Text Entry Shortcuts
I'm a former Palm Pre owner trying to get up to speed with my new EVO Shift. On my Pre, there were built-in text shortcuts. For example, whenever I typed "u" it expanded to "you" and "r" expanded to "are." Does Android and the Evo Shift have similar shortcut capabilities? I see there is an app called Smart Keyboard that may accomplish this but I'm wondering if this capability is built-in to the OS like it was on my Pre.
- 02-23-2011, 05:45 PM #2
Was that built in? I seem to remember having to hand-edit my auto text replacement file to make those shortcuts. I actually deleted all the stock autocorrect stuff (I can already spell) and replaced it with hundreds of custom shortcuts for my commonly used phrases, names, places etc., so you bet I miss it too.
- 02-23-2011, 09:58 PM #3
Some people have created apps in the market that add this capability to on-screen keyboards (e.g., FireKeys Auto Text) but not sure whether it is possible to add it to the physical keyboard. If you turn on text prediction for the physical keyboard, you can get a sense of what kind of auto-correct capabilities are included.
- 02-23-2011, 10:04 PM #4
- 02-24-2011, 02:21 PM #6
I use Smart Keyboard Free as well. Under general settings there is the option to enable your settings to the physical keyboard.
I used to have the Bold 9650 and I know exactly what you are missing. I too was in withdraw from my shortcuts/custom shorthand. This app fixed all that for me. Plus it is free. The free and the paid versions are the same, expect a pop-up appears periodically to ask you if you would like to to purchase the app.
I tired FireKeys Auto Text and prefer Smart Keyboard. I like the options and customizations a lot more.
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