1. kieranmullen's Avatar
    I use numbers often when I am typing so I'd rather not have to switch All the time
    08-22-2012 03:52 AM
  2. JusticeCalibur's Avatar
    im not sure if youre using the default keyboard, but i suggest trying out swiftkey board for tablet. you can hold press the letter for the #. Theres also thumb keyboard. both are free trial and full version.
    08-22-2012 03:56 AM
  3. dralezero's Avatar
    The Google Pinyin is neat. Settings > language input > google pinyin

    might need to disable chinese auto correct

    click default and change to pinyin

    each key has both letters and numbers. swipe up on a letter for capital, swipe down for the number.

    it also has another layout to choose with combined letters on one key. swipe up down and diagonal for each letter. and has like a joystick pad for moving around the text cursor

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    08-22-2012 05:23 AM
  4. RichardRight's Avatar
    I'm currently using Perfect Keyboard, which keeps the numbers on screen, without need to shift, at all times.

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    08-22-2012 07:12 AM
  5. jimbarr's Avatar
    My vote is for SwiftKey's long-press feature as mentioned above.

    And unlike the stock keyboard, when you do a shift in SwiftKey, you get a nice keypad layout as opposed to the "across the top" layout making numeric entry much simpler and quicker.

    Oh, and personally, I prefer the PHONE version on my Nexus 7 over the TABLET version. It's more compact yet still very usable, and provides a row of Arrow Keys which appears to be missing from the Tablet version.
    08-22-2012 08:33 AM
  6. RichardRight's Avatar
    In Perfect Keyboard you don't even have to shift....a nice keypad layout is always available by default.

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    08-22-2012 12:30 PM
  7. fergusmacdonald's Avatar
    I've been looking for an alternative keyboard for a while as the issue with not having access to the number keys without hitting the symbols button on the stock is pretty annoying.

    I tried Swiftkey but wasn't keen on it, I felt it was interfering with input too much and didn't find a style/layout that I was happy with. I also tried Go Keyboard but also couldn't gets layout I was happy with.

    Thanks for mentioning perfect keyboard, its pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Free version has Android style but adds customization options such as key height for all different types of keys, key press sound/vibrate controls and a bunch of other settings.
    08-26-2012 03:20 AM
  8. still1's Avatar
    Long press the top line of the keyboard which has number. That will print the numbers.
    08-26-2012 10:30 AM
  9. rom1966's Avatar
    I use numbers a lot on a form I have to fill out regularly and the long press leaves me with a lot of errors to clean up. So during the work day I switch to hackers keyboard and back to SwiftKey at night... Hackers works just like a regular computer keyboard. An added plus is the tab key. A must for filling out long forms.

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    08-26-2012 11:21 AM