MBraille brings you a mobile braille keyboard.
With the free features you can type, edit and send tweets and text messages using contracted or uncontracted English braille.*
With the full version you can also use braille to
- call contacts or telephone numbers
- send email
- do facebook status updates
- add calendar entries
- fire away internet search engine queries
- the text typed is automatically put to clipboard when you switch apps.
- interact with other 3rd party applications
- check spelling
- save and open text files
- sync to dropbox
- use MBraille as third party keyboard
The keyboard is also available as a separate in-app purchase.
MBraille fully support both iPhone/iPod and iPad
An experienced blind MBraille user can easily surpass the sighted typists using the built in virtual keyboard.
*uncontracted Braille is supported and help is available for Arabic, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish
UI and Braille are also supported for Czech, Italian, Portuguese, and Slovakian, only help is still missing.
Braille table support exists also for Afrikaans, Estonian and Romanian. Afrikaans support includes contractions.
MBraille supports iPhones, iPod touches and iPads.
"An iPhone without MBraille, just isn't a fully operational iPhone anymore!" --Cliff Isaksen, Norway
AppleVis granted MBraille and MPaja a Golden Apple, which we accept with deep gratitude:
UEB fixes, Drafts 5 support, iOS 12 tested.
.da now uses Drafts 5, .da4 is still available. Original Drafts is no longer supported.
Ratings and Reviews
ellegant and clean and always updated
This app as well as Apple's on-screen braille are what makes me an unabashed Apple fan. You can edit everything you write without leaving the app. Spell checking, calling a phone number, entering a calender item or a google search are things you can do quickly and efficiently with beautiful wonderful MBraille. The developer maintains a relationship with his community and we love the app. MBraille was the first app to get the translation issues resolved so that an s at the end of a word did not come out as the word so. Buy this app and fall in love with braille again.
My favorite typing app
I love the MBraille app because I can type very quickly with it on my iPhone, and even in contracted braille. This last part is very helpful to me. I love to be able to type as quickly as possible. Often when I type on the default keyboard on my iPhone that appears for text fields, I can barely keep track of my thoughts as I progress through the sentence. MBraille lets me type a whole lot faster. If my laptop broke or ceased working for some time, I can now say I've found an app that would make typing a large quantity of text on my iPhone tolerable. More than tolerable! I actually already write many messages with MBraille that are much longer than messages I used to write with the default Apple on-screen keyboard. I still like full-size qwerty keyboards the most, but I highly recommend MBraille to any braille user with an iPhone, especially if contracted braille is important to such a user. There are pretty cool editing capabilities that no other app of mine deticated to typing contains, other than note-taking apps that just use the default on-screen qwerty keyboard. There are other apps for typing Braille, but I definitely recommend MBraille the most personally, as it has allowed me to only occasionally attach my Apple Bluetooth keyboard to my iPhone. I think MBraille is worth the price if you are a competant braille user who appreciates typing on braille keyboards.
Excellent tool for Braille users!
If you've ever tried to write anything more than a word or two with the on-screen keyboard, you know the limited speeds you can achieve no matter how good you are. Then when you have something that lets you enter text, not only in braille, but in grade 2, and type as fast as you would with an external keyboard, it's obvious that you can be incredibly more efficient while working with your iDevice! I used to keep an external QWERTY keyboard with me most of the time to be ready to take notes quickly, but I never use it anymore. Beyond being able to paste text into any application, MBraille's advantage is increased even more by being able to directly send texts,emails, open urls, perform google searches, post to facebook and twitter, and more, without switching applications and pasteing. It is probably my most useful tool on my iPhone now, and with its editing capabilities, I even use it for more lengthy writing projects like this review, without even thinking twice about whether I want to use my iPhone or wait til I get to my PC! If you are good with braille, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
- MPaja Oy
- 82.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2013-16 MPaja Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- MBraille Keyboard $9.99
- MBraille Full Version $39.99
- MBraille Documents and Keyboard $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.