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how to operate it. It trades finger bending and button misses for a bit of intelligence and mind bending!
1. Amazing SMS keyboard
This app will let you type and send SMS messages conveniently despite of
the tiny screen of the Sony SmartWatch, almost without errors or typos.
It has been tested on a Sony SmartWatch, but for SmartWatch 2 - only on
If it's the first app you install, see Sony's instructions in
2. How it works
The idea is similar to Keyboard-Relief keyboard for mobile
phones. You can install the trial version from here:
to get the idea of the 2 stage tapping - 1) select a group of letters 2) select
a letter in that group.
3. Most Important: How to use
There is a bright maneuver over Keyboard-Relief:
The SmartWatch' screen is too small to be divided into a keyboard
section and a text window. Thus a different approach has been applied.
The 9 keyboard buttons occupy the entire screen and are drawn as 9 dark gray
squares. Upon them the letter groups and button images are overlayed, but not
at the same places as the buttons, but lower, occupying a smaller portion of the screen.
Like the actual buttons, they are also organized in 9 groups, divided horizontally by 2 red lines,
but they are not clickable. Instead, they are used as a key-map to the
corresponding dark gray buttons that occupy the entire screen.
So for example,
if you want to press the key marked with the letters a-i, which is located
at the top-left portion of the key-map, you actually need to press the top-left
gray button at the top-left of the screen.
With this in mind you can start using this keyboard. It's a bit confusing at first,
especially in screens that contain only buttons (like the CTRL, MORE and languages screens -
you might confuse the middle row buttons with the top row - be aware of that!)
but it cleverly makes the SmartWatch very functional for SMS message composing and sending.
If you find it too confusing, please install and practice on
That was it. The following paragraphs might also be quite interesting for you:
★ Languages - English, Russian, Danish, Swedish, Polish, German, Hebrew.
★ You navigate from message composing to recipient selecting by the buttons. Try and
press the CTRL and MORE buttons and see for yourself. There are no long-presses or swipings.
This keyboard is really self explanatory.
★ Type the name of the recipient, and it will be auto-completed from your contact list
★ Supports contacts that have multiple phone numbers. Use the buttons NEXT and PREV from the MORE screen
★ Delete a word, clear message buttons (CTRL screen)
★ After SMS is sent everything is still in place: You can change the recipient and send the message again
★ Caps and Caps lock (CTRL screen)
★ You can configure it (from the phone) to prepend your messages with the text: "From my SmartWatch:".
★ Auto capitalization
★ After getting used to it you can type without looking at the keys. It's true.
★ Supports long messages, text scrolls as you type
★ Quick Reply: Use REPLY key to select one of last 3 senders. Very useful when you want to reply.
★ Marks last key press for clarification. Can be disabled from the phone.
5. Free + ad
This app is totally free. It displays a short ad for Keyboard-Relief for mobile
phones in the beginning, which is brief and not disturbing. However, if you
purchase Keyboard-Relief commercial version, the ad will not show.
Smart Connect extension for SmartWatch 2
LiveWare™ extension for SmartWatch
This is the trial version.
This keyboard is different!
The essence of this keyboard is large keys. With this keyboard it's actually impossible to miss a key even with fat thumbs, even on small phones, even when typing rapidly.
There are only 9 keys with which you do all your typing. Only 9 - that's why they can be so large.
How does it work?
Each letter is produced by tapping twice: First tap selects a group of letters, second tap selects a letter in the group. There's a video explaining the details at http://www.codechords.com/kr/?b=1.
But you don't actually need any explanation for using this keyboard, since it's really terrifically simple to use. You just start tapping on the keys and immediately get the idea, as well as discover all other features, like approving, deleting, settings and all the rest.
The keyboard is packed into only 9 keys with no exceptions. There are no auxiliary keys on the sides, no sliding nor swiping. It's only 9 keys that fill the entire area, and only tapping. It's that perfect. How do you get all the operations like approve, cancel, delete, arrows, settings, caps? It's very easy to find out! There are only 9 keys - tap and discover! This keyboard is complete, perfect, symmetrical and clever!
Why use it?
★ You can tap both rapidly and safely with your thumb, never making an error, which makes the keyboard feel light and friendly.
★ It induces calmness, since while tapping you actually know that you won't make errors, because the keys are so big and so pleasant to interact with
★ Operate the phone entirely with one hand using the thumb
★ Tap using the index finger while the phone rests on the table or attached to the car's windshield
★ Type easily while walking
★ Type without looking at the keyboard but at the message!
And this is very different:
The keys size and layout allow you to type without looking at the keyboard, but at the composed message, instead. That's a whole new experience and feeling. This transition in typing happens naturally as you become familiar with the keys locations - gradually you let go eye contact with the keyboard. Words are not enough to describe this feeling of lightness and flexibility.
Keyboard-Relief contains a wealth of many other features:
First class digits, punctuations and symbols - accessed as easily as the letters. Your messages will be much more nicely formatted. With a few extra clicks you also get bullets and other symbols that will make your messages even nicer.
OK/Cancel keys - which replace the Done/Next/Search scheme. The OK button also sends messages and -submit forms, so you don't need to leave the keyboard area to press the post or submit button.
Arrow keys - for accurately placing the cursor
Caps/caps-lock - two separate keys
Delete a word - in addition to the regular delete
Beautiful themes - as you can see in the attached pictures
Click sounds - some innovation here too
Landscape mode - shows the same layout
3 sizes - so it won't be too large on large phones
The keyboard supports 10 languages:
Ease, calmness, no errors, fun, pleasure - all are achieved by this keyboard once you become familiar with it.
Index finger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duPC-18qmBA
With waze: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkCu_Sf9TRk
Great for students, electronics engineers and embedded software programmers. No need to make even the slightest mental effort to calculate bits anymore. Simply take out your mobile phone, launch ChordBits-Robot and relax!
Turn the bits on and off and watch the value changes correspondingly in the decimal and hexadecimal views. Change the value in the decimal view or in the hexadecimal view and watch the bits change their states.
Tapping inside the decimal or hexadecimal views pops up a dedicated keyboard that makes it even easier to enter values. It contains big buttons! Only figures required for decimal or hexadecimal numbers are included. You can use it with one thumb!
The menu allows for common bits operations, like shift right/left, negate, two's complement. You can also view the decimal values as signed or unsigned.
The application also allows for nice animation for the bits and the special keyboard via the menu - Fun settings!