Anyone who used a cell phone for texting prior to the smartphone revolution knows how wonderfully magical typing out a message using just ten buttons can be. Once you got used to it and mastered its sometimes peculiar ways, typing in the T9 could be just as fast as any other input method, and now you can relive the glory days with a third party iOS keyboard called Type Nine.
Type Nine offers you just nine text input keys and even gives newbies a tutorial on how T9 works. The predictive text feature -- which will only suggest potential words rather than automatically completing them for you -- can be used in English, Spanish, and Danish, with multiple language support based on how you arrange the language priorities. The keyboard will keep track of your most used words and suggest those more often, depending on your habits, so your typing speed will get faster as the app learns your personal style.
You can pick up the app for US$0.99 and get instantly transported back to the days of the Motorola RAZR, or you can keep typing on that fancy schmancy QWERTY keyboard while we all enjoy our nostalgia trips without you.