SwiftKey is one of the best Android apps out there and it’s just got a major update. The new SwiftKey 4.3 brings ‘layouts for living’, which is essentially a cool way of saying that you can now customize the layout of your Android keyboard.
Depending on your needs, you might want a different type of keyboard, such as one specifically for typing with a single hand or another for typing on a tablet with two thumbs. That’s what the new update allows you to do.
“Allowing people to manipulate the location, size and layout of the keyboard not only makes it easier to type – it gives our users a more personalized way to interact with their technology and each other,” said co-founder and CTO Ben Medlock.
There are three default layouts, which can be resized (from five sizes) and repositioned anywhere on the screen.
Compact: Made for single-handed typing on large phones, especially with the SwiftKey Flow feature. You can switch it from the left or right side of the screen, depending on which hand you use.
Thumb: This mode splits the keyboard into two areas, enabling users to type better in landscape mode on tablets.
Full: This is traditional full-width keyboard, with a new option for an extended layout that includes left and right cursor keys, as well as Backspace above the Enter key.
All four cursor keys are also available on the secondary layout (123) for tablets. Tablets with 10-inch screens can choose to have a central numpad in the thumb layout in landscape mode.
Source: SwiftKey Blog