Graffiti for Android

Graffiti for Android


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™.

Features:
-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.

Recent changes:
v2.0.6 is the same as v2.0.5 but includes a menu item to upgrade to Graffiti Pro in Android Market.

This release is ad-supported. Upgrade to Graffiti Pro for $2.99 for no ads.
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About Graffiti for Android
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™.

Features:
-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.

Recent changes:
v2.0.6 is the same as v2.0.5 but includes a menu item to upgrade to Graffiti Pro in Android Market.

This release is ad-supported. Upgrade to Graffiti Pro for $2.99 for no ads.

User reviews of Graffiti for Android
A. Essential. Use this when I feel like writing shorthand. Gets a bit buggy after a while (weeks), then I uninstall for a while. Placebo solution that does the trick.
Aug 6, 2012
This is a great app. Ignore the reviews like "I typed b and it wrote h", there are special ways to write characters that you have to learn. Like shorthand. The only thing this app needs is an adjustment for "jitter" eg when tapping a "." sometimes it sees a "-" due to hand/phone movements.
Apr 10, 2012
Love it. I'm an author and this is closer to writing by hand than texting. Great if I want write. But I have to admit I use my Evo Shift keyboard for passwords and such. The letters aren't that difficult to get used to, but take some practice to make without thinking about them.
Sep 1, 2011
I love the Palm feel of this! So much easier to use. However, it's quite dizzying how the input bar constantly goes up and down every time word suggestions flash under it (predictive text feature). I hope the devs make it so that the input bar is fixed and there's a permanent space for suggested words.
May 8, 2011
needs a little getting used to, but then it is the best of the best:)!!! (it has almost all special signs, except polish)
Mar 18, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 4, 2014
Utterly useless Do I really need to go to settings and select a different keyboard to hit "enter?"
A Google User
Nov 25, 2014
Brilliant but unusable The handwriting recognition part is an exact duplicate of Graffiti as it was on my Palm PDA and that part works brilliantly. But it doesn't integrate well with most Android apps. If there was a quick way to switch between Graffiti and Swype I'd keep Graffiti, but sadly it has to go. Goodbye old friend!
A Google User
Nov 25, 2014
Too small window I loved this input method since palm 2, but the window for writing is just too small. It hasn't changed since then, and back then we used stylus with tiny tip, and now, fingers with lady nails. I would gladly pay for this app if they make input window bigger.
A Google User
Nov 24, 2014
App not being kept up to date Long press to switch keyboard doesn't work. Grafitti writing area size seems hard coded by number of pixels and is miniscule on newer phones with high resolution screens. A shame, because otherwise it would be worthy of purchase.
A Google User
Nov 22, 2014
Great for Some of Us If you're old enough to know the Grafiti characters used on the Palm Pilot, this is a must have. I can still write with this easier than I can type. If you have never used Grafiti, it is easy and fast to learn. Full screen swype to see the legend. There are also some tricks you can find, like drawing the v backward so it does not come out as a u. But it beats any on-screen keyboard available.