Better KeyboardBetter Keyboard

We had plenty of travel time en route to Mobile World Congress and spent a good chunk of it playing with the various keyboards available for Android phones. Of course, one of the front-runners is Better Keyboard, which just got a major update to Version 5.0. What's new:

  • Redesigned speech input feature. No longer have to long-press the button.
  • Speech input remains on until you hit cancel, which is great for dictating entire paragraphs. This can be toggled in the settings.
  • Speech engine understands punctuation for proper dictation.

Go ahead and update your keyboard if you haven't already, or snag it for $2.99 from the Android Market.

There are 6 comments

gregba says:

How can I get this app to work for my HTC Eris?

sjcea says:

That keyboard sucks dont waste your time or money , not eveb close to the N1 keyboard I already have

weehooherod says:

Better Keyboard sucks. I purchased it for my N1 because of the supposed multi touch support. The multi touch support is no more than that of the stock keyboard. Plus Better Keyboard is disgustingly ugly even with the skins. Good thing you can return apps with in 24 hours.

BoNg420 says:

I found a little trick with some of the better keyboard skins

Download them, then make into metamorph themes after you extract from the APKs. Works on most.

sjcea says:

Just posted this in the Tip Us section , the new SlideIT Keyboard for Android is now available , I just downloaded the lite version for free in the market and it works great !!! They have a full version as well for $5.99 , check it out

Mr.Miagi says:

I installed the update and the speech to text still closes shortly after i am done talking.... Also not as accurate as the 2.1 android keyboard. Good idea though.