Type2Phone – Bluetooth Keyboard
Developer: Houdah Software
Current Version: 3.0.1
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Download Size: 653.9 KB - Download
Use your Mac to type on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV
Type2Phone works just like a Bluetooth keyboard: no additional app is needed.
• Use your Mac's full-sized keyboard with your iPhone and iPad
• Paste passwords, addresses, etc. from your Mac to your mobile device
• Type texts, tweets, status updates, etc.
• Reply to emails on accounts configured only on your iOS device
• Control your Apple TV
• Use a single keyboard with all your Apple devices
4th generation Apple TV requires tvOS 9.2 to enable Bluetooth keyboard support.
• Connects automatically as you start typing
• Disconnects when idle or sent to the background (optional)
• Command-Tab in and out of Type2Phone
• Customizable keyboard shortcuts for all your devices
• Copy-paste text from Mac to iPhone, iPad or Apple TV
• AppleScript to automate text input
• Support for Mac OS X dictation (10.8 or later)
• Support for TextExpander on Mac
• Support for iOS Voice Over
## Get started in 3 easy steps:
• On your Mac, open System Preferences > Bluetooth. Make sure Bluetooth is on and discoverable. Leave System Presences open.
• Start Type2Phone. Leave it running and frontmost.
• On the iOS device, go to Settings > Bluetooth. Tap the name of your Mac to start the pairing procedure.
Please note: If your Mac and iOS device had been previously paired, you first need to undo the pairing on both ends. Have each device forget the other. Then go through the above procedure.
## Supported iOS keyboard layouts:
U.S American, Arabic, Australian, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Canadian English, Canadian French, Czech, Czech QWERTY, Danish, Dutch, Dvorak, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese QWERTY, Norwegian, Polish, Polish Pro, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Slovak QWERTY, Spanish ISO, Swedish, Swiss French, Swiss German, Thai, Turkish, Turkish QWERTZ
## Customer praises:
"Quite possibly the biggest time-saving productivity tool in my ecosystem"
5 stars by mediawolf, USA
"Muy buena app. Hace lo que dice. Es sencilla, práctica, en una palabra: Perfecto¡¡¡"
5 stars by Ruben2013, Spain
"Marche parfaitement, très utile pour taper de long SMS ou autres"
5 stars by Aalin, France
"Perfekte App. Macht genau das, was sie soll. "
5 stars by tomekiii, Germany
"I have been working with 2 bluetooth keyboards […] Now I only need one. Well done!"
5 stars by Big Voice, USA
"… my daughters are wondering how I can text back so much and so fast!"
5 stars by bt4jc, USA
Sometimes only minor bugs need fixing
Most Helpful Reviews
Quite possibly the biggest time-saving productivity tool in my ecosystem - This is a little utility that has a huge impact on my productitivity. Quite simply it allows me to use my Mac keyboard on my iPhone. When I got my first “smart” phone an iPhone 3GS, I thought having a GPS was a dumb, wasteful idea that I would never use. This, needless to say, was one of those spectacular blunders, like the infamous guys who predicted Frank Sinatra or The Beatles or Einstein would never amount to anything. The GPS is genius, and has recouped me LITERALLY thousands upon thousands of hours. Type2Phone is like that. It works well, and smartly. High recommendations.
It was great and now its not - It worked fine for me until i moved to 10.11.3. Now it starts and instantly dies. If they fix it, i’ll consider adjusting my review accordingly, but until then i don’t think it makes sense to purchase it.
More Reviews for Current Version
OLD FUDDYDUDDY - I LOATH CELL SCREEN KEYBOARDS. MY OLD FAT FINGERS JUST DON’T SEEM TO WORK WITH THEM. THAT WHY I LOVE TYPE2PHONE. ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS EDITING SOMETHING THAT NEEDS CHANGING BEFORE THE SEND BUTTON IS ACTIVATED! BLUETOOTH MIGHT HELP? MAYBE? GIVE ME A BOX I CAN TYPE INTO AND THEN EDIT TO MY HEART’S CONTENT WITH A SEND BUTTON. BETTER YET!!!! MAKE THE BOX HOLD ONLY 140 CHARACTERS THEN DISPLAY AN ENORMOUS MARKER THAT CAN BE SEEN BY THESE OLD EYES, NOT THAT SILLY MICROSCOPIC @#$/*&^ FADED TO INVISIBLE GRAY CHARACTER COUNT BUILT IN THE IPHONE. YES! I’M “YELLING”, AS A MATTER OF FACT I AM YELLING AS LOUD AS I CAN AS SEEMS TO BE ONLY WAY TO GET THE ATTENTION OF YOU BUNCH OF WET BEHIND THE EARS WIPPERSNAPPERS. LONGTIME GRUMPY OLD MAN!!!!!
Top Notch - Bought this solely because it was on sale some time ago. Tonight, I had cause to finally use it and it worked like a charm. Set up was easy (some issues with my Bluetooth, but unrelated to the app), and using it was as natural as can be. The display is just what you need: enough information about what you’re doing and what is being transmitted, but no useless bells and whistles. Does what it says = 3-star Does what it says well = 4-star Goes beyond what it says to provide a great overall UE = 5-star
this is seriously useful - It does what it’s supposed to do: lets you use your mac as a bluetooth keyboard. I love it becasue there are all kinds of devices like phones and tv boxes with crappy onscreen keyboards. Having a real keybaord always available whenever I’m carrying my laptop is great. One suggestion: add a bluetooth trackpad too!
Simple and extreemly useful - I use this app every day with my work Mac. I don’t like to mix my personal messages with my business messages (neither should you!), this app helps resolve that issue. Instead of using the OS X messages app I just command tab to this app and type directly onto my iOS device. I think this is an absolute must have app for anyone who sits behind a desk all day and values their privicy.
Great app! Pretty expensive, but it does what it says. - Okay, I downloaded this application with one hope: Does this work with Minecraft PE? The answer: Yes, in a way. You can either type in a box, and send the text to your device, or you can just start typing with the app open, and it will type to your device live! If you want to know if you can use this app as a way to play MCPE, as MCPC with a keyboard, the answer is no. You can still type in chat, but pressing buttons such as forward, slash, and other stuff won’t work to control your player. I am definately going to use this app a lot! I do recommend this application. Great job developers! ~FB