Do you want a bigger keyboard? With the smart highlighted next key hints and suggestions? And full Emoji supported? Try out this Biggest keyboard in the App Store!
** Biggest Keyboard in the App Store
Keys are 37% bigger than the system keyboard. It is good for people who have big thumbs. Also people who want to preserve their vision will benefit from this keyboard.
** Highlighted next possible keys
After you type one key the keyboard will smartly highlights the possible next keys that you want to input. Also it has the suggestions that you can select from the top of the keyboard.
** Emoji translation
Translate the word that you select in the suggestion bar into Emoji characters. It is a fun way to communicate with your friends and family. It is disabled by default and you need to use the "Keyboard Setting" page to enable this feature.
** Slide to move the input cursor
Sliding from the Space key to left/right to move the current input cursor to left or right. Sliding up to move the current cursor to the beginning of the sentence and sliding down to move the current cursor to the end of the sentence. It makes your life much easier when editing text on the iPhone/iPad.
** Full Emoji keys supported
It is very convenience to input Emoji characters with this keyboard when you are using Facebook, Twitter, iMessage, Wechat, Text Message, SMS, etc. Just long press on the key that has sub-menu and more Emoji characters will pop up. The Emoji characters are well categorized and you can input the Emoji and Text together in one keyboard!
** Numeric Keypad
This keyboard supports the traditional numeric keypad layout with big number keys. It is useful for entering long sequences of numbers quickly.
** Keyboard Settings
Long press on the "globe" key to pop up the sub-menu. Select the "Tool" key to launch the setting page. You can enable/disable the Highlight Next key feature. You can also enable/disable the "Emoji translation" feature.
** NO Full Access required
** How to use
1. After install you need to enable it in the "Settings" App in your iPhone/iPad.
Launch "Settings", click on "General" -> "Keyboard" -> "Keyboards" -> "Add New Keyboard" -> Select the "HighlightedKeyboard".
2. Switch the keyboard to "Highlighted Keyboard" when you are inputting.
3. Long press on one key to input the keys in the pop-up menu including 0-9 and punctuation marks. You may try to long press on keys to find the hidden sub menus.
For example, if you want to hide the keyboard, long press on the "globe" key and the sub-menu will pop up. Keep holding and move to select the "Hide" key. The keyboard will hide after you release your finger.
Please send any feedback, bug reports or feature request to: feedback.southfun at gmail.com
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Thanks Ed for the awesome suggestions, here's the list:
** Double space to input "."
** Bigger punctuation makes on the keys
** Remove the unnecessary space after selecting a word from suggestion bar and inputing a punctuation mark.
** Slide from the Space key to left/right/up/down to move the input cursor to left/right/beginning of the sentence/end of the sentence.
Thanks Sandi for the feedback, the Highlighted Keyboard now has:
** Setting Page to enable/disable the "Highlight next key" feature; to enable/disable the "Emoji translation". Long press on the "globe" key to pop up the sub-menu. Select the "Tool" key and you will see the Settings Page.
Moreover, there are some extra new features in this version:
** Full Emoji character set supported. All the Emoji characters can be found in the keys or the sub-menu of the keys.
** Emoji translation
This feature will translate the word that you select in the suggestion bar into Emoji characters. It is a fun way to communicate with your friends and family. It is disabled by default and you need to use the "Keyboard Setting" page to enable this feature.
Ratings and Reviews
I am typing on it now and it is an excellent product and works exactly as described. The key highlighting is very helpful to me and CERTAINLY not seizure inducing. Gliding up from a key for punctuation is clever and easy. It is good ergonomics to stay on the same keyboard most of the time. My hand - eye coordination has weakened with age and this app eliminates many frustrating typing errors. Keep up the good work.
Not ready yet
The ability to turn off the next letter highlight doesnt work and it's pretty much seizure inducing when typing. Also the space bar needs to be longer. If they fix that it would be a good app.
This is the best of the third part keyboards. I love the number pad. I have a suggestion for those extra keys on the side of the number pad. How about cursor arrow keys for cursor navigation.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.