PhatWare Releases PhatPad 2.0, Featuring Companion Software For Desktop PC

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, announces the full release of PhatPad 2.0, the latest version of its award-winning note-taking application for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs. Leading the improvements to PhatPad 2.0 is a companion desktop PC application that allows all of PhatPad’s valuable features to be accessed from the user’s personal computer. In June PhatPad 2.0 won Handango’s ‘Best Productivity Application’ award.

PhatPad turns any Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC into the ultimate notepad. With the PDA stylus, users can draw pictures, jot text notes, or combine text, drawings, and pictures to increase their personal and/or professional productivity.

Along with the new desktop PC application, PhatPad 2.0 adds a number of convenient features including a pop-up customizable toolbar, “bring to front/send to back” stroke layering and variable page size. The upgraded version gives users the ability to load JPEG or Bitmap files as page background, either for decoration or, in the case of professionals such as realtors or insurance adjusters, to “mark” points of interest on specific photos.

“Our goal at PhatWare is never to stop with the best,” said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare Corporation. “PhatPad, like our other products, is continually improved to make the most of evolving technologies and customer needs. Adding Desktop PC capability, for example, has been the most requested feature for PhatPad to date. Now our users can make the most of their note-taking whether on the road, at home or at work.”

PhatPad’s new desktop PC application allows users to view, edit and print notes created on a Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC. The desktop application carries the same functionality as its Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC counterpart, making it easier than ever to utilize and organize important notes. Other PhatWare products, such as PenOffice or Calligrapher, can be combined with PhatPad to complete useful tasks such as turning handwritten notes into digital text.

“PhatPad’s innovation demonstrates the ability of the Windows Mobile platform to enable exciting applications and services that add value and convenience to the daily activities of the mobile professional,” said Julie Wymetalek, manager of the Mobility Partner Advisory Council at Microsoft Corp. “With the release of Version 2.0, PhatPad has improved on the features that make it a leading productivity application for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs.”

The new customizable pop-up toolbar can be tailored with as many as 10 buttons from a selection of 40 functions. While PhatPad has always had the ability to carry notes and sketches on separate layers, now users can switch the order of layers when needed. This feature is especially convenient when combined with the ability to load background images. Claims adjusters, for example, can scan in a field photo of a damaged car, then make comments or circle specific areas on the vehicle for later reference. Photos can be configured to fit the entire page, centered or zoomed.

PhatPad Version 2.0 for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs can be downloaded from PhatWare’s corporate website. List price for PhatPad 2.0 is $29.95. Owners of earlier versions of PhatPad can upgrade to 2.0 for only $14.95. For more information or to purchase the product, visit www.phatware.com/phatpad.

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