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Microsoft's Hub Keyboard Quickly Copies Info From Other Apps, No App Switching Required

Android: It’s kind of a pain to switch from the app you’re in just to grab some info in another app to paste in. Microsoft’s new Android keyboard, called Hub keyboard, ends this inconvenience and also includes a translation tool.

The icons in the top of the keyboard give you quick access to your contacts, OneDrive files and clipboard, so you can tap and search for the information you need without leaving your current app. Perfect if you need to text someone a friend’s phone number or there’s information in a report you want to easily copy into an email.

The translate button lets you convert your text to another language, and the clipboard icon gives you a list of your previously copied texts to choose from.

Microsoft’s experimental Garage group is on a roll lately with new apps for Android and iOS. This one seems worth a try if you hate switching between apps.

Hub Keyboard app from Microsoft Garage makes it easy to multitask from one mobile screen [Microsoft via The Verge]


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