Thumb-Key is a privacy-conscious smart keyboard, made specifically for your thumbs.
It features a 3x3 grid layout, as many older phones had, and uses swipes for the less common letters. Initial testing shows that you can reach ~25 words per minute after a day of use.
Instead of relying on profit-driven, privacy-offending word and sentence prediction for accuracy, as do most popular phone keyboards like Gboard and Swiftkey, Thumb-Key uses large keys with predictable positions, to prevent your eyes from hunting and pecking for letters.
As the key positions get ingrained into your muscle memory, eventually you’ll be able to appromixate the fast speeds of touch-typing, your eyes never having to leave the text edit area.
This project is a follow-up to the now unmaintained (and closed-source) MessageEase Keyboard, which is its main inspiration.
Anyone use this as yhier main way to type?
I obvi am :)
Well of course :) but how is it? Are you faster now, is it about the same? What works better what works worse? I’m open to going to a different input method but I’d like to hear from others cause with shifts like these you gotta commit for a bit to get through the learning curve.
I’ve been using it for about 4 days now, and am up to about an average of 35 words per minute.
I can’t really say what works better, besides that typing accuracy is much better since the keys are larger. You have to commit to it for at least a day to get the hang of it, and be able to see how well it works.
I used it to type this also.