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Thumb Keyboard Receives Update, Allows For Custom Keyboard Backgrounds

Thumb Keyboard, our favorite tablet app of all time, received a spicy little update today that allows users the ability to slap on a custom background.  The creative possibilities are almost endless now for an app that already makes life with a big screened device super efficient and fun.  Besides the custom skins though, compatibility with smaller screens was improved along with some volume settings.

And remember, these are all add-ons to the major 4.0 update that went live a few weeks back that introduced over 25 high quality themes and a whole bunch of customizable features.  I know that I have said this a number of times already, but if you own a tablet, you should also own this app.  

All the new 4.3.3 goodies:

  • Option to set the keyboard background (create your own background or download special for the keyboard optimized backgrounds).
  • Adjustable volume, with better keypress sound handling.
  • Fully compatible now with smaller screens (hvga and qvga). All features supported.
  • Maintenance (bug fixes and better memory management).

Market Link

Here is the DL background in case anyone was interested:

Cheers to @wjddesigns for the hookup!

  • Hua

    How do you change the background image? I have looked everywhere and cannot find the option to select an image to change the background. I have looked all over and no one seems to mention where this option/setting is at.

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  • Anonymous


  • @Kellex:disqus  What keyboard do you recommend for a phone?

    I used to use Swype, but I think I’d go with Flext9 if I wanted a swiping keyboard, and I HATE Swiftkey (the number of errors were ridiculous) so it’s really between Thumb Keyboard and Flext9 (unless there’s anotherr good option). I haven’t used either one, and don’t want to waste money on an app that I don’t like. At the moment, I’m using the Gingerbread keyboard (and it’s easily the best phone keyboard I’ve used).

    • Anonymous

      ThumbKeyboard FTW!!!

  • I even use this keyboard on my Nexus S 4G.  Best keyboard I’ve owned, period.

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  • Anonymous

    How does this compare to Swiftkey X?  I have swiftkey x on both my phone and tablet.  I love it on the phone, but on the tablet I’m eally not liking it so much.

  • Damn Steve Jobs just resigned as CEO of Apple.

  • Steve Jobs resigns! All hail Android!!

  • Major Props to @Beansoft for his work on development – I am glad he can bring you guys one of the best Keyboard apps ont he market and is always updating to make it that much better…

  • My thumbs love the Thumb Keyboard

  • Anonymous

    I own a tablet and I own this app.

    And it really is great. I can type so fast with it. I ALSO highly recommend it to tablet owners!