Microsoft launched its Word Flow keyboard application on iOS. The keyboard was designed to help users type faster with one hand thanks to the inclusion of an Arc mode, which gives the keyboard a circular shape.
The Word Flow keyboard allows users to type by tapping or swiping on letters, and it offers word predictions that improve over time. Users can also connect the app to their contacts list to allow the keyboard to auto-fill names.
By default, the keyboard resembles a standard mobile keyboard, but users can turn on Arc mode by swiping on an arc symbol to change its shape. Users can activate Arc mode in two orientations, based on whether they’re typing with their left or right hand.
Elsewhere, users can customize the keyboard’s appearance within the Word Flow app by selecting an available theme or creating their own theme using one of their own pictures. Users can upload a picture from their camera roll to serve as the keyboard’s background, and they can customize the color of the text, the color of the swipe while typing and more. Users can create and save multiple themes, and switch between these in the app.
The Word Flow keyboard is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store in the U.S.