When HTC released the Flyer tablet, I’ll admit, I was a bit jealous of its Scribe technology and writing capability; enough so, that I went out and purchased a capacitive stylus to use with my own Xoom tablet. Surely the Xoom’s larger screen would be better for writing anyway, but to my dismay, there weren’t many apps for me to write with. Those that did exist weren’t exactly as useful or smooth looking as what the Flyer was touting.
Weeks later, however, XDA forum member Transceiver, has made my pen purchase a worthy investment. Transceiver is the creator of an app still in beta called WritePad, though that name will likely change to some degree because an app with that name already exists in the Android Market.
Although originally designed for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer running 3.2, I’ve found the app have a silky smooth writing experience on my Xoom as well.
Currently the app features
- No lag and no jitter between the stylus movement and the screen response.
- Smart palm detection – only records the writing from your stylus (right handed only for now).
- Export page and notebook – share the page as a PNG file, or export the whole thing as a ZIP file to your Dropbox or Gmail account.
- Paper types – comes with four familiar paper types including White, Legal, Composition, & Engineer (Graph Paper)
- Stylus calibration – instead of drawing where the stylus touches the screen, it will draw where you ‘think’ the stylus tip is which is good for thicker tip styluses.
If you’re a tablet owner, I highly encourage checking this app out. Transceiver is interested in having different types of tablets beta test the app, so go grab it from the application forum and leave him your feedback.