As you type, Crimson gives suggestions on the next word it thinks you’ll pick directly above the letter. The same autocorrect style can be found on BlackBerry 10’s virtual keyboard; it’s an awesome way to present a number of options on screen, without taking up more space above the keyboard.
The keyboard is well designed and features a number of color options, as well as native themes for around iOS such as when you’re searching in Spotlight. The attention to detail is awesome.
Crimson doesn’t auto correct your typos for you out of the box and instead tries to get you to swipe up on the correct word highlighted in red instead of offering ‘unsolicited’ corrections (you can enable automatic autocorrect in the settings).
The keyboard also has another trick up its sleeve; it splits the space bar into two at the right moments to add punctuation right when you need it, which is incredibly handy.
The team behind Crimson met over Twitter and started building the app together. Doney den Ouden in The Netherlands designed Crimson and Laurin Brandner, based in Switzerland, developed the app.
According to the team, Crimson can be seen as the “spiritual successor” to adiscontinued jailbreak tweak called Octopus Keyboard, that featured a similar autocorrect function.
Crimson is available now from the iOS app store for $1.99/€1.79.
➤ Crimson Keyboard [iTunes]