Android handwriting and note taking apps

Tablets are slowly but surely making its way into our everyday life. A lot of people are using their tablets as a personal note taker. It is small enough to carry around, especially the 7-inch Mini Tablet PC. Today, I present to you 7 note taking and handwriting recognition apps for Android Tablet. Taken from “Around The Corner” blog.

Possible solutions for handwriting recognition and note-taking on the Nexus 7 include the following:

  1. AntiPaper Notes (free) – The main purpose behind Antipaper Notes is to give tablet users a quick simple way to jot down notes, just as they might on a sheet of paper. It’s free, unlike paper, and it works with your finger or with a stylus, if you want that feeling of writing with a pen or pencil. It requires Android 3.0 and higher to run. However, with the release of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and Jelly Bean (4.x), there are smartphones that can also run Antipaper Notes.
  2. FreeNote (free)
  3. MyScript Notes – With MyScript Notes Mobile, you can use your tablet as a real notepad creating and customizing an unlimited number of notebooks in which you can draw, insert pictures and take notes with your own handwriting using a stylus or your finger. Available in 30 different languages, MyScript Notes Mobile also allows users to share information in a few clicks as it is synchronised with the most important communication tools, networks or cloud-applications (E-mail clients®, Facebook®, Twitter®, Dropbox®, etc).
  4. MyScript Calculator (Free) – The Free handwriting calculator for your Android device**With MyScript© Calculator, perform mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting.
  5. PenSupremacy ($1.99) – PenSupremacy is the best handwriting app for android tablets. It is based on the best selling iPad app penultimate.(It is however not from the same developer and has no connection to penultimate). It feels just like taking handwritten notes on real paper. Take notes, save sketches and share your ideas with PenSupremacy.
  6. PhatPad Handwriting Recognition ($4.99)
  7. WritePad Handwriting Recognition ($9.99) – “Handwriting recognition input method in 11 languages. WritePad supports most Android Smartphones and Tablets.”
Some notes on the 7 apps:
AntiPaper is not a great name in my opinion. However, it gets the job done, and you can also change the background of the (anti)paper you are writing on. So its a plus.
FreeNote is not exactly free. It is evaluation software with nag-ware. Meaning everytime you use it, on a set interval it will remind you to upgrade to its paid version, FreeNote+. The app FreeNote cost $6.06 on Google Play, at the moment this article is written.
MyScriptNotes is not available yet on Google Play, but it is available on Samsung Apps. It is also picky about the screen size you need to run the application.
MyScriptCalculator is not exactly a note taking app, but rather it is a calculator that can read your handwriting to solve equations.
PhatPad and WritePad are actually from the same developer. I suggest you take a closer look at WritePad. For the price it offers a lot more functionalities.
Which one is your favorite ? Do you have experience with any of the app ? Got a handwritng and note taking app you like that is not the list above ? Share with us by commenting below.