Yes, you can buy a bluetooth keyboard and pair it to the iOS device of your choice, but that’s yet another device to carry. Instead, use your Mac to type what you need directly to the iPhone or iPad.
Type2Phone Types To Phone
Any Mac user serious about writing already has a handful of writing tools, but it’s hard not to like the convenience and portability of iPhone and iPad.
Type2Phone is an inexpensive Mac app that connects your Mac to iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV via Bluetooth.
Whatever you type on your Mac appears on your iOS device using the Mac’s keyboard. Another handy feature is the option to prepare your document on the Mac and simply copy and paste direct to your iOS device.
What’s the advantage? Speed and accuracy, something most of us have a problem with when entering anything long than IDK, LOL, or various and sundry smiley faces into the iOS keyboard.
For those of us who have carried around an extra keyboard paired to iPhone or iPad, Type2Phone eliminates the extra device in favor of the Mac.
Type2Phone pairs to iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV as any Bluetooth device. Use it to use your Mac’s keyboard to send text messages, use the Facebook or Twitter app, and even to reply to email messages.
The app supports a few dozen iOS keyboard layouts for different languages, too.
While I see an advantage in using Type2Phone, I wonder if it really solves a problem? True, I prefer the Mac’s keyboard, but using any decent Bluetooth enabled keyboard paired to iPhone or iPad does much the same (other than copying text from Mac to iPhone) though it costs significantly more.
It seems to me that if you already have your Mac to type on then what’s the point about using it to type on your iPhone or iPad? Except for those of us who carry both the Mac and an iOS device, Type2Phone is clever and works well but seems like a solution in need of a problem.