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With a multitude of keyboards available for Android, there is a clear consensus that not everyone likes the same type of keyboards. Some prefer stock, some prefer something a little different. If you fall in the crowd who likes something a little different then MessageEase may be what you're looking for.

MessageEase has a rather unique layout, consisting of only nine keys. The concept behind it is that it helps minimize finger reach and maximizes efficiency when typing single-handed or with a single finger. The layout itself is user customizable by shape, size, color so you can adjust it for whatever works best for you.

MessageEase is available in the Google Play Store now for free. If the video above isn't enough info, you can jump past the break for the full press release announcement and download link.

MessagEase Delivers Smart Virtual Keyboard Enabling Faster and More Accurate Text Input on Mobile Devices

Nine-Key Touch Screen Keyboard Replaces QWERTY, Making Typing on Mobile Devices and Tablets More Efficient

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exideas, the developer of user interface technologies to accelerate text input on mobile devices, today announced an enhanced version of its MessagEase application. Available for Android in the Google Play Store for free, MessagEase offers an innovative nine-key virtual keypad designed for a broad range of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, navigation systems and handheld television remotes. The application allows users to input text at potential speeds of over 60 words per minute, while improving accuracy and reducing errors.

    “The QWERTY keyboard’s layout was contrived to alleviate the mechanical flaws of typewriters in the mid-1800’s and now is condensed into a two-inch smartphone screen, causing typing errors and inaccurate text corrections”

Unlike the QWERTY keyboard that was originally designed for typewriters, MessagEase provides a new approach for text input with an innovative layout that is scientifically optimized for mobile devices. Rather than relying on the QWERTY pattern, MessagEase’s layout consists of only nine keys, each three-and-a-half times larger than QWERTY keys. This layout minimizes finger reach and maximizes efficiency when typing single-handed or with a single finger. Users can also download a free practice game to get familiar with the nine-key format and test their typing speed.

The updated version of MessagEase for Android devices includes the addition of features such as, improved gesture recognition, expanded word lists, enhanced form entry text prediction, time-saving macros that recall unlimited predefined text with a few shortcut letters, and a convenient install wizard. Additionally, the app includes voice-enabled speech input through Google Voice integration and word prediction for nine different languages.

The MessagEase keyboard can be customized by shape, size, color, and language. The app is currently available in nine languages for Android devices and can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the game can be downloaded separately at MessagEase Game. MessagEase is also available for Apple iOS devices and can be downloaded via the iTunes App Store. For a video demo and full list of features, visit www.exideas.com.

About Exideas

Exideas is the leading developer of user interface technologies to accelerate text input on mobile touchscreen devices. Inventor of the world’s fastest mobile touch screen keyboard, MessagEase, Exideas’ revolutionary compact nine-key design is optimized specifically for a single finger touch screen usage to reduce errors and accelerate text input speeds to over 60 words per minute. Led by Saied Nesbat, Ph.D, President and CEO, this Silicon Valley start-up’s patented designs currently have tens of thousands of dedicated mobile phone users worldwide. The MessagEase keyboard app is available for free in ten languages from Google Play or iTunes App Store with over 300,000 downloads to date. For more information, visit http://www.exideas.com or follow Exideas on Twitter: @messagease.

 

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Looking to try a new keyboard? MessageEase may be worth a look

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It says "Free on the Android Market"... That looks so beautiful and elegant! Shame on you, Google, shame on you.

Actually, 8pen probably got the idea from MessagEase. I have used MessagEase for at least 6 years, it came out for Palm devices in the Tungsten E era. I liked it back then better than Graffiti and got super fast with it. I am not a very good typist, and can type faster on ME than on a standard full size qwerty keyboard...

+1 Galatians51's reply. Our team has spent years perfecting the touchscreen input since the Palm PDA days :)

We're spreading the word on MessagEase! Our unique design is essentially based on 9 large keys which improves targeting accuracy and speed. Our fastest users type over 60 WPM on Android.

Check it out - Free on Google Play.

I'm all for trying out a new keyboard! I've been using Thumb Keyboard for some time now and absolutely love it.

anyone got a link to the apk? says my gnex isn't compatible but i'm assuming that's because i've got a custom rom on there.