Can cause huge problems, depending on keyboard choice. If you're using 8pen for portrait and Minuum for landscape, you can get the phone into an unusable state by flipping between them a few times. I think it has something to do with a crash message from 8pen, so I'm not sure what the root issue is. The concept, however, is awesome and I hope this gets fixed.
Great for people who don't want to root their device. Not exactly Perfect. I ... Great for people who don't want to root their device. Not exactly Perfect. I used the original Keyboard Manager for a while. I'm glad I now have the option without having to root. As someone who isn't into rooting his phone, I prefer an unrooted option. It does pretty much what the original Keyboard Manager does. For me, I use it to switch between keyboards when I change orientation. It does it for me. The only thing is that it flashes the input method dialogue whenever I change orientation, whether or not I am using the keyboard. The rooted Keyboard Manager didn't do this. Update: After using it for a week, I find that it doesn't work consistently. Occasionally, it does not change when the screen orientation changes. It may also just leave the keyboard dialogue on the screen and you have to select the keyboard. Most of the time it is OK. If it doesn't work, I just have to change the orientation again. A little inconvenient, but still more convenient to having to manually change the orientation.
Promising but frustrating Though the description on the Play store doesn't trumpet this loudly enough, this tool lets you configure a keyboard per-app. So I can use the Minuum keyboard to write emails, LastPass for apps where I don't want my password to get cached, and revert to the Samsung keyboard for running ConnectBot. Avoiding the type -> sigh -> swipe -> change keyboard cycle is a great prospect. This version of the app works by using an accessibility service to invoke the change keyboard dialog. So this dialog flashes up on your screen whenever the keyboard needs to change. That's a shame, but presumably without rooting your device, that's the only current way to programmatically change the keyboard? Unfortunately there are some glitches: the dialog sometimes doesn't get dismissed. Worse, it flashes *every* time you switch app, whether or not you set a custom keyboard for that app. From lock screen -> home -> Angry Birds -> home -> settings flashes 4 times and is pointlessly distracting. The preferences UI is also clunky: the per-app settings page doesn't offer a summary, and each app must be customised individually for each orientation. Almost great, but currently very frustrating.
Select Input Pops Up Constantly As other users have said the select input pops up CONTINUOUSLY. Even if you configure it for that app, such as home screen or app drawer, still pops up, doesn't remember your settings. If you click your home button, click the back button, open your app drawer, it will popup. EXTREMELY ANNOYING. You need to MAKE AN OPTION TO IGNORE OR DISABLE APPS so this won't happen!!!
Works, sort of... It does works, but it is rather annoying in that installing this app will cause you to encounter literally hundreds of these keyboard selection pop ups to happen each day. What the app does is to invoke the input method selection dialog and programmatically change it for you as you switch app. It's also not very elegant. For instance if I require a custom keyboard for a single app, this app will still attempt to change keyboards even if I've not touched that triggering app at all. Can't recommend.
Flashes up every time I change apps The selector briefly flashes up every single time I change apps, even when the app being changed doesn't involve changing keyboard. Sometimes it flashes up a few times and if I accidently touch the screen whilst it's doing this, it prompts me to manually select the keyboard. Is this right?? Otherwise it works great. Just really disappointed with this!
- Provide app specific keyboards
- Provide specific keyboards based on docking state
- Provide specific keyboards based on landscape/portrait orientation