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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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.

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
Dec 7, 2014
An excellent Tech-Demo but also a good reminder that human/machine interaction is more than just a classical information theory problem. It's usable as a keyboard if you increase the rate, but unless you have special needs, most of today's predictive keyboards are better.
A Google User
Oct 7, 2014
best implementation of Dasher I've seen. works awesome with stylus, but still can't get my WPM (including fixing errors) up to normal thumb typing speed
A Google User
Aug 31, 2014
Super Fast and easy to use Ever since I arrived from Alpha Centauri I've been looking for a simple keyboard like we have back home. It's really easy to use with your pseudopod, unlike all the other keyboards in the play store. Just remember to grock with your orange pseudopod as using your purple one will obscure the screen.
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.