Free TouchPal Keyboard App for Android and iPhone Users

By Brittany Walters-Bearden November 16, 2012

The application developer CooTek has launched its newest version of the popular TouchPal Keyboard. Their new version has made available as a free download to Android users and will soon be made available for Apple users using the iOS platform.

The TouchPal application is the only free application that allows for user to use the swipe technology that is found on many of the new Samsung smartphones. The application also allows for text prediction, according to the context of the writing, and has extendable plug-ins for both the Android users and the iOS users.

The swipe technology allows users to drag their letters from letter to letter, without removing their finger from the screen while typing a word. The predictive text will determine the possible words, in order to save some time typing. The contextual part of the predictive text learns the individual user’s style and frequently used words, in order to better predict what the user is swiping. If the user is an Android user, it will also draw from words used on Twitter and SMS messages to better predict which words the user is attempting to type.

The TouchPal Keyboard has many other unique features that it is capable of performing. One feature that people with big hands will appreciate is that the keyboard will be much larger than any other keyboard application using a QWERTY-style keyboard. The TouchPal Keyboard will also feature quick number and symbol input and “blind” typing, where it will correct misspelled words, according to the keys that were used and the context in which it was written. There are numerous plug-ins that can be used, such as using a Twitter plug-in, located in the toolbar, which will allow users to swipe directly on to their Twitter account. 

There are currently eighteen different languages that are acceptable on the application, with more expected to be added shortly.




Edited by Rich Steeves

TechZone360 Contributor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Nevada: Silver State to Tech Center

By: Doug Mohney    4/24/2015

Silver was the primary mineral mined in Nevada when it was admitted to the union in 1864, earning it the slogan of "The Silver State." Times changed, …

Read More

Comcast, Telecoms Need to Clean Up Their Own Houses

By: Doug Mohney    4/24/2015

Big telecom mergers just don't fly these days, but it took Comcast 14 months and at least $237 million spent in 2014 to figure it out it couldn't buy …

Read More

Creating a Smarter Network Infrastructure for the Connected World

By: TMCnet Special Guest    4/24/2015

The need to be connected to the 'smarter world' is ever increasing with the rise in the number of mobile devices. LTE is now a global reality for mill…

Read More

Major League Baseball's Sports Analytics Deliver Next-Gen Stats

By: Bob Wallace    4/24/2015

Get your next-gen stats here! Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MBLAM) this week launched "next-generation" stats league-wide that it hopes will c…

Read More

My Neighbor and Your Enterprise Data Privacy: They're Not as Unrelated as You Think

By: TMCnet Special Guest    4/23/2015

If you give your house key to your neighbor, he has the opportunity to snoop around through your vinyl album collection. That has lessons for enterpri…

Read More