Hacker's Keyboard

4.0
60.3K reviews
10M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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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:
https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/UsersGuide
https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions
https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/ReleaseNotes
https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/

In case an updated version is not working for you, you can download older releases here:
https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/downloads/list?q=label:Release&sort=-filename

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

4.0
53.4K reviews
Zarel Tgr
March 27, 2024
Even after all these years, this is still one of the first things that goes on the device when I get a new one. However, since approximately Android 12, on some (not all) devices, the keyboard detects typing about half a key-height too high, resulting in plenty of accidental bottom-row letters instead of spaces. If this is ever updated, a calibration method would be lovely!
36 people found this review helpful
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Dee Luna
October 6, 2023
Many other keyboards have access to way too many permissions where this only uses vibration and editing of the user defined dictionary. With that in mind, having access to anything more, such as accessing the internet or GPS, is suspicious. Also, having a full keyboard is a nice touch. The only thing that is weird is just the name. Note that without a separate download, the autocorrect and predictive typing will not work. Update: The correction stuff doesn't seem to work on Android 13.
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Nicholas Bodley
September 1, 2020
After searching and trying out many keyboard schemes, eternally hoping for an Android FITALY, here, at last, is the equivalent of a >>complete standard desktop hardware keyboard! << It even works very well in a Pixel XL, simplified from the tablet version. Dvorak is included. For larger screens, it has 12 function keys. No emoji. Do try out the extensive long–press popups! A newer feature is a "re–do" area at the left of the deleting backspace. It adds a '|' onto the screen; horribly annoying!
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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.)