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PadKeys Keyboard has been replaced by Typefinity.
Thank you for all of your support over the five years since PadKeys came out. Over that time we have made over fifty releases addressing bugs, bringing new features, and maintaining compatibility. By purchasing the new app you will enable continued development for years to come.
We will continue to release updates for the legacy PadKeys app for one year, until May, 2021.
PadKeys has been replaced by Typefinity, but will receive maintenance updates until May 2021. This release contains:
• ".com menu" functionality restored on iPad
• * Upgrade to Typefinity for the following additional enhancements:
• Move cursor "vertically" as well as horizontally by hold-drag spacebar
(vertical scrolling approximate due to lack of Apple support)
• Ergonomics improvements on iPhone
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Really good but...
Thanks for listening and implementing or considering several of my suggestions!
I have a few suggestions...
Emojis as suggestions in auto correct would be wonderful! That's actually become essential to me, somehow.
EASY TO IMPLEMENT SUGGESTIONS...
Colon and " keys are too hard to find for how commonly they are used. Please allow these as a long -press from period or comma key?
Please, please swiping up to type the "main" alternative key (!@#$ etc.) is tricky to use, I'm finding. (I prefer long press to the swipe up method, maybe you could offer both as options?)
Thanks for "opt lock" to allow one-handed word-by-word navigation (and repeated anything else from opt menu)
SELECTING text with arrow keys would make my year, but I have a feeling iOS limits that.
And then, to be the best keyboard on earth and save yourselves a lot of picky user feedback:
Allow the user to place keys wherever we want! I'm talking about delete, return, comma, period, arrows, symbols, not letter keys of course. We all develop habits and I'm not interested in changing mine concerning where I expect keys to be. I would buy you dinner for that feature alone!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for suggestions, we've implemented opt-lock in 4.3. And just swipe up on symbol keys to get the shifted version – no need to long-press. Emoji autocorrect is under consideration. Please join the forum discussion on our support site on the topic of the colon key. We'd like to do something there but feel we need a bit more input first.
Edit: Since the release of iOS 13, this app has acquired two bugs that the developers are not willing to fix. I have reported these several times over the last year. First, it is periodically killed by SIGQUIT signals from the system, meaning that it is doing something wrong. These events usually come in groups of 3 or more in a short time. Devs say this is "normal" behavior. Second, memory used creeps up gradually from about 1000 pages to 4224 pages, at which point the system kills it. This causes it to flash and miss a key. Devs are not interested in this memory leak. But they want to sell us the same app over again, with no promise of fixing these obvious faults.
This has everything, and it really works! Need to get used to finding punctuation on the numbers, like a real keyboard. No more shifting back and forth. Wonderful.
Note that, when you edit the Keyboards setting in iOS, you can reorder them.
An ideal second iOS keyboard
No iOS keyboard deserves five stars, but fortunately it is easy to switch between them if you have only a few installed. I think this one is an ideal companion to the standard iOS keyboard, and I find I use each about 50/50. To squeeze more functionality in, the buttons are a bit smaller, making speed typing a little more awkward. But features like the left and right navigation buttons and quick access to special characters often make this keyboard better for editing.
A lot of thought is being put into this keyboard, and it continues to evolve and improve. I give onoy four stars only because there is no five-star keyboard, but I could see this evolving into one.
- Natural Designs Software, Inc.
- 14.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Natural Designs Software, Inc.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.