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Minuum Keyboard Arrives in Google Play for $4 to Non-Beta Testers

Minuum, an Indiegogo funded keyboard for Android that we have been testing off and on for a couple of months, is now available as a public beta for all to test. The app runs $3.99, which is a similar price to other 3rd party keyboards available on the platform. Whether or not it’s worth that steep of a pricetag is up for you to decide. 

We were admittedly not fans of Minuum during its initial launch, as its risky single-line approach to typing was more frustrating than revolutionary. With that said, the most recent update to v1.1 added a full-size traditional keyboard and voice typing. In other words, the keyboard may be worth another try if you were a part of the original beta program. If you weren’t a part of that program, I’d proceed with some caution unless you don’t mind betting $4 on an app that you may or may not like. Minuum is similar in a way to Fleksy with its gestures and predictability, however, Fleksy (at least in my opinion) is far superior.

If you try it, let us know what you think.

Play Link ($3.99)

  • Grant Barker

    I have an Android Keyboards page for anyone curious about some of the other keyboards available for Android: http://www.grantbarker.com/android-keyboards.html

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  • Mike

    Stock Google keyboard does just fine,

    • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

      Ive always thought this.

  • ErmNo
    • Justin W

      Isn’t that Piracy?

  • Justin W

    In every article about keyboards, people mention specific features and other reasons why they will stick with Stock/ SwiftKey/ Swype etc.

    I use Swype, largely because of a few killer features I use every day (that are not found on other keyboards) specifically shortcuts for Ctrl-A, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V and easy punctuation changes between lowercase, Shift, and ALL CAPS.

    It’s just funny that nobody talks about these features, which to me are the the biggest reason I stick with Swype. Once you get accustomed to using it, it’s frustrating to try using any other keyboard /SwypeFanboyism

    • Justin W

      Doppleganger? Interesting.

      • Justin W

        Haha, you acknowledged my existence! I replied to you a couple weeks back in a Nexus 7 article… got nothin. I saw your profile shortly after creating mine, we should do profile pics so people don’t get confused.

        OT: I don’t blind type a lot (why would you anyways? text and drive?) but I find the gesture typing about equal, maybe slightly better on Swype due to having a more developed user dictionary. Since it’s cloud saved, it auto-restores everything after wiping/ flashing ROMs, whereas my AOSP keyboard keyboard has to start fresh with only the “learn from Gmail” feature to get it going.

        Oh and I hate the fact that you have to long press to get any punctuation other than period. It’s the little things… that make us love Android ;)

        - Justin West

        • Justin W

          I’ll add a profile pic when I get off work.

          I guess blind-typing isn’t the right term – I just type fast and send without really proof-reading, and I’ve had good overall predictions come from the stock keyboard :)

          • Justin W

            OK that makes more sense. Many people can’t properly blind type with a real computer keyboard lol

            There we go! Now we have Red Squares Justin W, and Green Squares Justin W. Too bad mine’s not a cool 3D wallpaper…

          • Justin W

            Haha, looks good though!

  • punkroyale

    i wanted to try it but there was no way to so I gave up. I have no intention of paying for a beta product.

  • Godzilla

    SwiftKey FTW

  • PuttsMoBilesiCit

    Google Keyboard or bust!

  • Steven Dinsdale

    Started using WordWave based on a comment I saw here, haven’t looked back.

  • BOB Dudek

    Did Swiftness Key go out of business? :}

  • Shane Redman

    I’ll stick to stock…

    • Godzilla

      Said no one ever

      • Dr_Buttballs

        Said Shane apparently.

        • Shane Redman

          Exactly….grew up liking Godzilla…now I finally get to meet him on the internet just to find out he’s a big meanie. Japs had it right i guess

          • Mark Mann

            but godzilla’s later adventures had him being the good guy

  • skinja

    Questions:

    1. Does it allow voice recognition typing?
    (an aside, Why does the stock samsung S4 voice recognition suck so bad??)

    2. Does it have the ability to collect all text entered into the phone? (Like many keyboards on google play that can record your credit card and emails if they want)

    Thanks

  • Avery Dejuan Herron

    No matter what keyboard I try I can’t leave swype alone and the quick highlight words you’ve gotten wrong with the press of a button or the double tapping of that word is one of the only things holding me back from leaving swype for shiftkey

  • steve0617

    I’m confused. The whole purpose of the app was to create this super small keyboard, but they must not have suceeded very well, as they’ve now added an option for a full size keyboard?

    Is that right?

    • Nate

      Yep. Lol. I didn’t think it was a good idea for phones–however, I see it being powerful on other smaller devices.

    • Dan

      I thought they added the full keyboard for precise input, like passwords.

  • Chase Chick

    I’m on swiftkey and don’t really ever see myself coming off of that.

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    • El_Big_CHRIS

      THIS. This keyboard is alright, but nothing has compared to swiftkey. Not a single keyboard can switch between 3 languages without me press/holding a button. And not worh the $4 for an unfinished product

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  • Nate

    $4 for an unfinished product… Not too crazy about that considering Swiftkey is the same price, Google Keyboard is free and Swype is apparently $1.

    • Mark Mann

      swiftkey was 4 bucks for an unfinished product when it first came out, and no one complained about that

  • Tim242

    Full keyboard defeats the purpose of their idea. $4 for another keyboard? Nahhh

    • Jason Downing

      kinda agree here, but at least there is an option of both. I’m happy with what I’ve got though

    • jbdan

      Must agree..

    • michael arazan

      Totally agree.

      Keyboard makers or Google should be working on speech to text more so we don’t need keyboards anymore and can just give voice commands and let it write for us cause it’s faster. But the voice recognition is still not good enough to do it regularly enough. I prefer speech to text but it messes up words that are 3 syllabols or more and is a pain to stop and go back and correct every mess up