Firemail: iPhone Mail Keyboard Goes Landscape Mode

With each iPhone firmware update, Apple usually addresses some bug fixes and also adds new features too. One of the features I’m looking forward to is the ability to type emails in landscape mode. Why? Obviously it’s a Cade of my thumbs being too fat so in landscape mode my accuracy increases ten fold!

I might not need to wait for this feature to come because there is a free app in the App Store that has solved this issue. It’s called Firemail and it enables you to write emails in landscape mode!

How it works is like this: first, launch Mail app as normal and click “reply” to and email. Then, press the Home button and launch Firemail. Once the app has launched, type your email in the Firemail screen as usual. Once finished, click on the reply icon which will give you an option to send your text to your original email reply in Mail!

Of course this extra step is going to take a few extra moments when you’re sending emails, but typing in landscape mode is awesome if you’re typing out long emails on the iPhone or if you also have hideously fat thumbs like myself. My typing speed/accuracy in regular portrait mode is pretty good thanks to the iPhone’s awesome auto correct. However, Firemail turns up the heat now whenever I’m responding to emails!

Firemail is currently free via the iPhone App Store. Go get it if you’ve been dying to type emails in landscape mode. The only downside is if the app crashes there is no way to recover your email! Let me know if Firemail comes in handy for you!

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