Macro Xposed Module Brings Text Expansion To Any Android Keyboard

Android (root): Text expansion is one of the most useful features of desktop operating systems. On mobile, they’re a bit more rare. You can use shortcuts in the stock Android keyboard, but the Macro/Text Expansion Xposed module is for you if you want expansion everywhere.

Use An Alternative Keyboard Layout On A Mac Login Screen For Security

Mac: Your Mac is really only as safe as your initial login password. If you’re worried that someone will get past it, Macworld shows you how to use an alternative keyboard layout to throw them off your trail.

Add A Virtual Keyboard To A Raspberry Pi

We’ve shown off a few different Raspberry Pi projects that use touchscreens in the past, but one of the problems with them is that you still have to connect them to a full keyboard. DIY enthusiast Ozzmaker shows off how to add a virtual keyboard to any Pi project using a touchscreen so you don’t need to worry about that anymore.

Suggestions Toggle Enables And Disables Autocorrect With A Double Tap

Android (rooted): Autocorrect is useful most of the time, but there are some words you just know are going to get mangled if you leave it on. Suggestions Toggle is an Xposed module that lets you switch autocorrect on and off whenever you want.

Install Android L's Keyboard (Unofficially) Direct From The Play Store

Android: Google announced a brand new version of Android last week with a lot of great features. While Nexus 5 and 7 users can try out the entire developer preview, everyone else can try out the sweet new keyboard right now.

Modded Google Keyboard Adds A Number Row For Easier Numerical Entry

Android: If you need to enter phone number or other digit-based data with your handset’s keyboard, it is time-consuming to switch between numerical and alphabetical keyboards. This modded version of the standard Google keyboard makes life much easier with the addition of a dedicated number row.

Five Best Android Keyboards

Finding the perfect Android keyboard is no easy task — there are so many to choose from. This week, we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.

SwiftKey, Our Favourite Android Keyboard, Is Now Free To Download

Android: Swiftkey is our favourite Android keyboard, and it has been getting better with consecutive updates. Now, the service is shedding its $4 price tag and becoming free for all users. Instead, there’s now an in-app “store” for more themes and personalisation options.

Typist Helps You Find Out Which Android Keyboard Works Best For You

Android: Alternative keyboards are one of Android’s best features. Typist is an Android app that tests your typing speed, so you can find out which keyboard best suits your typing style.

Minuum Keyboard Leaves Beta, Brings The Tiniest Keyboard To Your Phone

Android: The Minuum keyboard has been floating around for a while in beta, but now the developers are finally ready for a general release. For those who haven’t heard, the Minuum keyboard is the smallest, most compressed keyboard around, giving you lots of screen real estate back while you type.