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Use Your Handwriting app review: the best handwriting app for taking notes



Note-taking is an important practice, particularly for students. Gee Whiz Stuff developed the Use Your Handwriting application that lets users jot down quick notes using their fingertips. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Presently, the default languages are English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish and Traditional Chinese.

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Use Your Handwriting


How to Navigate Use Your Handwriting

Use Your Handwriting app comes with a tutorial that enables beginners to practice how to write with their fingertips. Users should check the options available under the Preferences list particularly if one is left-handed. Under this category, users can adjust the appearance of their finger-writing with five different writing styles.

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In addition, there are about six themes, each of which is represented with a distinctive icon. The app displays the number of notes you write under each theme. A user has freedom to alter the titles of these themes as often as he wants.

The menu options are usually listed at the bottom section making it easy to navigate. For instance, it provides users with options of changing the color to suit their preferences. If you have made an error writing your notes, simply select the undo option. There is also an eraser that allows you to delete entries. The uniqueness of Use Your Handwriting is that you can add check marks, stars or dim specific texts of the notes you have written. 

Best Features of Use Your Handwriting

The complex manner in which this app is developed allows you to scribble unlimited entries. The inventive list manager lets users jot down full sentences with an exciting method that lets the screen accommodate any length of text.

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Use Your Handwriting app allows users to send notes to friends either through Facebook or email. The app comes with an Illustrious Rainbow Ink that lets users write notes in an array of colors. It also has multiple calligraphic writing styles. These properties makes it ideal for writing colorful greetings that you can send to loved ones.

The greatest boon to utilizing Use Your Handwriting app is the ability to synchronize your notes across all the devices you have. All you have to do is ensure that you are using the same UYH account in the various devices.

Use Your Handwriting app also has an alarm feature. This lets users to set alarms for every note, list or sub list they have. The good thing with this app is that it lets users set reminders in colorful fonts of their choice. All you need to do is press and hold on the list or note. Afterwards, select the alarm option from the popup and pick the date and time and press “Done” tab to complete the process.

Use Your Handwriting


Pros and Cons


  • Has a simple interface that is easy to navigate
  • Unlike other handwriting apps, it is free on iTunes app store
  • Lets users create multiple lists


  • It is not possible to view the full month calendar

Final Thoughts

Use Your Handwriting iTunes app is ideal for taking notes in your own handwriting. Its features make notes appear attractive and easy-to-read.

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.