External Keyboard Helper Pro

External Keyboard Helper Pro


PLEASE DO NOT USE THE RATING SYSTEM TO REPORT BUGS!
INSTEAD CONTACT ME ON: [email protected]

A non visible soft keyboard (Input Method) intended to be used with hardware Bluetooth and USB keyboards. It automatically brings up the Input Method dialog when Bluetooth keyboard connects or disconnects (on some devices this can also be made to work with USB keyboards). It supports a lot of different keylayouts also provides a lot of configuration options.

This app does NOT require a rooted device and there is a DEMO version available if you want to try it out before buying.

Tutorials
-----------------------
http://www.apedroid.com/android-applications/external-keyboard-helper/get-started


Features
--------------------
* International keyboard layouts.
* Up to 16 application shortcuts can be added (for example start Google Maps with Alt+M etc.)
* Up to 16 text strings can be add (for example insert your email address with Alt+E etc.)
* Remaps the Escape key to BACK (can be turned off)
* Allows you to control which characters should be treated as combining characters.
* A "null" Soft Keyboard to use with hardware keyboards (Bluetooth & USB).
* Automatically brings up Input Method selection dialog when Bluetooth keyboard connects or disconnects (Android 2.3+).
* Automatic detection can also work with USB keyboards on some platforms (experimental) (Android 2.3+)
* App that brings up Input Method selection (for easy access)
* Switch between up to three layouts of your choice using a key or key combination.
* Can choose keymap automatically based on language setting in your device.
* Blocks long-press-popups on Android 2.x.
* Change the key repeat delay and rate.
* Layouts can be modified and two user defined custom layouts can be configured.
* ConnectBot aware (TAB and CTRL codes)

Currently supported keyboard layouts
-----------------------------------------------------------
* Arabic (101, 102 & 102 AZERTY)
* Armenian (Eastern, Western & Phonetic)
* Austrian
* Belgian
* Bosnian & Herzegovian
* Bulgarian (Phonetic, Phonetic traditional & Typewriter)
* Canadian (French & Multilingual)
* Croatian
* Czech (qwertz, qwerty & programmers)
* Danish
* English (Colemak, Dvorak, Dvorak Left hand, Dvorak Right hand, Dvorak Programmer, GB & US-International)
* Estonian
* Faroese
* Finnish (Finland & DAS)
* French (Bépo, France & Switzerland)
* German (Germany & Switzerland)
* Greek
* Greenlandic
* Hebrew
* Hindi Traditional
* Hungarian
* Icelandic
* Italian
* Korean/Hangul
* Latvian
* Lithuanian (Numeric)
* Macedonian FYROM Standard
* Maldivian
* Norwegian
* Persian
* Polish (214 & Programmers)
* Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal & Br-Nativo)
* Romanian
* Russian (Normal, Typewriter & Phonetic)
* Serbian (Latin & Cyrillic)
* Slovak (qwerty & qwertz)
* Slovene
* Spanish (Latin America, Spain/Int & Dvorak)
* Swedish (Normal & Svorak A1|A5)
* Thai (Kedmanee & Pattachote)
* Turkish (F & Q)
* Urdu (Normal & Phonetic)
* Ukrainian
* Vietnamese

All layouts are based on standard USB Keyboard layouts. Bluetooth keyboards sometimes do not follow the standard completely but it is possible to manually customize mappings.

Characters that can be treated as combining characters
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
* acute
* breve
* caron
* cedilla
* circumflex
* diaeresis/umlaut/dialytika
* dialytika tonos
* dot above / dot below
* double acute
* grave
* hook above
* macron
* ogonek
* ring
* tilde
* tonos

What it does NOT
---------------------------
* It won't fix your BT or USB connected keyboard if it wasn't working in the first place.
* It does not automatically switch Input Method. It only shows the dialog and you will have to choose Input Method manually. This is an intentional limitation built into Android by Google. No user installed app is allowed to change IME without user interaction.

Want to help translating this app to you language?
Go here: http://www.getlocalization.com/ExternalKeyboardHelperPro/

Recent changes:
6.9
* Fixed problem where sometimes settings would show up instead of IME switcher
* Added Tamil

6.8
* Added Urdu & Urdu (Phonetic)
* Now uses two launcher icons. One for settings and one to switch IME.

6.7
* Updated translations

6.6
* Fixed reading scancode with ShareKM
* Fixed error in Spanish Dvorak layout
* Ctrl+Backspace now deletes last word
* Tries to make right mouse button remapable on devices where it works as BACK (like on my Galaxy Note 8.0)
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$2.46
93
4.7
User ratings
2069
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
0
File size
555 kb
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About External Keyboard Helper Pro
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE RATING SYSTEM TO REPORT BUGS!
INSTEAD CONTACT ME ON: [email protected]

A non visible soft keyboard (Input Method) intended to be used with hardware Bluetooth and USB keyboards. It automatically brings up the Input Method dialog when Bluetooth keyboard connects or disconnects (on some devices this can also be made to work with USB keyboards). It supports a lot of different keylayouts also provides a lot of configuration options.

This app does NOT require a rooted device and there is a DEMO version available if you want to try it out before buying.

