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    Published: 2015-09-22, by .

    Programming is no longer limited to the desktop

    7.8
    • A ton of options, highly configurable
    • Excellent idea for those of us who miss traditional keyboards
    • The design could be better

    "The programmer's keyboard"

    THE VERDICT

    Hacker's Keyboard is the perfect keyboard for everyone who isn't satisfied with the default. Hacker's Keyboard gives us an endless amount of options to personalize the keyboard so it looks more like the one we're all used to: the one we use with our computers. Personalize the template and change the language, add more key rows, arrows, direct access, more symbols...the choice is ours.

    THE PROS

    It's the perfect keyboard for those who are dedicated to computer sciences or programming. It gives you an easy way to access all the options found on a traditional keyboard. Programming is no longer limited to the desktop.

    THE CONS

    The interface design isn't very pretty, but function is over form in the case of this indispensible app for techies and programmers.

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    Ana Appszoom logo

    by Ana , Appszoom

    Sep 22, 2015

    Description

    Are you missing the key layout you're used to from your computer? This keyboard has separate number keys, punctuation in the usual places, and arrow keys. It is based on the AOSP Gingerbread soft keyboard, so it supports multitouch for the modifier keys.

    This keyboard is especially useful if you use ConnectBot for SSH access. It provides working Tab/Ctrl/Esc keys, and the arrow keys are essential for devices that don't have a trackball or D-Pad.

    HAVE FEEDBACK, QUESTIONS, OR BUG REPORTS? Please check https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions or email me. It's difficult to track issues reported through review comments.

    Completion dictionaries are provided by plug-in packages, see the "other applications by this developer" section for the currently available list. The keyboard also supports use of dictionaries (but not keyboard layouts) provided by AnySoftKeyboard language packs.

    For more information, please see the documentation:
    https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/UsersGuide
    https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions
    https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/wiki/ReleaseNotes
    https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/

    In case an updated version is not working for you, you can download older releases here:
    https://code.google.com/p/hackerskeyboard/downloads/list?q=label:Release&sort=-filename

    Known issues include:

    - Localization for the keyboard layout is incomplete, currently the Spanish, Finnish, Lao, Romanian, and Thai are only localized in 4-row mode and show the English QWERTY layout in 5-row mode.

    - Some languages and layouts may not be usable on your phone if it lacks the necessary fonts.

    - Right-to-left languages (Arabic, Hebrew) are apparently not fully supported on pre-Honeycomb devices. Your mileage may vary.

    - Many applications don't react to additional keys since they aren't programmed to handle them.

    The supported keyboard layouts include:
    - Armenian (Հայերեն)
    - Arabic (العربية)
    - Bulgarian (български език)
    - Czech (Čeština)
    - Danish (dansk)
    - English Dvorak (language "en_DV")
    - English (QWERTY)
    - English/British (en_GB)
    - Finnish (Suomi)
    - French (Français, AZERTY)
    - German (Deutsch, QWERTZ)
    - Greek (ελληνικά)
    - Hebrew (עברית)
    - Hungarian (Magyar)
    - Italian (Italiano)
    - Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
    - Norwegian (Norsk bokmål)
    - Persian (فارسی)
    - Portugese (Português)
    - Romanian (Română)
    - Russian (Русский)
    - Russian phonetic (Русский, ru-rPH)
    - Serbian (Српски)
    - Slovak (Slovenčina)
    - Slovenian (Slovenščina)/Bosnian/Croatian/Latin Serbian
    - Spanish (Español, Español Latinoamérica)
    - Swedish (Svenska)
    - Tamil (தமிழ்)
    - Thai (ไทย)
    - Turkish (Türkçe)
    - Ukrainian (українська мова)

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    Users review

    from 38.748 reviews

    "Great"

    8.8

    Users comments for Hacker's Keyboard

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 15, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Best

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 14, 2017  |  "Great"

    It would be nice if every time you reboot your phone hacker's key board won't be disabled every time Also if you press alt+f4 the app you are using should be closed

    Alisa Chin

    by Alisa Chin

    Nov 14, 2017  |  "Great"

    Great to hv all keyboard that has everything you need. Just like keyboard on laptop/desktop. My dad has it too he just got a smartphone for years he was using a dumb phone. This keyboard makes it a lot easier.

    Алексей Бражников

    by Алексей Бражников

    Nov 14, 2017  |  "Great"

    Ctrl + _ hotkey doesn't work =(

    Alexander Ridder

    by Alexander Ridder

    Nov 13, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Nice, very useful, I can use ctrl-v to paste and up arrow to list history in terminal, I wish it would be released under open source license

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 13, 2017  |  "Good"

    Good app