My name is James and I am the project manager for WRITEit. We will be launching our 2.0 beta at CES 2016 in a week. Before that, I wanted to share with you the code so that you could test it out for yourselves. No hack is required because we will be offering WRITEit on all OEMs going forward. We are radically changing the direction of WRITEit, but we still have the core handwriting -> text conversion that you all know from the 1.x builds. Going forward, we are putting more emphasis on annotating over the entire desktop screen. This can work on touch and pen machines, so you aren't limited to only having a pen equipped machine.
Remember that this is a beta... I welcome any feedback from the community. You can PM me on here or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org