Qwerty6 Keyboard

Qwerty6 Keyboard


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Qwerty6 Keyboard (Q6KB) is the familiar qwerty keyboard with a twist. It puts all the letters in the familiar qwerty order, but it has just 15 big letter keys. Each key tells you how to type its letters:

> To type the large letter, touch the key.
> To type the upper letter, swipe up.
> To type the lower letter, swipe down.

It's a little easier to touch than to swipe, so the designer took the letter frequency of the English alphabet into account when deciding which letters you type by touching & which you swipe. Look at the QEW key. We use E 5 times more often than W & 130 times more often than Q, so E became the touch letter. With the help of 10 digits & a few punctuation marks to stretch things out, 15 of the 16 most-used letters became touch letters. So you touch 88% of the time & swipe only 12%.

Rotate your phone to landscape for a password keyboard. You can now enter all letters, numbers & symbols on a desktop keyboard without having to switch to a number/symbol keyboard. NOTE: Don't rotate in the middle of a word or password. The unfinished word may be deleted.

Some of the coding of this app is based on the SlideType Keyboard by Alejandro Grijalba (in the Play Store). Q6KB uses the QwertyX Keyboard Design (copyright © 2011 by Ernest Ruckle).

Would you like to use the QwertyX Keyboard Design in your own keyboard app for visually impaired / low vision users? It's free for free apps. Contact us.

There is no safer app than Q6KB. The warning you'll see when activating Q6KB is the same for all keyboard apps. Only word prediction keyboards collect your personal information.

This app is designed for phones, not tablets or watches.

U S E R - G U I D E

In Settings, depending on Android version, go to Locale & text, Language & keyboard, or Language & input. Check Qwerty6 Keyboard. Long-touch in text-box or pull down Notifications, choose Input Method, & check Qwerty6 Keyboard.

Put your phone with Q6KB showing next to your PC keyboard. Compare the 3 lines of letters. Notice the location of the numbers & these characters: !@&"-?$',. Rotate to landscape mode & note the 9 symbols keys on the right.

To type a Q, put your thumb on the middle of the QEW key & immediately move it towards the top of the phone. Lift your thumb when you've moved it about the height of the key. Swipe down for the W. A short, quick swipe is best. Also try swiping diagonally, up-right & down-left, not vertically.

> Shift key - Touch to toggle shift mode. SWIPE UP TO TURN ON CAPS-LOCK. SWIPE DOWN TO TURN OFF CAPS-LOCK. Rotate phone to landscape to enter all numbers & symbols.
> Space key - Touch for a space. Swipe up for a period/full stop. Swipe down for enter/return. Long-touch for more punctuation marks.
> Delete key - The only key that repeats if you hold it down.

When you long-touch most of the keys, a small pop-up keyboard will appear. Most letter keys have accented letters for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch, & more. Other keys have miscellaneous symbols.
> R key - `~#%^
> D key - currency symbols €£¥¢
> F key - bracket symbols ( ) [ ] { }
> H key - Spanish punctuation ¿¡«»
> M key - math symbols */=+<>
> SPACE key ;:|_\
To exit a pop-up keyboard, touch the small x key or press your phone's BACK button.

Press your phone's BACK button.

To get to the Main Menu (Help, Settings, About), go to your phone's Apps drawer & touch the Q6KB icon.

For a dark blue version of Q6KB, try OneThumb Keyboard in the Play Store.

See the screenshots for some tips & http://www.qwertyxkeyboard.com/q6kb.htm for more help.

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Recently changed in this version

Added CapsLock on & off icons
Removed useless elements
Characters larger & located more accurately
Improved landscape mode looks

Comments and ratings for Qwerty6 Keyboard
  • (37 stars)

    by Heather Domingue on 04/04/2015

    This one will take some gettig use to but i think its going to work great

  • (37 stars)

    by Marone j.Davis on 21/03/2014


  • (37 stars)

    by Luigi Martin on 24/02/2014

    Fantastic for smaller screens. At first I coun't find the equals key ie: = Similarly, the qwerty5 keyboard seemed to have a missing "!" exclamation mark... A quick response from the developer showed where they were hiding. Brilliant!

  • (37 stars)

    by Mind Attic on 16/01/2014

    This is great, raised my typing speed on 15.6 words per minute in one week. Very familiar and accurate! Just download and try it out for few days. ✓

  • (37 stars)

    by Armando Staana on 22/11/2013

    Nice app ever

  • (37 stars)

    by rex Stardy on 16/11/2013

    It's big. Easy to use. Suitable for small screen phone. Just need a short time to get used to. Overall, this is the best keyboard I've ever use:)

  • (37 stars)

    by Nat Img on 24/05/2013


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