If you’ve been looking for a creative way of using your handwriting as a keyboard then Penquills has got you covered. Penquills is a revolutionary 2-in-1 custom keyboard for iPhone’s and iPad’s running iOS 8. Penquills combines single character and whole word recognition inside of one powerful and easy to use keyboard.
To enable the use of Penquills you will have to set it up as a keyboard in the system settings of your device. This will allow you to use Penquills as the default keyboard of your device, if you should wish to do so. Keep in mind that you will have to give Penquills full access to your device so that it can create and keep track of your user dictionary, this is something that all third party iOS keyboards require.
To use the single character input method you will have to hold your device in portrait mode. This will allow you to handwrite single letters, symbols, or numbers one at a time to create your words. Penquills will learn how you communicate with others and will predict words above the keyboard that it feels that you may use. You can change how quickly Penquills will allow you to write in individual letters in the Settings of Penquills, by default it lets you input within 2-3 seconds after each character is recognized.
If you are wanting to write in words instead of just characters at a time you’ll have to rotate your device into landscape. This will convert the keyboard into a whole word recognition mode where you can write multiple words at a time to formulate your sentences. This makes texting or jotting down notes much faster and easier, in my opinion, than using the single character method. This is where adding words into the custom dictionary in the Penquills settings comes in handy because as you’re writing Penquills does its best to ensure what you are writing is actually what you are wanting to input and will input the closest match to what you’ve written.
Penquills brings the feel of writing on paper to your iOS device. Make writing more personal, download Penquills in the App Store.