The Efficient Tablet Write-To-Text Solution


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


Now that tablets have gone mainstream, it’s time for
text input to evolve and users to kick the Old School
virtual key tapping and longhand habit.



Ciphryx introduces a text input concept that is more natural and will maximize the tablet’s utility, especially in the classroom environment.  It’s the easiest and lowest error symbol system one can produce. It is specifically organized to emulate English. It is fast, compact, accurate and neat. To the casual observer, without hands-on experience, this comprehensive system will get eye rolls, chuckles, scowls and deer in the headlight looks, but when mastered, Ciphryx is an highly effective text input method and an excellent fit for the English print/cursive system. If you have a compatible tablet, it becomes the most practical advancement in both handwriting and text input.


The first 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

Secondly, 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 In this high tech world, it’s just plain silly … a waste of time and energy, and a thoroughly  outdated process.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. 


(the above demo is a screen recording)

Although more simple and faster than Old World, 
 paper-style writing, Ciphryx script is designed
 to still maintain the feel of English.

(read more about this concept below)


Don’t be one of the bustling hordes who absolutely refuses
to consider trying anything new because it might
be a little challenging or take up some of their 
precious entertainment time.



“It Makes Sense For The Digital Age.”

(Currently for Windows and English )



–  Below is a short demo sentence.

The motion dot is used only for demonstration   
 purposes to accentuate the direction of motion.

 (using an old typing sentence containing all of the letters)

Screen recorded for clarity.


Ciphryx is not made for direct reading, but for simple, easy hand
writing. It is the software translation that is made for reading. If you 
have jotted something down and find that you later can’t decipher 
 it, you will understand the concept of letter “feel” perfectly. “I thought I wrote the correct letter when I was writing it… at least it felt like it, but on checking later it was illegible.”


Each smooth stroke captures the essence of  
a familiar letter. After a little practice
   writing Ciphryx feels like one
 is still writing English.



 A run through of Ciphryx (a-z and 0-9)

(Ciphryx contains all virtual keyboard characters)


Fast, follow-through, widely-spaced and print/cursive compatible. These
are not letters, but motions that fit within specific non-overlapping
boundaries. Flexible puzzle pieces, if you like. There is a definitive
reason for every match-up with each English letter or number.
Some are identical to English. Some are not, but all
contain a significant matching letter “essence”
that makes for an easy transition.

See a standard video of Ciphryx writing below.



The fact is… a simple, quick and compact symbol recognition system is the best method for efficient, high endurance text input on tablet and watch-sized computers. The Ciphryx innovative input concept was discovered while I, (the developer) 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. Ciphryx is fast, accurate, convenient and forgiving. 

Getting over the mental hurdle to take the step to learn Ciphryx, is its only 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 and calculus, Ciphryx is empirical, not an opinion.

One may ask why it is not seen anywhere or why it hasn’t been developed by a major corporation. Major software companies wouldn’t dare take the extensive research time or spend the money to develop a product that is so counter to the status quo, which has no ready market and therefore, no guaranteed profit. The concept has also been granted a patent; but not to them. Only after an innovation begins to make serious traction, does one see “them” sniffing about looking for an advantage. It’s much too early in the introductory phase for that to have occurred. There is a group of people out there who would benefit from using this system right now. They just haven’t been identified and obviously haven’t heard of this system nor have they reached this web site. 

Because of the powerful tablet, the time has come for another evolutionary step in writing. It is up to each individual to decide whether to remain in the past or move on into the future, but either way, take a look around before you leave the site. Anyone who observes this compact,  free-style writing recognition system will be able to see that it makes perfect sense for use in the future “tablet classroom”. Neither prolonged virtual key poking nor standard handwriting recognition can do the job. 


Very few watch their feet while dancing.
Ciphryx is similar. Finger looking is not required.


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.
But you must try it, to understand it. The faster you 
write, the deeper the understanding. When all 
Ciphryx symbols are correctly matched 
with English, the system “clicks”.


The developer uses Ciphryx on his tablet daily.

Time it took to test all possible English arrangements ~ 15 yrs.
Time it takes to master Ciphryx: A few minutes a day for about 1 month.
Is it worth it?  Absolutely

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


Efficient Convenient  Accurate | Simple 

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. So, let’s begin the Ciphryx explanation.


Ciphryx Stationary”  Recognition Writing 

Non-screen-obscuring text input. 

A simplified symbol and text 

control system that

still feels like 




For The Serious Tablet User Who Requires More

Natural” handwriting recognition is a make-shift, redundant technology that originates from an outdated, Old World methodology. Virtual keyboard input cannot reproduce the true action of the old typewriter (keyboard), from which it originated, because of the tablet’s reduced size, making it an eye irritating, low-endurance input method that can be dutifully performed by any under-trained novice who only makes use of it when short character burst are required. It’s not cool.  What is happening today is similar to adults still choosing to play hopscotch when they should have long set it aside for bigger and more advanced endeavors.


The Ciphryx group of strokes is the best set for recognition purposes. The stroke motions are the most widely spaced, smooth flowing and simple possible. They comprise an integrated construct, like musical notes.



The virtual keyboard and standard handwriting recognition, although nice to look at, have been long-standing “make fixes” that work satisfactorily only under certain circumstances and a limited duration window. They are overwhelmingly used for cursory input which lasts merely seconds. (low endurance text input) Any longer than half a minute and they become tiresome and problematic.

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. It is not expected that many casual tablet users will turn away from their familiar text input method, even though it can be proved demonstrably better. Any process, produced in the simple, button-poking, please-no-learning-required era of today, will immediately be disregarded as a viable option by a huge chunk of the population, whether it works well or not. Those in the above mentioned category may stop here and go back in search of the minuscule improvements that might be available for older forms of tablet text input..

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.)


The choice between the old virtual keyboard / handwriting recognition paradigm and Ciphryx is the choice between    crossing a stream on stepping stones or walking a bridge.


Old world handwriting was designed for the eyes.

A concept that at the time made absolute sense.



Ciphryx is designed for hand motion and the computer.

A concept that now makes more sense.


Through a comprehensive and coordinated design, letters can be simplified down to their smooth, core essence, making them easier to write more quickly and accurately. The old letter feel can be closely emulated, and these new stroke configurations allow compact writing using symbols placed one over the other (in place) rather from left-to-right. The input rate is significantly increased over that of paper writing, output is text neat and recognition is maximized.


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!


With Ciphryx it’s not a liability to have poor penmanship.


One cannot approach a full understanding without downloading the software package and taking some time to play with it. It may be tested for a month at no cost. You will be able to pick up the Ciphryx concept  within that time frame and discover the effectiveness of compact, high-endurance tablet writing.



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.



All are aware that writing has changed over time. The good news has been, unlike the current rate of technological advance, the rate of evolution for handwriting has been exceedingly slow. Today’s unexpected news is, we happen to be entering into a new era when a change in handwriting will become a necessity.

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.)


Tablets are not laptops or smartphones. They are different.


It is, therefore, 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. It is faster than old print and cursive, more compact and once a user gets the hang of it, is much easier to write and, again, still feels so close to familiar English, that it is easy to learn. Ciphryx is not a personal opinion. Like a mathematical equation, it’s stroke system follows an empirical formula … similar to that of musical notes. (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.




Tablet users who may wish to try Ciphryx can download it exclusively here at and test it for a month. One may then purchase their copy when the trial period ends.



The Ciphryx recognition writing system requires minimal 

eye/hand coordination. It is smooth, fast, low 

precision, high endurance and compact.

It openthtext input door to

the 21st century.



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. 



Try Ciphryx today.

Find out how primitive “paper based” writing really is. 

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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