PadKeys Keyboard has been replaced by Typefinity.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.

What’s New

Version 4.7.3

PadKeys has been replaced by Typefinity but will receive maintenance updates until May 2021. This release contains:

• Bug fixes
• * Upgrade to Typefinity for the following latest enhancements:
• Highlight working text when entering accents

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

dtoyd ,

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.

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.

TheKemer ,

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.

sueduck ,

Directional Cursors *****!

I love this keyboard - the directional cursors to move through text & this is the only keyboard I found for iphones that have them. l'd give it 5 stars if 3 things were added: 1. the up & down cursors 2. Regular Facial reaction emojis, or if you have them already give them their own section under apps 3. Provide more 'dead space' on the sides & bottom , OR increase the width of the side keys & the heighth of the 'space bar' so they are easier to make a clean hit. One last thing Is appreciate deer 6: when Auto correct makes an INcorrect change, I have difficulty changing it back because it keeps autocorrecting again. But over all, it's terrific!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your positive comments and feedback. Up/down we cannot do in the current iOS environment but some of the others are in progress. Just hit undo after unwanted autocorrection or tap blue X before it. Keyboard learns over time from these inputs.

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