Clever New iOS 8 Keyboard Brings Visual Text Expansion To iPhone And iPad

Apple’s decision to open certain segments of its mobile platform up to developers with iOS 8 was much lauded by the tech community, and from a day-to-day standpoint, the introduction of third-party keyboard support has been something of a godsend. The likes of SwiftKey, Fleksy and Swype have undoubtedly made our lives a great deal easier, but even these long-standing utilities don’t solve all of our issues and gripes with typing on a mobile device. Having to re-type the same phrases and words can prove tiresome, and even though AutoFill comes to our rescue at times, there are instances whereby we just repeat ourselves time and again. Luckily, though, there’s an app for that.

Called TypeSnippets, it’s fairly self-explanatory in that it allows you to cut out and keep little bits of info that you find yourself inputting on a frequent basis, and while it’s not particularly unique as a utility, it’s one of the best executed examples of how one can save time when typing.


Whether it’s a Twitter page or a phone number, you can meticulously arrange your snippets through the concise, easy-to-use interface, and as you accumulate these snippets, you can better organize them using specific, customizable labels and icons.


You can make a snippet about anything you like, and once you’ve gotten used to using TypeSnippets, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to manage without it. Although free of charge to download, there’s an in-app purchase of $2.99 that gives you unlimited snippets as well as access to a bunch of cool features, and where some devs have been known to sting users with additional charges further down the line, author Nice Mohawk promises that the one-off fee covers everything; forever.


So, if you’re constantly filling out forms, and want an easy way to access and apply simple bits of info, then TypeSnippets has you well and truly covered. As aforementioned, it is free, although to get the very most out of it, the $2.99 cost in-app is an investment well worth making.


If TypeSnippets doesn’t float your boat, then you should also give Snipboard a try.

(Download: TypeSnippets for iOS on the App Store)

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