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Horizontal typing! What a concept!
The iPhone's Mail and Notes applications can only compose messages in a vertically-oriented perspective, with the keyboard just a footnote at the bottom. EasyWriter Pro kicks you into landscape-mode, freeing your fingers to amble luxuriously across the wider letters. Just open EasyWriter, turn your iPhone sideways, type your message, choose your recipient, and click Send to Mail. Presto! No more complaining!
OK, some complaining. A Send to Text option would be nice, but you can always email yourself a note.
Another handy feature, text clippings, allows you to save text “snippets” to a library for later use--like if you’re constantly writing home as you leave the office or emailing your favorite delivery order to a wired restaurant. So it’s not exactly copy and paste, but hey, it helps.
EasyWriter is far from perfect, though. Since the developers obviously targeted iPhone’s shortcomings, we wanted a robust spellchecker to go beyond Apple's built-in typing corrector. And while sending new email is a snap, replying is a pain, requiring a series of switches between Mail and EasyWriter, which is hardly worth the effort.
EasyWriter Pro was updated to version 2.0 just as we published this review. Look for coverage of the latest edition soon.Even without frills, EasyWriter Pro aptly gives a bigger keyboard to compose email, making it a crucial upgrade for our fat-fingered friends.