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  1. _Holding_ down Shift to turn Backspace into Forward Delete

    A suggestion is that while the the Shift key (and/or the Option key), (as opposed to a regular press, or Shift-lock/Option-lock), it turns the backspace into a Forward Delete.

    This would be a subtle change, and its presence might be highlighted to users by highlighting the Delete key in a slightly different colour when Shift/Option is pressed.

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  2. Larger sensitive area on key pop-up menus (thumb obstructs view) for accented characters, improve their behaviour

    It would be good if the sensitive area on the "hold-and-slide" pop-up menus were as big, with as much space (especially below the character) as they are in the standard Apple keyboard, and they replicated its behaviour.


    1. Our thumbs obstruct visibility of the "hold-and-slide" symbols with the Padkeys keyboard (at least, it does on an iPhone 6). Try typing é or è. It's difficult to see, as your thumb is in the way. Now try it with the Apple iOS keyboard: it currently has superior behaviour. It has a wider blank area below the characters è é ê ë where…

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    We will look into making the menu font larger. Unfortunately we don’t have the freedom Apple has to display the popups extending outside the keyboard itself, but we can try raising the height on lower rows. On the other hand, we do NOT want to mimic Apple’s behavior that once you open that menu, you cannot get out without typing a character. So allowing slide when not on the menu may be a no-go. (Though maybe we can do it Windows scrollbar-style: keep the item active with limited drag departures from it.)

  3. Please remove advertising from spacebar when it shows up, it is distracting. We already paid for the app.

    Please remove the advertising from spacebar when 8t shows up, it is distracting. We already paid for the app. Thank you.

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    Not intended as advertising, but I guess it is if you see it that way. 🙂 Just information telling what keyboard and language you’ve got selected. The system keyboard does the same (don’t remember who copied who). SwiftKey is more an example of what could be called advertising; they include their logo and don’t just flash it but leave it up permanently.

  4. Add shortcut to insert photo or sketch on Padkeys option bar.

    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.

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    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.

  6. Iphone shift special characters on OPKL keys

    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.

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    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?

  7. Create a taller keyboard (in landscape mode) for larger iPhone models

    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.

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  8. Please make swipe feature more accurate

    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.

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    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.

  9. Make Basic Characters More Accessible

    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.

    Sincerely,
    Peter Donoso

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  10. Please make Korean keyboard...

    Please make Korean keyboard!!

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  11. Barcode scanner key

    Would it be possible to implement barcode/QR code scanner so the QR code is translated and pasted in the text field?

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  12. date/time

    Create shortcut to insert date/time into text or even better make PadKeys enable TextExpander app snipets. Thanks.

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  13. 4 votes
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  14. iPhone: Move backspace to low position

    On the iPhone, move the backspace key to the first or second row like it is on the system keyboard.

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    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.

  15. Create a taller keyboard (landscape & portrait) for iPad

    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"

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  16. Smaller text on keys on ipad

    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.

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    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.

  17. Please add Greek and Russian languages

    Even without autocorrection

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  18. Lock the globe

    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?

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    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?

  19. Add next word prediction

    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.

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  20. German Keyboard without äöü-keys

    Apple ships four German Layouts with the iPad. The one I prefer is QWERTZ, which has no keys for ä, ö and ü. This layout is similar to the iPhone and makes it easier to switch between the devices.

    I miss this layout in padkeys.

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