500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads
- It works
- Ease of use
- Not really useful so far
- Layout could be improved
WiFi Keyboard allows you to type on your Android by using your computer's keyboard
The connection between devices is quite easy: over WiFi (it doesn't run over 3G). Open the app and you'll get the instructions: you have to go settings, language & input and select WiFi keyboard as input method. Then, open a browser on your computer and type the address to connect your devices. From this moment you will be able to type from your keyboard on your device: it really works.
Beside typing, you can also perform other actions from your computer's keyboard like controlling volume, opening menu, switching between screens, launching app drawer and apps.
This is a great idea with high potential but that has to be enhanced though. By now, we don't really find it really useful. OK it's great whatsapping or sending SMS that fast, but switching between screens, closing conversations and opening new ones isn't as intuituive as it should be. Anyway, worthy to try.
It works as ordinary input method. You can use terminal or type SMS ...
Use WiFi for low latency input. 3G may be blocked by some carriers. USB connection works best, but require some technical knowledge and connected cable.
Internet Explorer is not supported and can be unstable. Recommended browser is Chrome.
Source Code (GPL2)
Keywords: remote keyboard, wireless keyboard, browser keyboard, network keyboard, remote input method, http, web server, WiFi and USB.
- Enter should work fine again. If it still broken, I'll disable submit on enter for single-line inputs.
- Disable full screen mode in landscape
- New key combinations supported: Ctrl-Del, Ctrl-Backspace.
- No need to press "submit" button anymore. Enter will submit single-line messages, Ctrl-Enter will submit multiline messages.
(Thanks Daniel Sim for the patch)
Check out "AOSP WiFi Keyboard" if you want this keyboard combined with the standard one (thanks to Marcos Diez).
not working in JB 4.1.1.
Typed this review from my Xperia using my PC keyboard via WiFi Keyboard
Many friends are using an app called WeChat to chat and it's only available on mobile devices. There's a website version, but I don't want to scan QRcodes all the time to log in. I personally hate typing on Android and this solves the problem. GJ!
I can see that this app is excellent but i think its not compatible with Huawei ascend y300
WiFi Keyboard obviates the need to use a Bluetooth keyboard by enabling your PC's keyboard to type directly into your Android. This app accommodates typing text into your PC's browser before sending it to the Android which is perfect when entering lots o