The mobile phone has improved in leaps and bounds since its inception, but the stock keyboard hasn’t been perfected yet. A number of third party developers have launched keyboard apps on the Play Store that proclaim to be the one for you but many of them require you to re-learn your typing skills and I frankly just don’t care for such type of things. Recently, I happened to come across a not so fussy keyboard app called Minuum that frankly sounded too absurd to be true and I just had to give it a try to see if it really worked. Here’s a look at Minuum.
Minuum Keyboard App Review
You may easily be forgiven for thinking that a smaller keyboard can actually make typing impossible but Minuum has proved that not to be the case. You see Minuum transforms your small keyboard into something smaller, a single row of letters in fact with all the letters and numbers crunched into a tiny space that its practically impossible to see them. But the funny thing is that it works, and quite effortlessly too.
You see, with Minuum, you don’t have to really bother checking your letters. All you need to do is type in the vicinity of the letter you want to use and voila, its brilliant autocorrect feature puts it together for you in the right sequence. You can type as fast and you like and the sloppier the job, the better.
Learning to type in Minuum is practically a no-brainer. In just a few minutes of using the app, you will be familiar with the whole process and re-adjusting your learning shouldn’t take much time at all. The app lets you use Emoji’s, thesaurus, dictionary, Google search; and even cut, copy, paste stuff.
Deleting a word is as easy as swiping to the left and adding a spacebar is as easy as swiping to the right on the single row keyboard. If you want to use numbers and other special characters, simply long press a character above which the symbol is displayed and swipe up to select it.
Setting up the app is also easy. A nice and easy wizard will let you enable all the settings in just four steps. Then a quick tutorial will show you the ropes to familiarize you with the app and soon you’ll be on your way to the clumsiest and most accurate typing of your life.
The app supports multiple languages including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese with support for others coming in later updates. The app is specially ideal for small screen devices such as smart watches and if you own one such device and want to give Minuum a try on it, just email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org to try it for free.
Minuum hasn’t got the greatest sounding name, but there are plenty of good things about it; you have more screen space, you can type as sloppily as you like, it works for people with large fingers, it allows for alternate keyboard layouts, allows you to switch between a mini and full size keyboard if you want to ( by pressing two fingers on the keyboard), offers auto word suggestions, voice typing, text editing and more and the best part of it all, it makes typing on the tiniest keyboard the most natural thing to do.
Minuum is yours to try for free for 30 days. After that, you’ll have to buy the app for $3.99. If you’re still searching for that “elusive keyboard app that’s made for you” you just may have found it in Minuum.