Swiftkey Beta 3 received an update today for the world to test. Included in this latest build that was just posted to Twitter, users will notice improved predictions, better punctuation behavior, a refined Google Chrome experience (whatever that means), and more. At this point in the game, I’m finding it to be more and more difficult to even consider switching to another keyboard. Is anyone not using Swiftkey? (more…)
We have had the pleasure of experiencing some pretty funky keyboards. Whether they use interesting features to help you type better or just look down right ridiculous, you can always bet that there will be that one diamond in the rough. LogiType may be that gem. At first glance, I was a little worried. With the bubble keys and how it seems that they’re strewn across the display with no sense of order, it is not a minimalist’s best friend. But, this thing actually works and works quite well. (more…)
Phones with physical keyboards – they are almost like dinosaurs or extinct birds these days. Fewer and fewer models are released now-a-days as anything but all-touchscreen. Sure we saw the DROID 4 hit stores at the beginning of this year along with a MyTouch or two on the side, but it’s clear that we may not see another for a long time. HTC yesterday confirmed that their future will likely not include anything with a physical/QWERTY keyboard going forward, so it got us wondering – do you care?
We know that many of you were holding out for the D4 as physical keyboards are a must-have, but what about the rest of you? If physical keyboards die off completely, will you miss them? Will you ever find yourself craving one again?
It has long been documented that Swiftkey is the top keyboard amongst users here at Droid Life. When it comes to predictive texting, nothing comes even close to it. Today, Swiftkey released beta 3 of their increasingly popular keyboard, taking their lead in the non-swiping space and extending it. In this latest update, you will find what they are calling “Smart Space,” which is sort of like the ICS keyboard’s Blindtype. You can type and type and type and it will figure out the sentence you were attempting even if you failed to put spaces in between words. They also tossed in two new gorgeous themes, quicker symbol selecting, backups of dictionaries, and more. (more…)
Within the last couple of weeks, Siine Keyboard has popped up enough times from readers (or PR people acting as readers), that we felt inclined to at least discuss it. You see, we were turned onto this keyboard replacement what seems like months ago, but found it chintzy enough at that time that we simply brushed it aside. I don’t know if the Siine team has improved the app immensely over the last couple of weeks or if readers are just randomly stumbling onto it after finding themselves bored with Swype and Swiftkey, but people can’t seem to quit talking about it. (more…)
There are more keyboards available for Android devices than we could even possibly count. So, it’s not a rarity that you find one with a rather unique look once in a while. The newest one we have come across is BeeRaider Keyboard. Given it’s black and yellow color scheme, we can see why they might have chosen Bee for the title, but we’re still trying to figure out where Raider comes into play.
With an extremely unique design (not as unique as …), it may take some getting used to as a daily board. Check the video out and let us know what you think. Does it have potential?
You can never have too many options and choices when it comes to Android. For keyboard fanatics, there’s another name to be made aware of and it’s Perfect Keyboard. It’s a multi-touch keyboard that allows for a bunch of different themes, customizations, and has wonderful auto-correction which is a huge plus for most people. The keyboard is usually priced at $2.99, but for a limited time can be swooped up for 50% off. Not too bad if you enjoy the pecking instead of swiping from key to key. (more…)
TypeSmart Keyboard may not be new, but it received an update over the last week and has popped back onto our radar. With a few built-in features they claim you won’t find anywhere else, TypeSmart might be worth a look if you have grown tired of the old standards like Swype and Swiftkey. The board comes with different themes (take note Swype team!) for any look you might want, a smart word predicting engine, a dictionary that learns the way you speak over time, and something as simple as a number row that can be displayed with a simple swipe.
Give the video below a view for an idea of what TypeSmart truly offers over other keyboards on the Market. Thinking about giving it a shot? (more…)