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HandyKeys app review: type faster and easier



We've come across a tool that can make typing on your mobile device a whole lot faster. The HandyKeys app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone gives users the ability to do one-handed typing. This is for people using the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus who are missing the ability to type with just one hand as the app now makes the keyboard narrower for you so it's a smoother and faster experience. This brand-new release can be used on the iPad too and provides a user-friendly solution.

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HandyKeys — One Handed Keyboard for iPhone and Split Keyboard for iPad


A Smooth One-Handed Typing Solution

If you've been using the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus you're likely in love with your new device but at the same time you may be missing how easy it used to be to type with one hand. The HandyKeys app provides you with a narrower keyboard, which makes one-handed typing real easy. The app can also be used on older devices and can still provide a useful solution. If you happen to be using this app on your iPad you'll be able to hold the tablet with your hands freeing up your thumbs to do the typing instead. This takes away the need to put your iPad down on a surface so you can type.

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Because this is a new release there is no customer rating at this point but there are some very positive customer comments. Users are big fans of the functionality and the fact it really does make typing easier. Although it's too soon for updates developers are working on ways to improve the app and keep users happy.

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Features and Functions

The app is a streamlined offering for customers so you can focus on typing. With HandyKeys you can choose between 10 different themes and then begin your experience. You can shift the keyboard from the left to right side any time you like, there is an auto-cap feature, and the layout is that of the standard keyboard so it feels familiar. As you tap on a key it will be highlighted and you'll hear a sound. You can choose between QWERTZ or QWERTY layouts and you can have the keys show up as lower or upper case on the keyboard. When you tap and hold a key the special character will then appear.

This is one of those apps you may not think you need when you first read about it but after a day or two of using it and see how much of a difference it can make you won't want to give it up.

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HandyKeys — One Handed Keyboard for iPhone and Split Keyboard for iPad


Pros and Cons


  • The app is user-friendly
  • Choose between the QWERTZ or QWERTY layout so it feels familiar
  • It can make one-handed typing possible on your iPhone
  • There is no need to place your iPad on a flat surface as you can use just your thumbs to type
  • This can be used on older devices as well


  • This app is quite new still so there are bound to be some kinks here and there that need to be worked out

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Final Thoughts

The HandyKeys app for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad provides users with a solution that makes one-handed typing possible.

HandyKeys — One Handed Keyboard for iPhone and Split Keyboard for iPad

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