As an iOS iPhone and iPad/iPod user for the past few years, Android device use and apps are not real familiar to me. I have a Toshiba Thrive I have used but keeping up with apps for one platform much less two is beyond my reality. Yet the reality is that we may have clients with Android devices, especially phones who may benefit from supports for messaging, emailing and other forms of writing.
The Texthelp Keyboard (Beta) app (free for 30 days) for Android (recently updated as of September 24, 2013) providing a replacement keyboard with writing supports which works across all applications (don’t you wish you could do that for iPad/iPhone??). Here are the features of the keyboard app as listed on the Texthelp Keyboard Google Play website:
-English (GB) Dictionary
– Form sentences from suggestions by swiping
– Next-word prediction
– Text-to-Speech Support
– Phonetic suggestions
– Variable text sizes
– Multiple keyboard support: URLs, Phone Numbers, E-Mail Address & Text
– Tap sounds
– Vibration feedback on keypress (on supported devices)
Here are a few images of the app on a phone and tablet:
It appears to have important AT supports for writing as well as TTS on the tablet and phone versions. Time to get my dated Toshiba Thrive out and see if I can give this keyboard app a try!
For more information visit Google Play Store. At present I could not find any information on TextHelp’s website, however I would check their website after the Beta version is finalized.
If you have tried it out share your experience!