Graffiti for Android
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Rating: 3.9 (2,527) Cost: Free Downloads: 100,000 - 500,000
Download Graffiti™ - The Keyboard Replacement for Android that uses the stroke-based handwriting recognition system text input system made popular by Palm™ PDAs running PalmOS™.
-Replaces the Default Keyboard for Android
-Stroke-based text input - Uses the Graffiti™ alphabet text input method
-Easy to Learn
-Speeds up text input with Auto-Capitalization and Word Learning
-English and Japanese language support
-Faster and More Accurate that On-Screen Typing
-Advertisement Free upgrade available with Graffiti™ Pro.
Graffiti™ is a replacement for the built-in on-screen keyboard, also called an input method. With Graffiti, you no longer type but you draw Graffiti characters with your finger or a compatible stylus. Graffiti characters are mostly single-stroke drawings that closely match the usual alphabet, but are simplified to make entry faster and easier. For example, the letter "A" is entered with a stroke that looks like an upside-down "V", saving time that you do not need to cross the "A" in the middle. Same for the letter "T", which is entered almost like a "7".
There are text and numeric input areas, improving the recognition of your input. Strokes drawn in the text area will only be interpreted as letters; strokes in the numeric area will be interpreted as numbers.
If you were a user of a PalmOS based PDA in the past, this will all be very familiar to you as the input method used by those devices was a stylus drawing Graffiti strokes in an input area at the bottom of the display. But even if you were not a Graffiti user before, you should give it a try now if you find that the on-screen keyboard doesn't suit your input style.
Don't know the Graffiti alphabet? After installing and enabling Graffiti, just draw a stroke up from the Graffiti input area into the main display area and the help screen appears. Tap to switch between the six stroke help screens.
Watch the YouTube videos to get a sense of what this input system is like in action and read the comments and reviews.
Install video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roTlELn8fE4
PocketNow video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTQrnDpAO8U
CareAce video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CbO7EpBhEY
Questions? Please see the FAQ at our website.
Rick - 2011-01-29
No help screen to help u learn the keystrokes. Bad news if you do not know grafiti already. Fast, word suggestions is primitive compared to keyboard
Catherine - 2011-02-09
Great start. Not as smooth as palm or even winmo. Might work better with a stylus than a finger. BIG DRAWBACK: disables multi-touch zoom in browser.
CJ - 2011-05-05
Works very well if you have used Graffiti in the past. I like using it much better than a keyboard because I can keep my eyes on the text while I type
A Tim Holt - 2011-04-03
It's love/hate. The whole experience is nearly ruined by the death-grip on the cursor's position, and overstepping the bounds ought to continue typing
Janssen - 2011-08-11
Great app,just like using my palm from the past. Now using this for all my text input & is faster than swype. Cheers gsi9000
VictorK - 2011-08-11
Full Disclosure: I'm a PalmOS person so I didn't have to learn Graffiti, I've known it for 10+ years. That said and as much as I prefer this over the on-screen keyboards. With this I don't have to look at the screen while I am trying to enter data. I can type in German/Spanish without having to switch over to another keyboard for the special characters. It's great! Why only 3 stars you ask? It doesn't have direct access to copy/cut/paste like on the Palm and I don't have shortcuts. Please add those!!!!!
Juan - 2011-02-25
LEGENDARY. It's been years since I used this on a Palm & still beats keyboard any day. Multitouch zoom still works fine. Will go Pro soon. HTC Desire.
moose - 2011-02-17
Like riding a bike. But i'm suspicious of giving all my keystrokes to the app. Can't go higher than 2 stars for any "network" connected input method
Haider - 2011-08-12
A great idea , but not just for me ... others would love it as you can see from other comments but others would find it hard to use , like me :P
Stompy - 2011-02-14
Love it! The ads in writing area are a bit annoying, but after a bit, I didn't notlce them anymore. HTC Desire.
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