Microsoft launches Paper App named Plumbago

  • Plumbago was launched by Microsoft’s internal incubator ‘Microsoft Garage’. It is a digital notebook application for Windows 8.1 and tablets which allow users to handwrite the text, highlight it, sketch and draw using pen or pencil. Plumbago uses a technology called ‘handwriting beautification’ involving efficient stroke matching. It is customized to produce easier to read handwriting. This latest application by Microsoft looks as an attempt to compete with Paper Fifty Three, a note taking and sketching application for iOS devices.