Hacker's Keyboard

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About this app

Are you missing the key layout you're used to from your computer? This keyboard has separate number keys, punctuation in the usual places, and arrow keys. It is based on the AOSP Gingerbread soft keyboard, so it supports multitouch for the modifier keys.

This keyboard is especially useful if you use ConnectBot for SSH access. It provides working Tab/Ctrl/Esc keys, and the arrow keys are essential for devices that don't have a trackball or D-Pad.

HAVE FEEDBACK, QUESTIONS, OR BUG REPORTS? Please check https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions or email me. It's difficult to track issues reported through review comments.

Completion dictionaries are provided by plug-in packages, see the "other applications by this developer" section for the currently available list. The keyboard also supports use of dictionaries (but not keyboard layouts) provided by AnySoftKeyboard language packs.

For more information, please see the documentation:

In case an updated version is not working for you, you can download older releases here:

Known issues include:

- Localization for the keyboard layout is incomplete, currently the Spanish, Finnish, Lao, Romanian, and Thai are only localized in 4-row mode and show the English QWERTY layout in 5-row mode.

- Some languages and layouts may not be usable on your phone if it lacks the necessary fonts.

- Right-to-left languages (Arabic, Hebrew) are apparently not fully supported on pre-Honeycomb devices. Your mileage may vary.

- Many applications don't react to additional keys since they aren't programmed to handle them.

The supported keyboard layouts include:
- Armenian (Հայերեն)
- Arabic (العربية)
- Bulgarian (български език)
- Czech (Čeština)
- Danish (dansk)
- English Dvorak (language "en_DV")
- English (QWERTY)
- English/British (en_GB)
- Finnish (Suomi)
- French (Français, AZERTY)
- German (Deutsch, QWERTZ)
- Greek (ελληνικά)
- Hebrew (עברית)
- Hungarian (Magyar)
- Italian (Italiano)
- Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
- Norwegian (Norsk bokmål)
- Persian (فارسی)
- Portugese (Português)
- Romanian (Română)
- Russian (Русский)
- Russian phonetic (Русский, ru-rPH)
- Serbian (Српски)
- Slovak (Slovenčina)
- Slovenian (Slovenščina)/Bosnian/Croatian/Latin Serbian
- Spanish (Español, Español Latinoamérica)
- Swedish (Svenska)
- Tamil (தமிழ்)
- Thai (ไทย)
- Turkish (Türkçe)
- Ukrainian (українська мова)
Updated on
Nov 26, 2018

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Ratings and reviews

53.4K reviews
A Google user
February 10, 2020
Really good keyboard with every key in easy reach. Very precise. Almost all the bad reviews are completely mistaken. Still works on Android 10, and still the BEST keyboard you can have for Android, if you're not a fan of swiping. The slash button is right where it should be. The circular symbol is not the degrees symbol, it's the meta key. And every keyboard worth their salt used to warn you of the dangers of using a keyboard to enter sensitive data, including factory/stock ones.
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A Lambert
December 23, 2020
I have been using this app for years now and can't stand any other keyboard. I'm old and I need the arrow keys. It looks like a physical keyboard. I have enabled auto complete, because it spells better than i do, but sometime those are way off. I have many passwords with both numbers and letters (mostly required now), so having numbers on the same screen in portrait mode is a plus. I like that I can change the size so my fumble fingers have more room.
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Valanate C
February 28, 2022
This is still one of the greatest keyboards for Android. It's always one of the first things I install on a new phone, even in 2022. I just love its layout and functionality! The backspace key is where it should be! Arrow keys = yay! And it's especially good given how big phones are these days. Sure, it needs an update. It could stand to borrow a few modern features from other keyboards, like swype actions, emoji support, or better autocorrect. But I still love it!
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What's new

Try 3 for fixing popups on pre-O versions, tweak transparent and Material light themes.
Fix 4 for popups on Android O MR1 (8.1). (Android P is still misbehaving.)