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Ritescript Introduces ritePen 3.0 With Enhanced Handwritten Text Input And Key New Features

Ritescript’s Popular Handwriting Recognition Software Adds Handwritten Shortcuts, Custom Dictionary Building, and Support for Italian Language 

Ritescript®, a division of Evernote® Corporation, today announced the immediate availability of ritePen® 3.0 software, the newest version of its popular handwriting recognition and intelligent desktop navigation application. New features in ritePen 3.0 include handwritten shortcuts for such common tasks as accessing a favorite Web site, signing a document, or launching an application; easy building and editing of a custom dictionary by typing, pasting or importing words from another document; and support for Italian language.

ritePen enables users to transparently write anywhere on the screen or other writing surface in smooth digital ink. Their handwriting is instantly converted into text and placed into any target text-aware applications such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, web browsers, Notepad, Windows Explorer, specialized healthcare software, and other programs. ritePen’s unique intelligent navigation feature automatically distinguishes between writing and desktop navigation, providing the most intuitive text input method for pen-enabled users.

"I use ritePen 3.0, macros, and medical note templates I designed to take notes on my Fujitsu Stylistic tablet PC as I am interviewing my patients," says Thomas Rugino, MD. "The ability to write anywhere on the screen makes the interview go more quickly and smoothly. New pen macros are highly efficient, enabling me to maintain my focus on the patient. ritePen 3.0 makes the recording and sharing of accurate information faster and easier, improving our level of patient attention and care."

Since its introduction, ritePen software has emerged as a new standard for handwritten text entry. ritePen is bundled with tablets and interactive whiteboards from Fujitsu, Hitachi, Dialogue Technology, Luidia, Motion Computing and other hardware manufacturers. ritePen is used daily by hundreds of thousands of users in schools and in many large hospitals and healthcare centers.

"ritePen provides Motion C5 users with ease of use and agility at a time when pen navigation and handwriting entry are becoming increasingly sought after and valued by clinicians," said Joel French, VP and GM of Motion’s Healthcare Business Group."The ability for ritePen 3.0 to build custom dictionaries to accurately recognize practice specific medical terms will further increase the productivity of the Motion C5."

New Features in ritePen 3.0

New feature highlights of ritePen 3.0 include:
  • Handwritten shortcuts: Users can assign abbreviated names to favorite websites, application and document launch, and output of long standard texts. Simply writing and circling the abbreviation opens the document or website, or enters a signature, prescription or other common text into a document.
  • Fully Editable User Dictionary: Now users can simply type in or paste new words into fully editable custom user dictionary. The software will automatically check for the presence of added words in the main ritePen dictionary and avoid duplications.
  • Import of New Dictionary Entries from Documents: Industry specific and user defined words such as medical terms or personal abbreviations can now be imported into ritePen’s custom user dictionary directly from generic text files such as clinical reports, saved emails, educational materials, web pages and other sources.
  • Enhanced Text Input: Text entry into “modal” dialog windows is enabled, including ritePen’s own settings.
  • Enhanced Intelligent Navigation: ritePen recognizes more application elements intended for navigation and manipulation, allowing continued seamless pen workflow when users are navigating an application versus writing text.
  • Italian Handwriting Recognition: Support for Italian language has been added; ritePen now recognizes unrestricted handwriting in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish languages.
  • Online Auto-Upgrade System: ritePen automatically checks for upgrades on the company back-end and delivers available upgrades to qualifying users.

"Seamless, unobstructed handwritten input is a must for pen users," said Leonid Kitainik, general manager of Ritescript. "The release of ritePen 3.0 marks an important step in this direction. The new version of ritePen software also automates many routine desktop and text entry tasks via handwritten shortcuts and makes digital pen an even more powerful and productive tool."

Pricing and Availability

ritePen 3.0 for Windows software is available immediately through the company online store at www.ritescript.com at a base price of $29.95, and through company’s distributors. A free 30-day trial version can also be downloaded from the company website.

About Ritescript

Ritescript, a division of Evernote Corporation, develops and markets advanced digital ink and recognition technologies and software for desktop and mobile users. Our ritePen, riteForm and riteShape software and technologies are pre-installed on pen-enabled devices produced by industry leading hardware manufacturers. Over half a million of professionals and consumers are using our software daily. Visit www.ritescript.com for details.


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