Owners of select Windows 8 tablets from Lenovo might just have a new tool in their arsenal, and they’re likely not even aware of it.
Lenovo has announced that it is bringing a free piece of software called “WriteIt” to some of its pen-supporting devices, allowing you to do your scribbling thing on screen and have that translated, taking notes on the display and even just using apps that normally ask you to type.
Characters and words can apparently be translated in real time using the software, allowing you to write in Twitter, or Facebook, or emails and commands using your hands, which for many might be easier and more comfortable than fast on-screen typing.
“While touch technology has fundamentally changed the way consumers use their PCs and other devices today, handwriting technology has lagged behind, until now with WriteIt,” said Mark Cohen, Vice President of Lenovo’s Ecosystem and Monetisation Business Group.
“Users told us they wanted a more natural, intuitive and accurate handwriting experience, and that’s exactly what WriteIt delivers.”