FoWare’s [itunes link=”″ title=”typer” text=”Typer”] app for iOS is a great way to enhance your social media and messaging experience. Typer provides you with twelve different cross-platform text styles such as ⓒⓘⓡⓒⓛⓔ, ǝɿʎʇs ʇxǝʇ pǝddıɿɟ, e̲̅n̲̅c̲̅a̲̅s̲̅e̲̅, s̸w̸o̸r̸d̸, and ţŗęŋd. You can copy and paste the text to any app on your iPhone to share your unusual words with your friends.

Not only is the app’s content quite unique, but its interface is too. Start typing a word, and the new text-style translation appears in white upon a dark brown background. Slide your finger across the bar above the keyboard to switch to a different font. Simply copy your specialized text and use it anywhere via iPhone’s paste.

You’ll also find access to emoji for hundreds of emoticons directly from your keyboard. Remember, this app is free for a limited time, so it doubles as a free symbol/emoticon database alongside its multiple text style offerings.

In the main window there are multiple different social tabs to choose from. At the top of the screen you’ll find SMS and email tabs, which will allow you to send your text within iPhone’s native email and messaging applications. To the right of the sliding bar (above the keyboard) is the post button, which allows you to post to Facebook via your Status or directly on someone’s wall. You can also Tweet your message within the app itself.

You can [itunes link=”″ title=”typer” text=”download Typer”] for free in the App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running iOS 3.0 or later. For more information, check out Typer’s website.



William Shaub is a performance major at Juilliard who balances a life in music with heavy doses of writing and tennis. He loves tech journalism, and spends an enormous amount of time on a smartphone. You...