memos, which you can categorize into customizable notebooks. The memos you create via DioNote can be readily shared on social media sites, as well as uploaded to your Dropbox, Google Drive, and Evernote accounts. Aside from handwriting recognition capability, DioNote also comes with a Sketch feature, which works like a typical simulated sketch pad complete with a variety of virtual brushes.
The free FiiNote app enables you to use either a simulated keyboard or handwriting gesture for making notes, which can be exported as files in txt, html, pdf, jpeg, and png formats. It also enables painting and writing notes onto an in-app calendar. What sets apart FiiNote from other note-taking apps is that it loads and processes text faster than other handwriting apps of its kind. Languages supported by FiiNote include French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Go paperless with your handwritten memos and notes! Choose from among the above three mobile apps with handwriting recognition capability and make the most out of your Android device.