Very Useful Great keyboard application for the nexus 4. I use it to type out quick texts when at my computer and it works very well. Only complaint is that my screen still dims (not turn off completely) while typing with the app. As you can only see the text on the phone this is an issue and I constantly have to keep moving the phone to see what I am typing. If this could be fixed or let me see what Im typing in the browser then it would be 5 stars easy.
Good in theory This is a very good app in theory, but in practice not so much. Would be useful in sending long emails, but if I am at my desktop ill send the email from there anyway. When using Whatsapp / SMS I have to return to the phone to select emotions, and to send the message. So in practice I am going from desktop to phone, back & forth. Makes the whole process longer. Uninstalled.
Great and easy but can improve I'll keep everything concise: the application is great and does everything it adverties that it does. Pros: you can use your PC's keyboard to send keystrokes and even submit messages in text apps like Whatsapp (via the CTRL-ENTER shortcut). This is something that most other applications lack. One problem that I did encounter was the fact that, while typing, the device is not aware that you are using it and the screen dimms after a while and even turns off. After improving this, I'll give it 5 stars.
The app works pretty well when it connects. However, on both my desktop and laptop, it no longer worked after around 20 minutes. Unfortunately, there are no settings in the app to change the ip address or ports to try debugging it. I've tried uninstalling, erasing the data, deleting the cache, but it keeps choosing the same IP Address and Port which doesn't work.
I love the app. There is however just one little thing that would make it perfect! When you're connected to the wifi keyboard as the input device, and let's say you move away from your desk for a few minutes, with your device, then you have to switch back to the normal on-screen keyboard. It would be great if this keyboard had that built in too, so you would have the option to input from there. Hybrid. WDYT?
Simple to use and setup. <1min. I am writing this 5 star review using my computer keyboard now. I hate texting with my thumbs. This is a life saver! **Feature Request** Could you incorporate a method of switching between apps on the phone using shortcuts? Or even better, pointer control?
- Enter should work fine again. If it still broken, I'll disable submit on enter for single-line inputs.
- Disable full screen mode in landscape
- New key combinations supported: Ctrl-Del, Ctrl-Backspace.
- No need to press "submit" button anymore. Enter will submit single-line messages, Ctrl-Enter will submit multiline messages.
(Thanks Daniel Sim for the patch)
Check out "AOSP WiFi Keyboard" if you want this keyboard combined with the standard one (thanks to Marcos Diez).
Do you want to know if someone is connected to your wifi without permission?