Quick and easy to turn your handwriting into inputted text in any app.
Works with any app, such as Safari, Mail, Notes, etc.

MyScript® engine converts your handwriting to typed text in any app.

Works offline. No need to be online to use or activate online.

Compatible with Apple Pencil if your device supports it.


STEP 1: Install this Handwriting Keyboard (U.S. English or Japanese, or both) from "Keyboard" section in "Settings" app.

Open Settings App ▶ Handwriting(This app's settings section) ▶ Keyboards ▶ Turn "English (US)" on.
Open Settings App ▶ General ▶ Keyboard ▶ Keyboards ▶ Add New Keyboards... ▶ Choose "Handwriting" ▶ Turn "English (US)" on.

STEP 2: When inputting, such as when writing a mail message, long-press "Globe Button" on the keyboard to switch to this Handwriting Keyboard. 
(Tap "Globe Button" to switch to a next keyboard, long-press "Globe Button" to show keyboard list.)

* When inputting password, the iOS keyboard automatically switches to default keyboard.

Functionalities: [Tap gear button on the keyboard to customise]
• Auto enter after customsed delay
• Choose input area size from three sizes
• Choose enter button location from three options
• 2 finger scroll or 2 finger cursor move gesture
• Supports Apple Pencil with finger touch rejection
• Option to disable inline inputting
• Choose three line widths, four background color
• Supports Text Replacement
• Supports iOS13's dark mode and floating keyboard

Supported Languages: 
• English (U.S.)
• Japanese (including hiragana to kanji conversion)

This app does not recognize other languages than U.S. English and Japanese. This app does not recognise UK English. Diese App erkennt kein Deutsch. Esta aplicación no reconoce español. Este aplicativo não reconhece português. Denna app känner inte igen svenska. Cette application ne reconnaît pas le français. 이 응용 프로그램은 한글을 인식하지 않습니다.

MyScript® is a trademark of MyScript

What’s New

Version 2.1.9

Added an opton to ignore dark mode

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

myou51 ,

Good but needs to work out some bugs.

It's Great when it works but sometimes the keyboard comes up blank and I can't do anything, not even change back to the Apple default keyboard. The only way to make it work seems To be to close the app, go back to default keyboard, then change to the handwriting Keyboard again.
It also capitalizes words at random. If you look at this review you can see the several times it did it.
Also, I set it to have the thinnest lines, but its' still too Thick.
Sometimes the floating Keyboard gets stuck at the lower left of my screen and I can't move it. (this might just be an Apple Thing because the default floating keyboard does the Same Thing)
Fix these Things: keyboard going blank, capitalizing at random, slimmer lines for writing, and getting stuck on the lower right side of the screen and I will give 5 stars!

Developer Response ,


The floating keyboard on iPadOS13 is still very buggy. Please wait for Apple's own bug fixes.
If the floating keyboard fails to load Handwriting Keyboard and it displays blank window, use pinch-out gesture on the blank keyboard to end floating keyboard.

The engine is not randomly capitalizing. It’s correctly capitalizing when it thinks the user wrote a capital letter. We may improve it in a future update.

The thinnest line width is already very thin. We can add even thinner line width but we didn’t because we thought it wasn’t necessary. How small is your writing? Which writing method are you using? (finger? Apple Pencil? Other stylus? If so, what kind of stylus and what is the size of the pen tip?)

Idonwhasjdsad ,

This is a must. have app for apple pencil user to write English

it is Excellent Very Convenient
first, it is up to date to adapt Ios 13 new feature ; dark mode , floating Keyboard
Second, the re cognation of handwriting is like 99%
third ,it have a lot of good ideas to improve it's already excellent handwriting experience Such as : A. the popup of the word to re select the word itself and re combination it with another word have a Clear button to quick clear wrong word while you are writing;
the clear button is a delete button while you are not writing
C. it also have quick setting access to adjust everything; and there are tips for you to learn advanced techniques like (a delete dine over words can delete then from your wring space it is very nature like you are writing on your paper. )
D: there is a expand button for you while you are using floating keyboard it is very. press that button it will give you another blank space for you to continue your writing
E. there is a small button for you to quickly Switch to number Keyboard
F. you also have a redo button
G . you have a apple pencil only mode and you can hold on the space button to activate the track pad mode
Last but not least the app is cheap, everybody can afford it ; I'm a chinese guy , so there must be a lot of mistakes ; thanks for your patience to read my reviews
I used this app to write all above reviews! it is a fluent experience

NicknameZ ,

Very close to old stylus but needs auto advance

The app is a little quirky but the myscrpt engine seems faster than the version in the old and not updated Stylus app (not available unless you had bought it before).

Needs a way to auto advance sentence as you write from left to right like. the stylus app did. You can change settings to auto enter which is pretty similar to myscript Stylus but an auto advance would better along with ability to two finger scroll back.

The little quick note app that launches when you back to the App icon itself is strange and not explained at all in the documentation.


Catalystwo Limited
76.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

Age Rating


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