ShapeWriter is a mainstream iPhone/Pod/Pad app that lets users perform data entry by gliding a finger (or a capacitive-friendly stylus?) across a virtual keyboard, which is likely to be accommodating for a range of people with dexterity disabilities who find standard keyboards problematic. As a bonus, ShapeWriter includes word prediction, so that even the gliding is kept to a minimum.

AT Mac: ShapeWriter – iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad Typing Without Lifting Your Finger

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2 Responses to ShapeWriter

  1. Ally says:

    I found this video
    from a different company called SlideIT
    It seem that it use the same method.

  2. Thanks, Ally. Apparently there’s even a third competitor, called Swype:

    DroidForums: ShapeWriter vs. Swype

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