Type While Walking app uses the iPhone’s camera to show you what’s in front of you while you’re walking or enjoying a view. The words you type appear in white against the background image of where you’re going.
Type While Walking is a simple idea but surprisingly effective. With a bit of caution, you can avoid obstacles with ease. Just be careful of the things that aren’t in front of you. There’s no point avoiding a pothole while you’re crossing the street if a car sideswipes you.
Once you’ve finished typing, you can put your text into another app by tapping the buttons at the top of the screen. You have the option to past text into your SMS app, or Mail, or use it to update your Facebook status. You can also choose to copy the text for use in any other kind of app.
Unfortunately for writers who want to write while looking at something else, Type While Walking is pretty basic as far as word processing apps go. There’s no TextExpander support or word count. There’s a character counter, which is helpful for SMS and Twitter but not very useful for writers. All in all, Type While Walking is more a toy word processor than a serious productivity app.
You can find Type While Walking for approximately a dollar in iTunes.