Remember SlideWriter, the innovative iPad text editor that turned one impressive keyboard concept into a real app, which we told you about back in May? Today it’s finally available to download from the App Store for just $0.99 for a limited time.
SlideWriter got its inspiration from an impressive iPad text editing concept designed by Daniel Chase Hooper, which we first heard about in early May. Although the concept didn’t reinvent the typing experiencing, it did introduce a new way to interact with text — doing away with Apple’s fiddly tap-and-hold gestures used throughout iOS.
Just after Hooper showed off his concept, a jailbreak tweak was introduced to add this functionality to the iPad’s built-in keyboard, and StudioTentpole announced SlideWriter — a text editor based on this concept.
SlideWriter isn’t the most feature-filled word processing app for the iPad, but it does rival minimalist alternatives like WriteRoom or Byword. And once you get used to its gestures, its hard to live without them.
SlideWriter allows you to email your text, or share it via Twitter. Here’s to hoping new features are introduced in future updates.
That introductory price of $0.99 will go up to $1.99 soon, so grab SlideWriter while it’s cheap.