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  • Wider Landscape Keyboard Not One But Five!
    Well as I was cruising the AppShopper site I noticed that there was a app for a landscape keyboard.... which Apple should have included with our iPhones in the first place....

    Not only was there one app released BUT five of them in a short time and only two of them have feedback.....

    Now I am trying to decide what one I should buy... what one is the best for the money..... three of them are $1.99, one is $0.99 and the last one is $4.99

    Take a look and let me know what one your going to buy?

    1. Wide Email..... $1.99


    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...289274499&mt=8

    Write emails using the wider, landscape keyboard, which is easier and faster to type on than the vertical keyboard in Mail. Compose quick emails or long letters to distant friends while holding the phone sideways. The horizontal keyboard has wider keys that are easier to see and to hit, even for people with big thumbs. Write the email then, with one tap, transfer it to Mail to add recipients and send it.

    Also good for writing longer notes to yourself, or for jotting down part of a story, paper, or article when inspiration strikes, then emailing the text to yourself.

    Features:

    Use wider, horizontal "landscape" keyboard to write emails
    Works for replying to emails from Mail, including reply all (see below)
    Turn phone to any orientation (even upside down!) and interface rotates
    Save drafts to finish later great for writing long emails to friends
    Automatically saves copies of sent emails, just in case
    Automatically saves drafts if program is interrupted, e.g. by home key

    You still must send the email through the built-in Mail program. Just tap "Send to Mail", add recipients, and send. To reply (or reply all) to emails in Mail, first choose reply from within Mail, and when the compose window comes up, quit Mail by pressing the home key. Open Wide Email and write your reply in a new draft with an empty subject line. When you tap "Send to Mail", your message will be inserted into the reply email, ready to send!

    2. Lettera...... $1.99 <------- Don't care for this one myself --------->


    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...289247074&mt=8

    Enjoy old-fashioned writing on your iPhone and iPod Touch, with this replica of an Italian modern design classic. Type on a full-sized keyboard, send your friends and co-workers beautiful, elegant notes with a touch of personality.

    Features

    - Touch-type your notes on the screen
    - Enjoy the typewriter sound effects
    - Use the iPhone accelerometer to start a new line
    - Share your notes as beautifully formatted PDF pages
    - Choose among different paper textures and colours
    - Use your notes to compose emails in Mail application
    - Choose between US and Latin keyboard

    3. Sideways...... $1.99


    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...289146621&mt=8

    Make a lot of typing errors while authoring email?

    This application is for you.

    Optimized for typing with your iPhone or iPod Touch held horizontally (landscape orientation), Sideways presents a wider keyboard, giving you extra room for increased typing speed and fewer mistakes. Tap the action button and send the text to Mail.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    - Wider keyboard for better accuracy and increased typing speed.
    - Text is saved between launches.
    - Tap Trash to delete current text.
    - Action button for sending to email or restoring default help text.

    SIDEWAYS TIP
    Sideways can also be used to reply to or forward an email. Start in Mail and initiate the reply or forward. Open Sideways and type your text. Then just tap the "Send to Mail" action and the text will be inserted into the already-initiated message.

    COMING SOON
    - Multiple Pages of storage
    - Send text to Twitter (and possibly other services)

    4. TouchType....$0.99


    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...288916937&mt=8

    This application allows users to compose and reply to email messages in either portrait or landscape mode. Once typed, messages can be sent to the iPhone's Mail application for dispatch.

    5. Compose...........$4.99


    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...290987348&mt=8

    At last: compose new emails with a large keyboard in landscape mode.

    If the small size of Mail's keyboard gets you down, fire up Compose and go horizontal! Big keys and more space means you can type faster.

    Then, at the push of a button, send your newly-composed message to Mail, where you can address it and mail it wherever you need.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Wider Landscape Keyboard Not One But Five! started by thetoothfairy View original post
    Comments 67 Comments
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by toothy17 View Post
      does anyone wanna crack these or kno of any one who did?
      Now now the dev's must make their money..... No cracking here... the only crack I know is the one between your butt cheeks!

      Quote Originally Posted by Nukie View Post
      Hey theetoothfairy,

      Can you also give a test to the apps you bought and try the Reply feature? The apps state that if you reply to an email, hit the home button when the reply screen comes up, open the keyboard app, type your reply, and hit send to email, it will show up in your reply screen. Just wondering if that truly works. Sounds kind of wonky. Thanks in advance!
      Sure will give these the test you want... hold on have a phone call after I am done will let you know...
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      Ok, I have to say it, no cracking, it's illegal plain and simple and discourages developers from creating more products.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nukie View Post
      Hey theetoothfairy,

      Can you also give a test to the apps you bought and try the Reply feature? The apps state that if you reply to an email, hit the home button when the reply screen comes up, open the keyboard app, type your reply, and hit send to email, it will show up in your reply screen. Just wondering if that truly works. Sounds kind of wonky. Thanks in advance!
      I have tested all three apps with the testing you requested and all three do what you wanted to know...

      You can reply to a email message, hit the home key, open one of these apps type what you want and then send to email and it works... all three worked like a charm.....

      What gets me with all of these programs..... is they all act the same... each and everyone of them.... I would swear that the same person made these apps if I didn't know better......
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by toothy17 View Post
      i would pay but the credit card that is on my itunes doesnt work
      Good theory. I don't have enough money to buy a Lambo, so I'll just steal it.
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by toothy17 View Post
      does anyone wanna crack these or kno of any one who did?
      Yeah, you certainly wouldn't want to apply that crowbar to your wallet for the huge expense of actually buying one of these keyboards amd encouraging developers to keep up their good work...

      Nitwit.

