hipjot keyboard

Developer Yose Widjaja has created a new Swype-style keyboard, and is demoing it in his note-taking app Hipjot. The keyboard allows you to type and utilize swipe gestures with two hands, enabling you to complete words and sentences very quickly.

While the app looks far too busy for my taste, the keyboard is actually very interesting. It’ll obviously take some getting used to, and some practice, but the app promises you’ll hit 70-90 words per minute with ease. Widjaja himself is able to reach 120…

Here’s the app’s description (via MacRumors):

“Hipjot is a slick notes app, featuring a unique slide keyboard that lets you input words SUPER fast, letting you reach 70-90 words per minute with ease. Beats writing on paper for sure.

It’s just like typing normally (especially when using two fingers), except you don’t have to tap the screen everytime you want to type letters that are next to each other. Words like “awesome”, “sweden”, “suppose” and “seriously” become so much faster to type. “

And here’s a video of the swipe keyboard in action:

And finally, for those who doubt Widjaja’s 120wpm:

Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t allow users to install third-party keyboards, so the only place you’ll get to use this is in the Hipjot app. Nuance said that it had talked with the company at one point about Swype, but it obviously never went passed discussions.

Of course there’s still the SDK option—last month we told you about Flesky, a startup that’s offering its swipe-based keyboard to developers to integrate into their apps. Widjaja says he’s interested in this, but third-party app support isn’t usually widespread.

So for now, the 120wpm keyboard remains a novelty of the Hipjot app, which you can download here for $1.99.

Thoughts?

  • Prasoon Singh

    Why can’t we have this keyboard as a jailbreak tweak? That would be cool.

    • Nate McKelvie

      There have been some jailbreak keyboards that function like a swype keyboard but they all sucked badly, one even CLAIMED to be made by the official swype but wasnt

  • Prasoon Singh

    Any apps with rounded corners looks horrible.

    • GzyOnline

      my feelings exactly! just like the STOOPID Contact Pics in iOS 7, horrible, terrible, stoopid idea! SMH~ :-@

  • Charlie Val

    Apple needs to make something like this. Typing on an iPhone is a joke compared to Swype or SwiftKey.

    • Dan

      I agree

    • Maxim∑

      its not a “joke” swype/gesture keyboard only works well in certain situations

      • Falk M.

        Apple’s keyboard only works well in certain situations, too!

        The keyboard is WAY overdue for a major overhaul.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Was just gonna say we need these keyboards as jailbreak tweaks! I mean come on! Flesky even has their APIs available.

  • Mark

    Cool! now someone need to integrate this natively on iOS.

  • tariq

    My hs(:

    • David Horbach

      How do you do that?

    • Forte

      Why’re you posting that here and for the record your hs is hideous.

      • BoardDWorld

        I admit that hs is hideous, but I like the fact that he posted it here. It reminds me of the old jb days when it use to happen frequently.

    • Martynet

      what a mess

    • Rafeh babar

      What theme

    • J™

      you should change the text on your hs to “It’s F’ing FUGLY!”

    • that’s terrible.

  • Hermès Vainstar Chu

    Dev said he may try bring this into the cydia store

    • 123bob

      It would be cool if he did.

    • Keir Dicus

      Proof?

  • Joe Benning

    I wish they would bring back iTypeFastr.

  • JulianZH

    pretty useless if i cant use it outside of that app.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      A tweak of some sort will likely make this possible…

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    God I just downloaded this and SUPER confusing app!!

  • Saul

    Ok the one typing on the video is just a fast typer. I don’t think the app is helping much.

  • Chan

    Boy! this is the most complicated insane piece of software Why these guys can’t make the keyboard without all the other complications?

    I couldn’t just get anything done with it

    Hands down

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      I know right???? The keyboard is great, but the app itself is like trying to learn 10 different languages at one time. How they thought this was gonna be easy accessible is beyond me

  • Daniel Robert Johnson

    How does this look? My apologies, I’m just fairly curious. Much thanks & please critique.

  • Daniel Robert Johnson

    This.

    • BoardDWorld

      You could call it iOS 7 “extreme”

  • nemopsp

    Please make this a jailbreak tweak!! Also I miss OctopusKeyboard :/ but the dev. for OctopusKeyboard wasn’t lookin to update for iOS7 cause he don’t have a device on iOS7 an by the time he gets a device the jailbreak window will probably b closed for iOS7 :/ soo someone please make this a keyboard! Or rebuild OctopusKeyboard for iOS7 please! But I’d love to try this app b4 I buy $1.99 is pricey for an app that I can’t even use this keyboard natively on iOS7 also I hear this app jus crashes on iOS6

  • Question

    Just tried this app and this keyboard is really great! I use swipeselection but if this ever turns out to be a tweak i will say bye bye to swipeselection

  • Jeep204

    There should be a swype keyboard for ipad!

  • Tim Anderson

    widjaja should make this happen for jailbreakers so we can use this for our messages app/BiteSMS ahhhhh

    • GzyOnline

      There is swype for iOS in Cydia, I’ve installed it and used it in years past, but it was quite buggy.. I’m certain it doesn’t support iOS 7 or x64 now.

  • Sequoia Murray

    If there was a jailbreak tweak for this… that actually worked.