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Wide Email (typing shortcuts)

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!! IMPORTANT NOTE: The newest version of the iPhone OS — version 3.0 released June 17 — enables users to view and compose emails in landscape mode in the built-in Mail program. You no longer need Wide Email in order to write emails with the wider, landscape keyboard.

However, Wide Email still makes writing emails and tweets much faster and easier with its "typing shortcuts" feature, described below. And it automatically saves sent drafts to use as templates for writing new emails. These extra features are why Wide Email remains on sale for iPhone OS 3.0 users.


Quickly write whole words or phrases by typing only one or two letters. For example, when you type "cu", the phrase "see you later" is automatically inserted.

Similar to AutoType on the BlackBerry, AutoText in Microsoft Word, and typing macros in various desktop programs.

• Customize your shortcuts by adding, changing, or deleting a virtually unlimited number of shortcuts

• Use shortcuts to insert single words, sentences, or entire paragraphs

• Shortcuts can insert multiple lines. For example, "adr" could insert your whole 3-line mailing address. Enables shortcuts to insert multiple paragraphs.


You can use Wide Email to post new tweets to your Twitter account through Twitterrific. Writing tweets is faster and easier using the landscape keyboard, which Twitterrific doesn't provide. You can also use all the typing shortcuts you've created!

(You must download and install Twitterrific on your iPhone or iPod touch for this to work. The basic version is free in the App Store.)



• Save drafts to finish later — great for writing long emails to friends

• Automatically saves copies of sent emails, just in case

• Automatically saves drafts if program is interrupted, e.g. by home key

• View more of your message at once while typing: subject line moved into top bar, and iPhone status bar hidden when in landscape mode.

• Drafts in the auto-saved, "sent drafts" list can now be deleted one at a time as well as all at once.

What's New in Version 3.2

** FIXED: Occasionally, typing a shortcut in an email or tweet would cause a quick vertical flicker of the text. This is now fixed.

** Now compatible with iPhone OS 3.0. However, this version of Wide Email will still run perfectly on iPhone OS 2.1 and above.

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Customer Reviews

App made switching from Blackberry to IPhone Easier

One feature that I really missed on the IPhone was AutoText. That was till I found this app. Wide Email allows me to type new emails and reply to existing emails. Simple to use and works. Well worth the small cost.


I apologize. My comment a few days ago got it wrong.

This application does work ... But with an important exception. That exception is that your composed email must be short.

Really Short!!!

If your email is longer than a hundred words or so, it will not transfer to mail. It'll just remain stuck in draft form.

If you find this acceptable, buy this app. If you are like me, you may feel this app is woefully deficient.

Buyer beware!

A must have app!!!

Works exactly as described. Worth the money for shortcuts feature alone.

Works great for writing long emails also.

I write much more emails now. Great job!!!!

Please add smileys, fonts and special symbols

Wide Email (typing shortcuts)
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Jun 18, 2009
  • Version: 3.2
  • Size: 0.1 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Japanese
  • Seller: Patrick Barry

Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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