1Keyboard

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Description of App: 

Type on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV using your Mac's keyboard.Turn your Mac into a Bluetooth keyboard that works with all of your devices. Use keyboard shortcuts to start typing on devices.Copy-paste text into your device.Minimal menubar app that stays out of sight until you need it. 

  • Text much faster on your iPhone
  • Easily edit long documents on your iPad
  • Remote control your Apple TV
  • Control your 2nd laptop/desktop
  • Remote control your iPod playback connected to stereo.

Version: 

2.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Version Of OS X App Was Tested On: 

10.9.1

Accessibility Comments: 

I was able to quickly connect to my iPhone and use this to enter text using my Mac’s keyboard.

So far, the only niggle is that I have not been able to access the control in the app’s settings to create a keyboard shortcut that will switch text entry to my iPhone. For now, this means relying on the menubar icon. This is not a major problem, but it would be great to switch via a keyboard shortcut, so please let me know if you find an accessible way to set this up.

It’s also worth noting that you will need to pay $7 to unlock the full version, which allows you to connect to more than 1 device and removes the daily limit on the amount of text that you can enter.

I’ve still to decide whether this should replace Type2Phone on my Mac.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@1Keyboard