Dasher

Dasher


Dasher is an interface for text entry driven by natural continuous pointing gestures, based on information theory.
We recommend looking at the Dasher website, www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher for explanation & video.

To install: enable Dasher in System settings -> Language & Keyboard, then long-press on a text field and choose "Input Method". (See www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher/MobileDasher.html .)

Dasher development is funded by the EU AEGIS project www.aegis-project.eu

Recent changes:
v2.5: installation help screen; command nodes for cursor movement, alphabet switching, speed changing, back, home, settings, w/slowdown & sized proportional to space; reorganise preferences and add reset; update dynamics, performance optimizations; fix orientation change; add Swedish & update Dutch translations; extend slow start; don't learn passwords; rendering improvements.
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File size
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About Dasher
Dasher is an interface for text entry driven by natural continuous pointing gestures, based on information theory.
We recommend looking at the Dasher website, www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher for explanation & video.

To install: enable Dasher in System settings -> Language & Keyboard, then long-press on a text field and choose "Input Method". (See www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher/MobileDasher.html .)

Dasher development is funded by the EU AEGIS project www.aegis-project.eu

Recent changes:
v2.5: installation help screen; command nodes for cursor movement, alphabet switching, speed changing, back, home, settings, w/slowdown & sized proportional to space; reorganise preferences and add reset; update dynamics, performance optimizations; fix orientation change; add Swedish & update Dutch translations; extend slow start; don't learn passwords; rendering improvements.

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User reviews of Dasher
Compass mode seems promising, but at highest zoom setting the y-axis movement is too slow (x is just ok)
Oct 1, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 4, 2014
Nice idea And good implementation too but the lack of an enter key (that doubles as a next /finished key) is a bit hard to live with in an android where there's frequently no longer a search/submit button.
A Google User
May 14, 2014
Very interesting but not very practical. Requires constant attention to the screen to know what's coming up and it's quite a slow process for typing.
A Google User
May 5, 2014
Please make it work as standalone too! I don't want to replace my keyboard immediately, I should still be able to test and show it. Like it works on Linux.
A Google User
Jan 3, 2014
Fun keyboard I wouldn't use this for when I need to send quick messages.. But I use it for just about anything else. Searching the internet, typing an email, creating a memo, etc. It's a pretty great keyboard. Takes a little bit to learn but once you've got it down it gets easier and easier. Maybe with enough practice and usage you could use this for daily use in anything!
A Google User
Dec 17, 2013
Interesting input method. I've played with this on my Fedora Linux tablet/computer hybrid (testing out other on-screen keyboards)... it's an extremely unique way to input keystrokes. The more I've practice, the more I love it!