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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by UOFLcards, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. UOFLcards

    UOFLcards Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Which version of Better Keyboard do I go with? BK 7 or BK 8? I'm just looking to go with the free version to start and test it out and then if I like it will shell out the extra for the full version. Just dont know which version to go with. Read some reviews but heard that 7 and 8 are not as good as the past versions but cant find the past versions to install.

    The stock keyboard buttons are very small for me since I have big hands and fingers and it does lag a little bit. Any suggestions for Better Keyboard?

    Also, I was debating on "rooting". Should I wait for the updates or should I go ahead and take the plunge now? Thanks in advance!
     



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  2. UOFLcards

    UOFLcards Well-Known Member
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    Check back in and know let me know what you think of it.
     
  3. rlugo29

    rlugo29 Android Enthusiast

    I just can't figure out the whole "flick" thing. I'm gonna look at some vids
     
  4. rlugo29

    rlugo29 Android Enthusiast

    Okay, the videos helped me figure out the "flick" deal. I am really liking this keyboard so far.
     
  5. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    I saw a youtube video of someone with iphone keyboard on their ascend and that looked like it worked pretty well. has anybody tried it? Swype works good if you take the time to learn how to use it.
     
  6. yasin810

    yasin810 Newbie

    I know right!? So many people actually hate swype but once you get the hang of it it's actually 10 times faster than t9 amd manually texting!...Well IMO anyways!
     
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  7. starr1048

    starr1048 Well-Known Member

    I like my HTC
    now I speak to txt
    when Im driving LoL
     
  8. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    yep, it's not perfect, but I'm still using it. I'm kinda simple, one finger works best for me. lol
     
  9. efeigenbaum

    efeigenbaum Android Enthusiast

    I've been using Better Keyboard 8 almost since I got the phone and I like it a lot. Is it perfect? No, but it's better than any alternative I tried. I love having the numbers and punctuation marks right there and not having to switch to a different keyboard for them.
     
  10. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome

    I can't stand any of the keyboard replacements. For some reason, I'm really doing well on the stock one. I've tried 3 different kinds. I end up back with the stock one using Swype. I don't get it myself. I'd even downloaded different skins for Keyboard 8. X.x Guess each person has their own taste in things. ^.^
     
  11. I know you asked about Better Keyboard, but I use just the regular Android keyboard now. I tried Better Keyboard and Any Soft Keyboard and went back to the Android Keyboard anyway (not the Swype Keyboard!). It does just fine for me and I don't lose my alien smilies like I did w/ Any Soft Keyboard. Try the regular Android keyboard out for a bit so you don't have to have unnecessary stuff on your phone.
     
  12. efeigenbaum

    efeigenbaum Android Enthusiast

    I don't care for any skins. I just like having the numbers and punctuation on the same keyboard and not having to switch to get to them.
     
  13. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    Swype has them on there, you just hold the key for a second.
     
  14. twstde

    twstde Newbie

    I use swype the most and have gotten pretty good at it, but it would b even better if it had speech to text. I haven't found any keyboard that is easier to use. When I do get on another keyboard, I inevitably try to swype the text lol I have tried the better keyboards, but didn't really get used to them & ended up switching back to swype.
     
  15. Hi can anyone help me. I have little fingers but still seem to have a issue with the little buttons txt'n and to often hit the one next to the one I want. What is a better keyboard to use for that issue and or generally better on other issues.
    And foremost where do I go to get it and how do I put it on my new Ascend.

    Thanks in advance......
    LUVS.......Jenn:p
     
  16. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    You just download replacement keyboards from the market like any other app. To change keyboards, long press any text entry box. A menu will come up. Go down to input method and choose which one you want to use. The phone comes with android keyboard and swype keyboard. I can't really recommend a good replacement because I just use swype. Have you tried the swype tutorial? Long press the swype button on the keyboard (next to q) and the tutorial button comes up. Swype works pretty well if you learn how to use it. A lot of people still hate it, though. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. Thank you so much Gmash.....
    Wonderful help Hun, and fast reply.
    LUVS....Jenn:p
     
  18. reggjoo

    reggjoo Well-Known Member

    Jennipher, try the iphone for root, if your phone is rooted, there is plenty space between the keys, it's not as convenient as the others, but easier to hit the right buttons.
     
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  19. Neogeisha305

    Neogeisha305 Lurker

    Can come1 plz tell me how i change the size of the text box on this phone, where it says "type to compose", i changed it to a big box but i hate it makes it a mission to go bak to the texts, how can i change this pleeeeeeeeeease
     
  20. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    why spam all threads with the same question, that will not get you help any faster, but i did give you a solution on the same post in another thread.
     
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