The Shift Keyboard app is the perfect keyboard solution for your Apple Watch & iPhone.
*As featured on Cult of Mac, AppAdvice & iPhon.fr*
Shift Keyboard on Apple Watch provides you with access to a full set of keys (a to z) so you can start typing messages to your contacts straight away without relying on Scribble or Voice Dictation!
As well as letters, you can also input numbers, symbols, foreign characters and emoji! If you prefer the more traditional input methods, then you can use Scribble and Voice Dictation directly in the app.
Once you've typed out your message, all you have to do is tap Send and you'll be redirected to the Messages app for sending to a contact of your choice!
For quick and easy access to Shift Keyboard from your wrist, simply add the Complication to your Watch Face and you'll be able to launch the app at a raise of your wrist.
If you're enjoying the Apple Watch app, why not add the iPhone keyboard too?
Shift Keyboard for iPhone allows you to replace the system keyboard app with a slick and clean one! Shift Keyboard contains all of the letters a to z, numbers and a wide variety of symbols.
To add Shift Keyboard to your iOS device, simply go to Settings > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard... and select Shift Keyboard. You'll then be able to start using the Shift Keyboard in text entry fields across any app on your device.
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Ratings and Reviews
innovative concept, but hard to use
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
Developer Response ,
Thanks for leaving a review! Unfortunately Apple doesn’t support 3rd party keyboards on Apple Watch yet so this is out of my control. If you have any further suggestions I’d be more than happy to take them if you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shift Keyboard Review
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.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you so much for the positive review! Originally I did have an extra key on each line but Apple rejected the app for the keys not being big enough on smaller Apple Watches unfortunately. This was as compact as I could get it without trading off features.
Many thanks once again for using Shift Keyboard and leaving this review :)
Works great on the watch!! BRILLIANT!!
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.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the positive review! 😊
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.