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.
SwiftKey is calling the new feature “layouts for living,” which boils down to allowing you to change the keyboard design and layout and place it wherever your fingers are most comfortable typing on-screen. Most of us are accustomed to having our keyboard on the bottom of the screen, but if you prefer it in the center, or off to one side, SwiftKey now makes that possible. You can also make the keys as large or as small as you choose, which is great for making sure your keyboard doesn’t cover up the field you need to type in.
The new version comes with three preset keyboard modes: compact (ideal for smaller phones, typing with one hand, or using swipe-to-type gestures), full (ideal for large screens, complete with cursor keys and a full backspace key, useful for two-handed typing), and thumb (like SwiftKey’s old tablet version, features a two-piece keyboard with half on either side of the screen).
The new version also consolidates SwiftKey into one package, so there are no more separate downloads for tablets and phones — it’s all one app. Hit the link below to read more or grab today’s update.