FlickKey® Keyboard for Android Wear – the only no-compomise input method for smartwatches. FlickKey is the highest rated app that provides a great input method to supporting apps, including messaging with WhatsApp, Hangouts, Messenger, SMS and more – see list below.
Note: FlickKey will become a full input method in fall when Wear2.0 is released.
Also Note: This version does not load on smartwatches with Intel chips -> Fossil and Tag Heuer. (Sorry, currently working on a fix! Just ask for a refund if you downloaded it.)
FlickKey finally solves the problem of typing on a smartwatch by providing a novel new input method. It is NOT a miniaturized version of a phone keyboard. You simply cannot shrink over 30 keys on a small screen with good results – whether you tap, or slide over the keys. It cannot be done. Instead of hiding poor basic input accuracy under heavy autocorrect and disambiguation methods, FlickKey gives you just six large keys that you can tap, or flick in eight directions.
FlickKey does have a learning curve, so give it time to sink into your brain. (And try light quick flicks.) But once accustomed, you will find that you can type quicker and more accurately than you ever expected you could on a smartwatch. Master FlickKey’s novel popup flick-keys, and you may find that you can type faster on your watch than on your phone.
FlickKey can be called from any supporting app. To message with FlickKey, first download, then download a compatible app.
The following top rated messaging and utility apps currently support FlickKey:
Wear Messenger SMS texting app
Coffee – SMS on Android Wear
Quick for Wear Messaging for WhatsApp, Hangouts, Gmail, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Threema, and Viber
WristMail for Wear email app
All Appfour Apps: (Messaging, Email / Gmail, Browsing, Calendar, and more.)
Prefer voice? FlickKey enhances voice input. You can now append, edit, or add punctuation/symbols to your voice messages – and Emoticons / Emoji.
FlickKey includes Popup FLICK-KEYS containing whole words that can be entered by selecting words with short quick flicks. This is the fastest and most efficient way to type, with much shorter paths than swiping input methods. Thousands of words, symbols, and phrases can be entered with unmatched speed.
Note: FlickKey does NOT work like sliding-keyboard apps. The Popup Flick-Keys require significantly less swiping. Further, FlickKey differs philosophically from input methods that rely on disambiguation. FlickKey can type all text accurately and quickly, and not just common words guessed from a dictionary.
FlickKey's best features:
◆ Only six large keys
◆ Popup flick-able keys so you can type common words uncommonly fast
◆ Many common punctuation characters on the main screen 🙂
◆ FlickKey has a full key layout – without limits – in just two screens
◆ Multiline editable input
◆ Accuracy AND speed!
If you have any problems, please contact the support email address before leaving feedback.
Requirements: Host compatible with all phones running 4.0+. Watch app compatible with square and round watches (Android 4.3+).
Note: FlickKey does not timeout and it stays on the screen by design – so you do not have to re-start the app if you pause typing. You need to either send your message, or exit the app when you are finished typing Otherwise, the screen will stay on and it will run down your battery!
Supported Languages: English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Developers: Email the support address if you would like to add FlickKey to your smartwatch app. It is free and only takes a few simple lines of code.
Guide to install FlickKey Keyboard for Wear For PC
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