Key­board ap­pli­ca­tions for bet­ter pro­duc­tiv­ity on your smart­phones

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World - Pooja Singh pooja.s@livemint.com

With the right key­board app, you can type faster, search the web any­time with­out open­ing a web browser and en­hance your pro­duc­tiv­ity. Typ­ing, read­ing or edit­ing doc­u­ments is a lot eas­ier on big screen smart­phones. It is one of the rea­sons why more and more peo­ple are switch­ing to them. How­ever, to get the most out of a big screen, you also need a de­pend­able key­board app. A list of some that can im­prove your typ­ing speed con­sid­er­ably. cal­cu­la­tions have been in­cor­po­rated in the key­board lay­out. To help user nav­i­gate be­tween mul­ti­ple col­umns in­stantly, Mi­crosoft has added a tab key to it. a curve al­low­ing user to easily reach to the keys on a big screen. You can per­son­alise it by ap­ply­ing wall­pa­pers or themes on it.

Thumsta is a sim­ple-look­ing key­board meant help users type faster on big­ger screens us­ing a sin­gle thumb. The keys are ar­ranged in an arc. The sym­bols and space bar are placed in the empty spa­ces around the key­board. You can ad­just the size of the key­board and in­crease and de­crease the size of the keys and shift the po­si­tion of the key­board form left to right if you type with your left-hand.

Top from left: Gboard, Key­board for Ex­cel, Work Flow key­board and Thumsta

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