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The Efficient Tablet Write-To-Text Solution


 US Patent #8,045,803 | Free To Test And Use





This new text input system is hiding in plain view for  
all to see and use, but few will take advantage of it.

Why?  It’s a sorry truth, but the vast majority of individuals
 don’t care to learn anything new unless it is absolutely 
 necessary & would much prefer to settle for an inferior,
older input system, than spend even a small amount
 of time trying to learn something more modern,
even though  proof can be presented that that 
 new concept has greater practicality and is  
more versatile than the one they’re using.


Despite this tremendous resistance … Ciphryx
is a system that needed creation. It’s available
here for anyone who wishes to download and try
it. I personally use it every day and am annoyed
when forced to poke a virtual keyboard on a
non-Ciphryx loaded tablet.

It’s the difference between driving a sports
car and a school bus. In my world then,
everyone around me is driving a bus.

(I wouldn’t like trying to park a school bus, nor
do I like it when I have to sit behind one.)



Efficient, Versatile, Compact Tablet Text Input   

Can you imagine a student sitting in a fast-paced
classroom or lecture hall trying to furiously switch 
between tablet text note taking and drawing while using 
  either a virtual keyboard or “natural” handwriting recognition?

The frantic user image is quite humorous. In the real world 
the above methods are impractical for a serious school setting.





If you don’t want to write out messy longhand and
don’t trust your handwriting for handwriting
recognition and don’t like the bulky, screen-
blocking, eye-intensive virtual keyboard
but, do like the output of clear text…

Ciphryx is your only practical alternative.

It doesn’t take long to pick up.



Ciphryx is the compact, non-accessory, physical
text input system for tablets and small   
computers that allows text to be input 
without intense eye/hand acuity.

 Like a keyboard … you can look … but you don’t have to.
 One can also write with the “ink” turned off (just motions).


– It’s quicker than both print and cursive.
– It’s decidedly more compact than a virtual
__keyboard and standard writing.
– All input and control is just a stroke away.
– It’s convenient and highly tablet mobile.
– It has fast and accurate stroke recognition.

And it still feels like English.


– Some Key Ciphryx Features –

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


– Ciphryx Software GUI  –

The above demo is a real time screen recording.
(more recordings and videos below)


It doesn’t connect well with your eyes, does 
it? It’s not meant to. The strokes are designed 
to connect with your fingers. Your hand and 
mind will naturally respond to a shorter or  
equal facsimile stroke if it fits within the  
bounds of a known letter pattern.

This is a natural perception phenomenon to 
 which ALL users will respond, called internal 
letter “COMPLETION“. It offers a mental 
 and physical shortcut which allows   
quicker symbol communications
 with modern, small computers.


Why have both complex input AND complex output when,  
like a keyboard, only the output need be complex?


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.


 In Ciphryx, 25 English lowercase letters can
 be described, in their most simple
 form, by a single swipe or 2 or
3 connected lines.

That’s simplicity.

Ciphryx follows an efficiency hierarchy.
The most used characters = the most simple.

You don’t have to learn it all at once.
It can be as gradual as you wish.


Learn the Ciphryx vowels in 5 seconds.



Trying Ciphryx just might make you smile.


You may look all you want, but you won’t understand 
Ciphryx without exercising some physical activity. 
 Download the software, open up the program, 
view the stroke sheet, reach over and make 
 a mark and see what happens. Go from 
 that point. If you don’t like what you
experience, delete the program.


If you find at least one circumstance where 
Ciphryx outperforms what you are used 
to, your download won’t be wasted.
Remember… It’s still free.



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

(Ciphryx contains all virtual keyboard characters)




(Currently for Windows and English)


Ciphryx may not look like English, but  
it is specifically designed to retain the 
feel of English. Your mind and hand will 
 readily pick it up and relate to each 
stroke motion as a representation 
 of the letter you are “thinking”.

Ones mind desires things to make sense  
and will figure a way, if it can, to make it so.
Ciphryx was constructed and arranged   
to trick the mind so ones hand and
brain will rapidly coordinate.

