updated 05:45 pm EDT, Wed May 5, 2010
New version adds manual controls for sending text
Axiotron has updated its handwriting recognition application, Quickscript 3.0. The software uses a handwriting recognition engine from Vision Objects, and recognizes cursive handwriting, hand printed text and single characters, with support for 26 languages. It supports direct input into applications like Word, Excel, Pages and TextEdit. It uses Kopernikus digital assistant software, which supports AppleScript, allowing users to open applications and perform other tasks by writing short commands on the Quickscript writing pad.
Quickscript 3.0 offers a writing line along with user control of how fast text is sent. It now can adjust the auto-spacing feature. There are also numerous small improvements and fixes.
Quickscript works with Axiotron's ModBook Mac tablet computer along with standard Macs with pen tablet devices attached. It requires Mac OS X 10.5 and works with Snow Leopard. The software is $40 but will sell for $30 until May 31.