Siine Is An Android Keyboard With Lots Of Shortcuts

Siine is a new type of keyboard for Android that aims to make typing easier by reducing certain words, phrases and notations to one tap.

Say you're texting a friend and need to remind them the day and time of the concert that's coming up. Instead of typing it all out (and perhaps even having to look at your calendar), you can bring up Siine's calendar, tap a date, then tap its clock to pick a time. It's much faster and easier than messing around with the numbers on your keyboard. It also contains a large set of words and phrases for every day things like greetings, "how are you", "can you talk?" and more — plus the ability to create your own. Then any given phrase you regularly use is just a tap away. It sounds and looks lamer than it actually is — the ability to add your own shortcuts is super valuable, and can make typing certain messages super fast, and without a huge learning curve. Coolest of all is its quick deletion gesture, in which you just hold down the delete key and then swipe your finger around to delete text very quickly.

It's all a bit difficult to explain, because it's so unique, so check out the video above to see it in action. Siine is a free download for Android devices.

Siine Keyboard [Google Play via Talk Android]


Comments

    Just testing this out, at first look seems to be accessible and functional. Themed 'siines' that you can download add to the fun, with different sets for 'booty call', 'sherlock', 'business' etc.

    Its interesting, its a bit light on the basic features I expect though (having used ICS, Swiftkey X and recently thumbs keyboard). I'm used to auto punctuation (doesn't from doesnt etc) and I have also come to expect that I can at least choose for space to accept the recommended auto correction.

    Also because of all the extra buttons they have decided to locate the numbers button above backspace, the buttons are nice and big but I pressed the numbers button instead of backspace quite a few times.

    I think its probably a good one to re visit once the work on the fundamentals a bit more.

      Also no prediction when entering in a contact that's in your address book, first time I've seen an android keyboard not do that.

        It is not predicting contacts because it doesn't has read contact permission.

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