SwiftKey Keyboard, which was already one of Android's best third-party keyboards, recently shed beta status, and BlindType is starting to look interesting now that Google's bought the company, but the fact remains that for diehard typists, nothing beats a full computer keyboard.

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DoMobile, the developers of ShareKeyboard, must share that mentality, for the app they've produced allows users to pair the keyboard they usually type with when using their computers with their phones. The process isn't entirely seamless, as the app connects to your keyboard via WiFi rather than via Bluetooth, meaning that rather than pairing the keyboard directly with the phone, you must type your IP address into your browser's address bar. This has both ups and downs - not everyone has Bluetooth built into their computers, but then again, not everyone is always using a network connection (train, etc).

From the browser, you type text in a text box and have it show up on your phone (see screenshots above). In my practice, it's worked flawlessly, even if the text was a tad late in showing up. Of course, just how useful ShareKeyboard ends up being for you depends on what you're trying to do - chances are that if you're near a conventional keyboard attached to a computer, you will not need to hook it up to your phone for typing.

Got a scenario where you think ShareKeyboard would be useful? Drop a line in the comments and let us know.


Download the free, ad-supported version of ShareKeyboard by scanning or clicking the QR code below:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.domobile.sharekeyboard

or download the paid version for £2.99:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.domobile.sharekeyboardpaid

Source: Addictive Tips via Lifehacker