What are the best handwriting to text apps for Android?

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    #1Google Handwriting Input

    Google Handwriting Input

    Google Handwriting Input is a free app which allows you to handwrite text on your smartphone or tablet in around 100 languages. It also supports printed and cursive writing, with or without a stylus.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Cheryl Jensen
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "Have been using this app ever since i discovered this. It is so fast and fairly accurate (i gotta be honest my handwriting isn't really comprehensible hahaha!) Because i love it so much i have this on my smartphone and my tablet. All in all, this is so much better than the handwriting keyboard on the Chrome OS. "
  2. 16

    #2INKredible

    INKredible

    INKredible is a free mobile application which allows writing on a tablet or a smartphone. This is the perfect tool for those who love to write and create vector graphics. There are in-app purchases available for this. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Charvi Nair
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "Okay this is not really an app which can convert your handwriting into text. But if you love hand written notes but detest carrying about notebooks and pens with all your tech goodies - this app is for you. It's a great writing addition to any tablet. It looks great, works smoothly, and just what it says it does. It could use a few more features, but you can get good use out of the free option, so I have no complaints there. "
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    #3Pen to Print

    Pen to Print

    Pen to Print is an app that scans and converts handwritten notes to digital text. The file can be shared on WhatsApp, WeChat, Messenger, and other messaging apps. This app features handwriting optical character recognition (OCR).

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Katherine Lewis
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "Pen to Print may have some flaws but i still like it. Basically, i use this app to scan my school notes and edit those notes within the app. There are times that i had to scan a few times some of my notes in a different angle though. Take note that you also must have a clear handwriting. Aside from that this has been the app that i need in my life. "
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    #4Selvy Note

    Selvy Note
    Selvy Note allows you to make handwriting notes! This smart app lets you edit handwritten texts, create notebooks, and more!

     

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    David Dunn
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "Selvy Note is the best app to make notes on hands down. I hate the stock ones that come on Android and haven't really been able to find a good one. That is, until now. This one is really awesome and has a ton of great features. It really comes in handy. "
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    #5Monospace

    Monospace

    Monospace is a free and minimal app for writing, offering a clean workspace and an open field for creativity. It allows all of the basic text features as Bold, Italic and quote styles, among others.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Crystal Medina
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "Monospace is a great app that has a cool minimalistic feel to it. It lets me take notes without all the clutter that most apps weigh their product down with. I really appreciate the aesthetics of Monospace. I actually look forward to taking notes with it, and I’m able to find my notes easier because of the minimalistic aspect of the app. However, it doesn't have handwriting to text capabilities, so it that is something you need, this may not be the app for you."
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    #6Squid

    Squid

    Squid is a mobile app that will turn your device into a piece of paper where you will be able to write down everything you need to remember or do with the use of a pen and erase with your fingers. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Roger Dunn
    Written on July 15, 2018
    "Squid is a handy productivity app that anyone can run on their Android mobile device. It has allowed me to write out notes on my phone instead of trying to type them using the small virtual keyboard. Having the ability to take quick notes in a meeting has greatly improved my workflow."
  4. 7

    #7Writer Plus

    Writer Plus

    Writer Plus (Write On the Go) is an app which allows writers to jot down quick notes, novels, essays, and draft on your phone or tablets. This is an enhanced version of James McMinnin's Writer. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jeffrey Black
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "Looks like this is simply a great app that fulfills it's abilities! I hope this app is Apple compatible as well since a majority of people use iPhones."
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    #8iA Writer

    iA Writer

    iA Writer is a plain text editor that supports Markdown, and provides a clean space for the creator's mind. The main goal for the app is allowing the user to focus on the text, with no distractions.  

    Apps

    Android, Mac, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lin Ma
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "iA Writer is the app that does the work for you. It does not matter if you are the next great novelist, getting ready for that big presentation, or want to journal your thoughts and ideas, this app will work perfectly for you. It helps organize your thoughts and papers, and syncs with both Dropbox and Google Sync so you really can take your ideas with you anywhere. "
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    #9JotterPad

    JotterPad
    JotterPad offers creative writing by getting rid of all distractions. It displays to the user a clean and intuitive workspace, through a text editor that allows some different themes and free/premium features.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Dylan Bates
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "This is a good app, but not for handwriting. This is more of a quick note taking app, or a small word processor. It does not convert handwriting to text and therefore should not be used for that purpose."
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    #10WritePad

    WritePad

    WritePad is a note-taking app that lets you take notes in your own handwriting, and immediately convert it to a digital text. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Beverly Ward
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "So much potential - But... This still isn't up to par with competition. No palm rejection if using with stylus (on Note series products). Also can't make the writing area smaller or larger depending on your preference. Recognition is okay with finger and not great with stylus. I do enjoy the "Shorthand" options! wish I could use the App more, just too frustrating for now!"

Summary

Best What are the best handwriting to text apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google Handwriting InputApps 16 Free
2INKredibleApps 16 Free
3Pen to PrintApps 15 Free
4Selvy NoteApps 14 Free
5MonospaceApps 12 Free
6SquidApps 11 Free
7Writer PlusApps 7 Free
8iA WriterApps 7 Free
9JotterPadApps 3 Free
10WritePadApps 2 Paid
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