How to send piratical e-text. Arr!
There be two basic ways to send electronic pirate
chat. You can add the text you have created in Fat Cat Pirate Chat
to another application, or you can send text more directly from Fat
Cat Pirate Chat itself.
1) Pasting buccaneering banter into another app:
Everything in the Pirate Chat textbox is automatically put into your
devices pasteboard, so you can paste it into any other app that
takes text. However, pasting does not clear the pasteboard or the
Pirate Chat textbox.
2) Clearing the textbox: A two-fingered tap
on the Pirate Chat text box will clear it. You can also tap the gear
icon and then tap Clear display.
3) Adding additional banter to the textbox:
A one-fingered tap on the text box will bring up a keyboard. This
way you can add words, phrases, or punctuation before pasting or sending
a message. However, these additional words and phrases will not be
4) Sending text directly from Pirate
Chat: To send the contents of the textbox, just tap the send button.
(The send button is part of both the regular interface and the keyboard
interface.) Then choose where you want to send the text. You can send
it as a Tweet, E-mail, Instant Message, or Text/SMS or you
can send it to another Fat Cat Chat app for additional text. Fat Cat
Pirate Chat will automatically bring up the right app - at least if
you have it installed on your device. In some cases, Pirate Chat will
have automatically pasted your message into the new app, so you then
just have to tap send.
Note, some apps will not let Fat Cat paste the text
directly into them, so when the app comes up, you may have to do
the pasting manually. For manual pasting, just hold your finger
on a text entry box for a moment, until you see the magnifying
glass pop up. Then, lift your finger and the select and paste
commands will appear. Then tap paste.
Note, some apps may let you add additional text
to the message from their keyboard, but might not let you get additional
text from the rest of the Pirate Chat interface.
Also note, some people have more than one app for
each of these different types of electronic messages, so the first
time you try to send a message, Pirate Chat may ask you to choose
which app you want to use. You can also configure this in the setting
In many cases, opening up the other app
will also clear the Pirate Chat textbox.
So now ... if'n ye be stranded or marooned,
ye can send a message in an electronical bottle to yer mates.