HindiPad is a lightweight tool/utility which comes in handy to type in hindi using normal english soft keyboard.
The main advantage HindiPad offers is that it doesn't require Internet connection. As you start typing the text is instantly converted into hindi in another view below english text.
Other features include:
* Allows saving the text to a file.
* Opening saved HindiPad text for re-editing.
* Allows sending the text via SMS and Email.
* The text can also be copied which can be later pasted wherever required.(Say for example, you want to add a new contact to phonebook with name in hindi.)
* Separate buttons are available at the top for each of these features.
हिन्दी --- hindI
मेरा भारत महान --- mera bhaarat mahaan
राष्ट्र भाषा --- raaShTra bhaaShaa
The saved documents can be located in your external storage(or in your Internal storage on some devices) at: /Your_SD_Card/HindiPad folder.
The saved documents can be opened with any text editor of your choice. The same file opens perfectly on your laptop/desktop too. However if you want to update the file, you should open it in HindiPad.
One more thing to note here is that the folder also contains a "tmp" folder which contains some metadata of the files saved. So please make sure that the files under this folder is not deleted incase you want to edit the saved files later.
Regarding sending email, the first part of the text until an enter key press is treated as the email subject. And the remaining text goes as the email body.
Please Note: The app purely depends on the unicode support of your device. As you start typing in english, if you dont see corresponding hindi text being generated, then probably your device doesnt support unicode and sorry that HindiPad cannot be of any use to you.
The mapping of hindi letters to English alphabets can be found by going to options menu (|≡| on your device) after launching Hindi Pad and selecting help.
The permissions read/write external storage are for opening/saving existing HindiPad documents. The other permissions are of course added to serve advertisements.
For comments/suggestions, please reach me at: [email protected]
Example: mera naam hai = मेरा नाम shankar है
* Added a small button at bottom right corner of the application to launch help which contains the key mappings.
* Minor bug fixes