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  1. Swipe options

    I would love to see 1) an option to disable swipe input and 2) an option to swipe/hold certain keys to input its alternate shift character.

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      We’ll be adding the option to disable swipe in a future release. Sorry it has been taking so long!

      As far as the iPhone version, we have no plans to release it if our Kickstarter for it does not get funded. It would be a lot of work to perfect it and support it, and we need to be sure there is genuine interest first.

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        Good news: we now have a prototype version up and running on the iPhone! However, we don’t feel that it’s good enough yet to release. PadKeys is among the best and highest quality keyboards available on the iPad, and we want the iPhone version to meet the same standard. So we’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund final development and also build our beta user base for feedback on the usability and design.

        https://kickstarter.com/projects/1073999150/padkeys-keyboard-for-iphone

        Please consider backing us. PadKeys costs about the same as a cup of coffee, but delivers many hours of typing pleasure. :-) The additional funds will aid development in several areas for the keyboard, and we’ll provide immediate beta access to the iPhone version to all backers above a certain amount.

        And please share the Kickstarter with anyone you know who might be interested in a better typing experience on their iPhone.

        Thanks!

      • 'CAPS LOCK' Key required.

        Please install an option to change the 'tab' key for a 'CAPS LOCK' key. I have found that even with double tap of shift key after double space the keyboard reverts to lower case after the first letter typed. Very annoying when you want upper case on always. Also this would stop changing from upper to lower case when !@#$%^&*() etc are typed. Or keep the 'tab' key but lock the shift lock key as always on once applied.
        My ipad is used by Qantas airways to sign off maintenance and must be typed in all capital letters. Thousands or…

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          Thanks for letting us know about the issue with caps-lock reverting after double-space. That’s a bug and we’ll fix it in the next release coming out in a week or two. We’ll also take a look at the reversion after typing symbols to see if there’s anything we can do there.

          As far as changing forward-delete for something else, we have been considering making this key customizable for some time, and will likely do so, but probably not in the next release.

        • Swipe and predictive text in all apps.

          I reached out to the developers about this issue, but I would appreciate the swipe and predictive text to work in all apps as gboard and swype keyboards allow. I would also like what I've typed to be included in the predictive text box (see gboard) if not in the dictionary and then added to the dictionary for future use if I select it, which i believe does happen. Also an option for lower case or upper case in the predictive text field if accidently did one or the other to a properly spelled word. With this layout and those…

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          • Replace word that cursor is in, rather than split the word

            Firstly thanks for creating the first grown up keyboard for an iPad.

            Right now if you position the cursor in the middle of a mispelt word the keyboard proposes words based on the first part of the word and when you select one it splits the original word into two, replacing the first part of the word with the new one. It would be better if it considered the whole word and replaced the whole word with the new one, like most other 3rd party keyboards do. This could either be a standard feature or an option of you think…

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              Thank you for the suggestion. It makes sense and we will schedule it for a future release.

              (I hadn’t realized third-party keyboards did things this way, probably because it’s difficult to end up in the middle of a word without cursor keys.)

              UPDATE: We haven’t implemented this yet mainly because we haven’t found any other keyboards / autocorrect implementations that work this way, and we’re worried it will clash with most users’ expectations. If anyone has any examples to point out to us, that might help. Thanks!

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