1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Better Keyboard ???

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by rdalev, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. rdalev

    rdalev Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    287
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009

    Nov 15, 2009
    287
    34
    63
    AMT
    Fayette, Ga.
    Where in the heck is the "Better Keyboard" app I keep hearing so much about. Got meathooks for hands here and anything that makes typing easier , count me in !

    I go to the app market, on my Eris, look through 1000's of apps and even do a search for Better Keyboard and the only results I get are Skins for Better Keyboard. What category would it fall under, i.e. communication, productivity, Tools. etc.

    Thanks in advance for any help !:cool:
     

    Advertisement

  2. dbarrett480

    dbarrett480 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    60
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009

    Nov 3, 2009
    60
    1
    16
    type in "better keyboard full" in the search bar and you will find it
     
  3. rdalev

    rdalev Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    287
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009

    Nov 15, 2009
    287
    34
    63
    AMT
    Fayette, Ga.
    Thanks, that did the trick !
     
  4. jennhope

    jennhope Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Nov 16, 2009
    1
    0
    5
    Can you tell me what the "Better Keyboard" is? What does it do? What does it look like?
    Thanks!
    Jenn
     
  5. rdalev

    rdalev Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    287
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009

    Nov 15, 2009
    287
    34
    63
    AMT
    Fayette, Ga.
    Supposedly makes typing on a touch screen easier !
     
  6. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,139
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009

    Nov 15, 2009
    1,139
    119
    143
    Student
    Houston, TX
    This link gives you the basics of what it does.
    Better Keyboard v3.5 Application for Android | Tools

    This is the link to the Better Android site (the developers that made Better Keyboard). They'll post version updates and features here as well.
    Better Android Apps

    I've got Better Keyboard, and I love it. It can be a bit buggy, but, IMO, I think it is a lot better than the stock virtual keyboard on my G1.

    You can also do some crazy customizations for it too. You download a number of different skins (almost all are free). You can also download free font packs and apply them to the keys.

    I personally love it.
     
  7. Tek34

    Tek34 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    26
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009

    Nov 19, 2009
    26
    0
    35
    Developer
    Chicago
    Couldn't find "Better Keyboard" on my Droid using search words ""Better Keyboard full". Eventually found it searching on author name, "Better Android". Skins are free, but app is $2.99. Any demo available?

    I have a physical, horizontal keyboard so I'm not sure if its worth it to me. I wouldn't mind trying it out for vertical typing if a demo is out.
     
  8. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,139
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009

    Nov 15, 2009
    1,139
    119
    143
    Student
    Houston, TX
    Unfortunately there is no demo. You can always buy it and try it out, and if you don't like just uninstall it and get a refund. You only get one refund though. So if you decided to download it again it is yours to keep. Also, you only have 24 hours to get your money back.
     
  9. mcmillan.ma

    mcmillan.ma Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009

    Nov 19, 2009
    1
    0
    5
    I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to ENABLE better keyboard. I guess go to menu, but where is menu?? Help!
     
  10. Runicke

    Runicke Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009

    Nov 19, 2009
    2
    0
    5
    I'm a drummer, but I want to be able to write songs. Which would be better for melody and all that stuff, keyboard or guitar?

    PS im talking about writing anything from progressive metal to metalcore to hard rock
     
  11. dequardo

    dequardo Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    478
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009

    Nov 18, 2009
    478
    41
    43

    Open the app, hit the menu button on the phone, 'enable Better Keyboard' option there
     
  12. jb4kats

    jb4kats Well-Known Member
    Rank:
     #617
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    120
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009

    Oct 27, 2009
    120
    16
    38
    Female
    Retired
    Bluegrass State
    I can't find it at all!! i have tried all the suggestions that have been posted and it just won't come up. Tons of skins show up but nothing on the keyboard itself. Anyone with any other suggestions? I am using the Samsung Moment, but that shouldn't matter should it?
     
  13. JoeC

    JoeC Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    216
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009

    Sep 23, 2009
    216
    1
    36
    San Diego, CA, USA
    When you have a text field open, such as composing a message, select and hold in the text field. That will bring up a prompt for an input method. From there, choose Better Keyboard and you're set.

    The only reason I use it is because of Spanish language support. Otherwise, the stock Hero keyboard is really good.
     
  14. jb4kats

    jb4kats Well-Known Member
    Rank:
     #617
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    120
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009

    Oct 27, 2009
    120
    16
    38
    Female
    Retired
    Bluegrass State
    I know how to do a search, it just doesn't find it.......
     
  15. JoeC

    JoeC Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    216
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009

    Sep 23, 2009
    216
    1
    36
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Oh, I was replying to mcmillan I guess...

    Try searching for better or keyboard. It should show for one of those. I've gotta say, the searches in Android market are pretty bad.
     
  16. robbski10

    robbski10 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009

    Nov 7, 2009
    1
    0
    5
    I struggled forever to find it too, but search by Better Android, then scroll down a few pages, and it shows up. :)
     
  17. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    153
    Posts:
    1,268
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009

    Jun 27, 2009
    1,268
    113
    153
    Male
    In my house.
    Where are you located? If this is a paid app, not all countries have access to paid apps yet (like Canada and Australia).
     

Share This Page

Loading...