I'd like to hide the Apple options bar with these shortcuts and just use the Padkeys option bar.
Of main interest in the Mail app are: insert photo and insert sketch.
These could be part of a submenu to not block too much space.3 votes
Please vote for this if you’d be interested in it on iPhone. If we did it, it would not be optional, but maybe phone model / orientation dependent. On iPhone 5 and 6 form factors (includes X, XS) there is not a lot of room in portrait mode, particularly now with emoji completions.
The most common punctuation characters missing in the main alpha iPhone keyboard are the colon, semi colon, single quote and double quotes. The O, P, K, and L keys are already a pale grey. Why not add a opt where they have the colon, semi colon, single quote and double quotes as shift characters on these keys - it would mean there was less times you would need to go to the option keyboard.1 vote
We’ve now (version 4.4.1) made all of these common characters accessible after pressing opt, no additional shift is needed. Is this alternative still needed? If so, how would the uppercase versions of these letters be obtained? And is this about getting to the keys (which would be same number of taps either way), or labeling them in some way so the character “behind them on opt” is visible?
Thank you so much for all the effort you've put into your keyboard.
Could you please add a setting where the keyboard (only in landscape mode) becomes taller than it already is in "regular" mode? You could call this new setting "tall" mode.
Ideally, it would be for the iPhone XS Max, and iPhone Plus models. Note that only the letter keys are 24px taller than in regular mode (on an iPhone XS Max display).
Note: I'd be willing to pay $200 to get this implemented.18 votes
Love the keyboard features, but what makes it hard for me to use is the inaccurate swipe function. I end up trying multiple times and after a while I have to give up and type instead.
I would love to use this keyboard for the complete keyboard it has, but the inaccurate swipe feature makes me go back to free keyboards instead.15 votes
Word swipe in PadKeys is good enough for many users and certainly better than keyboards such as the system default that don’t have it at all. It also needs to be understood it will always seem worse than other keyboards on the same device simply because the keys are smaller.
It IS relatively sensitive to the first and last keys touched, so if you hit these accurately, the results will be better.
We continue to work on improving word swipe incrementally. Please vote for this issue if it is important to you, so we can prioritize accordingly.
Use the OPTION key for access to apostrophes, quotation and exclamation marks, parentheses, regular as well as m and n dashes, dollar signs and a DELETE key, along with CHANGE CASE keys...ALL being the characters most frequently used moment-by-moment for texting messages and emails.
There comes a point where too many features... "cooks in the kitchen," so to speak—or characters, in this case—ruin the day-to-day practicality of the "soup" in your app.
Peter Donoso6 votes
In version 4.4 we’ve made some adjustments to the English iPhone layout. Please let us know your feedback, thanks.
Please make Korean keyboard!!1 vote
Would it be possible to implement barcode/QR code scanner so the QR code is translated and pasted in the text field?5 votes
Create shortcut to insert date/time into text or even better make PadKeys enable TextExpander app snipets. Thanks.2 votes
I like your Keyboard very much. It's close to perfect, even for me as a windows-pc user.
But please, I would appreciate more options such as
- on/off for keystroke popups (sorry, I hate them)2 votes
Does any other keyboard make these an option? If there is something not working well about them in PadKeys, please try to describe it, and we will work on it.
On the iPhone, move the backspace key to the first or second row like it is on the system keyboard.4 votes
Hi, putting this idea on the forum so we can find out how many people prefer the backspace in one place or the other.
Currently it is in the top row. GOOD because it’s like other (non-phone) keyboards and allows the punctuation keys to be in their normal places. BAD because it makes backspace harder to hit and the keyboard is harder to get used to from other phone keyboards.
We could move it to the bottom row. GOOD because it’s like phone keyboards that people are used to, and allows the backspace to be easily hit. BAD because it’s different from standard keyboards and would move the punctuation keys to a strange, hard-to-hit place.
If opinions are split we might consider making it an option, but options make the keyboard more complicated to configure (and many users never open Settings) and to maintain.
Could you please add a setting where the keyboard (only the top row) becomes taller than it already is in "regular" mode? You could call this new setting "tall" mode.
