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  1. Make keys work bettr

    Over and over the 'n' is missing or 5he 'spacebar' did not work and the words are glued together. Other keys have problems as well, erratically.

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    • Speed it up!

      The swype function is WAY too slow. Coming from android too ios, it can't seem too keep up during regular speed swiping. Disappointing.

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      • Display Upper and Lower Case all Languages

        Could you please display lower case letters and after pressing shift key switch to upper case letters and vice versa?

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          This should already be the case by default. Note, there IS an option in PadKeys Settings to display all caps all the time, which you might have inadvertently enabled.

          If the issue relates to display of a particular character in a particular language, please let us know that info and/or include a screenshot.

          Thanks!

        • Add one-handed mode

          One-handed mode is very important for iphone plus users. Please add.

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          • Tastatur

            Hallo. Das ist die kleinste Tastatur die ich kenne. Die Buchstaben sind enorm klein. Um ein Alternativ Buchstaben zu bekommen, muss ich unter meine Fingerkuppen schauen. Könnten Sie das korrigieren. Auch ein Apostroph fehlt. Die Wörter im Balken sind zu dunkel.
            Mit freundlichen Grüßen Markus.

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              Hello,

              Thanks for your feedback.

              Which apostrophe do you mean: ’ or ` ?

              As far as words in bar being too dark, could you tell us which Theme you are using, please, and dark or light version?

              The size of the keys is what it is because of the extra ones that bring additional functionality. This is a trade-off of course and it is not going to be perfect for every person and every device. It works pretty well in landscape in any device, as well as in portrait on iPhone 6 standard size and X size. On iPhone 6 plus size, some folks think it’s too big and want a “one-handed” mode…

            • German Umlaut

              I would like to get the German 'Umlaut' by pressing the letter a o u a little bit longer until the Umlaut appears like it is with the original Apple keyboard on the iPhone...
              Will this be possible ?

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              • Dovoark word suggestion

                Hello, the word suggestion is not showing (so spelling correction is not working). Could this be enabled please?

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                • Need talk to text key

                  Need microphone key to do talk to text and numbers row on top

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                  • Autocorrect isn't quite as good as Apple's. You might limit the suggestions to words starting with the same letter as typed.

                    Autocorrect isn't quite as good as Apple's. You might limit the suggestions to words starting with the same letter as typed.

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                    • Missing label "%" on the french layout

                      I've been using your keyboard for more than a year now. I'm used to the place of some keys. But there is one frustrating "issue" on the French layout!
                      The "%" is not shown ! See screenshot joined .
                      Adding it would not break your way of following the Apple keyboard😉

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                      • Case change and shift options

                        1) Four CASE CHANGE options would be HUGE!!!
                        2) Lock for numerical alt characters...as in making quotes and 3 successive exclamations—" !!! "—easy breezy.

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                        • Extend key flick to cursor keys

                          Apple keyboard uses vertical slide down on key taps e.g. to access symbols. would be great if you could do similar and go one better -- vertical upwards should do CAPS. on cursor keys it could do prev/next word without the annoying need for option key use.

                          ...or even one vertical direction for prev word and the other for prev sentence?! vertical cursor movement would be better but I understand Apple don't give access.

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                          • 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?

                            • Pad keys is great. The only thing missing is an "Caps Lock" key. Double tapping the shift key is not good enough. Please give us a Caps Lock

                              Pad keys is great. The only thing missing is an "Caps Lock" key. Double tapping the shift key is not good enough. Please give us a Caps Lock Key so I don't have to keep putting it back to Caps after I type -/:;()$&@ etc.

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                                While a dedicated capslock key would allow typing caps interspersed with punctuation and also simplify the internal implementation, there is unfortunately just not enough real estate to spare for another key.

                                HOWEVER, in the next release we’ll be supporting swipe-up on symbol keys to access the shifted version (similar to swipe-down on iOS 11 Apple keyboard). Accessing symbols this way won’t “clear” the caps lock.

                              • Would love to have dual languages

                                I always need both Danish and English - often mixed in the same letter, so hope that can be made, just like in swiftkey, with a choice of which keyboard yet with two dictionaries active

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                                • Armenian Language

                                  Add language and possibly change the keyboard font to a font you can install, so it matches your language and your language font.

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                                  • Swiss German Keyboard

                                    add swiss german keyboard layout

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                                      We are probably going to do this but have been trying to fully get the newly-introduced phone layouts fully settled and debugged first. Sorry about the delay.

                                      For reference, we currently understand the main differences of Swiss German from German keyboard to be:

                                      - Put French é,à,è in place of Ö,Ä,Ü
                                      - Remove ß (or possibly put a special ‘ss’ key in place of it
                                      - Add ç
                                      - Largely different shifted number row

                                    • 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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                                      • spacebar hold/move cursor

                                        Great keyboard...probably the first Ive seen that's actually worth losing the dictation button... I've seen in a couple of other keyboards that you can hold the spacebar down and move your finger left or right to move the cursor. Think that would be a great option for precision moving.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                          There seems to be significant interest in this and we will add it if we can figure out how to do it without compromise. Right now, holding down the space bar and NOT moving gives you repeated spaces, which is often useful. The risk is that adding the cursor move capability causes it to get triggered accidentally, either when doing this or just quickly typing single spaces. We’ve used several keyboards where this can be very annoying. And no, we don’t want to add an option. :-) We’ll explore this further.

                                          Please help us understand the use case though. Is it that you want to move farther than the cursor keys let you conveniently move?

                                          Thanks.

                                        • Add greek

                                          This is a super keyboard. I've tried several looking for one that is both responsive and intelligently designed --- including tab key, number now and cursor keys.

                                          It would be very nice to have Greek as a language option.

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