EasyWriter Pro for iPhone review

Built to make writing emails faster and simpler, EasyWriter Pro brings capabilities like spellcheck, auto-text and snippets to the iPhone’s message composition tools. True, June’s iOS 4 update added spellchecking capabilities (among other features) to the iPhone’s arsenal. But if you’ve got an older phone or iPod touch that can’t run iOS 4, then EasyWriter Pro provides a way to add spellchecking features. This app offers other capabilities at a low cost too, making it a worthwhile download.

The interface is clean and simple. A single window is divided into three panels: the toolbar, the text-input box, and the keyboard. The toolbar is where you manoeuvre between spellchecking, snippets, selecting from your favourite email recipients, and composing modes.

EasyWriter Pro’s spellcheck comes with Learn and Ignore buttons. We’re impressed with the snippets panel, which comes with an auto-text, or text expansion, feature for built-in and custom snippets stored in the app. However, these must be created within the app.

EasyWriter Pro is a beautiful app that is well-designed; it doesn’t try to do too much and it does just enough with perfection, making it an ideal iPhone utility. Unfortunately, it comes with some hindrances, like an out-of-the-way reply workflow, though that’s a limitation Apple imposes on third-party developers.



OUR VERDICT

At just 59p, EasyWriter is a steal, even in the iOS 4 era. It makes for a great contribution to the iPhone’s messaging capabilities.

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