I've attached mockups for both landscape and portrait.
Note: "Tall" mode in landscape actually looks like a full-sized keyboard, and only takes up a few extra pixels.
P.S. If you combine this with my comments in the suggestion entitled "Arrow Keys: ALL of them! ▲▼◄ ► ↑ ↓ ← →", you would get the Ultimate iPad keyboard!
e.g. look at the image: "5iPadlandscapetallwupdownkeys.png"6 votes
When using PadKeys on an iPad, it would be great, if there was a couple of options in 'preferences' to set the smaller size to text for the keys. Also, it would be great, if in addition to 'Long-press' access to 'shifted' symbols, the access was available by hold-swipe down, similar to the system iOS keyboard. This would make for a faster workflow. Thanks.1 vote
We already offer swipe UP for access to shifted variant on the symbol keys. Are you saying you would like this on letters as well, or that you’d prefer down to up?
As far as keycap font, we’ll offer a “small-label” theme if enough users are interested, just like the current “bold” theme provides a way to have bold keycaps.
Even without autocorrection1 vote
Often hit the globe by mistake and fumble to get back to PadKeys, can you lock it so a long press is needed to change?7 votes
We can consider this, however:
- It slows down the use case where you often switch to an emoji keyboard, or to Apple’s (to get dictation button).
- It operates differently from the Globe on the Apple keyboard, so many users may have a hard time finding it, and/or Apple itself might reject the app.
I wonder if there would be any alternatives, maybe moving the Globe, or delaying the tap effect just enough on that key to avoid the accidental triggering during typing?
I like the Autocorrect feature, but I would love to see an option for next word prediction so that when you complete one word (with Autocorrect or otherwise), the suggestion bar would autopopulate with possible next words before the first letter is even typed. I find this useful in the stock keyboard and many other 3rd-party keyboards.35 votesAdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) responded
We have this on our TODO list, however to do it well for all of our supported languages is not a trivial task.
There are times when I don't want to go with any of the options given to me on the predictive text bar: I'm fine with what I've typed in and don't want to replace it with the recommended word (the one colored blue) — or any of the other words on the bar, for that matter — but I also don't want to keep the recommended word from being recommended in the future, the way the “×” option does. This is particularly a problem with “i”: I cannot type “i.e.” without getting “I. e.” or losing the ability to have the keyboard capitalize my “I” words.
What I'd really like would be for whatever I've typed to show up as an option on the word bar immediately to the right of the recommended word (but only when there is a recommended word). I can then tap that to bypass the recommended spelling without formally rejecting that recommendation for all time.
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There are times when I don't want to go with any of the options given to me on the predictive text bar: I'm fine with what I've typed in and don't want to replace it with the recommended word (the one colored blue) — or any of the other words on the bar, for that matter — but I also don't want to keep the recommended word from being recommended in the future, the way the “×” option does. This is particularly a problem with “i”: I cannot type “i.e.” without getting “I. e.” or losing the ability to have…6 votes
The problem you mention is an annoying one. But I’m not sure about solving it by taking up a slot on the suggestions row for (typed) or “typed” every time there is an auto-suggestion. The constant presence of that item is one of the things I hate about other keyboards. Is there any other way we could address this issue?
Would it be possible to separate the selection of a language and the selection of a keyboard layout?
On my PC, I type in 3 languages, German, English and Dutch. But I only use my German hardware keyboard for all languages. Switching keyboard layouts is confusing and slows typing speed. If I could leave my PadKeys layout, while changing the language and preselect the layout in settings, it would be very helpful.23 votes
What you are saying makes sense, and would not be hard to implement. However the trick is to keep the configuration simple for the user. It starts to feel clunky when you are having to select layout and language separately.
One idea might be to have an “freeze layout” switch which if unset (the default) leaves behavior as now. If it IS set, that layout stays unchanged, and only the language changes when selecting by the regular mechanism (either quick-switch or from list in settings).
I love using the split keyboard capability of the iOS keyboard; however, I love your layout much better. Please consider a split keyboard feature.20 votes
We are considering this but have not come up with a clean way to implement it yet.
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