Qwerty6 Keyboard

Qwerty6 Keyboard


Qwerty6 Keyboard (Q6KB) is the familiar qwerty keyboard with a twist. It puts all the letters in the familiar qwerty order, but it has just 15 big letter keys. Each key tells you how to type its letters:

> To type the large letter, touch the key.
> To type the upper letter, swipe up.
> To type the lower letter, swipe down.

It's a little easier to touch than to swipe, so the designer took the letter frequency of the English alphabet into account when deciding which letters you type by touching & which you swipe. Look at the QEW key. We use E 5 times more often than W & 130 times more often than Q, so E became the touch letter. With the help of 10 digits & a few punctuation marks to stretch things out, 15 of the 16 most-used letters became touch letters. So you touch 88% of the time & swipe only 12%.

Some of the coding of this app is based on the SlideType keyboard by Alejandro Grijalba (in the Play Store). Q6KB uses the QwertyX Keyboard Design (copyright © 2011 by Ernest Ruckle).

ATTENTION DEVELOPERS
Would you like to use the QwertyX Keyboard Design in your own keyboard app? It's free for free apps. Contact us.

SAFETY
There is no safer app than Q6KB. The warning you'll see when activating Q6KB is the same for all keyboard apps. Only word prediction keyboards collect your personal information.

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U S E R - G U I D E
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TO ACTIVATE
In settings, depending on Android version, go to Locale & text, Language & keyboard, or Language & input. Check Qwerty6 Keyboard. Long-touch in text-box, choose Input method, & check Qwerty6 Keyboard.

GET STARTED
Put your phone with Q6KB showing next to your PC keyboard. Compare the 3 lines of letters. Notice the location of the numbers & these characters: !@&"-?$" ',.

HOW TO SWIPE
To type a Q, put your thumb on the middle of the QEW key & immediately move it towards the top of the phone. Lift your thumb when you've moved it about the height of the key. Swipe down for the W. A short, quick swipe is best.

SPECIAL KEYS
> Shift key - Touch to toggle shift mode. Swipe up to toggle numbers & symbols. SWIPE DOWN TO TOGGLE CAPS-LOCK.
> Space key - Touch for a space. Swipe up for a period/full stop. Swipe down for enter/return. Hold down for more punctuation marks.
> Delete key - The only key that repeats if you hold it down.

POP-UP CHARACTERS
When you long-press most of the keys, a small pop-up keyboard will appear. The letter keys have accented letters for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch, & more.
> R key - `~#%^
> D key - currency symbols €£¥¢
> F key - math symbols */=+
> H key - Spanish punctuation ¿¡«»
> M key - bracket symbols ( ) [ ] { }
> SPACE key - ;:The keys on the number/symbol keyboard have symbols related to the characters on the key. For example, the (7) key has other bracket characters. See qwertyxkeyboard.com/popup6.htm for a complete list. To exit a pop-up keyboard, touch the small x key or press your phone's BACK button.

EXIT THE KEYBOARD
Press your phone's BACK button.

MAIN MENU
To get to the Main Menu (Help, Settings, About), go to your Apps menu & touch the Q6KB icon.

MORE HELP
See the screenshots for some tips & http://www.qwertyxkeyboard.com for more help.

Recent changes:
--Numbers now in red.
--Key previews now red & black.
--Changed some pop-up characters. See USER GUIDE in Play Store.
--Made background light gray.
--Fixed email address.
--Lined up numbers & rearranged some letters.
--Changed color scheme.
--Added borders for better swiping.
--Tweaked colors for better contrast.
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About Qwerty6 Keyboard
Qwerty6 Keyboard (Q6KB) is the familiar qwerty keyboard with a twist. It puts all the letters in the familiar qwerty order, but it has just 15 big letter keys. Each key tells you how to type its letters:

> To type the large letter, touch the key.
> To type the upper letter, swipe up.
> To type the lower letter, swipe down.

