Gesture based text editor tyype HD updated with Dropbox and Markdown support

tyype HD, the handy text editor that lets you control the onscreen cursor via gestures (slide a finger above the virtual keyboard to move the cursor left or right, pinch to scale font size etc), has been updated with several new features that give the app even more functionality. Perhaps biggest of all is Dropbox integration; now your text no longer lives on an island and everything can be synced to and from the cloud (no iCloud support just yet). Also, Portait orientation has been added, along with support for Markdown (markup language that lets you convert plain text format into HTML) – which can then be sent via email as HTML text or an attachment, or saved as an HTML file to Dropbox. As someone who makes heavy use of Markdown – particularly when drafting TMA posts on my iPad – this is definitely a much welcomed addition. tyype HD sells for $2.99 and is worth a good look, especially if you don’t have a bluetooth keyboard lying around and do plenty of typing on the iPad’s virtual keyboard.

tyype HD iApp, tyype HD - $0.99

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tyype HD brings swipe gesture editing to the iPad

About a month ago, we’d posted a video of a prototype iPad keyboard that would allow the movement of the onscreen cursor left or right by simply dragging a finger in either direction. Such functionality would indeed make it much easier for the user when editing text on the iPad. Well for all you non-jailbreakers out there who want to try out gesture based editing on your iPads, developer iApp have recently released tyype HD, a simple enough app that let’s you do just that. Sliding your finger above the virtual keyboard, you can move the cursor left or right. To quickly select text, use two fingers, while three fingers move the cursor twice as fast. In addition, pinch gestures will scale the font size. tyype HD is available now on the App Store for the intro price of $0.99, and after several planned updates (multiple file support and Dropbox/iCloud sync), it’ll sell for $2.99. Check out the video demo of the app in action after the gap.

tyype HD iApp, tyype HD - $0.99

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