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Google Keyboard Now Has a One-Handed Mode

Google Keyboard Now Has a One-Handed Mode

Android: Google’s rolling out an update for Google Keyboard today that includes a new one-handed typing mode alongside a handful of other new features.

The new one-handed mode is accessible with a long-press of the comma key. Once it’s enabled, it crams the keyboard further to the right or left side of the screen to make it easier to reach all the keys. The gesture typing menu also sees some improvements with a bar filled with the dynamic suggests. You can also select between five different keyboard heights to scale it to your needs. Google’s rolling out the update slowly, but Android Police has the APK if you want to check it out right away.

Google Keyboard (Free) | Google Play via Android Police

Google’s Android Keyboard Can Now Sync Your Dictionary Across Devices

Google's Android Keyboard Can Now Sync Your Dictionary Across Devices

Android: One of the most helpful features of Google’s Android keyboard is keeping your own personal dictionary. Not only does this save words you use that aren’t necessarily in the regular dictionary, but it can be a handy shortcut. Now, your custom changes can sync across devices.

Stricly speaking, the option to sync your dictionary has been sort of available for a while, though it was only available through your Google Account Dashboard, which is a pretty silly place for it. Now, you can manage your sync options directly from the Google keyboard settings. Finally, no more teaching a new device your nuances all over again. The update is rolling out now, or you can skip the line and get the updated version from APK Mirror here.

Google Keyboard Updated To v4.1 With Personal Dictionary Sync, Emoji Access From Physical Keyboards, And More | Android Police

Google Handwriting Input Writes Text in Android the Old Fashioned Way

Google Handwriting Input Writes Text in Android the Old Fashioned Way

Android: Ever since personal computers became a thing, handwriting has become less and less common. However, if you’re still in love with the good, old-fashioned writing method, Google’s new handwriting keyboard allows you to write words to input them as text.

The new keyboard gives you a large, open space to write words. It will read whole sentences at a time, so you don’t have to slowly sketch out each individual character. It will work with your finger, but using a stylus will probably feel the most natural. The keyboard supports 82 languages and can read regular or cursive handwriting. Not bad.

Google Handwriting Input | Google Play Store via Android Police