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Thumb Keyboard (Phone/Tablet)
 
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Thumb Keyboard (Phone/Tablet)

by Beansoft
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (646 customer reviews)

Price: $2.55
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 4.6.3.00.151
  • Support for extra high resolution displays (Galaxy S4, HTC One, Nexus 10 etc)
  • Option to change font to Roboto Light, Roboto Thin, Roboto Slap and 3 other fonts

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004X71YY2
  • Original Release Date: November 1, 2010
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (646 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,179 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Type comfortably on any device
  • Adjust the keyboard to your preferences
  • Use international layouts
  • Experience the difference of the innovative split layout
  • Take advantage of tons of features

Product Description

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End the thumb wars with Thumb Keyboard

Thumb Keyboard introduces a revolutionary and innovative split layout keyboard for tablets and phones that makes thumb-typing easier and more comfortable. It also acts as a standard keyboard with numerous customizable features.

"An epic win for tablet typing." - Android Police

"Thumb Keyboard on Android phones takes customization to the next level." - Laptop Magazine

Rule of Thumbs

Thumb Keyboard offers a welcome solution to the uncomfortable stretching and juggling that often accompany thumb typing. This app has a keyboard layout to fit your needs, whether you're typing on your phone or tablet.

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The split tablet keyboard brings thumb-typing ease

Choose from seven different keyboard layouts with special accommodations for comfortable thumb-typing. Several layouts are designed specifically for Android phones, each ergonomically designed for fast and comfortable input. Innovative split layouts feature wider keys, better layout for thumb-typing in portrait mode, and increased accessibility to keys when typing in landscape mode. Split layouts for tablets and large-screen devices feature increased accessibility to keys for thumb-typing on 5-inch, 7.1-inch, 8.9-inch, and 10.1-inch tablets.

These layouts offer predefined combinations. You can also choose your own layout combination for portrait or landscape view.

Features: Thumbs Up

Thumb Keyboard offers a whole heap of customizable features. Select your theme, background, keyboard height and width, secondary symbols, key size, font size, and keypress sound. You can also minimize or hide the keyboard; hide the right shift key; mark the two key blocks on the split keyboards with different colors; and access QWERTY, QWERTZ, and AZERTY keyboard layouts.

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Set your theme, background, and much more

Other features include auto-correction, voice input (Android 2.2+, English only supported), a user dictionary, separate number keys and cursor keys in most layouts, fast switching between layouts, adjustable height (with separate adjustment of bottom bar), and easy popup keyboards (for additional characters, numbers, and smileys). Thumb Keyboard supports text prediction for numerous languages including English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Dutch.

Thumb Keyboard also uses Bigam Prediction, an algorithm that helps you type faster by predicting what you want to say. The system looks at what you have already typed and how it is used in the context of the sentence, and then provides a best guess of what you'd like to say next. With this method, there's no waiting around for your app to learn how you type. This feature will only work on Android 2.3 and Honeycomb.

Multilingual Typing is a Breeze

Thumb Keyboard supports a wide range of languages including English, Russian, German, modern Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish. The app automatically selects the keyboard corresponding to your system default language. If you have selected more than one language within the Thumb Keyboard settings, you can easily switch to the secondary keyboards at any time by sliding your finger across the spacebar.

Button Up, Down, all Around

You can also create your own custom buttons. When pressed, these buttons perform numerous small commands or can even be used to store commonly used words or phrases. To create buttons, simply tap the icon and type any word or phrase into the text field. It could be as simple as "lol" or as lengthy as "I'm on my way but caught in traffic." There is also a dedicated row of buttons that can be similarly programmed. Typing on your phone or tablet doesn't have to be a war when you have the Thumb Keyboard app.

Thumb Keyboard is compatible with Android 2.2, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Viewsonic G Tablet users must follow a special installation procedure for third-party keyboards.


Technical Details

  • Size: 8.3MB
  • Version: 4.6.3.00.151
  • Developed By: Beansoft
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Write to the user dictionary
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Read the user dictionary
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
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Sometimes we are lucky with an app we download for our Android because it shouts 'professional design' and 'quality'. And Thumb Keyboard is one of them. It's a highly customizable, well designed, predictive THUMB, ONE-HAND and FULL keyboard app (yes, you get all three).

INSTALLATION

The developers not only provide on in-app setup screen that explains in detail and how to install this on Android 2.x and Honeycomb (separate sets of instructions) but there is also an embedded link to a Web side that has even more detail. As I proceeded with the setup, additional tips/warnings popped up, usually at the exact time I needed them.

OPTIONS

Rather than gush about what you get with this app, let me calmly enumerate the options and let everyone decide:

MAJOR OPTIONS
- Separate keyboard sets for whatever kind of device you may have: phone, 7" tablet, 10" tablet.
- 28 themes, all free, some may require a download.
- SIX separate keyboard layouts: thumbs, right-hand only or full keyboard, each with or without customizable function keys.
MINOR OPTIONS
- Sound - six custom sounds, from 'dvice default to typewriter to water drop.
- Sound volume
- Vibrate (or not) on keypress and vibration's strength
- Key popup feedback on/off
- Background if you want something other than the themes provide
- Adjust keyboard's dimensions - height (portrait or landscape mode), width... too many options to enumerate here
- Custom symbols

And there's more. This is a predictive keyboard where the most likely words are displayed as you type letters. Even better, and this is the difference between intelligent design and something done in a hurry, little details are addressed.
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great keyboard. July 27, 2011
It's a great keyboard and the hybrid split layout for portrait view works great on larger (4") screens. In my experience, it hasn't been any faster or slower than my other favorite keyboard, smart keyboard pro.