Tutorials
-----------------------
http://www.apedroid.com/android-applications/external-keyboard-helper/get-started


Features
--------------------
* International keyboard layouts.
* Up to 16 application shortcuts can be added (for example start Google Maps with Alt+M etc.)
* Up to 16 text strings can be add (for example insert your email address with Alt+E etc.)
* Remaps the Escape key to BACK (can be turned off)
* Allows you to control which characters should be treated as combining characters.
* A "null" Soft Keyboard to use with hardware keyboards (Bluetooth & USB).
* Automatically brings up Input Method selection dialog when Bluetooth keyboard connects or disconnects (Android 2.3+).
* Automatic detection can also work with USB keyboards on some platforms (experimental) (Android 2.3+)
* App that brings up Input Method selection (for easy access)
* Switch between up to three layouts of your choice using a key or key combination.
* Can choose keymap automatically based on language setting in your device.
* Blocks long-press-popups on Android 2.x.
* Change the key repeat delay and rate.
* Layouts can be modified and two user defined custom layouts can be configured.
* ConnectBot aware (TAB and CTRL codes)

Currently supported keyboard layouts
-----------------------------------------------------------
* Arabic (101, 102 & 102 AZERTY)
* Armenian (Eastern, Western & Phonetic)
* Austrian
* Belgian
* Bosnian & Herzegovian
* Bulgarian (Phonetic, Phonetic traditional & Typewriter)
* Canadian (French & Multilingual)
* Croatian
* Czech (qwertz, qwerty & programmers)
* Danish
* English (Colemak, Dvorak, Dvorak Left hand, Dvorak Right hand, Dvorak Programmer, GB & US-International)
* Estonian
* Faroese
* Finnish (Finland & DAS)
* French (Bépo, France & Switzerland)
* German (Germany & Switzerland)
* Greek
* Greenlandic
* Hebrew
* Hindi Traditional
* Hungarian
* Icelandic
* Italian
* Korean/Hangul
* Latvian
* Lithuanian (Numeric)
* Macedonian FYROM Standard
* Maldivian
* Norwegian
* Persian
* Polish (214 & Programmers)
* Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal & Br-Nativo)
* Romanian
* Russian (Normal, Typewriter & Phonetic)
* Serbian (Latin & Cyrillic)
* Slovak (qwerty & qwertz)
* Slovene
* Spanish (Latin America, Spain/Int & Dvorak)
* Swedish (Normal & Svorak A1|A5)
* Thai (Kedmanee & Pattachote)
* Turkish (F & Q)
* Urdu (Normal & Phonetic)
* Ukrainian
* Vietnamese

All layouts are based on standard USB Keyboard layouts. Bluetooth keyboards sometimes do not follow the standard completely but it is possible to manually customize mappings.

Characters that can be treated as combining characters
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
* acute
* breve
* caron
* cedilla
* circumflex
* diaeresis/umlaut/dialytika
* dialytika tonos
* dot above / dot below
* double acute
* grave
* hook above
* macron
* ogonek
* ring
* tilde
* tonos

What it does NOT
---------------------------
* It won't fix your BT or USB connected keyboard if it wasn't working in the first place.
* It does not automatically switch Input Method. It only shows the dialog and you will have to choose Input Method manually. This is an intentional limitation built into Android by Google. No user installed app is allowed to change IME without user interaction.

Want to help translating this app to you language?
Go here: http://www.getlocalization.com/ExternalKeyboardHelperPro/

Recent changes:
6.9
* Fixed problem where sometimes settings would show up instead of IME switcher
* Added Tamil

6.8
* Added Urdu & Urdu (Phonetic)
* Now uses two launcher icons. One for settings and one to switch IME.

6.7
* Updated translations

6.6
* Fixed reading scancode with ShareKM
* Fixed error in Spanish Dvorak layout
* Ctrl+Backspace now deletes last word
* Tries to make right mouse button remapable on devices where it works as BACK (like on my Galaxy Note 8.0)

User reviews of External Keyboard Helper Pro
Works great. Been waiting for android Keyboard, but with this software I have been able to use a stock standard BT keyboard. I use "MS wireless entertainement keyboard 7000" Works fine
May 17, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
6 days ago
Developer not responsive Dev asks for emails not down rating, yet never responded to an email asking for help. I paid for pro version, but ultimately it was of no use for me.
A Google User
Mar 21, 2015
I solved Ctrl-mappings for only $1.99 Using an external keyboard with ConnectBot wasn't so much fun when Ctrl wasn't mapping...this program fixed that! thanks!
A Google User
Mar 19, 2015
Amazing! The definitive app you use external keyboards. Specially if you need to use accents/key combinations/dead keys. Thank you!!
A Google User
Mar 8, 2015
simple fix to a very irritating problem could not get on screen keyboard to disable when bluetooth keyboard connected.tried all the "usual" fixes. nothing worked. this little app worth every cent!
A Google User
Mar 8, 2015
Almost there. Would love to see 3 things. Tasker task import to keep application install list short and a predicted word overlay while typing to help with my bad spelling. And lastly simple key combo customization. This application is wonderful and would most anyones needs but I am the type that pushes for a little more.