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  1. Iphone shift special characters on OPKL keus

    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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  2. Reduce the height of the key on iPhones

    I really like your iPhone keyboard but suggest that you look to reduce the height to the top of the QWERTY row to be the same as the standard iPhone keyboard (or even a little smaller). Right now the main Keys are higher and it means your hey board takes a more vertical space than it needs to, affecting usability

    Taken a bit further, it would be lovely to have a "slim keyboar" option to reduce the total height to match the standard keyboard.

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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.

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  5. Please make Korean keyboard...

    Please make Korean keyboard!!

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  6. 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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  7. date/time

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

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  9. Please add an ON/OFF-option for Keystroke Popups

    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)

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  10. Please add Greek and Russian languages

    Even without autocorrection

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  11. 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: "5_iPad_landscape_tall_w_updown_keys.png"

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  12. 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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  13. 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.

  14. spacebar needs more height.

    i keep mishitting v or b... even when i try not to.

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  15. Relocate the bracket and braces keys to some other location and make the backspace key wider

    The backspace key is not wde enough as has not been wide enough for quite some time, now.
    I am always accidentally hitting the closet bracket key all the time.
    Move the bracket/braces keys to some other location and make the backspace key wider

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    In the latest release (4.2.2) we increased sensitivity at the edge of the keyboard, so it should be possible to tap more confidently away from the brackets and have the presses register. Hopefully this will reduce the chances of accidentally hitting the brackets.

  16. hold-and-drag-down to access shifted character

    GBoard (I think) recently released a feature where a key that produces a different character when shifted lets you access that alternate character by dragging down on the key. Now, this tends to conflict with your keyboard’s gesture-based typing (where you trace out words); but I think something reasonably close could be implemented by requiring the typist to hold the key as long as they have to in order to raise a popup menu; _then_, in order to access the shifted characer, they swipe down from there.

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  17. Word suggestions: arrange around center rather than from left

    Put predictive words working out left and right from the center rather than all the way to the left. One's eyes will naturally look to the center more readily when typing.

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  18. 3 issues

    Love the idea of this, but PadKeys needs definite improvements. The number row is so short I'm constantly hitting letters below. Also, the spell check row is too short on height as well. So I look up and my sentence is jibberish. It would also help to have the most common suggestions in the center working outwards instead of to the left where it's harder to see and further away from where your eye naturally goes. Lastly, the delete button is funky. It needs to be a square not some "tetras shape" where I'm constantly getting a bracket symbol mixed…

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Please, when submitting a layout request, mention whether you are primarily using iPhone or iPad, and portrait or landscape mode. These are all different layouts! Thanks.

    As far as delete key on the iPad US English layout, if you are hitting the brackets, just use the “square” portion above there and ignore the lower limb :-) Seriously, we used the inverted L to make the largest and most edge-occupying key we could given other layout constraints. Making it smaller wouldn’t make it easier.

  19. 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.

    We continue to work on improving word swipe incrementally. The next release will bring significant improvement in certain respects, and we will not stop there.

    Please vote for this issue if it is important to you, so we can prioritize accordingly.

  20. Simultaneous languages like Gboard

    I need at least 3 languages simultaneously. Can't use your app until this function is implemented!

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