WristBoard - Watch Keyboard App Reviews

WristBoard - Watch Keyboard [Productivity] App Description & Overview

What is wristboard - watch keyboard app? Swipe and type messages on your Apple Watch using a fully functional keyboard with WristBoard.

* As featured on the App Store, 9to5Mac, Cult of Mac, iMore, AppAdvice, TechRadar & iPhon.fr *

Typing messages on Apple Watch can be chore - Scribble doesn't always work and Dictation isn't great in public spaces. With WristBoard, you get a fully-fledged keyboard straight on your wrist, no awkward typos necessary!

By adding a full QWERTY, AZERTY or QWERTZ keyboard to your Apple Watch, you can reply to iMessages quickly and privately. Auto correct and smart text predictions quickly ensures what you type is accurate and makes senses.

WristBoard contains these great features:


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.


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.

If the first predicted word isn’t correct, you can use the Digital Crown to scroll through possible words.


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!


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 two suggestions.


Whilst typing, if you make a mistake, WristBoard will automatically replace the incorrect word with one it thinks is correct. You can even enable the Predict While Typing mode to guess the word you’re typing after every key press.

You can use the Digital Crown to cycle through other predictions to the word you’re typing.


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.


Before sending your message, just tap the text field to view a full preview of your message. From here you can clear the message or retrieve the last message if you didn’t send it correctly.


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 Full keyboard, you can see exactly where you are with the pulsing blue cursor.


Customize 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.

Get in contact:

Email: support@adamfoot.dev
Twitter: @adamfootdev
Website: https://adamfoot.dev

Please note, a supported Apple Watch is required for full app functionality. WristBoard supports sending messages via SMS & iMessage through the Messages app or WhatsApp messages through WristChat.

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WristBoard - Watch Keyboard Customer Service, Editor Notes:

WristBoard - Watch Keyboard Version 5.2.506 December 2022

In this update: - Bug fixes and improvements. If you like this app, please take the time to leave a positive review! Having issues? Get in touch: support@adamfoot.dev @adamfootdev https://adamfoot.dev.

WristBoard - Watch Keyboard Version 5.2.314 October 2022

In this update: - Bug fixes and improvements. If you like this app, please take the time to leave a positive review! Having issues? Get in touch: support@adamfoot.dev @adamfootdev https://adamfoot.dev.

WristBoard - Watch Keyboard Comments & Reviews 2023

- innovative concept, but hard to use

i read about shift keyboard on a cult of mac article and i was very interested to download it for my apple watch, because i don’t love speaking to text in public and writing out my texts is pretty tedious. it seemed like a great idea, and it is, but it’s just not easy enough to use. you have to scroll to access the last half of the alphabet - and then writing out my words because just an easier task. plus, it’s kind of annoying to have to enter an entirely different app than Messages to send the text! overall, it’s a great (and needed) feature, but the eduction is just poor

- This app is not what it seems!!

I’ll say I was excited to see a full keyboard available on Apple Watch, but like the title says, this app is not what it seems. The app is NOT integrated into the native Apple Watch OS Messages app like the emoji keyboard is for example, even though it does integrate into the Messages app on the iPhone OS. To use this you have to go into the Shift app on the Apple Watch and “create a new message” every time. It doesn’t matter if there is a previous text conversation on the watch or not, you still have to go through the Shift app to use the full keyboard. If you receive a text and want to reply to it, you have to memorize all portions of the text and then leave the Messages app and open the Shift app to reply using the full keyboard. Also, you can use this app with the Messages app only, and no other messaging apps. I will say that the keyboard is pretty accurate and has a few user settings available, outside of that it was a waste of the $1.99 that it costs. I’d like to get my money back, but I’m guessing that’s not going to happen, especially since the price of the app has doubled in the last few months. So if you’re looking for a full keyboard app that is integrated into the Apple Watch Messages app, SAVE YOUR MONEY, BECAUSE THIS IS NOT THAT APP. This app could’ve had so much potential, but in my opinion it fell on its face.

