Morse-It is an easy to use application that allows to translate, interpret, type, learn, convert Morse code, and much more.
It is retina display enhanced, universal binary (run on iPhone/iPod and iPad), and is compatible with VoiceOver.
Type some text and it will be automatically encoded into some fullscreen flashing effect of the associated Morse code.
The flash light of your device will also be used.
Your "SOS" messages will be seen quite far away !
Some sound will also be played accordingly. In detailed mode, the text being encoded is scrolling through the decoding process.
Tap some morse code onto the screen and the program will translate it into some text.
Different input types are handled : Novice, Straight key, Memory Paddle, Iambic Paddle (A and B), Microphone. Left and right handed modes supported.
Test and improve your skills : are you good enough to be understood?
Create audio files containing Morse code in a dynamic way or from a given text.
Use those files as you wish : listen to them to train your decoding skills or use them as ringtones for your phone.
Exclusive feature allowing to decode, in real time, the Morse code recorded from the microphone into Text (the sound must be quite clear/loud and without much noise).
Some automatic calibration is performed, allowing adaptation to speed, tone and volume changes.
The full Morse alphabet can also be consulted and the associated Morse code can be played.
Tapped and decoded text can be edited and exported to the clipboard, the In-app email and SMS.
A special screen allows textual conversion of morse code and text. Exchange encoded messages with your friends.
Wikipedia and Visual Mnemonic screens allowing to get informations and mnemonics regarding morse code.
You can also add your own web sites for an in-app consultation.
All the application is highly configurable (Frequency, WPM, tone type, color, morse characters, variables ...)
!!! As seen on TV !!! (UK) in Most Haunted Live: Apparently you can use it to communicate with ghosts (no guaranty though)
Premium features can also be unlocked as a single in-app purchase :
Koch trainer screen, CWops Academy learning method, Quiz screen, Prosigns, Macros, Dictionaries : abbreviations, QSOs, mnemonics, Timing (farnsworth) and Morse alphabet/prosigns personalization, look customization ... and more.
Morse-it is powered by Icom, a world leader in the amateur radio market.
- 8.1.1 : More precise audio timing when encoding.
- Option for an endless mode in the Quizz screen.
- Option to remove the blinking in the Quizz screen.
- Fix for a potential added delay between words and letters (the farnsworth parameter could be incorrectly set to +100%).
- Fix for a potential audio lag while using the system keyboard (blocking the user interface).
- Fix for an incorrect audio file preview (with triangle and Sawtooth tones).
- Small fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Best App Available
Morse-it, with its recent changes, is now the best training app for those serious about mastering Morse as a language. There is an in-app option to unlock additional modes. I recommend simply including it in the total purchase price.
I feel there are better apps for learning letters, but once you graduate to learning whole words and phrases, this is the app you want. The ability to text others exported Morse audio is also fun (if you have a training partner). This is one of the few apps to support this feature.
73 de N2OW
Responsive Dev Dedicated to the Product
The dev responded quickly to my review and educated me about the process to turn off review prompts in iOS (a pet peeve). Francis, you rock!
The app is the best in most regards for learning CW. It pairs well with Ham Morse. If you are doing CW Ops, it is great because all of Level 1 is built in. For Level 2, I am making a custom list of words to work on word recognition and review using the Quiz portion of the app.
Also, this app is by far the easiest way to make CW ringtones
Developer Response ,
Thank you for updating your review, and for explaining how you use the app !
For those interested, I keep the part of my previous answer about disabling the Review popups :
Morse-it uses the (recently introduced by Apple) system prompt to ask for a review. Those prompts respect the user choice and are not displayed if you don't want them to. They can be disabled, using the dedicated option in the Apple Settings app. Not only you won't see them in Morse-it, but you won't see them in any app that try to display them.
Note: In Morse-it there is also a More Apps popup (allowing you to see more apps from me). It will be displayed after some time. Just press the "Never" button once, to permanently hide that popup.
Decent but Koch trainer stalls sometimes
There's a decent basis here for a great app, but I've had intermittent issues with the trainer getting stuck. Sometimes input will stall when Morse is being generated. Other times I've had the tone output stutter or get stuck (extremely long dash) this seems worse with non-default keyboards, but also occurs with the default Apple keyboard)
The Farnsworth interval doesn't seem as consistent either (it'd be nice to have that in the settings section)
These minor issues make it a little frustrating when you're learning!
Developer Response ,
Maybe you are unintentionally triggering the system gestures at the edge of the screen (to change the app, or to display the control center) ?
This can have the effect of blocking the application.
They can be delayed in the Settings screen, under the General section.
For information, unless you found a bug (in that case, please send an email to email@example.com), the Farnsworth setting (from the Rules screen) should impact all the other screens/features of the app.
- Francis Bonnin
- 40.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © PacoLabs
- In-App Purchases
- Premium features $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.