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  1. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    Thumb Keyboard 4.0 Beta: Public Beta release of Thumb Keyboard 4.0

    I don't have my Xoom with me, but Paul, the developer just emailed me about it's release. Multi-touch support is here!!!

    From his post:

    The new 4.0 version of Thumb Keyboard adds a lot of new features to the already full featured 3.0 version. To name a few:

    True Multi-Touch
    Correct previous written words with suggestions
    Shortcuts - store and edit much written phrases, mail signatures, logins and insert them with a simple tap
    New addition to the prediction algorithm: predict a word based on a previous word
    Alternative suggestions for voice input. Just tap on the recognized word to see the alternatives
    Redesign of the keyboard based on multi-touch chording. Entering numbers and operate the cursor keys was never more easy!
    New style popup keyboards. Fling, slide and wipe and back to typing again ..
    New design of the keyboard layout. Easier access of much used keys
    Better esthetic integration with Honeycomb by the use of Honeycomb style windows
    and more
    Although Thumb Keyboard is famous because of its flexibility to run optimal on many screen sizes, this beta will currently focus only on the 10.1 " tablets. The release will of course also contain support, like the current market version, for phone size displays and 5 and 7 inch tablet displays.


    Suggestion, bug reports etc. can be posted here or send to info.beansoft@gmail.com
    ClydeB1, Scottish, Beezzy and 3 others like this.
    04-13-2011 03:43 PM
  2. Scottish's Avatar
    Thanks, it's working great!
    04-13-2011 04:38 PM
  3. Visual360's Avatar
    Weird. This is not working for me. Installing, but at the end, it says "not installed". Do I need to uninstall the paid version that I have?

    I'll try again... BRB




    edit: Yup, needs to remove the paid version (ver 3.x), now it's a go.
    04-13-2011 04:44 PM
  4. Complex Pants's Avatar
    I really like this new version, however, I would also like for a regular layout to be available. Sometimes I type with my Xoom on a table or on my lap and the thumb layout just doesn't work. Both Tablet keyboard and the Swiftkey beta have a single button to switch between the two.

    Also the hid keyboard button isn't needed in honeycomb as the back button switches to hide the keyboard.
    04-13-2011 04:56 PM
  5. Beezzy's Avatar
    Yeah I'm definitely liking this keyboard a lot! Idk why Motorola or Google never came up with this!
    04-13-2011 06:52 PM
  6. TPadden's Avatar
    Both Tablet keyboard and the Swiftkey beta have a single button to switch between the two.

    Also the hid keyboard button isn't needed in honeycomb as the back button switches to hide the keyboard.
    So does Thumb but in all honesty it takes 2 clicks - click the little keyboard next to the time on the right then click english keyboard, same to go back to thumb.
    04-13-2011 06:55 PM
  7. erzhik's Avatar
    Love it. Amazing layout. Shortcuts is already my favorite feature.
    04-14-2011 12:19 AM
  8. ravizzle's Avatar
    Yea I love the shortcuts too.
    04-14-2011 12:23 AM
  9. siscim23's Avatar
    Awesome. Glad they moved the tab key to a reachable location.
    04-14-2011 07:12 AM
  10. SongbirdVB's Avatar
    Wow, this is going to make typing so much easier. And I haven't even tried the shortcuts yet! Thanks for sharing.
    varsityhacker likes this.
    04-14-2011 08:45 AM
  11. DrWu's Avatar
    not sure if I like it. Did they add a shift key on the right or move keys around? seems like everytime I go to hit backspace I'm hitting **** instead..also I hit backspace instead of L a lot with this new version. I think maybe the backspace used to be where the right shift is now. I hope they fix that because I'm so used to the old layout, I don't think I can upgrade, its too frustrating.
    04-14-2011 09:21 AM
  12. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    not sure if I like it. Did they add a shift key on the right or move keys around? seems like everytime I go to hit backspace I'm hitting **** instead..also I hit backspace instead of L a lot with this new version. I think maybe the backspace used to be where the right shift is now. I hope they fix that because I'm so used to the old layout, I don't think I can upgrade, its too frustrating.
    I was doing the same thing last night but after tweeting a bit I got used to it pretty fast, give it some time. I tweeted over the course of a hockey game and was used it by the time it was over.

    I think the new beta is great, with multi touch enabled you can really just fly through and type whatever you want and the space bar, last character issue is totally gone.
    04-14-2011 12:24 PM
  13. ravizzle's Avatar
    Yea I had problem with backspace being moved but im used to it now
    04-14-2011 12:41 PM
  14. Vudumedic's Avatar
    I am digging the new layout and my two biggest problems are no more. I was having an issue where the auto capitalize wasn't working at the start of each typing session, gone now. And when I hit the spacebar I was bringing up the notification area also no longer an issue. Can't wait to see the whole thing up and running.
    04-14-2011 01:23 PM
  15. Smokexz's Avatar
    Thanks, it's pretty meh though.... mainly because accessing the. , and ' is a pretty big chore.if they maybe changed it to a better position I would maybe actually try learning it a bit more, for now I will stick with stock.

    Sent from my Xoom
    04-14-2011 01:58 PM
  16. Manicor's Avatar
    I've been using the paid version, the beta is so much better! Love the changes! It seems the haptic feedback is not working?
    04-14-2011 05:57 PM
  17. terrain's Avatar
    Was haptic working for you before?
    04-14-2011 10:07 PM
  18. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    There is no haptic feedback on the Xoom.
    04-14-2011 10:17 PM
  19. terrain's Avatar
    Haha. That was my point. I thought perhaps he was using the beta ten inch layout on his phone.
    04-14-2011 11:21 PM
  20. wiesman2613's Avatar
    This beta is a lot better than the paid version! Thanks for the link
    04-14-2011 11:26 PM
  21. Manicor's Avatar
    There is no haptic feedback on the Xoom.
    Well, that explains why it's not working then!
    04-15-2011 06:20 AM
  22. scribe4food's Avatar
    I love the update. So much better.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    04-15-2011 06:18 PM
  23. terrain's Avatar
    I hate where the keyboard go away button was moved. Is there a way to move it back?

    Key press sounds no longer work.
    04-15-2011 06:38 PM
  24. XzombieX66's Avatar
    What happened to the enter button when using Google talk? Now its stupid Smileys. Also the keyboard clicks aren't very loud.
    04-16-2011 09:48 PM
  25. siscim23's Avatar
    So is it just me or does the keyboard force close when typing an apostrophe after the letter I by holding the V key?
    04-17-2011 08:18 PM
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