WiFi Keyboard

WiFi Keyboard

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • It works
  • Ease of use
Cons
  • Not really useful so far
  • Layout could be improved
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Control your Android from your PC keyboard"

Reviewed by / Nov 23, 2011

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.

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Developer's original description available here
Keyboard for keyboard-less phones like Nexus One. Allow you to type on your phone using your computer's _browser_.

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.

Recently changed in this version

2.3.5:
- Enter should work fine again. If it still broken, I'll disable submit on enter for single-line inputs.

2.3.4:
- 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).


Lists with WiFi Keyboard

Some lists where this application appears: Remote, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

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Comments and ratings for WiFi Keyboard
  • (72)

    by בר סרף on 14/04/2014

  • (72)

    by Trés Goodman on 04/04/2014

    This worked perfectly until the last update. None of my browsers will recognize the 10.56.128 link the program tells me to access. Please do fix so I can bump the reading back to5.

  • (72)

    by Sriram Kannan on 03/04/2014

    it is flawless and works perfectly for my gingerbread phone the main advantage is it can be used from any browser from pc im using wifi to connect them both

  • (72)

    by RAJESH TANWAR on 01/04/2014

    Not shows typed data in browser.

  • (72)

    by Alfredo Espinoza on 24/03/2014

  • (72)

    by Larry Elterman on 23/03/2014

    Has problems. There is a delay in typing. Well that's inherent in the method. The big bug for me is the cut and paste does not work properly. Still it's a worthwhile alternative to that so hard to use android touch keyboard. Very clever.

  • (72)

    by Лев Долгов on 20/03/2014