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The best way to write Messages on Apple Watch?


When it comes to writing messages, Apple Watch limits you to use of canned responses, dictation and Scribble notes – now you can also write more complex messages manually, thanks to the recently-updatd FlickType Keypad.

The little app that does

FlickType is a $1.99 third-party keyboard app designed for iPhone that also then works as a gesture/swipe-type keyboard for the Messages app on your Apple Watch.

You can use it to write, send and reply to Messages, use the Digital Crown to scroll for alternative words, emojiis and so on. It can be made available as a Complication so it can be made available on your watch face – and in fact, you need to enable this for best results.

If you have a cellular Apple Watch, the app means you’ll be able to get back on urgent messages quickly even if they come while you take a jog around your local socially distanced park. The app also works with VoiceOver so can speak your message back to you if you want to be sure it’s correct.

How it works

The developer has done a good job in designing the app.

Despite the small size of the display, buttons are nice and clear while support for gesture-based typing makes it feel easier to use than Apple’s own Scribble interface. You get more words written, for a start – and the apps smart enough to figure out what you are trying to write.

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