We've covered MyScript Calculator several times here at AP, as its handwriting recognition / conversion is, simply put, pretty damn impressive. The developers behind this app have now taken the same technology and brought it to the note-taking table with its newest app, MyScript Notes. Check it out.

Pretty slick, no? This tablet-only app supports palm rejection, sync with popular apps like Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, S-Note, and more; and has nine available languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Korean, and Japanese.

Aside from that, it also recognizes handwriting in 30 different languages, including English, French, Greek, Polish, Turkish, and many more.

The app is available now in the Play Store for $7.94, but if you've been looking for a way to kick notebooks to the curb for good, you may not find a better solution.


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  • Hawkar Ata

    great for note 10.1

  • Dipish

    It's available for Sony Xperia S...

  • http://www.facebook.com/victimsofculture Micah Springer

    Compatible for Note 2 also. Might wait for it to drop though, $8.... Hmm...

    • NexusKoolaid

      If it works as well i it did for iPad, it's worth it.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        That's exactly what I was thinking. Never liked any of the S apps on my Note 2.

    • brommas

      Yes pretty much a pack of cigarettes hereIin the uk. What is wrong with supporting a developer doing a good job? I would gladly pay 8 $ for something that works if I could use it and it benefited me. Minecraft is way more and that has done pretty well, for an app that allows blocks to b built.

      • http://www.facebook.com/victimsofculture Micah Springer

        Many reviews are saying there are issues with words disappearing after lifting S pen. Also, Papyrus. You guys should cover it if you haven't. Papyrus is a great app that I use instead of S Pen apps. Way better, infinite paper, great options. It's sweet on the Note 2 for taking notes in class if I don't want to bring my laptop haha.

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  • Jeff B

    This app came stock on my Lenovo Thinkpad tablet and it sucked for actually taking notes. Happily been using LectureNotes for the past year in college.

  • Leo Kanellopoulos

    I own a nexus 10 with a jot classic pen. i tried almost every single app out there for note keeping and the only one that was ok was Asus note...i tried this today and OMG at last!! an application that works for note taking without problems or bugs!

  • vevola

    Unfortunately Vision Objects has a bad business model. I purchased MyScript Notes Mobile from the Samsung Apps store about a year ago (for 33% more than what it sells for on Google Play), and they discontinued it there. That means the version on Google Play is more up-to-date than the version I have. Unless users like me, who supported the company in their early stages, decide to buy the version on Google Play (and mind you, it costs quite a bit more than the average app), we are stuck with the older version. I've contacted their customer service and this is the email I received:

    The only thing I can propose you is to buy the google play version and I will make a refund when the next version will be available on samsung appstore.

    Claire Durand

    Seems fair enough; but the problem is that in the meantime I'm paying twice for the app, and there is no indication of when the next version will be available on the Samsung App store, i.e. when I will get my money back.

    So here's the follow up email I received:

    I understand your point. We did announce an update during the summer to get a similar version for MyScript Notes Mobile both on the Google Play and the Samsung apps.
    Due to engineering priorities we will not be able to deliver it before beginning of 2014.

    We apologies for any inconvenience.
    Best regards,
    Ms. Clémence Yannic

    So according to Vision Object, users who purchased their app (and probably other apps of theirs) from Samsung Apps are either stuck with an out-dated version of the app (even though they should be treated as valued customers, "believing" in Vision Object early on), or they can repurchase the app and get refunded... next year.

    Not quite the best business model... I'm quite disappointed.