Using a better Keyboard on the XoomTips

  1. Jef

    Jef Active Member

    Hi All,

    Since I picked up the Xoom the other day, I was kind of annoyed at the wide keyboard when entering in text. I found alternative keyboards which may work better, and posted my thoughts on my site.

    I figured I'd like it here for other Xoom users:

    Using the Motorola Xoom Keyboard and other alternatives

    Hope that helps!

  2. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    Thumb Keyboard in the market is really good, very customizable. Meant for tablets.
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  3. Jef

    Jef Active Member


    ThumbKeyboard is the one I use for example in the post above. I've really come to like it's customizations.
  4. PaulG1488

    PaulG1488 Well-Known Member

    Yes id strongly reccomend thumb keyboard to anyone that doesn't have it yet
  5. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Well-Known Member

    Can someone suggest a good one for the Xoom that doesn't cost anything? I know that sounds cheap :) but hey, this thing just cost me a buttload. :eek:
  6. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    lol the app is 2 bux bro...
  7. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Well-Known Member

    Hey, the economy is trecherous :) Oh well, I guess if it becomes necessary I'll buy it.
  8. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    Actually $1.64. Lees than an ice cream that lasts about 5 minutes. This will last a long time and save a lot of time.
  9. NTexican

    NTexican Member

    Any chance of getting Swype?
  10. even4steven

    even4steven Member

    I downloaded the Thumb Keyboard from the market, and it gives various options in both landscape and portrait. More like the way I use a keyboard on my Evo, using my thumbs. I am not sure what my preferred way will be, but I like how it gives me access to numbers and direction keys at all times. Has anyone else tried this or other on-screen keyboards?

  11. Cincybearcatfan

    Cincybearcatfan Well-Known Member

    How do you select a different keyboard? Long press doesn't bring up the option of changing keyboards like it does on my Incredible.
  12. Cincybearcatfan

    Cincybearcatfan Well-Known Member

    Nevermind I figured it out . Giving thumb keyboard a try now.
  13. even4steven

    even4steven Member

    I think I like the 5" or 7" settings a bit better.
  14. breitling65

    breitling65 Member

    I got this keyboard too, pretty cool. Thanks!
  15. Dream

    Dream Well-Known Member

    Just downloaded it as well, not bad.
  16. clb2196

    clb2196 Well-Known Member

    Um- does the pricing not show up in USD for the rest of you? I won't let my card purchase go though, I think since it's not US currency.
  17. Anticitizen

    Anticitizen Member

    Thumb Keyboard is awesome. I love being able to have a numeric keypad between the 'split' keyboard. So, in addition, while being easier to reach all the regular keys while typing, I don't have to hit '123' anymore in order to enter numbers, which makes typing passwords with mixed letters/numbers much less annoying.
  18. papermonkey01

    papermonkey01 Well-Known Member

    I like thumb keyboard a lot!!...only issue is I keep accidentally hitting the notifications instead of the spacebar. :(
  19. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    Increase the height of the space bar row.
  20. papermonkey01

    papermonkey01 Well-Known Member

    I did...I just miss sometimes
  21. Dunbar

    Dunbar Active Member

    This is probably a stupid question, but where on the app can you individually customize parts of the keyboard? The only options I have found control the size of the keyboard itself (5", 7", 10")
  22. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member


    Layout Keyboard...

    Keyboard Height...
  23. Mitchrapp

    Mitchrapp Well-Known Member

    I just doenloaded nyselk. Need to get used to using my thumbs. As you can see I've improved the more I type. Holy crap this is tough. Painfully slow. Man do i suck.
  24. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    I tgibfj it workdbs perrceecutly,
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  25. veccster

    veccster Well-Known Member

    No chance of Swype yet?

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