The Hacker’s Keyboard Gives Android Devices Real Keyboard Functionality

The Hacker’s Keyboard Gives Android Devices Real Keyboard Functionality

Android: The Hacker’s Keyboard is a free keyboard replacement app that gives users all the keys that would normally be available on an actual physical keyboard, including all the function, number and arrow keys. Since this adds so many keys, users have the option to keep the regular mobile-style keyboard while in portrait mode.Just like the standard Android keyboard, the Hacker’s Keyboard has visual modes for both text and numeric input. Many of the extended characters are shown in the numeric mode.

The app’s developer warns that plenty of apps will just ignore the extra keys since they were never programmed to use them—but the real target is the apps that actually expect them, like ConnectBot or any of the many Terminal Emulator apps that rooted users have at their disposal.

Hacker’s Keyboard [Android Market via AddictiveTips]


    • Where would the passwords go?
      It cant send them via any method since all it does is read contact data (for names), your own dictionary (for custom words) and record audio for the voice input feature.

      Sure don’t trust it if you want, but if you’re only talking about the warning message you get when selecting the keyboard, that’s a default message you get on all other keyboards you install on your device.

      • It reads passwords. How else does a keyboard know what you are typing !

        Wether it transmits them is another matter; and for me is a matter of trust.

  • I’m currently using this on my Galaxy S, and find it much smoother and snappier than the default board. Still a little dubious of the password access. Would be nice if we could trust Google to have scanned and approved apps in the market.

Show more comments

Log in to comment on this story!