The Efficient Tablet Write-To-Text Solution


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 US Patent #8,045,803 





Ciphryx is not a “grunt” text input method like
Graffiti, that was created merely to get text onto
a handheld device. Ciphryx is a “post-paper”
English writing system that is a perfect fit for the digital
age. It takes advantage of computer leverage
in order to make writing more compact, speed 
it up, and neaten it using clear text output. It is not 
designed like paper writing, which was intended to be 
eye readable. Ciphryx is directed toward minimization of
writing mistakes and maximization of software readability.

(Ciphryx performance (Windows) is tablet/cpu dependent)


Ciphryx is a true intermediary writing
language. It is the round peg made for
the round hole. It is simple, mathematical,
in nature, similar to musical notes,
comprehensive in its stroke structure and
substantially quicker than longhand. It
has been carefully worked to maintain
the feel of English and is far more compact
and versatile than either standard hand-
writing or the obnoxious virtual keyboard.






(pardon the sloppiness and illegibility, but if the software can 
read these scribbles (they are really just traced motions), who cares?)

In this similar screen recording below, the ink has been turned off.
The visual ball has been activated so you can follow the motions.
Ciphryx can be like dancing. You don’t have to watch your feet, 
so why should you have to watch your fingers?


More recordings and videos below.

Ciphryx text is transferable into any word processor
or text box by either a one step… tap/inject or a
two step… select/copy and tap/paste feature.





 Ciphryx, as intimated above, is a system of character 
perception, rather than outward appearance. It allows 
“clipped” input within a small area and offers the 
capability to input text without looking or to 
completely turn off the “ink” if one wishes.
The faster it is written, the more English 
sense it makes. The extraneous parts of
letters are eliminated. Ciphryx goes straight
to a character’s essence, which the mind
and hand readily pick up… but not ones’ eyes.



Just watching it will not be much aid to its 
understanding. One has to sit down and try it.
Only then, will it be “gotten”. 






–  Ciphryx Software Intro (GUI Demo) –

(A Windows based java program)

A full screen recording on an 8″ tablet.

The instructions and the stroke reference sheet pop up when
the [Info] button is tapped on the GUI in the expanded mode.




 A run through of Ciphryx (a-z and 1,2,3…0)

(Ciphryx contains all virtual keyboard characters)





With the aid of computer interpretation, 
Ciphryx Stationary Writing  gets text input 
accomplished neatly, compactly and quicker
than old-fashioned, paper style writing. The GUI 
is far smaller and more maneuverable than the  
 virtual keyboard and increases the versatility
of the otherwise limited tablet beyond
that of the “modern” laptop.




Zoomed in on an 8″ tablet. (3:51 min)
(Compact and expand mode demo) Classroom substitute for print and cursive? …… What about the virtual keyboard?  Best viewed at full-screen-OFF (Zoom in) Make sure video quality is 360p!


– Some Key Ciphryx Features –

Sounds to confirm actions, cap prior character,
number mode, handwriting calculator, select
all and copy to paste, set trigger text to inject, 
note taking input mode, search engine mode,
character to voice mode, repeat character mode,  
tap to erase, ink off and GUI fade mode



The Ciphryx recognition writing system was created for several very good reasons. I, the developer, needed a much simplified, but still English-feeling input system that would allow fast, neat notes to be taken within a very small space, and an easy to navigate method for programming software on a smaller than laptop computer  (today’s tablet). I disliked having to wade through the slow, oddball and unnecessary contortions required by current forms of text input. 

I set out to discover a more practical piece of software that would offer a better method to get extended tablet work done and not feel burned out after about 30 seconds of text input time. I thought it would take about 15 days to work the problem out. It actually took 15 years. During this period, tablets were invented and have since been improved upon. The higher end your tablet / cpu set up, the better Ciphryx will perform.

Ciphryx is a cross between the keyboard concept and handwriting recognition. Each stroke, when activated by a modifier stroke (like the shift key for caps and punctuation e.i.), has an alternate symbol associated with it. This minimizes the number of overall  system strokes, which heightens recognition potential by allowing increased simplicity and the widening of the “distance” (or uniqueness) between each stroke shape (definitiveness). The symbol system is not only organized to fit English, but also follows a hierarchy principle where the most used strokes are the most simple or easiest to write. This feature maximizes writing efficiency.




Ciphryx GUI on 8″ tablet (compact / expand mode)  with v-keyboard behind




I use the Ciphryx system exclusively, because it IS better than the alternatives. I know handwriting. I’ve studied it for a very long time. I know what works and what doesn’t. I know what one can quickly adjust too and what one can’t. I know the inadequacies of the tablet and how to best overcome the problems. I program, write emails, edit this web page, casually write down my thoughts and, of course, input web search terms on a daily basis with Ciphryx . It is not like learning a new language… It is more like getting used to a new accent. The software is here for those who would like to try a change that will make a big difference in how they view their tablet and its future utility. This little program turns the elephant in the room into a mouse. You do not have to take my word for it. You can test it out yourself if you just ask.

_ if you just ask if you just ask

(Future translations into non-English phonetic languages are also possible.)

This website is exclusively edited with the Ciphryx system on an eight inch tablet (HP Envy 8), using a custom, double-ended stylus. (Wacom active end for art and navigation. Conducive fabric end for Ciphryx .) 

(Not a brand endorsement… Just a fact… FYI)



The Ciphryx Write-To-Text Solution

– Currently –


(Works with Exp, 7, 8 and 10)


Why Java?

“Apps” using today’s cpu’s still offer too slow recognition 

Java avoids “slow hooking’ into the OS

It’s fast and adjustable to many (OS) platforms.


(Java Runtime Engine [JRE-8] Provided)

Std (1280×800) and HiRes (1920×1200)

(2) Versions Available



Ciphryx strokes can be viewed as simple pieces of a virtual puzzle that fit tightly against one another. This boundary based concept is patented and the secret to quick input speed with high recognition. The Ciphryx recognition program defines each stroke’s boundaries precisely through angles and direction change detection which gives a writer confidence that the error rate will be low and similar to that of a keyboard.


It does not take long to get acquainted with this new text input method and there is no time frame required to become a Ciphryx master. One can take a month or a year. The more it is used, the faster one will be able to write and the fewer errors will be made. This particular  version is specifically designed for English writers. 

You’ll find it easier to write than print or cursive and may be surprised. Your error rate upon mastery, can be extremely low. The input speed is high and its user interface does not obscure a large portion of the screen as other forms of tablet text input. And again, its feel comes so close to familiar English that you will find it quite remarkable.  There will be some text input situations in which only the Ciphryx system can do an adequate job. 



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