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Old August 25th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for Keyboards to use. Any suggestions?

I need a keyboard that has adjustable key heights. I have giant sausage fingers and without that option I often hit multiple keys at once, or it registers the wrong keypress all together. I also a need a keyboard that is low on visual effects/resources. (One of the reasons I don't use Swift Key) My phone is generally a POS. A ZTE Merit running Android 2.3.5. This thing is everything but a powerhouse. I am currently using Smart Keyboard. Which really, in its entirety is amazing. Has most of what I want. However it lacks the option to save words I have typed. It always corrects slang and I can't save any of the ones I use frequently. So I often end up sending "Hey brown" instead of "Hey, bro" making me look like a giant racist. Also, there have been a few keyboards I have used that for whatever reason decide to stop autocorrecting my words. Kii Keyboard (Which was my favorite, and still is but it constantly stops autocorrecting after a short time) is my ideal keyboard. But as stated before I had a few issues with it.

To make this simple I need a keyboard with the following features:

- Adjustable Key heights
- Low recourse/visual effects (or at least toggleable)
- Consistant autocorrect
- Save-able words.

If anyone knows of any keyboards that remotely fit this description. Please comment. It would be greatly appreciated!

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Old August 25th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Swype or Perfect Keyboard.
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I recommend you look at the two most popular keyboards - SwiftKey and Swype. Why? Because they both have free, full-function, 30-day trials in the Play Store. Unlike some keyboards I could mention.
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I prefer Hacker's Keyboard. Highly customizable.
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Try either SwiftKey and Swype.
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The OP did already give a reason they don't use SwiftKey.

As I remember AI Keyboard has height-adjustable keys.
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SlideIT has most of the features you are looking for.
- Adjustable Key heights = Yes. It can be resized easily. One reason I like it.
- Low recourse/visual effects (or at least toggleable) = 6.9mb, seems to work well on my 2.3.5 unit
- Consistant autocorrect = Yes
- Save-able words. = Yes
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The OP did already give a reason they don't use SwiftKey.

As I remember AI Keyboard has height-adjustable keys.
My bad. Thanks for pointing it out.

Swype I THINK is less resource intensive. And less expensive if he likes it after the trial
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I used Thumb Keyboard for a while. It has some of the best options for layout and key sizes.
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Isnt there one called "big thumbs" or something? Or maybe the one Stuntman recommended is its new name
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Isnt there one called "big thumbs" or something? Or maybe the one Stuntman recommended is its new name
I've never heard of Big Thumbs. Thumb keyboard can be found here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beansoft.keyboardplus&hl=en-GB

If you are looking for a keyboard where you are highly unlikely to press the wrong key by accident (assuming you are proficient in it) try MessagEase. Note that this is a radically different keyboard. The layout is not QWERTY and typing requires either a tap or slide gesture depending on the character you want to type. I personally found the learning curve too high to become proficient in it considering I can type at a fair pace on traditional QWERTY layouts. I found that the time I was using it, I was highly unlikely to type the wrong character accidentally. If you are interested in giving it a try, here's the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exideas.mekb&hl=en-GB
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Or be like me and use one like this Attachment 60364
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