- Works great on my Apple Watch Ultra

So far so good. Works as it says it does with iMessages, but you do have to go to the options on your watch to make sure it sends iMessages instead of asking which is extremely easy to do. At first I had a problem writing certain words because of auto correct, (slang words lol) once I turned auto correct off, worked a lot better, I see no problems with it. Was hesitant to download because of the reviews but after downloading it, I have had absolutely no problems, plus it is iOS 9.1 ready and even better, they don’t collect private information so nothing is tied to you using this app, which is something that I look at before downloading any app. Would recommend

- Excellent!

At some point you’re not going to want someone to hear the text you’re sending & a “smart response” just isn’t going to cut it. The keyboard is big enough to see clearly and for “fat fingers” to type on & if you’re old school it is reminiscent of the old original keyboard options on the flip phone screens (except wayyy easier). I have nothing but positive things to say. The only thing that could make it better is a second “space” key on the 1st half of alphabet for added convenience (when your word is covered in the 1st half of the alphabet). I never leave reviews but this app is worth every penny of the 99 cents.

- Shift Keyboard Review

Really useful app , took me awhile to find a format where I could tap to text on my watch. This is a really simple , straight to the point app. It has everything it says it would, doesn’t exaggerate any features for advertisement purposes. Only complaint I have is that I wish the entire keyboard was visible along with the send button without scrolling up and down to find the letter you’re looking for. Other than that, this is probably the best type to text app for the Apple Watch ! I understand you’re limited in space for a small screen, but it almost contradicts the speed factor that’s advertised. I guess that’s just the trade off.

- Much Improved

I bought this app a few weeks ago and had trouble typing accurately and quickly. After the latest update I have a better experience. I can type more accurately and efficiently. The send button has improved and the “Full Keyboard” feature improved as well. The “Full Keyboard” used to limit your typing by not allowing you to use periods or question marks or apostrophes. Now with the update, you can add these to the message. Keep up the hard work. You are almost there!

- Good Idea, but hard to use on the Apple Watch

I just downloaded the app to my watch after seeing it being suggested on iDrop news. It is hard to use the app on the watch being that when you thinking your pressing the “back” button, the screen goes to the preview page. Also, to reply to a text message, I would have to go to my app layout on the watch, then select the keyboard, and then type the message and then be taken back to the messages app to select who I want the message to go to. But again, good idea

- Really needed this app!

Prompt customer service! Cult of Mac recommended the app which definitely will be handy (Having a heavy New York accent sometimes makes it difficult for Siri to transcribe my use of proper names). I had a question about adding it to my watch and got an email response from the developer within 10 minutes! I’m Right now you have to access the app to type and then send but hopefully  will give us the option to add it to messages in the future.

- It makes the watch better!!

A lot of watch apps are just companion pieces for the iPhone and don’t really make the watch something cool. This app makes me smile!!! I often send little short texts and with the iPhone in my pocket it used to have to rely on dictation or the scribble, neither of which are very accurate now I have this handy keyboard to send my snarky little thoughts. It works fantastic on the Series 5 44mm screen. My thanks to whoever made this app

- Great Key Size, Slow Typing

I got this for the watch app. I do love the size of the keys, but having to scroll to get to the letter you're after in a typed word is excruciatingly slow. I can swipe out what I need to type much faster. Also, I was under the impression you can see what is being typed noatter where you are at, even scrolling down to keys late in the alphabet and emojis. Once past the initial screen of letters, I cannot see what is being typed. The scrolling is killing me on this keyboard.

- Slide to type not great.

While the standard keyboard seems to work very well and the autocorrect/word prediction pretty much always gets it right, the slide to type keyboard just can’t seem to figure out what I am trying to say. Unfortunately the slide to type keyboard was the reason I got this app, but I will continue to use it for the good standard keyboard for now. Would love to see the slide to type keyboard predict the words more accurately.

- Didn’t work for me

Purchased this app wanting to test different Apple Watch Keyboards on the Apple Watch 6. Liked the layout of this keyboard but mainly got it for the swipe-to-text. The other layouts (Full & Precise) seemed to work just fine, but the Swipe layout won’t even register the swipes? Shows the swipe path but no words actually appear? What gives? I can tap in the swipe layout, but nothing for swiping? An unfixed bug perhaps? Either way, i’ll personally be sticking with the other Apple Watch keyboard for this reason. Unfortunately Shift did not work for me.

