5-Key™ Shift is a revolutionary “no-look” touchscreen keyboard designed for everyone with special focus to help people who have difficulty seeing or manipulating an iPhone or iPad. Simply slide anywhere on the keyboard to type letters, characters, and even emoji’s – and you don’t need to look to type! Now anyone can type, literally, by feel alone. And 5-Key’s small footprint is a welcome relief for iPad users and people with large phones or small hands. And lest we forget, the visual, audio, and tactile-haptic feedback make learning easier and typing a breeze.

5-Key™ Shift employs a proprietary keyboard layout designed to be simple, efficient, and easy to learn. The keyboard layout has some letters that are larger than the rest. These larger letters are the “Hotkeys” and are the most often typed letters in the English language. The best way to learn 5-Key™ Shift is to understand why the layout is the way it is, learn the Hotkeys, and then memorize the rest of the layout. With a little practice you will be up-to-speed in no time typing this fun and unique new way.

Please Note: The User Guide is only one way to learn 5-Key™ Shift. Please visit our website QWERTYFREE.COM for more information. There you will also find instructional videos which show just how easy typing with 5-Key™ Shift can be. These videos have audio commentary designed to help the visually impaired learn 5-Key™ Shift quickly.

Ratings and Reviews

Burke Dennigs

Brilliant, logical and fun!

This feels like the future. I have been using this app for a week now and I love it. It makes “typing” with my iPad, in particular, a breeze.

The design of the key swipes is so logical that it took me really no time at all to start using the keyboard.

I wrote this using it with my iPhone.

Prof Yater

The equivalent of Braille for touchscreen

New and potentially transformative. It does for modern touchscreen technology what Louis Braille did for written text 180 years ago. It’s tricky to learn — as is Braille I presume — but, like braille writing did, the 5-key app makes the impossible possible.


Qwertyfree LLC
26.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Qwertyfree, LLC


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