Although you obviously need to look at 
the strokes initially, as you progress,  
you will find yourself looking less often  
and just glancing down occasionally
 to insure that you are staying within   
the bounds of the writing rectangle.


Ciphryx recognition writing is a less difficult,  
but higher form of writing than print & cursive. 

Get this concept and you will then “get” Ciphryx.
Ciphryx is a smooth hand motion system and is not
built for direct reading as is Old World writing. 
Its on-screen text TRANSLATION is for reading.

Stroke “feel” is similar to the rapid automatic  
mental process that occurs when tapping 
a key via keyboard position memory,



Within a month, by just practicing a few minutes a day, 
you can master this practical alternative to the virtual
 keyboard and “natural” handwriting recognition.


Use Ciphryx every day. … to search the web
  …  take notes … program … do email …
  fill out forms … jot down thoughts …

Ciphryx simplicity removes the need
for resting your palm on the screen.


Those of today from all walks of life are
convinced that visible keys are the apex of  
tablet text input … that an intensive visual   
system is the best solution. The truth is quite
  the opposite. The use of vision can actually be 
  a hindrance. Reducing the need for visual    
acuity is the real answer.





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 develop 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.



One tablet text input fact is: the virtual keyboard is an annoying piece of software.

– It is cumbersome,
– blocks too much of the screen and
– requires too much high eye/hand coordination

A second one is: Old World handwriting, that was designed
for writing on paper is slow, frustrating, too complex
and a poor match for recognition input technology.

– In the digital era, it doesn’t make technical or practical sense to continue using the software translation of complex, paper-based Old World longhand. In this high tech world, it’s just plain silly … a waste of time and energy, and a thoroughly  outdated process. It makes far more sense to input a smooth, simple, definitive, unorganized script and then… have software instantly analyse and output it as more complex, organized standard text. This type of improvement in efficiency is the reason computers were developed. The world moves forward because of it. It’s called evolution. 





This system is a technological advancement. It is not made for direct reading, but for simple, easy handwriting. If you have jotted something down and find that you later can’t decipher it, you already understand the concept of letter “feel” perfectly. “I thought I wrote the letter correctly when I was writing it… at least it felt like it, but on checking later it was written incorrectly and unreadable.”



The Ciphryx innovative input concept was discovered while I was on a search for that elusive “better” tablet text input solution. I now input all of my tablet text using it and over the course of many years have tested countless arrangements and found the one with the most English-like feel, that allows the quickest transition to it. 

Getting over the mental hurdle to take the step to learn Ciphryx, is its main obstacle. Your intelligence won’t help you, however. You will have to try it to understand how it is “tuned” to English. You will find no similar form of text input out there. Like the musical scale, Ciphryx is empirical, not an opinion.



The concept of sensing a simple motion that is only a piece or a
stroke essence of an actual letter and completing the rest
of it in one’s mind is called internal letter “completion“.

This IMMEDIATE and AUTONOMIC response allows Ciphryx to work.
One is satisfied that a complete character has been written.
The faster you write, the greater is the letter connection. When 
all Ciphryx symbols are correctly matched 
with English, the system “clicks”.

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


If you learn this input method you will be able to write neatly, compactly and faster than you have ever written. You will not have to search for characters or switch interfaces as is the case with the virtual keyboard. Eye darting will stop and you will only need to follow the output, not the input. The choice to try Ciphryx all depends on whether or not you want a compact, smooth, relaxed tablet text input style or wish to continue with the one you are using now.  You are encouraged to search the web for a better alternative, but you will be challenged to find one… You will run across ubiquitous software that doesn’t require experience or learning, but then you will be in the same spot you are now.


Many years were taken to get Ciphryx right. Now complete, it has been made available to the general public. Ciphryx is a comprehensive, hi-endurance system that is beyond graphic writing, the virtual keyboard and natural handwriting recognition. It will work in the classroom like no other tablet text input method on the market and excels in the arena favored by the serious tablet user. 

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. Do not take my word for it. Test it out yourself.

(All videos, graphics and photo alterations were made by the developer.)



(Real time Video – Watch the stylus and finger input -)

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!


