Thumb Keyboard (Phone/Tablet)
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Rating: 4.5 (5,900) Cost: $2.55 Downloads: 100,000 - 500,000
"Thumb Keyboard takes customization to next level" (Laptop Magazine)
The popular stock keyboard replacement that allows you to type faster, smarter and more comfortable.
Thumb Keyboard for Android™ is a keyboard with many, advanced customization options that allows the user to adjust it to his or her preferences. This groundbreaking keyboard introduces a lot of innovations. Besides a standard layout it has a new (patent pending) "split" layout for tablets and phones that makes thumb typing more natural and comfortable. It also introduces a lot of useful and advanced functions that will improve your productivity and makes typing on your mobile device more fun.
SOME QUOTES FROM MAGAZINES AND AROUND THE INTERNET
#2 in this years (2012) top 10 "indispensable Android apps list" of ZDNet's TechRepublic
"Thumb Keyboard makes two handed typing a breeze" "An epic win for tablet typing" (Android Police)
"Thumb Keyboard – The First Universally Functional Keyboard" (Android Guys)
"Optimierte Layouts für Phone und Tablet - Test: GUT" (Android Magazin)
FLEXIBLE KEYBOARD LAYOUTS
• Full featured standard layouts
• Split layouts for tablets and large screen devices: Better accessible keys for thumb-typing on large and small tablets and 4" phones
• Special tailored layouts for phones, 5" 'phablets', 7" tablets and 9-10" tablets
• Option to select separate layouts for portrait and landscape
• One-handed operation mode for large-screen phones
No more unnatural stretching or juggling with your tablet or phone…
STATE OF THE ART KEYBOARD TECHNOLOGY
• Continuous Voice Recognition (Android 4.x): real time voice recognition using the latest Google Voice typing service
• Variable key spacing
• Long press symbols and characters (customizable)
• Auto-correction feedback in text to reduce errors caused by unnoticed auto corrections (Android 4.x)
• Keyboard shortcuts
• Text to speech feedback
• Voice input (Non Continuous for Android 2.2 and higher)
• Bigram word prediction (predict word based on previous word - for Android 2.3 and higher.)
• Swipe gesture support
• Adjustable keyclick volume
• User dictionary
• 3D "coverflow" theme browser with 25 themes
• Option to change the long press symbols on the letter keys!
• Save much used phrases and enter with a touch of a button
• 25 Themes
• User definable auto text substitutions (For example: thx -> thanks etc)
• Optional user customizable tool bar
• Height and width fully customizable (including separate elements)
• Change colors of keys, font etc.
• Customizable background (choose your own image)
• Full color customization!
German (with special QWERTZ keyboard ánd special german keyboard)
French (with support AZERTY)
Spanish (with modern Spanish keyboard layout)
Russian (with cyrillic keyboard)
• All special keyboards are also available as special (split) keyboards.
• Possibility to change the long press symbols by special international characters!! Directly enter your typical language letters with a simple long press.
EXPLANATION OF PERMISSIONS:
- The record audio permission is needed for Voice input
- The internet access permission is needed for downloading additional dictionaries
- The permission to read the contact database is needed to generate predictions based on the names in the contact database.
DOCUMENTATION & BEANSOFT SUPPORT
To get the most out of the keyboard be sure to check out the FAQ and Quick Start Guide
PLAY STORE SUPPORT
For download and billing problems, general market support and contacting the Google Play Store support team please visit: https://support.google.com/googleplay/
mognedal - 2011-08-26
... does it have to be so large? Over 8 MB is huge for a keyboard. But it still beats the competition!
WJD - 2011-09-28
Best Keyboard I've used. @shiori Don't agree. The layouts, bigram prediction and customization options make this the most superior keyboard around
Mike - 2011-09-02
Keyboard has a great array of layouts even for phones. However, there is a terrible lag no matter which layout I'm using or how long the email or Txt is the keyboard lags when pressing the buttons and I often have to stop to wait for it to catch up. Would be 5 stars but I can't handle the lag. I purchased this app, but won't be using it. HTC Thunderbolt.
Shiori - 2011-09-28
This keyboard is an absolute must-have for tablets! You never realize how annoying normal qwerty layout keyboards are when you're handling something with two hands until you try something that changes the game like this. I decided that, since I had already purchased it for my tablet, I'd try it on my phone... Let's just say that, while nice on a phone, it's really nothing special. I'm guessing that's where other lower star reviews are coming from.
This is the second time its malfunctioned. Suddenly it doesn't show what I type in the typing window.
Richard9 - 2011-08-26
I love this keyboard when it works, which is rare on my HTC Evo. Multiple freezeups when txting. Quick email support, but just too many problems.
Reamur - 2011-08-26
I'd recommend this keyboard to anyone using an SGS2. It would be nice, though, if a T9 keyboard could be added to the possible layouts for those who prefer one-handed texting (similar to that of Perfect Keyboard). Otherwise, this keyboard is a must-buy!
Helen - 2011-10-01
Shane - 2011-09-15
This is by far the best keyboard I've found so far. Lots of themes, options, useful features & layouts. Keep up the great work
Nathan - 2011-10-04
The keyboard itself is great but it's a paid app requiring full internet access which is very disconcerting. The potential is there to transmit ANYTHING typed which is scary. I know it's to enable the downloading of more themes but at least provide the ability to turn network access off. Provide an option like that and this app becomes one of the best things on the market - essential for tablet owners.
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