To the reactionary "unsafe app?" reviewer: the disclaimer about capturing the text is displayed by android because, well, it's an input app. Of course the things you type in it could be stolen if the app was malicious and intended on doing so. This is not the case with this app or any other reputable input app here or on the google market. Try any add-on keyboard and you'll see this is the case. Too bad you left a bad review of a developer's hard work because you're too dumb to research it yourself.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best keyboard for Android tablets so far June 16, 2011
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I used to think my 7" Android tablet was small enough to use with a standard configuration Android keyboard. When Amazon dropped the price on the Thumb Keyboard to 99 cents, I figured I'd give it a try. This is really great. In landscape mode, it displays all the alphabet keys and number keys at the same time so I no longer have to switch between modes. Even in portrait mode, the text prediction is much better than any other keyboard that I've tried. Thumb Keyboard doesn't have a "swype" mode, but that never works well with word predictions and swyping on a tablet-sized screen is kind of cumbersome anyway. Thumb Keyboard has lots of customization modes (like alternative layouts) that I may look into, but the basic layouts for each device size are probably best for most people.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great keyboard, but amazon ruins it July 29, 2012
By James
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This is by far the best keyboard I've ever used, but amazon ruins it by not having more timely updates, they need to let the developer have control when it comes to updates especially for a keyboard app, they are currently on version 4.5 with this app while we are still stuck on 4.3.7.1 (amazon app store), practically 2 whole versions, and i would have never known this had i not been browsing the google play store, this is where i think amazon is short ending us as customers by not updating our apps. There are important bug fixes and extra features we're missing out on due to amazon!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No dvorak layout October 3, 2011
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As a thumb keyboard this application works well. Plenty of thought has gone into the key position and size. With several language choices and layout variants. Its strange that a Dvorak variant is missing for English when are Azerty and Qwertz are present. As an Android user I want to use this keyboard. As a Dvorak typist I cannot.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it! June 15, 2011
Verified Purchase
I hated the touch screen keyboard on my Droid X. Took a chance for a buck and downloaded this app. BEST DOLLAR I EVER SPENT! Makes texting soooo much easier!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Keyboard Ever. Must Have for Tablets June 15, 2011
Verified Purchase
This keyboard is perfect for tablets and I refuse to use anything else after 2 mins of use. I have a Nook Color which is a 7" tablet. This keyboard has a ton of option for from phone layouts, two 7" tablet layouts, and bigger tablet layouts. It also lets you set a portrait and a landscape layout of your preference. The major beauty of this keyboard is that you don't have to struggle anymore which keys in the center of the keyboard anymore no matter how big your device is in landscape or portrait. It split you keyboard in half making a letter keys reachable on either side of your screen. The keyboard also looks quite elegant. You can choose all type of skins from honeycomb, ipad, windows7, gingerbread etc. Your guaranteed to find something you like. Another feauture I like is the ability to adjust height of keyboard so you can make it how tall or short you want. The keyboard itself is quite smart also. It has good text prediction and the fastest easiest way of using numbers I've seen on a keyboard.

Bottomline: Must have if you have or ever plan on having a tablet. Also a must have if you have a large screen phone such Evo, Thunderbolt, or Dell Streak. Just a really great keyboard no matter how you look at it. Its a steal @ 2.50 but even more so on sale @ a measely 99c
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars please update, great app for pre 4.2.2 droid
Loved the app until the 4.2.2 android update, now it doesn't. Please tell me it will be updated soon. Can not stand the stock droid keypad set up.
Published 11 days ago by joe
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this so much I bought the upgrade!
I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" and I haven't had much success finding a keyboard that gives me great customization, compatible with a tablet and also with the 7 inch screen. Read more
Published 27 days ago by LoveBeautyNGlam
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
i like the way it looks and feels. The colors are amazing. It was worth buting and i would recommend this keyboard
Published 29 days ago by laura
1.0 out of 5 stars I think?
I don't remember why this is in my purchases but it is. I had an android awhile back and I think it's from that.
Published 2 months ago by HannahLynn
4.0 out of 5 stars goody
Good for people with big or stumpy fingers. Big fat keys so you don't miss. Just have to go into settings and set it up how you want it.
Published 2 months ago by goody
5.0 out of 5 stars always on
This is app I always use on all ky devices. I can't stand the original Samsung keyboard anymore. This one has made it easier for me to type and to get around my phone. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Andrea Tindall
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.
Best keyboard I have used. It fits pefectly to the tablets screen and has may colors schemes to choose from.
Published 4 months ago by James Manbahal
3.0 out of 5 stars good keywords, some problems
Needs work in suggestions area. For some reason suggestions doesn't come up in calendar, in my case GalaxyS2. As I'm typing this having problems with cursor.
Published 4 months ago by Stella
5.0 out of 5 stars Still my favorite Android keyboard
Had this on my HTC Thunderbolt for 2 years and loved it. One of the first things I installed on my new HTC ONE and still love it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Art Cranston
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Android Keyboard I've Ever Used
Love the arrow keys and the themes. Being able to scale the button dimensions allows the best use of screen real estate. Highly recommended.
Published 7 months ago by Andre Mazzone
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