- Good Potential, But...

Thus app has good potential, but it doesn't appear to support sending a typed message to an existing group PM in Message (or I can’t figure out how to do so) - just to individual recipients. I often need to reply to group messages, so I am not finding it very useful at this time.

- Good idea in theory

I wanted a better, quicker input than the stock approach of drawing the letters. I thought this had promise but it took much longer to try to type than draw out each letter individually. The full keyboard is not as responsive as it should be and the precise one takes too long to scroll up and down to get to the letters at either end of the alphabet. Maybe if there was a swipe typing option for the full keyboard it might be more useful but for now I’ll stick with drawing letters with my finger.

- Ok but not what I was hoping for.

I downloaded this bc I needed a keyboard for my watch that I can swipe with. But I can not get the swipe to work. Everyone I click on the first letter Ana swipe it doesn’t show the word or predictions of what I swiped at all and jus puts a space between every letter. And when I tried to type I wouldn’t click the right letters. That was disappointing for that. I would like my money back for this app since I will be deleting it not being able to swipe text at all.

- Swipe does NOT work

I spent $1.99 for this app, because the developer says it has a swipe feature. The concept is great for the Apple Watch, but it does NOT work at all! Super disappointed. I waited almost one year to write this review in hopes that he would fix it in an update. Nope. If the developer sees this and has a secret way of making the swipe feature work, please let me know. Once that works, I will update my review to five stars. If it just will not work as promised, I want a refund.

- FanTAStic!

Excellent app that just keeps getting better all the time. Leave your phone at home and relax with the ability to text and reply with your watch. And I defy anyone to beat the immediate response and support that Adam provides. Can’t beat it!

- Need help

How to you sync this keyboard to your iMessages and Facebook messenger app? So that way when you receive a text on your Apple Watch, or a Facebook message, and go to respond, this keyboard comes right up?

- Not what it is.

I have a series 3 Apple Watch, yes drawing is not the greatest. Once I saw this on the App Store I thought, this is a fix. But no. It send a notification to your phone to type out the message. But at that rate your better off texting off your phone then buying this. This is a complete waste of money. Hope you find this useful.

- Great app

Only issue I have seen so far is the lack of spell check, and the emojis need to be a little easier to enter. Otherwise I love the app. This is what I’ve been looking for, it’s far more intuitive then the native Apple reply methods.

- Won’t work.

Every time go to open the app it just loads and goes onto a black screen and if I go into messages it still doesn’t work can you please help me?

- Not Completed Yet??

The Shift keyboard used in Apple Watch is limited for use at that moment. More development is required It can type and send (only) text message directly from built-in Messenger in Apple Watch, but can not type (since Shift keyboard never appears to type) for “replying to message” in built-in Messenger and FaceBook Messenger in Apple Watch S4.

- Nice app!

The app is nice the only issues I have is that you have to scroll up and down to find the letters. And my second concern is that can shift keyboard assure the information I’m typing is safe securable for privacy use?

- It’s dumb

I thought it would be a keyboard on the messages app but it’s not. In order to use it you have press on to the app write something and then it will forward you to the messages app where then you can send the messages. Also it’s very slow to write, its faster to just scribble. Seller if your reading this please process me a refund or I’ll dispute the charge...!!!!

- Wow...

I thought if I got this app for my Apple Watch I could use the keyboard to type and make it easier to text on but it turns out you can’t use it to text but you can use it to type on it is a complete waste of money do not buy it! I am so mad I wasted like 2 whole dollars of my Christmas money on this😒

- Not even close to responsive enough

I bought the bundle and both apps underwhelm. This keyboard is way unresponsive, most touches don’t even register. Prediction is hilariously off base most times

- APPLE WATCH DOES NOT SUPPORT 3rd party keyboards

Great app but it’s useless! All of the advertising makes it seem like it will replace the current Apple Keyboard- or lack of one that is. However after purchasing I found out that Apple watches do not SUPPORT 3rd party keyboards. Very disappointed. Should be made clear on all of your advertising.

