KeyWi is a custom keyboard for your iOS device that allows you to type using your computer’s physical keyboard.
+ How does it work?
After you install the KeyWi keyboard you simply switch to it (the same way you would switch to the emoji keyboard for example) and go to the address provided by the keyboard using your computer’s web browser. Once the connection between the keyboard and the computer’s web browser is established you will be able to type using your computer’s keyboard and what you type will appear on the iPhone. Make sure your device and computer are on the SAME wifi network.
Don’t worry everything that you type is PRIVATE as it is only sent from computer to device using your LOCAL wifi network. What you type NEVER leaves your local wifi network and never goes over the internet.
+ Installation instructions:
You first need to install the keyboard on your iOS device: Open Settings app > General > Keyboards > Add new keyboard > 'KeyWi'. Then tap on the 'KeyWi' keyboard again and allow 'Full Access'. This allows the app to communicate over your wifi network. Again, what you type is only sent from your computer to the device and it never travels over the internet and never gets stored anywhere
+ What you CAN do with KeyWi
- Type any character in any language
- Send emojis (In-app purchase required)
- Move the cursor forward and backwards
- Delete backwards
+ What you CAN’T do with KeyWi
- Select text. Once you enter text you can delete backwards, move the position of the cursor but you can’t select text
- Interact with the application UI.
We hope KeyWi will be very useful to you!!
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This update is signed with Apple’s latest signing certificate. No new features are included.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is good and the idea is brilliant. It is fast and works not only from a pc but even from another smart device although in the "Write and Send" mode. It lacks some useful things like select all, copy, cut and paste which could be added using some buttons on the web interface. It also needs a button or a shortcut such as Ctrl+Enter to send messages on WhatsApp and other chat apps. Although I paid for it, the emoji pack is overpriced and need the emoticons to be a bit bigger.
Works but crazy bug...
At least for me if you keep opening and closing this keyboard within the same app the amount of space that the KeyWi app takes up becomes larger and larger and it keeps incrementally moving up the screen until eventually it takes up the whole screen and then you actually can't press anything to get out of it other than closing the app altogether.
Then it resets back to being normal size when you re-open and then it'll start doing the same thing when you start switching back and forth between the regular keyboard and the KeyWi keyboard.
I'm using KeyWi as I write this review and it works amazingly. Just need this bug fixed.
Genius app - try it out!!
I say this without a hint of irony, that I truly hope the devs offer a paid version to support development of this app. Criminally underrated and unknown. This is one of the best apps you can install on any iOS device. It basically allows you to use any keyboard directly with your iPhone or iPad: a problem I’ve been trying to solve for years. Thank you so much for making this!!
If you’re getting an “error” on your keyboard, make sure “Allow full access” is on in your keyboard settings for KeyWi.
- Bitwise Software SL
- 16.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Bitwise Software SL
- In-App Purchases
- Emojis $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.