Although tablet PCs can run any application that's compatible with Windows XP, some vendors offer applications optimized to take advantage of tablet PC features. Here are brief descriptions of a few of those applications.

ActiveDocs for Tablet PC


Keylogix International's tablet PC application adds handwritten notes and annotated graphics to automated documents. A 21-day free trial version is available.
    http://www.activedocs.com/product/activedocsfortabletpc/default.asp

Alias SketchBook Pro


Alias|Wavefront's artist's drawing tool lets you use a tablet PC for sophisticated sketching or to annotate existing images. A 15-day free trial version is available.
   http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/products/sketchbook/info.shtml

Corel Grafigo


This freeware tablet PC—specific tool helps mobile knowledge workers turn rough sketches into precision graphics by using templates, symbols, and shape recognition. Corel expects to provide customized versions of Grafigo for vertical markets.
   http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel/Products/productInfo&id=1042152767481

Groove Workspace


Groove Networks offers a mobile, secure collaboration tool with support for ink-based tablet PC chat sessions. A 90-day free trial is available.
   http://www.groove.net/about/microsoft/tabletpc.html

OmniForm 5.0 and PaperPort Deluxe 8.0


ScanSoft's personal forms management software, which lets you scan in and create forms, is available at a 30 percent discount to tablet PC owners.
   http://www.scansoft.com/tabletpc

Tablet PC for ArcGIS


ESRI offers this set of free downloadable tools that let you use a tablet PC to acquire, display, and annotate geographic information systems (GIS) data.
   http://www.esri.com/partners/alliances/microsoft/tabletarcgis.html

TabletPlanner for Tablet PC


FranklinCovey's personal information manager (PIM) software for tablet PCs has the look and feel of a FranklinCovey planner. A free 30-day trial version is available.
   http://www.franklincovey.com/tabletplanner/oem/index.html

WebEx Mobile Meetings


WebEx Communications' software for electronic meetings includes support for pen-based annotations and private notes. A free online demo is available.
   http://www.webex.com/tabletpc.html