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Best handwriting to text apps for iphone or ipad

Transcribing one's handwriting to text can consume so much time and make your hands numb. Well, don't worry because it's possible to convert handwriting to text with the right apps below that will not only help you maximize productivity but also make your life so much easier!

1.Noteshelf

Paid: $9.99

Noteshelf is an app for iPad that lets users take handwritten notes and annotate PDF documents. Users can also type notes, record audio, sketch ideas, draw shapes, sign contracts, fill forms, and more.

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  • Jessica Wu

    by Jessica Wu

    I like the versatility of this writing to text app! It doesn't just convert my handwritten notes to text but I can also draw and sketch in Noteshe

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  • Cheshta Chavan

    by Cheshta Chavan

    I needed a way to take my handwritten notes and convert them to a computer file. Noteshelf actually was able to help me solve this problem with minima More

2.Bamboo Paper

with in-app purchases

Bamboo paper turns your iPad or Android tablet into a high-quality notebook that reproduces the real-life paper. Capture, export, print and share your sketches with this free application. 

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  • Beverly Lucas

    by Beverly Lucas

    I have been wanting to find a handwriting to text app so that i can easily take notes using my phone without using my keypads on the phone. With this  More

  • Norma Parra

    by Norma Parra

    I founds this to be a pretty good app for handwriting to text conversion. It really gives me the feel of a classic paper notebook. Fun to use.

  • Jordan Webb

    by Jordan Webb

    Very reliable app especially in my work. I use it whenever I have to convert an important handwriting to a text document.

3.MyScript Nebo

Paid: $7.99

MyScript Nebo is an app for writing and taking down notes whether a user has an Android or iOS device. It was developed and offered by MyScript and works seamlessly with any stylus pens.

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  • Billy Gutierrez

    by Billy Gutierrez

    This is a really great app for converting handwriting to text. I like how it allows you to format it, create flow sheets, and basically, it just he

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  • Lori Salazar

    by Lori Salazar

    MyScript Nebo is convenient to use since I can manage my digital documents well.

  • Dennis Schneider

    by Dennis Schneider

    MyScript Nebo is a great solution to digitize notes. I use it a lot as I prefer to write notes on projects. This app easily converts to digital to sav More

4.Penultimate

with in-app purchases

Penultimate is a free iOS app for handwriting and sketching as if you were using pen and paper. It uses Evernote's sync and search feature so users can have documents in all his/her devices, and organize and find them easily.

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  • Chao Liu

    by Chao Liu

    I started using Penultimate in College to take notes during my classes because I did not want to have to type all the time and I enjoy writing in g

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  • Johnny Ortiz

    by Johnny Ortiz

    Penultimate is the best handwriting app I've found for iOS devices because it presents a clean layout but still contains all the of the tools you coul More

5.Notability

Paid: $9.99 with in-app purchases

Notability is a premium app for iOS devices in which you can take notes and annotate PDFs all in a simple and clean interface that works both on mobile and desktop. Indicated for students, teachers, and business people.

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  • Timothy Ellis

    by Timothy Ellis

    Hi @Maciej Zawiasa Notability supports 14 languages from English. Dutch, French, Italian, German and i dont know the others but that's what i know so  More

  • by Joy Zhao

    I prefer to take notes by hand in class but when I study it's way easier to look at the computer. Notability helps me upload all my notes and then

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  • Tom Jia

    by Tom Jia

    The price was worth it! Notability can save my notes in iCloud and they have this special feature Note Replay where I can record my handwritten notes. More

  • Maciej Zawiasa

    by Maciej Zawiasa

    Hi, do you know which languages are supported for handwriting text recognition ?

6.Microsoft OneNote

Varies by plan

With Microsoft OneNote, you can capture and organize ideas. You can access the software from anywhere and collaborate with other people with its cross-platform compatibility. You can revise notes with type, highlighting, or ink annotations.

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  • Virginia Gutiérrez

    by Virginia Gutiérrez

    Uhhmm.. i dont think i would be able to convert handwriting to text notes through the Microsoft OneNote. Why is this even here eh?

  • Alice Montgomery

    by Alice Montgomery

    I usually get my best ideas when I am away from my electronic devices, so I just scribble them down on a scrap of paper and hope to come back to th

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  • Andrew Young

    by Andrew Young

    This app is accessible across many channels, and you don't have to just use it on your mobile; it's easily reached on the desktop, too. Because of the More

7.Pen to Print

with in-app purchases

Pen to Print is an app that scans and converts handwritten notes to digital text. The file can be shared on WhatsApp, WeChat, Messenger, and other messaging apps. This app features handwriting optical character recognition (OCR).

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  • michelle brown

    by michelle brown

    This is a great app converting scanned handwritten notes to text. I was looking for this kind of solution for ages and I'm thrilled I finally found it More

  • omri argaman

    by omri argaman

    This app raise the bar in handwriting recognition. By far...

  • Shelly Field

    by Shelly Field

    This app is the best at identifying handwriting and reading it accurately. Thats what i wanted

8.Notes Plus

Paid: $9.99

Notes Plus is an application for devices running an iOS system. It is capable of converting handwriting to texts and also has support for various devices such as Apple Pencil and iPad Pro.

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  • Howard Garcia

    by Howard Garcia

    Notes plus does exactly what it should do and then some. I love how it quickly incorporates my notes and makes my handwriting readable. Definitely

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  • Gerald Douglas

    by Gerald Douglas

    I'm pretty sure there's a decent free version out there, but this one seems pretty good. You can do much more than just convert handwriting to text, y More

9.Mazec

Paid: $12.99 with in-app purchases

Mazec is a handwriting recognition mobile application which is an alternative to your phone's keyboard to write an email, or jot notes on your phone. Through this, the user will be able to handwrite the message. 

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  • Keith Stanley

    by Keith Stanley

    It has always been hard for me to type on my phone whenever i am on my class so thanks that i discovered Mazec. My life is now better because i can write and then turn it into texts. Never regretted buying this app.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that ancient hieroglyphs were once called “the words of God”? In ancient times, the Egyptians used these symbols as an attempt to record words. Hieroglyphs are picture symbols that represent a combination of alphabetic and syllabic sounds. These symbols then convey specific meanings. Of course, the alphabet did not exist at that time yet and these hieroglyphs were a tool they used to write and tell their stories. For people who have already lived in modern ways, such a way of writing could come as a marvel. Those ancient ways are much different from the ways of this era - an era of handwriting note apps and whatnot.

It was during Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt in 1798 that these ancient writings were discovered. That signified the start of human inquiries to understand those ancient Egyptian symbols. Then in 1799, the Rosetta Stone (written in hieroglyphs and Greek) was discovered. This marked the start of understanding such writings, and the rest is history. Fast forward to the 21st century, deciphering handwriting is not a concern anymore. In fact, there are existing apps that can turn writing into text there are even apps where you can handwrite in Chinese. Thanks to the ancient hieroglyphs, people were inspired to innovate and create ways to recognize handwriting. People can now write to text in the easiest ways possible.

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