By typing with only four buttons, Modality allows for limited movement and works great with one hand.
We want to thank you for being among the first to try out Modality 2, and we invite you to respond directly with ideas for future development at email@example.com
It seems that even Christopher Sholes, the "forward-thinking creator of the original Qwerty typewriter," would have found his own system incorrect for phones.
We released Modality, Version 1 in 2016. At that time, there were a good number of people who got on board and understood its potential for better typing.
But Modality Version 1 needed some updates to run more smoothly. It basically took fourteen months and another 150-200 iterations to get it right.
And those fourteen months were worth it, because Modality Version 2 is incredible! And perhaps the best part of all, it works great on Apple Watch as well.
Some of the features of Modality Version 2 are:
- Word selection near the letter buttons.
- Letters arranged by shape to make it faster to learn and memorize (patent pending: Red is straight lines with diagonals, Yellow is straight and curvy lines, Blue is curvy lines, and Green is straight lines at 90-degree angles)
- A number pad that makes all 10 numbers an easier reach from one another.
- A "Super Delete" key to remove full words at once.
- Right-handed, Left-handed, and two-handed arrangements to match your preference.
- All the typing in a very small area for ease of access and comfort.
- Punctuation directly on the home screen.
To install Modality, go to your phone's Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard > MODALITY. Then, in any app, switch to Modality by pressing the World button on your phone's keyboard.
To use Modality, each letter key (red, yellow, blue, green) represents one of the letters shown. Press the series of keys until you see your word, then pick the word you need when you see it. Example: To write "Another," tap red-red-blue-green-green-green-yellow, then tap the word "another." It's super comfortable because your thumb is always moving in circular paths.
To add a word ending, such as "er," press green-yellow, then select "er/" from the list. A "/" after a word means that those letters will join to the end of the previous word.
To add a new word to the dictionary, press the "+Word" button and write your new word, then press the "Tap to Add" key. The "Tap to Add" key can also move existing words higher on the list.
If you like, you can also write a single letter by tapping the letters with a * after them. The * means that there will be no space after the letter.
To shift from right-handed use to either left-handed or both-handed use, press the Gear (Settings) button in the lower left corner.
To return to the slow, uncomfortable Qwerty keyboard that was meant for ten fingers, press the World button in the upper right corner.
Thank you again for choosing Modality! We want to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated a display problem for the iPad 7th Generation.
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On the right path, could be amazing
Not there yet for iPad. For the iPad, I’d like a option to place the main buttons on the left or right edge for thumb input. The middle limits input to finger taps. Also, I often have to enter urls and I could not figure out how to type a full url without a lot of extra taps to create symbols and backspace to remove spaces.
Developer Response ,
Hello, and thank you first of all for your endorsement of our hard work! You may be pleased to know that we are planning an update for March-May (and hopefully a lot sooner) that allows just what you've suggested for iPad: moving the typing pad to the left or the right.... As far as URL typing, that's something we hadn't considered as strongly since it seems that "nobody" actually types URL's any more. But it's been on our list, and I really appreciate your bringing it to the forefront of my mind with this comment. We'll make sure to work on that as soon as possible as well. Again, thank you for your kind comments, and please reach out to us any time with experiences and suggestions for updates at email@example.com.
Great keyboard App
The latest version of this keyboard app is easy to use and the interface is very intuitive!
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for this feedback! We hope that you will continue using Modality, and share any ideas for future progress with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are consistently working to improve this product.
Just the beginning
Modality has a learning curve to it but you quickly see why they made this app and how much potential this idea has for improved mobile typing. -- This company is on to something big. They have recognized that the majority of the population has been using the same keyboard layout since typewriters. 150 years have gone by since QWERTY was invented and we now live in a digital age filled with little touch screens. Times have changed. Maybe our keyboards should change too.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for this thoughtful response, and keep an eye out as Modality continues to expand and improve. Also please feel free to reach out to us any time on Facebook.
Ian Hanson, CEO
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Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
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- © 2019 Ian Hanson
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.