This article originally appeared in TidBITS on 2014-04-03 at 3:19 p.m.
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Type2Phone 2.4.1

by Adam C. Engst

Houdah Software has updated Type2Phone [1] to version 2.4, adding a welcome Compose window to the utility that lets you type on your iOS devices from your Mac. We haven’t covered minor releases since my review a year ago (see “Type2Phone: Use Your Mac as a Keyboard for iOS Devices [2],” 10 April 2013), but most of the new features until now have revolved around automatic device connections and keyboard shortcuts. Notably, though, version 2.2 gained a Send Using Type2Phone option that’s available from the Apple menu’s Services submenu when you select text in many applications. Type2Phone 2.4 goes one step further and adds a compose window (look in the Window menu) that enables you to write on your Mac and then send the results to your iOS device with the click of a button. A quick 2.4.1 release restores compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and lets you invoke the iOS Spotlight search with F6 on the Mac. ($4.99 new from the Mac App Store [3], free update, 800K)

[1]: http://houdah.com/type2Phone/
[2]: http://tidbits.com/article/13691
[3]: https://itunes.apple.com/app/type2phone/id472717129?mt=12&at=10l5PW