If you want to leave your phone behind, or even in your pocket, there's a problem: you can navigate, pay, answer calls, run health apps, and get news and reports, but you can't type on your Apple Watch.... until now.

By reducing the keypad to four buttons, we allow you to type easily on Apple Watch.

With a design three years in the making, Modality has a layout that is easy to learn and memorize, because the letters are arranged by shape. You'll probably understand how it works the first time you use it. And you may even find it fun.

After I finished making Modality for Apple Watch, I sent out probably 50 texts in the first week - partly because I was excited, but mostly because it was easier than pulling my phone out of my pocket.

We thank you for trying Apple Watch Modality and invite you to give us feedback at

Download and use Modality for Apple Watch... and then get it for your iPhone or iPad too.

What’s New

Version 2.2

- Updated crash issues.
- Better instructions for contacting us with questions or ideas.

Ratings and Reviews

Man142 ,

Great app!

Modality has made my everyday life so much easier, when I’m in a meeting and need to easily type to my kids without distracting this is the go to app I use. 10/10 recommend!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for this review! I also use Modality in meeting situations for those quick texts, as well as for longer writing when I simply don't want to take out my phone. Please contact us at any time at or on Facebook so we can get more specifics on your experiences as well as find out what suggestions you might have.

Quimby315 ,

Confusing...wasted money...

This was confusing/cumbersome at best. I just wasted $2.99. Oh well, maybe somebody will think of something that works, but this isn’t it... Deleted.

Developer Response ,

I am really sorry to hear that. The basic philosophy is that the buttons can be any one of the letters, like the old flip phones. Also the letters are arranged by shape to help learn and use them quickly. There is a tutorial at to describe that, and we would love it if you would consider giving Modality another chance. Also, please write us at to dialog and share specifics. We do appreciate your trying it, and we would love to hear directly from you in our never-ending pursuit of making this the best system we possibly can. Thanks, Ian Hanson, CEO, Joyful Machines.


Ian Hanson
34.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 by Ian Hanson


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