Tired of typing the same thing over and over again? Canvas enables you to type it once and then simply retrieve it again right from your keyboard with an instant gesture.

Canvas is the world's first gesture recognition keyboard that gives you the unique experience of typing and drawing gestures on the same interface to maximize your typing speed and efficiency.

Replace or couple your device's built-in keyboard with Canvas. Define and assign your most frequently used texts or actions to exclusive gestures. Once you've done these two simple steps, you're ready to draw instant gestures on your keyboard to retrieve specific texts or actions.

We all experience the frustration of typing the same things, time after time. How many times have you filled in the same fields in internet forms? How many times have you had to run upstairs to get your credit card number? How many times a day have you typed the name of an app in the iOS search bar to open it? Using Canvas text shortcuts you will be able to draw an instant gesture to conduct previously mentioned tasks, doing more with less.

In addition to texts, you can assign specific actions to shortcuts. Using gestures, you are able to share your location, retrieve specific events from your calendar, reminders, speak last sentence and much more.

Canvas is the first and only iOS keyboard that offers two keyboard interfaces at one layout. In that, you can type and draw together on the same layout without switching from one to another. The app is smart enough to determine users interactions as typing or drawing. This exclusive design leads to the dramatic increase of users typing speed and efficiency.

Canvas Keyboard layout is loaded with features to make traditional typing even easier, including smart spacebar for scrolling through the text, smart shift for capitalizing the last written word, smart backspace for removing the last written sentence and much more.

Canvas keyboard is available in 6 different themes. In addition, you can either enable or disable the keyboard layout. Disabling the keyboard layout requires you to switch to system keyboard whenever you want to type.

We are currently working on the development of the world's first messenger for smartwatches called WatchApp Messenger. Soon you will be able to integrate your Canvas Keyboard with WatchApp Messenger. In other words, you can use your predefined shortcuts for replying instant messages from your smartwatch.

Please note:
Your privacy is our priority. We do NOT collect your typing or drawing data. To read more about Apple's "Full Access" requirements, please visit:

Canvas Keyboard is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8 and above.

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What’s New

Version 1.0.5

• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Palermo, Italy–based Massimo Piazza is no rookie when it comes to development. Alongside his work on apps like WatchApp Messenger, Vocalarm, and GestLaunch, he also dreamed up this innovative take on typing. Canvas Keyboard keeps you moving between standard typing and drawing-like gestures that you can customize to quickly reuse common messages, launch apps, or share your location.

Imswagginsince1994 ,

It looks so good! But

But I can't download it, it says loading and it is not even downloading it. ):

Bonnie Prancer ,

Amazing Keyboard

This is an excellent App to speed up your writing. Gesture recognition works beautifully. I used just the gesture feature for a while and decided it is worth paying for the keyboard as well. Very happy with this. So many features in a free app, thank you.

There would probably be more reviews but the developer does not hound you to rate the app. Greatly appreciate it.

App Privacy

The developer, Massimo Piazza, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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