Lenovo announces WRITEit 2.0 for their Windows PCs and tablets
Back before CES, there were some reports of a new version of WRITEit from Lenovo. The software augments the Windows experience by letting users write anywhere with a pen or even a finger in text boxes without the giant handwriting pop-up window.
Lenovo has now pulled back the curtains on WRITEit 2.0, and it is available to download starting tomorrow (although you can get the old version now). Unfortunately, the app is still locked to just Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, ThinkPad Tablet 10, ThinkPad Helix and Yoga Tablet 2 with AnyPen devices.
Lenovo said the following about the release:
Owners of Lenovo's products can just head to www.getwriteit.com to download the setup and get started. (If you try to install the file on a Surface or other touch PC you will be notified that the app will not work).
There were some reports over on redid that the company was going to release WRITEit 2.0 for all touchscreen PC, which would have been fantastic for Surface users. However, for now, that is not the case. The WRITEit page does mention "Expanded device support coming soon." so perhaps it is still on the roadmap (people who used it on the Surface reported some accuracy issues due to the extra hi-DPI did not account for in the app).
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