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PalmOS handwriting recognition

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by DAE51D, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. DAE51D

    DAE51D Well-Known Member
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    OT: hold on. I have had a Treo 650 for a couple years, and now just traded up for a Centro. These don't have Graffiti do they?? I used to have the old PalmPilot (3Com!) PDA and LOVED graffiti. I love my PalmOS, but there are times I'd much rather be writing than typing on those little buttons. I will $hit my pants if you tell me graffiti has been on my phone(s) this entire time and I don't know how to enable it. :thinking:
     

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  2. KlaymenDK

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    I don't know how to tell you this ... you might want to "sit down". :eek:
    Sure, the Treos don't have a graffiti area, but with a bit of software they do graffiti just fine. This must be the 50th post where I admit to being a die-hard TealScript addict, making my own set of strokes and whatnot. I've had that on a whole range of Palms, from a 3Com to a PalmV to a couple of T3's to a Treo. Full-screen handwriting recognition on an old Palm beats any virtual keyboard on any Android/iPhone any day. :( I wish I'd kept my T3's (and that they hadn't killed the OS).
     
  3. (G)

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    I guess I have news for everyone.

    First, download MobileWrite. It's "Graffiti" for Android. It even lets you choose among Graffiti1, Graffiti2, and plain handwriting. I have it on my Moto Droid and loved it. Until I discovered Swype. I haven't used it -- or the physical keyboard -- since. No exaggeration.

    Second, you can download Graffiti to put on your Centro, although I'm not certain from where. I know, because my Treo 680 came without it and I was able to download and install it on the 680 and it worked just as well as it did on my Palm m130. It's a free program.

    Try googling for it -- as best I recall, it's on a website somewhere.
     
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  5. KlaymenDK

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    Yeah, well, I've tried MobileWrite, and found it horrible (the Market comments are true, and there is literally no way to enter certain international chars). :( Or are you saying that Swype is better? :thinking:
    Android's habit of wiping your UI so you can write is just an abomination. :mad: My next device is definitely going to have a physical keyboard.
     
  6. KlaymenDK

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    PalmOS Graffiti > anything else. :D Am I right?

    This thread will be a landing zone for moved posts, if and when I spot any threads going off-topic about handwriting recognition. Consider it a service. :p
     
  7. Caloy

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    I have a 5 year old Palm 600 and I've had 'Graffiti Anywhere' for as long as I can remember. When my less than 2 year old Motorola RIZR Z3 started falling apart, surprise surprise! My 5 year old Palm 600 took it's place and left retirement for active duty again... lol

    Anyways, I use the Graffiti Anywhere to impress people with my 5 year old phone, but when I'm using it for calendar, text msgs, emails etc. I use the keyboard simply because for me, it's faster, especially with a lot of punctuations like colons, commas which I'm having a bit of difficulty doing in a fast way with Graffiti Anywhere.
     

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