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5-TILES Keyboard


THE KEYBOARD DESIGNED FOR TOUCHSCREENS

The 5-Tiles Keyboard takes up 70% less of your phone screen than the QWERTY layout. The 5 keys are much larger and easy to reach, resulting in way fewer typos. You can easily type on touch screens of any size with just one finger or thumb. And it's fast. With a bit of practice, you'll soon be beating your old typing speeds on the phone.

Thanks to the space-efficient layout and easy-to-master logic of the 5-TILES Keyboard, this is the only keyboard you'll be able to use across ALL of your touch screen devices - no matter how small.

If you're multi-lingual, you also no longer need to switch between dictionaries to use a range of special characters. We support 8 languages at the moment, for both word prediction and letters - check out the Cheat Sheet to find your most commonly used characters. Typing is so much faster when you don't have to switch back and forth....

STOP using the keyboard invented over 150 years ago to prevent the jamming of mechanical arms - and START using the fast and efficient keyboard designed for the future!

HOW IT WORKS

EABC Layout - Letters have been grouped on the 5-TILES Keyboard in alphabetical order, with only a slight re-ordering so that the letters that you need the most often (and the space key) are the quickest to type.

The underlined letters and the underlined 'space' are just a single tap.

All other letters are a slide across the keys - starting from the key that they are written on.

To know which way to slide, look at their location in the row of letters on the key where they are written. Is the letter you need the first in the row on that key? Slide from that key to the first = BLUE. Is the letter you need the last in the row on that key? Slide from that key to the last = RED.

An easy way to practice this is to activate the Learning Mode (LM) by sliding your finger upwards on the yellow key. Now when you touch a key, the keyboard will show you where you need to slide to. (Slide up on yellow again to turn it off).

There are some other slides-up: to delete slide up on blue (del), shift is on green, the letter u is on orange, and the letter z is on red.

There are also some slides-down: to delete a full word, slide down on blue (del word), enter is on green, move left is on yellow (arrow), and move right is on red (arrow).

And now for some more magic: slide down on the orange key to activate the Cheat Sheets (CS). VOILA! all of the sequences for numbers, punctuation, editing, special characters, and emoticons at your command!


DICTIONARIES

The 5-TILES Keyboard can be used with or without (multi-language) dictionaries. To switch the dictionaries on and off, use the combination of yellow-blue-green.

With the dictionaries active, the 5-TILES Keyboard “learns” your writing patterns to improve autosuggestion options. You can also add your own words to the dictionaries’ memory.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Type using national characters. Languages currently supported: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish.

Edit text and issue commands: move between text input fields, highlight, copy and paste, even control your phone's ringing mode!

ACTIVATING THE 5-TILES KEYBOARD

Once you've downloaded the app, simply launch it from the Play Store, or from the home screen of your phone, or from your Apps list. Our handy menu will allow you to activate it on your phone in one simple step, as well as select it as your preferred keyboard and change your settings.

PRACTICE

To get the hang of typing with the 5-TILES Keyboard, we've put together a handy "Training" App, which will take you through easy-to-follow, short lessons. Additional tutorials are available for unique national characters, such as Polish.

The speed test mode will dramatically improve your typing speed while you practise typing the most common words and pangrams.

Recent changes:
Fixed bugs, reduced threshold motion slide up/down
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About 5-TILES Keyboard
THE KEYBOARD DESIGNED FOR TOUCHSCREENS

The 5-Tiles Keyboard takes up 70% less of your phone screen than the QWERTY layout. The 5 keys are much larger and easy to reach, resulting in way fewer typos. You can easily type on touch screens of any size with just one finger or thumb. And it's fast. With a bit of practice, you'll soon be beating your old typing speeds on the phone.

Thanks to the space-efficient layout and easy-to-master logic of the 5-TILES Keyboard, this is the only keyboard you'll be able to use across ALL of your touch screen devices - no matter how small.

