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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by gotdmw, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. gotdmw

    gotdmw Member
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    i am looking to change my keyboard, i have heard alot of good things about better keyboard , but i see a paid version and a paid called even better keyboard... is this the best choice or is there a better one out there?

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  2. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert

    I'm using Better Keyboard. Even Better keyboard is a waist of time IMO. If you are looking for something free then you can try Touch Pal. TouchPal Keyboard (Main) v1.0.0 Application for Android | Tools
  3. gotdmw

    gotdmw Member
    Thread Starter

    is this better keyboard free... is this the best keyboard out?
  4. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert

    It costs $2.99 plus tax I think. IMO it is the best out. For me it is way more responsive than the stock virtual keyboard and TouchPal, and it is highly customizable (e.g. different skins and font pack support). If you are looking for something free though, then TouchPal is the next best choice.
  5. gotdmw

    gotdmw Member
    Thread Starter

    i dont care about cost, just need a better keyboard are the letters wider?
  6. gotdmw

    gotdmw Member
    Thread Starter

    alot of the reviews sayt this a glitchy app
  7. santanconer

    santanconer Lurker

    For me it is way more responsive than the stock virtual keyboard and TouchPal
  8. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert

    I agree that there are some glitches with BK (Better Keyboard). I'm sure those will be worked on.

    As for having more spacing in between the keys, that's what the skins are for as well. Different skins, depending on the dev of the skin, have different key size/spacing. My suggestion is just download a skin that you are comfortable with.

    Also, you have 24 hours to try it, and if you don't like it then just get a refund.

    It is well worth a try.
  9. mkhopper

    mkhopper Well-Known Member

    I tried both Better Keyboard and Even Better Keyboard and ultimately went back to Touch Pal.

    Touch Pal just seems more responsive to me. Unfortunately it's been taken out of the Market until a new version comes out in 1Q 2010.
    Hopefully this new version will allow adding words to the dictionary, which is really the only fault I can find with this keyboard app. (root users can update the dictionary manually...)
  10. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast

    Does anyone know off the top of their heads which keyboard or keyboard skin makes the keys bigger? I tried a few different ones for BetterKeyboard, but they were just skins, not a modification of the keysize.
  11. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    for what it's worth, the typing correction on better keyboard sucks. I type a word, and then I have to scroll through nearly 7 pages of words before one that even looks english pops up.

    I haven't tried touchpal yet... downloading it right now.
  12. xvenom89

    xvenom89 Member

    What word(s) give you this trouble? Because it sounds to me like it's nothing more than user error; either you're typing the first 3 letters of a 6 letter word or you just aren't any good using it at all. I NEVER have that kind of trouble with typing correction. If what I type isn't the right word, usually the first suggestion is.
  13. guitarevan07

    guitarevan07 Newbie

    How are you downloading touchpal? I cant find it in the market
  14. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert

    I'm currently using a skin called Pre Green. It goes great with my theme. The keys are at pretty good distance from each other. I also know that Hero skin has good spacing too. The avatar skinds are decent too.
  15. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    If I am trying to type a word like "Pay", it brings up an entire list of word possibilities, none of which ever make sense. it comes out with words like "qbz" "rcy" etc. I finally find the word I wanted after I scroll over about 8 times.

    Not human error, unfortunately.

    I posted that, and then went looking for it. I couldn't find it either.
  16. ayinde6

    ayinde6 Newbie

    Does anyone actually have the Touchpal.apk file? OOOpps is it free? If not disregard...
  17. Crucifier

    Crucifier Newbie

    Its funny because the keyboard tries to correct "ok" with "ol" for some reason.

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