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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by premiump, May 23, 2011.

  1. premiump

    premiump Well-Known Member
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    With not buying the keyboard dock (hen's teeth in the UK), I have spent the last week or so with the ASUS stock on-screen keyboard. Whilst it was fine to use whilst propped up, I found it sucked when holding my TF101 two-handed.

    I started looking for an alternative, preferably something I could type with using my thumbs ...

    Enter stage right: Thumb Keyboard.

    Its not free, but it is cheap. I really like it.

    Any others out there worth looking at?

    Pete :cool:
     



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  2. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Android Enthusiast

    I'm using that too. It's ok....
     
  3. TexasBadger

    TexasBadger Android Enthusiast

    I have tried both the Asus and stock Honeycomb, plus a couple of third-party apps. I like the Honeycomb best, but switched back to the Asus today for compatability with my keyboard dock (just arrived).
     
  4. mqureshi79

    mqureshi79 Member

    Thumb keyboard... its the best.
     
  5. jcmtyler

    jcmtyler Well-Known Member

    You can actually use just about any other keyboard even though you have the dock. That compatibility message is annoying but I've not seen any issues with it. I have the dock, but when in non-docked, tablet only mode, I use the paid version of the Gingerbread keyboard so I can adjust the key and gap sizes. Works well.

     
  6. njperry

    njperry Newbie

    I like Thumb Keyboard best so far, although I can't wait for SwiftKey's Tablet version to come out - their text prediction reads my mind! I'm going to try Tablet Keyboard tonight - I just read about it on this forum.
     
  7. mobimop

    mobimop Well-Known Member

    I'm using the swype beta currently.
     
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  8. mbob63

    mbob63 Member

    I just switched to Swype today. I have four keyboards on my TF.
     
  9. chtamina

    chtamina Member

    thumb keyboard here
     
  10. Vipfreak

    Vipfreak Android Enthusiast

    Hacker's Keyboard
     
  11. Doit2it

    Doit2it Android Expert

    Thanks to this thread I just switched from stock to Swype 3.25 beta.
    Lovin' it!

    I hated leaving Swype only on my Droid X. And I REALLY hated that the stock KB would faux Swype sometimes and not others. Frustrating!

    I'm happy!
     
  12. centauress

    centauress Member

    I haven't got the tablet yet, but I'm already using Thumb on my Evo4g.

    I have to say, this one is definitely a keeper when I go from 4" to 10". Spacing, sizing, customizing - this KB is just what I was looking for on the (relatively bigh) small screen and the one I'll keep on the (huge) large screen.
     
  13. neightwulf

    neightwulf Member

    This. Huge plus if you RDP / VNC / whatever to other systems.
     
  14. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    I'm a fan of the Thumbs keyboard also. However I can really see the value in the Hacker's keyboard, I'll be installing that one to give it a try.
     
  15. carajp

    carajp Member

    Swype! Fabulous! You can use it as a keyboard full-size, or shrink it to phone size and Swype with one hand while holding the Pad with the other hand. I'm totally smitten!
     
  16. usnrma

    usnrma Newbie

    I am using Swift Key Tablet. I love this keyboard, I also use switfKey on my Droid X.
     
  17. rmp5s

    rmp5s Well-Known Member

    Yup...Swift Key Tablet X ftw here. But, for one handed typing on the SGS, it's Swype aaaaaaaaaaaaall day long.
     
  18. lekky

    lekky Lover

    +1 for thumb keyboard, awesome tablet keyboard
     
  19. Incredirebel

    Incredirebel Newbie


    +1, except that I started out using stock, used FlexT9 for awhile (but got spooked by their privacy policy) then switched to the thumbs keyboard, then Swype. After the licensing issues, Swype became unuseable for me, so I uninstalled it and switched to the SlideIt keyboard, which I liked, just not as well as Swype. When Swype 3.25 was released, I signed up for the beta program again and now I am loving Swype. On my Droid Incredible, I prefer Swiftkey X, but on my Transformer, I only want Swype.
     

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