Composing emails and text messages on the iPhone is quicker than it is on most other mobile devices - but it's far from perfect.
If you're fed up with the rather fiddly text entry keypad on the iPhone then you might want to give EasyWriter a try. The app is designed to help you write emails faster and more accurately by using the iPhone's keyboard in landscape mode.
In order to activate the feature, you simply launch EasyWriter, and tilt the screen. The keyboard will then automatically be switched to landscape mode. It genuinely does make a difference to typing speeds too. In my tests, I found the landscape mode in EasyWriter to be about 30 seconds faster at writing a three-sentence email than the standard portrait aspect keyboard.
Another great thing about EasyWriter is the way you can zoom in and out of text simply by pinching the screen, making it great for viewing long emails on a single screen.
EasyWriter saves the text that you're writing, so even if you receive a call or a message, you won't lose your draft. Once you've finished typing your message, you just hit 'Send to Mail' and choose your email provider. Your text will then be inserted automatically as a new message ready for sending.
EasyWriter certainly provides a much quicker way of typing than the standard iPhone keypad, although integration with your email service is still a little cumbersome.
- Minor update to ensure compatibility with future versions of the iPhone OS.