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App of the Day: Thumb Keyboard

If you own a tablet or plan on buying one in the near future, there is one app that I recommend you pick up immediately:  Thumb Keyboard.  To put it simply, this app makes typing on a big screened device so much easier than any other app on the planet and that includes Swiftkey’s Honeycomb keyboard.  Thumb Keyboard allows you to quickly type while using only your thumbs, utilizes built-in themes for different looks, predicts with the best of them, and includes more customizable options to make it fit to your personal needs than any keyboard I’ve used.  Oh, and they just introduced multi-touch in the latest update making it that much more impressive.  Best $2.50 I’ve spent since buying my XOOM on day 1.

Market Link ($2.50)

*The Amazon Free app of the day is Pac-man.

*Yesterday we covered Plants vs. Zombies.

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  • aguss
  • When I grab a tablet I’m pretty sure I’ll be purchasing this. It seems insanely convenient. 

  • Find other great apps like this one at AndroidAppSource.com.

  • Anonymous


  • Albert Sanchez Bloomingfeld

    I heard this app gives diarrhea. better not get too close.

  • Knightcrusader

    Great keyboard on both the GTablet running Gingerbread and the ASUS Transformer running Honeycomb!

  • Agreed — best Xoom keyboard by far!

  • Anonymous


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  • Anonymous

    LOl, when i first saw this post I thought it said “Dumb Keyboard” LOL

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  • Kal-El

    Kind of interesting with timing of this post, considering Microsoft just demoed their Windows 8 OS and has a very similar on-screen keyboard for tablets. 

  • Azndan3

    Does this app have custom autotext like in smart keyboard pro?  Oh well, I’ll try it anyways.

  • Anonymous

    As Stated this is the Best Keyboard for Tablets, discovered it two days after I got my XOOM…

  • been a user of this app for along time best thing ever on my tablet! and it has themes

  • Ray

    i have had it for a couple months now on my xoom love it!

  • Anonymous

    What I want is something like swype, but the keyboard just appears in the lower left corner so you can use it with the thumb on your right hand and it doesn’t cover much of the screen. Supposedly, Swype is going to be preloaded on the Toshiba Thrive, so we’ll see what their implementation is.

    • I “like” that idea…

      see what I did there?

    • try t9 it works 

    • Sean27030

      This Keyboard has an offset keyboard… you can shift it to the left or right… not swype…. but still neat for single handed entry while holding the tablet in the oposing hand

  • Definitely the best keyboard for tablets. I even use it on my Thunderbolt too. 

    • Anonymous

      I have keyboard manager on my thunderbolt, I use Swiftkey in Portrait, Thumb keyboard in landscape

  • I personally prefer ThickButtons to Thumb Keyboard.

  • Cgmartin33

    I fricken love this thing! Been using it for a little over a month now and replaced SwiftKey and haven’t looked back… It looks and feels like stock but with a million options for customization. I bought it mainly for the cursor keys on my DX for quick text editing.

  • Is anyone with a Thunderbolt / Droid Charge / Droid X or any other 4.3″ screen using this or interested? I have a Thunderbolt and still find texting in portrait mode a little snug with the stock HTC keyboard. I have been looking at this app for some time but only see tablet users commenting. 

    • “But I have these small hands..”

    • Try ThickButtons.

    • I use it on my Thunderbolt. It has a couple different layouts you can use plus its very customizable as far as size and theme. You can even create a toolbar at the top for different functions.

    • Bought it, didn’t like it. I guess I tested it out for more then 15 minutes because I couldn’t return it. Guess I’ll have to get a tablet now to make use of it! 

      • Anonymous

        I use Smart Keyboard Pro on my TB, it is pretty good…lots of customization too… I’ll wait to see what other tablet I end up with…but the 7″ Flyer was so easy to type with in either orientation with stock keyboard.

  • Mr. Joe

    $2.50?  HIGHWAY ROBBERY!

