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All About Penquills

The Geeks Formerly Known as PhatWare

The Geeks Formerly Known as PhatWare

 
Serena Perley, Sales Manager at Penquills

Serena Perley, Sales Manager at Penquills

From Handwriting to Text

Our mission at Penquills is to create handwriting recognition-powered applications across smart devices to help you stay organized (and save a tree or two.) When you take your notes by hand on any Penquills-powered software, they're effortlessly converted into digital text with our software for natural, intelligent note taking and brainstorming.

Penquills keeps you writing whether you’re 8 or 80.

Penquills keeps you writing whether you’re 8 or 80.

It All Started When…

PhatWare was founded by my husband and I in 1997 - the era before iPhones, when PalmPilots and dinosaurs roamed the earth. Our handwriting recognition software took on new life for our family when our son was diagnosed with dyslexia.

For many young students who struggle with dyslexia, typing has proved useful when it comes to improving other skills such as spelling, memory, vocabulary and reading. But that doesn’t mean that handwriting should disappear from education.

If your job doesn’t bring you joy, you’re doing it wrong. Or you need a ping pong table in your office.

If your job doesn’t bring you joy, you’re doing it wrong. Or you need a ping pong table in your office.

Clever + Clean Note Taking

Our apps come equipped with a spell-checker featuring its own custom dictionary, a context analyzer, auto-corrector, and a Shorthand feature that fills-in words and phrases you frequently use, once entered into the Shorthand Editor. Improve productivity by utilizing inline gestures, spell checker, context analyzer, and shorthand features. You can also use simple gestures to select text, cut, copy, paste, and insert special characters.