Automatic language detection:
Type Nine suggests words from multiple languages at the same time. No need to switch keyboard to type in a different Language.
Type Nine is the first keyboard ever to combine a keypad layout with swiping. Typing by swiping is a seamless experience and once you've picked up the movements, you will type faster and more effortlessly than ever before.
If you're using VoiceOver, Type Nine will be a pleasent improvement to your daily typing.
Remembers your words:
If a word is not in the dictionary you can type it manually with ease, and Type Nine will remember it for you. Every time you write a word, Type Nine will adjust its behavior so that the most used word is suggested first.
Easy to follow tutorials:
Getting started with Type Nine is easy. Everything is put together in an intuitive manner, and if you want to start using all the efficient hidden gems, there are tutorials to explain how to do that.
Type Nine features a handfull of different themes to suite your mood or taste.
All the iOS emojis with easy access. Your most used smileys are easily accessed by a single swipe.
Delete so sweet:
The backspace button in Type Nine is nothing short of a miracle. By swiping left you delete an entire word, but by swiping slowly you can precision delete much better than simply holding down backspace. You can even undo what you deleted or cut it to a different position by swiping down on delete.
Moving the cursor:
No more cramps in your fingers trying to move the cursor to the correct position. Simply swipe left or right on space to move the cursor an entire word at a time, or swipe slowly to position precisely.
Resizing for big screens:
If you're using an iPhone 6 plus or an iPad, you can easily resize the keyboard to a better size for one-handed typing.
Fix speed / performance issue from last update.
Ratings and Reviews
Updated review: I was contacted by the developer with a pretty condescending response to my review. I still stand behind my initial review. The keyboard is glitchy, not including the word “I’m”. That was just an example of the many words the keyboard failed to recognize. They suggested I don’t use the swiping feature, which is the reason I downloaded their app. If you don’t want someone to use a feature in an app that isn’t ready after testing, don’t release it.
Original review: I grew up with Nokia phones so I missed using T9 and I was happy to come across this, until I started using it. IT'S SO GLITCHY. I couldn't swipe a simple sentence without having to backspace and search for the word several times. Why can't I type the word "I'm"? It kept inserting the word "In". So frustrating. This app is basically useless unless you like getting frustrated when you're trying to send a simple text.
could be improved
This app has major potential. Love the layout and it works pretty well when tapping. Swiping seems like a big hit or miss a lot of the times though. Developers could improvement it by restricting the active dictionary to only one language so I don't get words from another language or ones that look made up. For example, I swiped "tickets" and instead I get "tickell" even though ive removed this word multiple times. As others have mentioned predictive text bar before typing would be awesome. More themes would also be nice. I typed this review using the keyboard. The app is pretty expensive for something that requires this amount of improvement. The Send button in Contact Support doesnt work so you cant even send suggestions
Not quite how I remember it...
This is a pretty solid keyboard and it’s the only one that actually works. I wish it acted more like The T9 I remember, with a next key instead of a predictive options box and the ability to double tap the one key to get smiley faces. I also REALLY miss the ability to tap one to add an apostrophe in words like i'm, i'll, today's, etc. I would rather cycle the options with a next key than have the menu. I also miss the numbers on the keys. I didnt realize how much I relied on them to type until they were gone. However, thats just how I learned to text back I'm the day. I'm sure I'll get faster as I get more used to texting like this. But over all, its pretty solid and it works pretty well.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.