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Full Keyboard for Watch

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Category
Utilities & Productivity
Current version
2.8
Price
$1.99
Size
4 MB
Last Update
Jan 21, 2020
Platform
iOS

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Reviews 115 Avg. Rating 3.2
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lukemichael7
Feb 26, 2019

i read about shift keyboard on a cult of mac article and i was very interested to download it for my apple watch, because i don’t love speaking to text in public and writing out my texts is pretty tedious. it seemed like a great idea, and it is, but it’s just not easy enough to use. you have to scroll to access the last half of the alphabet - and then writing out my words because just an easier task. plus, it’s kind of annoying to have to enter an entirely different app than Messages to send the text! overall, it’s a great (and needed) feature, but the eduction is just poor

Txhd01
Jan 15, 2020

I’ll say I was excited to see a full keyboard available on Apple Watch, but like the title says, this app is not what it seems. The app is NOT integrated into the native Apple Watch OS Messages app like the emoji keyboard is for example, even though it does integrate into the Messages app on the iPhone OS. To use this you have to go into the Shift app on the Apple Watch and “create a new message” every time. It doesn’t matter if there is a previous text conversation on the watch or not, you still have to go through the Shift app to use the full keyboard. If you receive a text and want to reply to it, you have to memorize all portions of the text and then leave the Messages app and open the Shift app to reply using the full keyboard. Also, you can use this app with the Messages app only, and no other messaging apps. I will say that the keyboard is pretty accurate and has a few user settings available, outside of that it was a waste of the $1.99 that it costs. I’d like to get my money back, but I’m guessing that’s not going to happen, especially since the price of the app has doubled in the last few months. So if you’re looking for a full keyboard app that is integrated into the Apple Watch Messages app, SAVE YOUR MONEY, BECAUSE THIS IS NOT THAT APP. This app could’ve had so much potential, but in my opinion it fell on its face.

whiskey98
Oct 05, 2019

At some point you’re not going to want someone to hear the text you’re sending & a “smart response” just isn’t going to cut it. The keyboard is big enough to see clearly and for “fat fingers” to type on & if you’re old school it is reminiscent of the old original keyboard options on the flip phone screens (except wayyy easier). I have nothing but positive things to say. The only thing that could make it better is a second “space” key on the 1st half of alphabet for added convenience (when your word is covered in the 1st half of the alphabet). I never leave reviews but this app is worth every penny of the 99 cents.

JJ-Hull
Apr 28, 2019

Really useful app , took me awhile to find a format where I could tap to text on my watch. This is a really simple , straight to the point app. It has everything it says it would, doesn’t exaggerate any features for advertisement purposes. Only complaint I have is that I wish the entire keyboard was visible along with the send button without scrolling up and down to find the letter you’re looking for. Other than that, this is probably the best type to text app for the Apple Watch ! I understand you’re limited in space for a small screen, but it almost contradicts the speed factor that’s advertised. I guess that’s just the trade off.

Manic Bobo
Feb 26, 2019

This is exactly what the watch has needed since day one!! Simple to use & intuitive. Takes a bit of playing with to figure it all out, but it does pretty much everything the phone’s native keyboard does, but on the watch! Brilliant! So many times I’ve gotten a message and wanted to send a quick reply from the watch that wasn’t covered by the pre-programmed replies, and I wasn’t near my phone right then. This app lets me send a reply from anywhere in the house without needing to haul the phone all over.

About Shift Keyboard

Developed by the Adam Foot

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Shift Keyboard has 115 user reviews.

Shift Keyboard is ranking in Utilities on the 0.

Shift Keyboard has an average rating of 3.2.

The latest version of Shift Keyboard (2.8) ​was ​released on Jan 21, 2020.

You can download Shift Keyboard ​here: 1452694750 .

Shift Keyboard Description
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Shift Keyboard provides you with a fully functional keyboard on your wrist. Just install the Apple Watch app to get started!


*As featured on 9to5Mac, Cult of Mac, AppAdvice & iPhon.fr*


Everyone is already used to typing messages on their iPhone with a keyboard but there is no built-in solution for Apple Watch. This is where Shift Keyboard provides you with a solution. The perfect alternative to Scribble or Voice Dictation already on your Apple Watch, the Shift Keyboard app adds a full keyboard to your wrist.


STYLE

Shift

Keyboard supports two different keyboard modes: Full or Precise. The Full keyboard adds a standard full size keyboard to your Apple Watch with no scrolling. Precise adds larger keys but spread out over a greater area to ensure maximum precision when typing - especially useful if you have larger fingers!


LAYOUT

On the Precise keyboard, you can choose between three different keyboard layouts: Alphabetical, QWERTY or AZERTY. The Full keyboard supports QWERTY or AZERTY. Choose whichever fits best for you!


AUTO COMPLETE

Shift Keyboard will suggest completions to the current word you are typing. Tap on a suggestion to replace the current typed word with the full suggestion. Great for improving speed on the small screen! Access all suggestions by tapping the ellipsis icon next to the first two suggestions.


KEY PREVIEWS

On the Full keyboard, you'll be able to see which key you are currently touching - just like the traditional iOS keyboard. Simply drag away to cancel adding that character if it's not the one you were after!


OTHER CHARACTERS

Shift Keyboard has full support for adding symbols, numbers and other special characters.


EMOJI

Unlike the built-in Messages app, Shift Keyboard supports adding an unlimited amount of emoji to a single message! Simply select the emoji you’d like to add from the emoji picker and it’ll be appended to your message.


MESSAGE PREVIEW

Before sending your message, just tap the text field to view a full preview of your message.


SENDING

Shift Keyboard uses the built-in Apple Messages app on your Apple Watch to send messages to your contacts. Type out your message, tap the send button and you’ll be taken to the Messages app with your message ready to go!


HAPTICS

Choose to receive Haptic Feedback on actions like key presses and button actions.


COMPLICATION

For quick and easy access, you can add the Shift Keyboard Complication to your Apple Watch’s Watch Face. Just tap and the keyboard will launch.


GESTURES

Use a swipe left gesture for backspace or a swipe right for a space for quick typing. Full keys for both of these functions are also available too.


AUTO CLEAR

After typing out your message and sending to a contact, you can choose to automatically clear the keyboard so you don’t have to clear it yourself.


SETTINGS

Customise Shift Keyboard your way. Access the Settings menu by using Force Touch on the keyboard and you’ll be able to change options like Haptic Feedback, automatic clearing of messages, keyboard type and Auto Complete.


APP STORE

The Apple Watch app can be installed without the iPhone counterpart. Just head to the App Store app on your Apple Watch and search Shift Keyboard. Full instructions for installing & troubleshooting can be found in the iPhone app.


KEYBOARD EXTENSION

Shift Keyboard is also available on your iPhone. Install the iPhone app and follow the installation instructions to start using the keyboard in all your apps on your iOS device.


Contact details:

info@adamfoot.uk
@AdamFootUK
adamfoot.uk


Please note, some features require an Apple Watch. Currently, sending messages in the Apple Watch app only supports the Messages app.