九宫格和全键盘是目前触屏手机上常用的两种输入法表现形式，Minuum Keyboard 这款输入法应用似乎要改变人们对于输入法的认识了。
它将原本全键盘中三行字母压缩到一行来展示，使之能灵活应对大至电视、小至手表的各式屏幕。为了让人们有一个和缓的过渡，Minuum 设计者沿用了“QWERTY 键盘”的排序方式。
不过 Minuum Keyboard 暂时只支持英文输入，后续会加入其它语言的支持。此版本虽然不是Google 市场版本，但功能上已经没有明显差距。
Minuum Keyboard 1.2
Whirlscape | December 5, 2013 | Productivity | Android | .apk | 22 Mb
Frustrated by keyboards that eat up half your screen? Take back your precious screen space with Minuum, the little keyboard for big fingers! This tiny keyboard frees up your screen space—so you interact with more of your content—while allowing you to type fast and accurately. There’s no need to worry about being precise, thanks to magical auto-correction that learns from you.
You will get a free upgrade when the full version of Minuum arrives. While Minuum is in beta your feature requests will help guide development of our revolutionary tiny keyboard.
Download different language modules and switch between them. We’d love to hear your feedback on the quality of our dictionaries as we beta test new languages. We currently support:
• French (beta)
• German (beta)
• Italian (beta)
Most virtual keyboards take an approach similar to cramming a full typewriter into a touchscreen device. Resulting keyboard apps cover up half the usable touchscreen space (or more), obstructing your content. Minuum gives you back your screen space by minimizing the keyboard.
HOW MINUUM WORKS
Minuum re-imagines the keyboard by reducing a standard layout to a single line – a continuum of letters – letting you type quickly and accurately without needing large keys. We enable this by auto-correction algorithms that allow highly imprecise typing, knowing what you mean even if you miss every single letter.
The Minuum keyboard for touchscreens is the first step toward a “type anywhere” future. Minuum lets you type using wearable devices like smart watches, game controllers, and more devices of minimum size. By supporting this app, you help enable that vision.
Learning to type with Minuum means being able to type with wearables and ubiquitous computing devices.
- Added separately downloadable language modules for French, German, and Italian
- Improved accuracy of auto-correction
- New: handling of missed or inserted letters, especially in longer words
- Increased processing speed, leading to less battery usage
- Bug fixes for Android 4.4 KitKat
- Fixed random capitalization issues
- Improved accuracy
- Fixed bugs in Samsung/HTC apps
- Fixed interaction with hardware keyboards
- Improved punctuation after candidate word choice
Updated December 5, 2013
Current Version 1.2
Requires Android 2.3.3 and up
Content Rating Everyone