Typing on a mobile phone can be very frustarting at times. If we start taking into consideration the number of typos that are made with every sentence we type, it’s a pain typing on smartphones, well, for some.
Since the QWERTY keypad format, we haven’t seen a lot that has changed in the keyboard. While we’ve been introduced to plenty of new features such as swipe-typing, auto-correction, and word prediction, it’s not often we see a reinvented keyboard layout. And even when we see a new third party, it’s not usually recieved a very warm welcome.
Now Typewise is looking to shake things up by doing something about that.
Released internationally after a successful soft launch in Switzerland, Typewise brings users a completely redesigned keyboard. Composed of hexagon-shaped tiles, gone is the long-standing QWERTY layout. It’s a shocking re-imagining of the keyboard, built from the ground up for mobile devices.
The company claims that its AI can run completely offline, allowing for increased levels of privacy. Like other keyboards, it can learn about its users’ habits to predict, correct, and add words to its vocabulary. This likely won’t become the status quo of keyboards moving forward, but innovation in a stagnant field is always welcome. Typewise is now available for $1.99/month or $9.49/year. A free version is offered, however it doesn’t include several features such as vibration, text replacements, or different themes. If curious, you can currently take advantage of a 30-day free trial.