Microsoft Corp. and PC Magazine today announced the winners of the Microsoft® Tablet PC "Does Your Code Think In Ink?" contest, a competition challenging developers to build the most creative PowerToy utilities that incorporate digital ink functionality included in the Microsoft Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition platform. The goal of the contest was to provide users with a new set of free PowerToys that will enrich their Tablet PC experience. Individual developers across the globe submitted code in competition for the grand prize of $15,000. Microsoft and PC Magazine selected one grand-prize winner and two runners-up from more than 70 unique entries.
All three of the winning PowerToys will be available for free download at http://www.pcmag.com/tabletpcpowertoys.
"I am very excited to see so many innovative pen-enabled PowerToys resulting from the contest," said Andrew Dixon, director of marketing for the Tablet PC division at Microsoft. "The Tablet PC is about enabling people to use the power of their mobile PC in new places and in new ways, and it is always fascinating to see what new software can be created when you combine the Tablet PC platform with a group of talented and creative developers."