It's a little easier to touch than to swipe, so the designer took the letter frequency of the English alphabet into account when deciding which letters you type by touching & which you swipe. Look at the QEW key. We use E 5 times more often than W & 130 times more often than Q, so E became the touch letter. With the help of 10 digits & a few punctuation marks to stretch things out, 15 of the 16 most-used letters became touch letters. So you touch 88% of the time & swipe only 12%.

Some of the coding of this app is based on the SlideType keyboard by Alejandro Grijalba (in the Play Store). Q6KB uses the QwertyX Keyboard Design (copyright © 2011 by Ernest Ruckle).

ATTENTION DEVELOPERS
Would you like to use the QwertyX Keyboard Design in your own keyboard app? It's free for free apps. Contact us.

SAFETY
There is no safer app than Q6KB. The warning you'll see when activating Q6KB is the same for all keyboard apps. Only word prediction keyboards collect your personal information.

--------------------------
U S E R - G U I D E
--------------------------

TO ACTIVATE
In settings, depending on Android version, go to Locale & text, Language & keyboard, or Language & input. Check Qwerty6 Keyboard. Long-touch in text-box, choose Input method, & check Qwerty6 Keyboard.

GET STARTED
Put your phone with Q6KB showing next to your PC keyboard. Compare the 3 lines of letters. Notice the location of the numbers & these characters: !@&"-?$" ',.

HOW TO SWIPE
To type a Q, put your thumb on the middle of the QEW key & immediately move it towards the top of the phone. Lift your thumb when you've moved it about the height of the key. Swipe down for the W. A short, quick swipe is best.

SPECIAL KEYS
> Shift key - Touch to toggle shift mode. Swipe up to toggle numbers & symbols. SWIPE DOWN TO TOGGLE CAPS-LOCK.
> Space key - Touch for a space. Swipe up for a period/full stop. Swipe down for enter/return. Hold down for more punctuation marks.
> Delete key - The only key that repeats if you hold it down.

POP-UP CHARACTERS
When you long-press most of the keys, a small pop-up keyboard will appear. The letter keys have accented letters for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch, & more.
> R key - `~#%^
> D key - currency symbols €£¥¢
> F key - math symbols */=+
> H key - Spanish punctuation ¿¡«»
> M key - bracket symbols ( ) [ ] { }
> SPACE key - ;:The keys on the number/symbol keyboard have symbols related to the characters on the key. For example, the (7) key has other bracket characters. See qwertyxkeyboard.com/popup6.htm for a complete list. To exit a pop-up keyboard, touch the small x key or press your phone's BACK button.

EXIT THE KEYBOARD
Press your phone's BACK button.

MAIN MENU
To get to the Main Menu (Help, Settings, About), go to your Apps menu & touch the Q6KB icon.

MORE HELP
See the screenshots for some tips & http://www.qwertyxkeyboard.com for more help.

Recent changes:
--Numbers now in red.
--Key previews now red & black.
--Changed some pop-up characters. See USER GUIDE in Play Store.
--Made background light gray.
--Fixed email address.
--Lined up numbers & rearranged some letters.
--Changed color scheme.
--Added borders for better swiping.
--Tweaked colors for better contrast.

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A Google User
May 22, 2014
Superb keyboard Cant find better keyboard in any form then this very very easy to type with thumb and wide finger congrats lalith jain
A Google User
Mar 21, 2014
Minimum Keyboard
A Google User
Feb 24, 2014
Computer Aid Fantastic for smaller screens. At first I coun't find the equals key ie: = Similarly, the qwerty5 keyboard seemed to have a missing "!" exclamation mark... A quick response from the developer showed where they were hiding. Brilliant!
A Google User
Jan 16, 2014
What I wanted! This is great, raised my typing speed on 15.6 words per minute in one week. Very familiar and accurate! Just download and try it out for few days. ✓
A Google User
Nov 22, 2013
Nice app ever