Wide Email

Wide Email$0.99 from LizzardWerks Wide Email

NOTE: This version (3.1) fixes the problem with sending long emails, which was mentioned in some critical reviews. You can now send very long emails without a problem, as before, including any saved drafts.


Quickly write whole words or phrases by typing only one or two letters. For example, when you type “cu”, the phrase “see you later” is automatically inserted.

Similar to AutoType on the BlackBerry, AutoText in Microsoft Word, and typing macros in various desktop programs.

• Customize your shortcuts by adding, changing, or deleting a virtually unlimited number of shortcuts

• Use shortcuts to insert single words, sentences, or entire paragraphs

• Shortcuts can insert multiple lines. For example, “adr” could insert your whole 3-line mailing address. Enables shortcuts to insert multiple paragraphs.


You can use Wide Email to post new tweets to your Twitter account through Twitterrific. Writing tweets is faster and easier using the landscape keyboard, which Twitterrific doesn’t provide. You can also use all the typing shortcuts you’ve created!

(You must download and install Twitterrific on your iPhone or iPod touch for this to work. The basic version is free in the App Store.)



• Use wider, horizontal “landscape” keyboard to write emails

• Works for replying to emails from Mail, including reply all (see below)

• Works perfectly with accented characters (é, ü, etc) and non-Latin characters such as Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Korean, as well as the ampersand character (&)

• Turn phone to any orientation (even upside down!) and interface rotates

• Save drafts to finish later — great for writing long emails to friends

• Automatically saves copies of sent emails, just in case

• Automatically saves drafts if program is interrupted, e.g. by home key

• View more of your message at once while typing: subject line moved into top bar, and iPhone status bar hidden when in landscape mode.

• Drafts in the auto-saved, “sent drafts” list can now be deleted one at a time as well as all at once.


Write emails and post tweets to your Twitter account using the wider, landscape keyboard, which is easier and faster to type on than the vertical keyboard in Mail. Compose quick emails — or long letters to distant friends — while holding the phone sideways. The horizontal keyboard has wider keys that are easier to see and to hit, even for people with big thumbs.

Also good for writing longer notes to yourself, or for jotting down part of a story, paper, or article when inspiration strikes, then emailing the text to yourself.

You still must send the email through the built-in Mail program. Just tap “Send to Mail”, add recipients, and send. To reply (or reply all) to emails in Mail, first choose reply from within Mail, and when the compose window comes up, quit Mail by pressing the home key. Open Wide Email and write your reply in a new draft with an empty subject line. When you tap “Send to Mail”, your message will be inserted into the reply email, ready to send!

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