One of the coolest things about touchscreen technology is using a device to draw and jot down notes by hand. What if you could type using your handwriting, as well?
DioPen Script is an awesome keyboard app for Android that lets users input text via writing.
Developed by DIOTEK Co., Ltd, this fantastic keyboard is great for users who want to experience a whole new way of “typing”.
Concept and Functionality
DioPen Script is a keyboard replacement tool, so once you install it you have to go through the motions of setting it as your default keyboard/input method.
Luckily the app guides new users through this process, so it’s completed in a minute or two.
Once you have it set up another big plus is that there are plenty of tutorial animations to help you learn how to use DioPen Script.
Once the initial setup is complete and you’ve checked out a few of the tutorial videos, you’re ready to start using DioPen Script.
Simply open an app that requires keyboard input (web browser or note app, for example). From there, all you have to do is neatly write words and DioPen Script processes them and turns them into text.
It takes a bit of time to get used to writing and using DioPen Script, but it’s definitely time well spent.
I found the app to be incredibly responsive and accurate even when processing my terrible handwriting. According to the app’s Google Play description, it even features support for 40 different languages, as well as cursive writing.
DioPen Script comes with plenty of awesome features that make it a very viable keyboard replacement app.
For example, users can use gestures such as lines through text to remove it. As mentioned before, DioPen Script does a great job of providing tutorials so users can get the most out of the app.
Also, DioPen Script allows users to customize their writing experience by providing six different ink colors for users to choose from. This might seem like a minor detail, but the point is to make the writing experience as enjoyable as possible.
DioPen Script is available to download from Google Play for free and doesn’t include any extras or in-app purchases.
What you see is what you get, and what you get is an incredible keyboard app that lets you write instead of type.
It’ll take a bit of time to get used to DioPen Script and all of its features, but I can’t recommend it enough if you’re looking for a whole new way to “type” on your Android device.
DioPen Script requires Android 4.1+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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