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Dave’s Ipaq – PhatWare Releases PhatPad 2.0 Beta Version @ Dave’s iPAQ

PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, today announced the beta 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, recent winner of Handango’s ‘2004 Best Productivity Application’ award, is a companion desktop PC application that allows all of PhatPad’s valuable features to be accessed from the user’s personal computer.

PhatPad turns any Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC into the ultimate notepad. Using the PDA stylus, people 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: pop-up customizable toolbar; stroke layering; variable page size; and 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. PhatPad, like our other products, is continually improved to make the most of evolving technologies and customer needs,” said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare Corporation. “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 in their place of work.”

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

New On-Screen Features

Because each person has his or her own individual needs, PhatPad 2.0 adds more customization than ever before. The new customizable pop-up toolbar can be tailored with as many as 10 buttons from a selection of 36 functions. While PhatPad has always had the ability to carry notes and/or sketches on separate layers, now users can change the order of layers when needed, i.e., move one layer in front of, or behind, another. 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.

Pricing and Availability

Registration for a free PhatPad 2.0 public beta program is now open. To join the beta program, visit www.phatware.com/phatpad. Full release of Version 2.0 is expected in Q4, 2004. New pricing and the upgrade policy will be announced at that time.

About PhatWare

Founded in October 1997, PhatWare Corporation is a leading provider of easy to use, powerful software products and professional services for the mobile and desktop computing marketplace. PhatWare specializes in handwriting recognition, digital ink, note taking, and database and network management software development. PhatWare Corporation is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a Microsoft Windows Embedded partner, and a founding member of the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC), a unique partner program developed by Microsoft Corp. to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft Windows Mobile platform development. MPAC provides leading companies with the tools and resources they need to bring the most innovative and successful mobility solutions to market.

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