Friday, Jul. 18, 2008


A hidden gem, this little app allows you to circumvent the iPhone's standard hunt-and-peck fingertip typing — a major iPhone-user gripe —when you're composing an e-mail message. WritingPad lets you drag your finger along a virtual keyboard to spell out words. It seems odd at first, but works surprisingly well once you get going.

See pictures of the cell phone's long odyssey.