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WristBoard Press Kit

WristBoard (previously Shift Keyboard) is a full keyboard for Apple Watch. It supports multiple languages and QWERTY, QWERTZ and AZERTY keyboard layouts with support for autocorrect, text suggestions and custom dictionaries too.


To find out whatʼs new in WristBoard, please head to the releases page here.


Full Keyboard

Add a full QWERTY, AZERTY or QWERTZ keyboard to your Apple Watch. Keys are easy to press and there’s support for key previews as you swipe along the keyboard.

Swipe Keyboard

WristBoard was the first app to introduce swipe typing on Apple Watch and provides a more efficient way to type out messages on your wrist.


WristBoard uses the built-in Apple Messages app on your Apple Watch to send messages to your contacts. Type out your message, tap the send button and you’ll be taken to the Messages app with your message ready to go! There's support for the Apple Mail app too so you can emails all from your wrist!


As you’re typing, you can complete words using the suggestions bar above the keys. Tap on a suggestion to replace the current typed word with the full suggestion. Great for improving speed on the small screen! Access all suggestions by tapping the ellipsis icon next to the first suggestions.


Whilst typing, if you make a mistake, WristBoard will automatically replace the incorrect word with one it thinks is correct.

Other Characters

WristBoard has full support for adding symbols, numbers and other special characters.


WristBoard supports adding an unlimited amount of emoji to a single message! Simply tap the emoji icon to get started and pick from Apple’s library, or one of your most recently used ones.


Customise the look and feel of your keyboard with support for themes.

Message Preview

Before sending your message, just tap the text field to view a full preview of your message.


Choose to receive Haptic Feedback on actions like key presses and button actions.


For quick and easy access, you can add the WristBoard Complication to your Watch Face. Just tap and the keyboard will launch.


Whilst typing on the keyboard, you can see exactly where you are with the pulsing blue cursor. Use the Digital Crown to move the cursor's position.


Customise WristBoard your way. Access the Settings menu by using the options button on the keyboard and you’ll be able to change the layout and toggle auto correct, suggestions & more.


WristBoard is available as a one-time purchase for $1.99/£1.99. Promo codes available upon request.


WristBoard is available on iOS (15.0+) and watchOS (8.0+).


WristBoard has been built using SwiftUI, Core Data and WidgetKit.


WristBoard is localised in English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.


Hi, Iʼm Adam! 👋 Iʼm an indie developer living in the UK building apps for iOS and other Apple platforms. Iʼve been building apps since 2015 and went full-time indie in 2022 after working at a startup for four years as an iOS developer. Before the Apple Watch had a keyboard, I created WristBoard (then Shift Keyboard) as an alternative to Dictation/Scribble that users would find more reliable. The initial version was a scrolling keyboard as Apple deemed a full keyboard not suitable for a small screen. Eventually I was allowed to create a full QWERTY keyboard for Apple Watch.


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