Although most users may still prefer vision for this advanced style of writing it is not a requirement. Like dancing, this text input system is based on smooth, follow-through motions.



Old world (paper-based) recognition-writing and even the poking of virtual keys were creations dragged from a bygone era (print / cursive and the typewriter). Neither were specifically designed for the new medium of the tablet digitizer. These two common forms of input are stop gap measures which have been temporarily adequate for low-level, short text input bursts needed for search engines, but not for the sustained, high-endurance text input required by the modern tablet classroom, where students will be required to take quick, neat notes, write entire sentences, whole paragraphs and yes, even in class essays.

Although handwriting has been “out” and key text input “in” …  with the advent of tablet sized computers, the melding of writing into the keyboard concept now becomes the best technological solution to getting text into these compact devices when in the fast paced classroom or business environment. (To some, the news is actually good and a breath of fresh air… An opening of a new door.)

An historical example – Long before the invention of papyrus scrolls, cuneiform stylus writing was used to quite efficiently tap information onto a moist clay tablet. It, however, was not as practical to use the same tap symbol system on the later technological development called paper. A better system was eventually deemed necessary for the new medium. The new technology of paper, therefore, forced a change. 

In the 21st century, the handwriting used with pencil or inkpen, that has been effective for centuries on the now, old paper medium, does not translate well for efficient inline recognition on the new medium of the tablet digitizer. It takes up too much screen space, is too complex and the character configurations are bunched too close together. These little annoyances add up to a too high precision requirement for the normal user and abiding by that extra care requirement slows down the input process to a rate even below that of  primitive paper writing. (This is regressive and a move backwards.)



It is now time for another once-every-five-hundred-years-or-so handwriting modification in order to fit the new requirements of a newer medium i.e. the electronic tablet. Ciphryx is that modified symbol system.

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



The “intuitive” software approach cannot solve all of our technological problems. Some innovations still require learning and practice time. Today, an epic crossroad has been reached. The choice is simple. We either stall, scratch our heads and stubbornly stick with the intuitive, but inferior tablet input systems or be inspired by a fresh and more practical approach and evolve. Ciphryx makes the evolution of writing practical. Like cursive before it, It fits along the English writing continuum. 



A quick list of what is wrong with current tablet text input solutions.

(Just imagine using any one of these as your primary text input method in a fast-paced future “tablet classroom”.)

The virtual keyboard: – Takes up too much screen space. – Requires far too much eye/hand coordination for high-endurance input. – Has too many mode switches. – Can not take notes well with one. 

“Natural” handwriting recognition: – Too slow. – Required user accuracy too high. – Many letters are time and position dependent.  – An extremely inefficient recognition writing tool.

Print or cursive graphic writing: – Too complex and slow. – For most writers, too messy. – Left to right writing uses too much screen space. – Teachers will not accept tablet handwritten material.

Character reader: – Requires an extra step. – Users must be overly neat. – Again, initial writing takes up too much screen space.

Accessory keyboard: – Defeats the portability goal of a stand alone, compact computer. – Cannot take practical notes with one. – Cumbersome to switch between it and drawing.





The Ciphryx group of strokes is the best set for recognition purposes. The motions are widely spaced, smooth flowing and simple. Although Ciphryx uses a coordinated “breed” of stroke that is very specific and formulaic, each can be arranged to be a surprisingly close match to an English language counterpart in its feel. Old world handwriting from any language group, on the other hand, does not have the character spacing requirement and cannot reliably fulfill the in-classroom utility test for recognition writing. 


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.




This new text input system uses a specialized stroke formula that provides the lowest potential for error at the fastest input speed. A highly practical and useful tool for the modern world. Ciphryx is a system of text input well suited for the multitasking classroom. Unlike the virtual keyboard, it is an high endurance system that requires very little eye/hand coordination and can, with practice, be written blind. Something one couldn’t even imagine saying about the eye intensive virtual keyboard or natural handwriting recognition. 


Give old dinosaur writing and your virtual keyboard eyes a rest.


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

It’s free to download and you’ll find it easier to write than print or cursive and will 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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