    Off to go pirate me an app.  ARG! 😉

  • Mr. Joe

    $2.50?  HIGHWAY ROBBERY!

    Off to go pirate me an app.  ARG! 😉

    • MrToTo83

      Really….$2.50 is highway robbery. If that is the case obviously any smartphone is to much for you.

      ***Don’t be a$$ and pirate an app***

      • Mr. Joe

        For an app it is. 

        And yeah I did pirate it and you know what?  I FUNKING LOVED IT!  I think I’ll do it again and again and again and AGAIN! 

        WOOOOO!  best feeling I’ve had since I can’t remember!  Everyone should try it!  It’s GREAT!

        • Binglut9

          Don’t need to pirate I got $$

          • Mr.Joe

            So do I because I pirate!

          • Ronan

            I hope you get the new DroidDream Lite too 😉

        • Binglut9

          Don’t need to pirate I got $$

        • It only costs as much a cup of coffee, and the people that make these apps don’t have a lot of money. Pirating music is one thing, because musicians are usually pretty rich and greedy, but pirating android apps is like stealing money from a liberal arts major

          • Mr.Joe

            First off I HATE coffee.  Yes I HATE COFFEE.  NEVER EVER AGAIN use that analogy with me!

            Also your hypocrisy is hilarious that I actually TINKLED myself!

            According to the android market between 10,000-50,000 users have paid for this application.  At the $2.50 price that that is between $25,000 – $125,000.

            Now do they REALLY need my $2.50?  NO!  

          • Jorsh

            It may seem like a lot to you, but when you consider taxes, business taxes, business expenses, etc. the company isn’t making that much.  Not that you care at all though.

            But whenever app developers stop bringing things to Android, or you see really nice apps being made on other platforms and not being ported to Android – remember you have only yourself to blame.

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        • Mathew Peterson

          i can buy a candy bar and bag of skittles for more then the cost of the app. and if you can’t afford that then you dont deserve a smartphone.

          • Mr.Joe

            That was full of lolz and prejudice that I almost tinkled myself!

            I can afford it, I just find it overpriced.

            It’s like me giving you a cookie for $10.  Can you afford it?  Yes you can.  Will you buy it?  Most likely not.  Why?  Cause $10 for a single cookie is outrageous. 

          • LoremasterJ

            Just how about the fact that it is plain theft? I can walk into a liquor store and walk out with a 12 pack without paying. Just because you CAN do something does not mean you SHOULD.

          • Mr.Joe

            Wow!  I never thought of it like that before!

          • ASDF

            Let us suppose that you use the keyboard on your Xoom an average of 10 times per day (you need to use your awesome piece of tech more if this is the case) and let’s also suppose that you will have your Xoom for one year (gotta upgrade sometime right?). That means that you will use the keyboard 3,650 times. If the app costs $2.50, the cost per use is a whooping… $0.0007. Better go take out another mortgage if you ask me…

          • Tinkle


            I’ma call you Ms. Joe from now on.

  • 11knives

    I was part of the Thumb Keyboard Beta testing. I was hoping he would offer up the official release to testers for free… bummer

  • Interstellarmind

    makes owning a xoom 10x better. if you purchase only one app for yout tablet, make it this one. so many options, sooo customizable. best keyboard i’ve used so far on android.

  • Kamesen

    I wonder if an equivalent is available in the Apple app store… This would appeal to any tablet owner, not just Android users.

  • GinoSylum

    Thumb Keyboard rules on the XOOM… I’m using it now.. on my XOOM… with my thumbs.. and it rules..

    I think I have made my point here..

    • Haha!  “It’s my job to be repetitive. My job. My job. Repetitiveness is my job!”                                                                                              -Bart Simpson 

  • Thor

    Wow, a keyboard app that doesn’t require internet access. Downloading to check it out.

  • Anonymous

    Great app, a must have for a 10″ tablet