- Have to go to a different app

Thought this would be the best way to text on an apple watch but nope… you have to go to a whole different app to use the keyboard. Cant just change to this keyboard from the original… wish they were clear about this

- Works as advertised.

This is a very usable app. Will I use it often, I don’t know but it is nice to have the option.

- Hard to use

Very hard to use, unless you have tiny fingers. Still , nice to have, works better than flick type.

- Please update

The complication is no longer available on the latest Apple watch OS 5 , would you kindly update so the complication is once again accesible from the infograph face.

- Great feature for the Apple Watch

I really like having this keyboard on my watch to send out quick replies when I am not near my phone.

- Not satisfied.

The app should be supported by all apps using text as input not only messages. Most of us receive messages via Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter rather than the messages app (where we most receive carrier related offers and informational sms). Please make it useful on social media apps, really need it.

- Waste of money

Very glitchy on the Apple Watch series 6. It would make the sounds of typing but wouldn’t type the word or it would give you the letter next to the one you selected. Not impressed. Was super excited to have a keyboard on my watch.

- Kuwait

Kindly could u make it work with iphone arabic language . Thanks its fine with my apple watch english but no arabic characters Also its not working on my ipad .Thanks alot🌹

- Not Fully Intergraded

I was hoping that I could use the shift keyboard directly in the message app, however this is not the case. There are a few extra steps you have to do, which I am unsure if I like it.

- This app is not what it looks like

I was super excited to see a full keyboard app for the Apple Watch, but this app was really hard to use. I would go to type one thing and it would type something else I would really like a refund

- Love the app

Am satisfied with the app and I am sure I will eventually learn how to You use it the right away.

- .99 cents

The cost was no big deal, and neither is the ap. Can’t even type witching the message. Great in theory, that’s about it. I was so excited that I would be able to type instead of talk into the phone, no such luck. I’ll wait for the improvement!

- Doesn’t work

I bought this because I don’t like the scribble keyboard and wanted to be able to type instead. Problem is that it doesn’t actually work so now I just lost 2.99$. Please don’t buy this.

- Love the Idea

I followed all these steps yet I am unable to use the keyboard on my Apple Watch series 5 However I am able to use it on my iPhone Unfortunately I PURCHASED this app so that I can use it on my watch Please help.

- Swipe mode doesn't work

I've tried for a couple days to get the swipe mode to work. It simply will not accept input. The interface shows it's tracking finger movement but it never selects a word. Useless app.

- Very cool, love it!

Very useful, especially when you are unable to talk into the watch in a quiet environment.

- Doesn’t work

I spent $2 on an app that won’t even work! The app tells me to go into my Apple Watch app and click the app but I can’t even find the app in the first place, no matter how many times I restart my phone/watch (persay the app) or redone load it.

- It doesn’t work on my series 5

I like the idea and the keyboard is decent but when I tap the send arrow the next screen for contacts is frozen even the cancel button.

- Ehh

If there were a way to add it as another input option in the watch text app along with dictation and finger writing would be much better and a option to layout in QWERTY

- Does not work for messenger

I have messenger an app from facebook and i do not want to draw word by word. I was searching in internet if this app could be the solution but there was nothing. I decided to install the app. I am disappointed and I want my money back

- Swipe option

It doesn’t really work. I downloaded this app to use the swipe option and it doesn’t work at all.. I’m a little disappointed. I will uninstall and keep original way to type a message 😒

- just as quick to write with finger

sorry adam. i got your answer to my review earlier. its a neat app, and yes, the keyboard is shown on apple site as not all on the one screen. but thats why it doesnt work for me personally. its just as quick to write msgs with ones finger in the apple watch system as it is to scroll up and down with the shift keyboard to hit any of the alphabet. i really wanted to like this product but cant. its great if u dont mind scrolling up and down. :0)

- Does not work

I downloaded the app and it doesn’t show up on my Apple Watch app on my iPhone for me to install it on my watch. I have followed all of the instructions and it still don’t show up. I want my money back!

