It’s hardly a secret that Microsoft’s native handwriting recognition software for Pocket PC leaves much to be desired. Calligrapher 8.3 fills the gap left by Microsoft and adds plenty of extra features to sweeten the deal.
Calligrapher allows you to enter text directly into the main window of any application, rather than forcing you to write in the small field at the bottom of the screen. This makes for a lot more freedom than in other handwriting recognition tools, gives you more space to work in, and clearly helps the program to recognize characters and words more accurately.
As well as the standard features, Calligrapher boasts a built-in spell checker which is a nice touch, but it is the accuracy of the recognition engine which really impresses. You’ll need to take some time to learn how to use this application, but it’s easier to use than many of its competitors so this is shouldn’t prove to be a major issue.
In all, Calligrapher 8.3 is a major improvement on your Pocket PC’s default handwriting recognition software and is recommended to anyone who has struggled with Microsoft’s disappointing effort.