      Quote Originally Posted by toothy17 View Post
      i would pay but the credit card that is on my itunes doesnt work
      Then fix it.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Ok guys/gals the price wars are on.... Compose has also been reduced, this one was the most expensive one....... I have also purchased this one and it is like the rest that I have tested out....

      Each and everyone one of them do the same thing including this one that I just bought....

      I want to give each dev credit for these apps as they all work well... can't believe it myself... if I had to choose one of these I could not because they all do what they say.... so if you want a app like this go for any one of these that I have tried out so far.... because they all work...
    1. Iman07's Avatar
      Iman07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by toothy17 View Post
      i would pay but the credit card that is on my itunes doesnt work
      get a job loafer.

      anyway, i cant wait to try these. not sure what to pick. proly the one that lets u reply to the email when pressing the home button. but i am waiting for a response from that user. anyway, u guys know that iRealSMS works just fine for texting in landscape and it only costs $7. trust me, get it. ull like it. it works fine and the dev will be updating it. just my 2 cents.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iman07 View Post
      get a job loafer.

      anyway, i cant wait to try these. not sure what to pick. proly the one that lets u reply to the email when pressing the home button. but i am waiting for a response from that user. anyway, u guys know that iRealSMS works just fine for texting in landscape and it only costs $7. trust me, get it. ull like it. it works fine and the dev will be updating it. just my 2 cents.
      Each and everyone of these let you reply.... I have just tested all four of them out....
    1. Iman07's Avatar
      Iman07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by theetoothfairy View Post
      Each and everyone of these let you reply.... I have just tested all four of them out....
      and they all do it the same way correct? as in you must:

      1) open mail

      2) select message

      3) click reply

      4) close mail by pressing home

      5) then open the landscape mail app

      6) then click done, send to mail, etc

      does this look pretty much correct?
    1. nimavafi's Avatar
      nimavafi -
      ^^ no need for petition. Just do what everyone else does when Apple shuts down their dreams....Go to Cydia =)
    1. Iman07's Avatar
      Iman07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nimavafi View Post
      ^^ no need for petition. Just do what everyone else does when Apple shuts down their dreams....Go to Cydia =)
      lol so true.

      TouchType has 16 reviews and 4 stars. This app has the most reviews. Proly the one I will buy.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iman07 View Post
      and they all do it the same way correct? as in you must:

      1) open mail

      2) select message

      3) click reply

      4) close mail by pressing home

      5) then open the landscape mail app

      6) then click done, send to mail, etc

      does this look pretty much correct?
      Yes...

      Open your mail...

      Find a message to reply to and select it and tap on reply so that the reply screen is there

      Then hit the home button

      Load one of these programs

      Type your reply message

      Then hit the send button... each one has a little different icon within the program

      It will then take you back to the mail app and you will see your reply message

      Then tap the send button within mail.....
    1. hamfast's Avatar
      hamfast -
      Did you see the release date of WideEmail?!!!

      August 25th

      BTW - how do you find "new" apps on the AppStore nowadays?
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by hamfast View Post
      Did you see the release date of WideEmail?!!!

      August 25th

      BTW - how do you find "new" apps on the AppStore nowadays?
      Go to the AppShopper site...

      AppShopper: iPhone App Deals and Discovery
    1. howlett15's Avatar
      howlett15 -
      would it be possible for the devs to get their hands on these apps files and disect them for an idea to make something like this for sms? Might be worth a try.
    1. Iman07's Avatar
      Iman07 -
      with the release of SDK almost anything is possible. I'm positive the devs can make SMS in landscape no problem but that don't mean apple will let them post it up on the appstore. Guess no one wants to take my advise and use iRealSMS.
    1. unlockme's Avatar
      unlockme -
      i dont use irealsms because i dont want another app for sms. i want landscape sms in the native iphone app. i cant believe i pay so much for this phone and cant have lanscape sms! i have fat fingers ppl!!!!!!!!!!!!! maybe steves fingers are nice and petite/pointy but mine are not!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. howlett15's Avatar
      howlett15 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iman07 View Post
      with the release of SDK almost anything is possible. I'm positive the devs can make SMS in landscape no problem but that don't mean apple will let them post it up on the appstore. Guess no one wants to take my advise and use iRealSMS.
      who said anything about putting in the crAppstore CYDIAhhhhh!!!!lol
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Honestly I would just give things a little more time. Sure Apple has had a lot of time already, but as of previous no competition. Now we ave android and BlackBerry Storm. Both coming out with guns blazing. (I need to figure out how to get myself a Storm). No ifs and or buts if Apple continues not giving what people want they will fail.
    1. Iman07's Avatar
      Iman07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unlockme View Post
      i dont use irealsms because i dont want another app for sms. i want landscape sms in the native iphone app. i cant believe i pay so much for this phone and cant have lanscape sms! i have fat fingers ppl!!!!!!!!!!!!! maybe steves fingers are nice and petite/pointy but mine are not!!!!!!!!!!!!
      i totally understand what your saying my friend but theres really nothing you, we, us can do about it. if you dont wanna pay for iRealSMS then your really SOL. i dont mean to be rude but the option is out there for people to try and $7 bux aint that much to spend u know. charge it on ur credit card, ull never know you bought it. im not like spreading the word because i work for irealsms or anything i just think that people have been complaining about something that has really been solved. sure its not perfect and can use some work, but it does the trick for me. i can text in landscape mode, thats all i ever wanted and i finally got it. sziklassy is soo right! there was never any competition. apple didnt need to speed stuff up cuz there was nothing that could beat it. but with the release of android, things might change. but until then, either buy the app that does what you want it to do or just be quite and wait like the rest of us. now....back to texting my friends, IN LANDSCAPE MODE!