If you're multi-lingual, you also no longer need to switch between dictionaries to use a range of special characters. We support 8 languages at the moment, for both word prediction and letters - check out the Cheat Sheet to find your most commonly used characters. Typing is so much faster when you don't have to switch back and forth....

STOP using the keyboard invented over 150 years ago to prevent the jamming of mechanical arms - and START using the fast and efficient keyboard designed for the future!

HOW IT WORKS

EABC Layout - Letters have been grouped on the 5-TILES Keyboard in alphabetical order, with only a slight re-ordering so that the letters that you need the most often (and the space key) are the quickest to type.

The underlined letters and the underlined 'space' are just a single tap.

All other letters are a slide across the keys - starting from the key that they are written on.

To know which way to slide, look at their location in the row of letters on the key where they are written. Is the letter you need the first in the row on that key? Slide from that key to the first = BLUE. Is the letter you need the last in the row on that key? Slide from that key to the last = RED.

An easy way to practice this is to activate the Learning Mode (LM) by sliding your finger upwards on the yellow key. Now when you touch a key, the keyboard will show you where you need to slide to. (Slide up on yellow again to turn it off).

There are some other slides-up: to delete slide up on blue (del), shift is on green, the letter u is on orange, and the letter z is on red.

There are also some slides-down: to delete a full word, slide down on blue (del word), enter is on green, move left is on yellow (arrow), and move right is on red (arrow).

And now for some more magic: slide down on the orange key to activate the Cheat Sheets (CS). VOILA! all of the sequences for numbers, punctuation, editing, special characters, and emoticons at your command!


DICTIONARIES

The 5-TILES Keyboard can be used with or without (multi-language) dictionaries. To switch the dictionaries on and off, use the combination of yellow-blue-green.

With the dictionaries active, the 5-TILES Keyboard “learns” your writing patterns to improve autosuggestion options. You can also add your own words to the dictionaries’ memory.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Type using national characters. Languages currently supported: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish.

Edit text and issue commands: move between text input fields, highlight, copy and paste, even control your phone's ringing mode!

ACTIVATING THE 5-TILES KEYBOARD

Once you've downloaded the app, simply launch it from the Play Store, or from the home screen of your phone, or from your Apps list. Our handy menu will allow you to activate it on your phone in one simple step, as well as select it as your preferred keyboard and change your settings.

PRACTICE

To get the hang of typing with the 5-TILES Keyboard, we've put together a handy "Training" App, which will take you through easy-to-follow, short lessons. Additional tutorials are available for unique national characters, such as Polish.

The speed test mode will dramatically improve your typing speed while you practise typing the most common words and pangrams.

Recent changes:
Fixed bugs, reduced threshold motion slide up/down

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A Google User
Oct 13, 2014
Love it! I am by no means proficient with it yet but what an elegant way to input with one thumb! It is really nice to have just five keys. I never would have gotten started without downloading and doing some of the training exercises so think about doing so too. Learning mode and cheat sheets are stellar too! Only problem noticed so far is suggested words do not display when phone is rotated to horizontal.
A Google User
Oct 11, 2014
Omg this is the worst keyboard ever
A Google User
Oct 7, 2014
Difficult to learn. This is a great app but it is difficult to learn keystrokes especially numbers and symbols and is tedious to type with. It would be very suitable for smartwatches and Google Glass. I prefer using SwiftKey because I would choose simplicity and efficiency over screen display. Also you have to use "go" located in the cheat sheet to search as swyping down on the green key doesn't work on Chrome.
A Google User
Oct 5, 2014
Like the idea, but the predictive text is poor compared to Google keyboard. If it can't find a word in three characters it gives up. Also the first prediction appears on the text field and not on the prediction field. Maybe it's the dictionary which is poor, the effect is the same. It's difficult to enter anything other than basic symbols. Like the help mode. Make a mistake and have to backspace a letter and suddenly your word becomes two words, eg take, delete e and add ing becomes tak ing - two words.
A Google User
Oct 4, 2014
It wasn't as difficult as I expected it to be.