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It might sound silly but I'm truly in love with my mobile phone. As you might have learned from this website, the phone is an HTC Desire HD. The device's hardware and specs are great and the Android OS can be customized down to the finest detail to work and respond exactly how I want it to.
To make it even better - I like to have what I consider to be the best apps, too.
A.I.type Keyboard Plus is one of the best keyboards I've found. There are so many keyboards available that it really is necessary to try them all to find out which one works best for you.
After using A.I.type Keyboard Beta which was originally available on the Android Market (now Google Play), I contacted A.I.type to see if they would send me a copy of their full Keyboard Plus version to try out. They kindly obliged and I'm happy to be able to show some screenshots including the extra keyboard themes which come with the Plus version.
While using the Beta I realized it didn't include the green 'A.I.type' theme which I'd seen and really liked.Here it is below..
It looks great in landscape mode too..
For anyone creative and wanting that personal touch, there is a custom theme available which you can change to your heart's content. Here is the default version..
Not disliking clouds too much, I decided to add a background with some clouds and a babe..
A.I.type Keyboard Plus allows you to change all sorts of colors from buttons to text by using the A.I.type Fun Factory's layout and color settings..
There's even a color changer to help you choose the color and transparency you are looking for..
Moving on more from style to functionality, here are some screenshots of the main Settings screens:
I'm not a particularly fast typist on my phone but with this keyboard it is easier. I like to rely on and enjoy the usual things like keypress vibration and sound. Here is a theme which makes the keys a little bigger. This is the 'Full size buttons' theme..
Of course you can go bigger too in landscape mode..
At first, before I started playing with settings, I wondered where the comma was. Fortunately, you can add it to the bottom row via the 'Bottom row keys selection' screen.
Let's look at some more themes..
This is the 'Windows 8 -Tablet' theme:
This is the 'Android gingerbread' theme:
This is the 'iPhone 4' theme:
This is the 'Windows Phone 7' theme:
This is the 'Android basic' theme:
Here are some other visual touches from the A.I.type Keyboard Plus experience:
Keypress Popup: (Optional via settings)
Return or Enter key:
Here is the cool Cut, Copy & Paste option screen with Read aloud button!
Below are some screenshots of the Keyboard Theme selector..
The attention to detail with this keyboard app is excellent. For example even the theme preview images change in accordance with your keyboard bottom row settings..
The latest version released in December (2011) even comes with a live Christmas theme. Now you can type, jingle and watch the snow fall.
There are many things to like about this keyboard. I like the way it looks, reacts, sounds and allows me to type pretty quickly. The attention to detail throughout the app is excellent. We can reduce the bottom row options to make the space bar bigger.
Two thumb typing in landscape mode is possible. It has a Copy, Cut and Paste edit screen, and at the touch of a button it even reads the words you've typed!
Although I'm not a great user of text predicition, I've noticed it is very good and many people on Google Play say that this has the best text prediciton they've experienced.
Anyway, needless to say I am enthusiastic enough to go on forever with screenshots and other details, but appreciating I'm not getting paid for doing this and the weekends are only so long, I recommend you try the Free version or grab the Plus version via Google Play.
A.I.type Keyboard Plus is now my full-time keyboard.
As I write this review - A.I.type Keyboard Free is available (for free) which allows unlimited use of the keyboard functionality (including skins, graphics and customization), and 10 days of text prediction, auto-corrections and auto-text.
Upgrade to A.I.type Keyboard Plus to keep using predictive services beyond that point.
A.I.type Keyboard Plus is $4.82.
A.I.type Keyboard Free: