Adaptxt v2.2 brings a slew of new keyboard features including Custom Gesture and Glide (beta)
The keyboard is probably the single most used application in a smart phone. It is the primary input tool and also one the most common means of interacting with the phone. At Key Point Technologies, our foremost objective has been to make the keyboard central to a smart phone’s user experience. Adaptxt was born from this objective. With previous versions, we were able to integrate interaction with social networks like Facebook and Twitter directly from the Adaptxt keyboard, that too with a simple tap. With our latest 2.2 version, we have added some remarkably smart features, which users should find extremely helpful and enjoyable.
With Adaptxt v2.2, we aim to add another dimension to the utility of the keyboard. With the aim of enhancing user experience, this latest update seeks to convert the keyboard into an access point for tasks frequently performed by users on their smart phones. Users constantly switch between applications when using their phones to perform different tasks. To do so, they have to close or exit one application, search and then launch the other application. Wouldn’t it be convenient to just access another application without having to exit the current one? Wouldn’t it make navigating on your smart phone so much easier? Many of our users made such requests and suggestions. So we did just that.
The latest version has taken user experience to the next level. We have added some innovative features that should make navigating on smart phones a whole lot easier. In Adaptxt v2.2, we have introduced two key features:
- Custom Gestures
- Glide Beta
With ‘Custom Gestures’, users can access any application by performing a simple gliding gesture on the keyboard. Users can create ‘Gesture Shortcuts’ that can be easily customized to open the app of their choice, frequently visited websites or to perform basic clipboard operations like cut, copy, paste, etc.
For e.g. If a user wants to quickly access YouTube while texting a friend, he/she can create a keyboard shortcut to YouTube on the Adaptxt keyboard and access it with a simple swipe gesture. This is now possible without having to close the messaging app, going to the home screen, searching and then accessing the app.
Users are given the freedom to create their own customized gesture shortcuts or modify the gestures offered by Adaptxt. In order to add a gesture shortcut for an application/website, the user can access the Custom Gesture menu by going to Adaptxt settings>>Glide Beta>>Custom Gestures. The activity defined by the user in this menu will be launched when gliding from the Adaptxt key to the destination key and after lifting the finger. For example, “Adaptxt + F” can be created to launch Facebook. The Facebook application will be automatically launched when the gesture is completed from the Adaptxt key to key F.
Users can edit their favourite shortcuts at any time. To edit a gesture shortcut for an application, users can tap on an existing shortcut in the Custom Gesture menu.
Adaptxt v2.2 brings a smart new feature to smart phones called Glide. The feature which has been released as a beta version is the first continuous input text solution on Google Play to support complex scripts such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu. The feature also supports other complex scripts like Arabic, Thai, Korean, Tamil and Devanagari. Users can enable/disable Glide in the Adaptxt Settings. Users can also customize the colour of the Glide trace path using Keyboard customization; however this is a paid feature.
Another interesting feature added to v2.2 is the ability to modify clipboard shortcuts based to their convenience. A few predefined functions are as follows:
- ‘Adaptxt + C’ = Copy
- ‘Adaptxt + X’ = Cut
- ‘Adaptxt + V’ = Paste
- ‘Adaptxt + A’ = Select All
- ‘Adaptxt + S’ = Select
Other supported Clipboard functions are:
- Hide Keyboard
- Go to beginning of message
- Go to end of message
Download the Adaptxt v2.2 and experience the latest and most innovative smart phone keyboard in the market today. The best just got better!