flext9 input
Tired of typing?

Typing on mobile devices, whether tablets or smartphones, can be a huge pain in the neck. FlexT9 Input is a handy app that gives you a few more options for writing e-mails, texts and documents on the go. FlexT9 is a four-in-one keyboard, giving users the option to type as usual, dictate text, trace over the keyboard to choose letters or convert short examples of their handwriting to text. The dictation software is based on Dragon Naturally Speaking, and although it isn’t perfect, it comes fairly close. Plus, it’s easy to edit when the app can’t quite make out what you’re saying. Adding this to your Android devices will make you a more versatile, and possibly quicker, mobile typist. $4.99, for Android.

— Hayley Tsukayama