Android: SwiftKey, our favourite Android keyboard, unveiled a new public beta today with customisable keyboards you can resize and move anywhere on-screen. You can choose from three preset modes, make your own changes and pick your theme to suit your typing style.
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Android (rooted and unrooted): If you’ve ever wished you could use a keyboard in landscape mode that is different to the one you use in portrait mode, Keyboard Manager will do just that. The app lets you switch between them whenever your screen orientation changes.
Part of the problem with smartphones is that the virtual keyboards they all come with take up a lot of screen space. Minuum skirts that problem with a crazy-accurate compressed keyboard.
Android: SwiftKey unveiled SwiftKey Cloud today, a service that automatically backs up your personal dictionary, predictions and other customisations. This means that you don’t need to train SwiftKey from scratch in the case that you lose your device or get a new phone.
Mechanical keyboards — keyboards with full, individual switches under every key — have exploded in popularity recently, although the technology inside is as old as the keyboard itself. There’s really no substitute for that solid, clicking sensation under your fingers as you type, and the satisfying sound each key makes when you press it. However, choosing the best mechanical keyboard can be tricky, since there are dozens of models sporting different switch types, and more popping up every day. Here’s how to tell them all apart and pick the right one for you.