Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Hacker’s Keyboard Gives Android Devices PC Keyboard Functionality

The Hacker's Keyboard is a free keyboard replacement app that gives users all the keys that would normally be available on an actual physical keyboard, including all the function, number, and arrow keys. Since this adds so many keys, users have the option to keep the regular mobile-style keyboard while in portrait mode.
Just like the standard Android keyboard, the Hacker's Keyboard has visual modes for both text and numeric input. Many of the extended characters are shown in the numeric mode.

The arrow keys are particularly useful for devices that do not sport a trackball for quickly moving the cursor through typed text. The Fn key reveals the function keys (F1 – F12), navigation keys (Home, End, Ins, Del, PgUp and PgDn) and the numpad.

You can download and install Hacker's Keyboard for free from the Android Market.