The team behind the popular Minuum keyboard app for Android devices are rolling out a new update today on Google Play, which offers some new features such as floating and compact modes, among others.

The change log for the new 2.11 version describes these new modes along with the other changes:

  • Floating mode - This feature lets you freely resize and move the keyboard around the screen. This is ideal for tablet users and people who want to type with one hand.
  • Compact mode - Similar to floating mode, compact mode will let you dock the keyboard to different places around the screen.
  • Double space for period advanced setting - This is an option for users to modify how periods work when double tapping the space bar.
  • Removed layer and mode switch buttons from shift menu - We have streamlined the shift menu to have less choices so we can reduce clutter. The removed buttons have been moved to Minuum Settings.

What do you think about these new additions to the Minuum Android keyboard?


Reader comments

Minuum keyboard app updated with floating and compact modes


It in unacceptable that SwiftKey has not removed the auto space after punctuation. Beyond ridiculous. Happily uninstalled it.

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I disliked that feature at first, but I find it useful. I love the word prediction, so I'm sticking with it. When I resort to typing by tapping on the keyboard, it does so well with correcting my typos. I'm not all that good with typing, so it's a good deal for me.

The floating keyboard sounds interesting. I've been using it along SwiftKey and it's very precise once you make it learn your style.

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I tried to like it. I really did. Committed to a week of use and while I enjoyed the extra screen space, I found I spent a lot of time trying to fix typos for words that are outside the bell curve. Typing things like street names, towns, and grocery items was painful.

Eventually I found myself just having the keyboard expanded all the time...then missing swipe functionality....then just going back to SwyftKey.

This is the only keyboard I plan on using. They keep updating it and I love the minimalness. I don't understand how they do it, but it works amazing, possibly magic.

Eh I just tried it out and it probably got every third word wrong. I'm sure it would get better with use, but I'm not interested. Don't really see the benefit for me personally over a normal keyboard.

Just not for me. I use Fleksy though since Swiftkey and swype lag on my phone while typing and I type fast enough without swiping from word to word.

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I'll give it a try. Who knows maybe I'll love it at the end. Or not. We'll see.

Tafra, Stipe
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Bought this almost right after it was released. Still not for me. also, just retried, eats 90M to more than 120Mb of my RAM which is unacceptable for a keyboard
Re-Uninstalled, 'til next update.
SwiftKey and Google KeyBoard are my choice currently