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- Alright, but not as good as FlickType

The new swiping feature is not as fast as I would have liked, although it is possible to make something similar to the keyboard currently in iOS 13 or is that too difficult? It is really annoying and slow using the swipe keyboard because you have to wait for the letter to be recognised by the software and is very easy to mistype a word. The tap keyboard doesn’t really compete with it’s competitor Flicktype simply because it’s writing experience is not as good. I have found a good use for the precise keyboard to type numbers and other symbols very quickly when needed, but I’m afraid that’s the only thing I find that works well and is unique to this app, although this feature alone probably isn’t worth the $3. Looking forward to further updates and maybe an improvement to the swipe keyboard.

- It's okay

I got this specifically to use on the Apple Watch, but it's just too difficult. The keyboard needs more space than the screen can provide, so while the keys are a good size, you're constantly scrolling up and down the keyboard. At this stage scribble is still more effective than a touch keyboard on the watch

- Great app

Great app much better than the apple options. One recommendation that you’ve probably already thought of, keep the text line visible when scrolling the keyboard. Thanks

- Not working

It’s not working on my watch.

- doesn’t work

wasted my money only for this app to not work

- Arabisch

Ik heb gekocht omdat ik dank ik vand echt Arabisch keyboard maar dat klopt niet 👎👎👎

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- It's okay, but flakey

It works okay, but doesn't give you to option to not autocorrect (I was typing the word I wanted but it thought it knew better). And unfortunately, I bought this to work with Wrist Chat which doesn't work at all. For a paid app, it must so so much better.

- Does not work

This app does not work as intended. Don’t buy.

- Useless app

It works as a standalone app, so you can't use it from the Reply screen. Swipe precision isn't perfect as well.

- Waste of money

What a waste of money. In the description it says you can quickly reply to messages. Well you can’t because you have to go into this app separately from iMessage. Going back and forth to reply to a message is a waste of time and money that I’ll never get back.

- Doesn’t work don’t buy

It doesn’t work at all I wouldn’t buy it it’s a waste of money

- French?

I am french so when i wanna swipe to write in french ( there is a “french” language version) it doesn’t work, only english word. It would be so cool if i could write quickly in french… Yes i have changed the setting for french, but still in English…



- Avoid at All Costs!!

Doesn’t work at all. Completely misleading. Complete trash. I want a full refund for this scam of an app!

- Français

Peut-être un jour! En français! Merci!

- I think this is a scam!

Bought the app on the iphone 12 and it will not connect with my Apple Watch 5. I then bought the app from my watch and it will not load.

- Quel intérêt?

C’est totalement inutile cette app! Ne pas acheter ça s’il vous plaît ! On ne peut même pas répondre à un SMS directement Je veux être remboursé immédiatement!

- Garbage

The swipe feature doesn’t work, the “precision” keyboard doesn’t fit the screen properly, and it doesn’t predict words well at all. Huge waste of $3

- Wish it would work

Do not buy, does not work , not worth the money

- Disappointed

Good idea! Unfortunately unusable. Much slower than other methods and suggested words almost always gibberish.

- Issues

The key board doesn’t appear in order to type a text message. It’s just an app with a general keyboard

- not an integrated keyboard.

having to go back and forth between the messaging app and the keyboard to type a message just makes it worse then having to scribble... it would be a lot better if it would integrate with the messaging app on the watch just like it does on the phone. waste of money, my opinion and sticking to it.

- Great app idea & works really well

The app is working just as it should on my series 4 with iPhone X. I have the “Shift” complication visible when I check the time. Great app

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WristBoard - Watch Keyboard (Version 5.2.5) Install & Download

The applications WristBoard - Watch Keyboard was published in the category Productivity on 2019-02-21 and was developed by Adam Foot [Developer ID: 1071261283]. This application file size is 8.82 MB. WristBoard - Watch Keyboard - Productivity app posted on 2022-12-06 current version is 5.2.5 and works well on IOS 15.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: app.FootWare.Shift