Softkeyboard Changelog

Here is the release history with the list of changes for every release of the android softkeyboard on this page, feel free to post comments or suggestions if you are missing a feature or if you found something that should be fixed or might be improved.

version 3.7.0, 2021/03/31

  • Modern approach of shortcuts via accessibility service
  • Support for Android R

version 3.4.5, 2017/07/06

  • Fixed more frequently occurring error

version 3.4.4, 2017/06/26

  • Addressed problem of not responding input on Android 7.0

version 3.4.3, 2017/06/18

  • Fixed unclosed system resource issue that could cause application not responding error on some devices

version 3.4.2, 2017/06/03

  • Fixed crash when accessibility service is used in Chrome browser
  • Fixed contact picker in android M and later
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error after the message analysis

version 3.4, 2017/01/18

  • Quickly share URLs directly from the browser address bar on Twitter / Facebook / StumbleUpon / Delicious / GoogleBookmarks and Reddit
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the text proposals to disappear

version 3.3.2, 2016/12/20

  • Fixed a crash error that occured on Galaxy Note 5/7 and Motorola Griffin devices

version 3.3.1, 2016/08/11

  • On some devices the accessibility service didn’t work was expected, e.g. in the browser bar
  • Fixed an error that sometimes created a message, then restarted the app

version 3.3, 2016/07/25

  • Favorites can now also be selected when the app is used as an accessibility service
  • Improved word prediction matching your input
  • Additional syllable proposal while typing a word
  • Configurable case-sensitive shortcut matching
  • Updated the set of words
  • Fixed annoyance caused by the app when editing an address in the browser bar
  • Fixed an issue when using the app with classic text messages on some phones
  • Fix for the undo sign that sometimes was not shown

version 3.2, 2016/04/09

  • Text tools
  • Search Google for word under cursor
  • Open Wikipedia
  • Translate word under cursor
  • Possibility to have more than 4 proposals in the list
  • Smaller improvements have been added

version 3.1, 2016/01/15

  • Improved the design of the overlay gui
  • Added Undo function to revert a shortcut replacement
  • Showing the replacement text of the shortcut when used as an accessibility service
  • Fixed an issue when saving or updating shortcuts, the validation wasn’t taken into account

version 3.0, 2015/12/31

  • support for accessibility service in Android Lollipop and later
  • use all blueduino shortcuts and macros with your favorite keyboard
  • added icons to denote the availability of a replacement snippet under the cursor
  • improved usability

version 2.9.8, 2015/12/23

  • Synchronization of shortcuts with other devices is possible
  • Export/save and import a selection of shortcuts
  • Some small fixes

version 2.9.2, 2015/10/12

  • Letters like ‘w’ in the keyboard are no longer truncated
  • ‘.com’ key did not work in landscape mode
  • added icons for kindle devices
  • clean in-app purchase for the Samsung store
  • Text-to-speech now stops upon incoming call
  • Several smaller fixes of truncated dialogs

version 2.9.0, 2015/10/03

  • Internal updates for use with other markets
  • Fixed an issue of two keys not functioning properly

version 2.8.4, 2015/09/27

  • Greatly improved dictionary speed
  • Fixed an issue that occurred only on some device and android version combinations

version 2.8, 2015/05/16

  • The keyboard now has support for extended Utf-8 characters
  • Emoji icons are now part of the keyboard can be typed everywhere
  • Freely change the background- and text-color of the keyboard
  • Set transparency on the keyboard and bluetab
  • Added possibility to select a custom keyboard font

version 2.7, 2015/05/08

  • fixed an issue when re-opening the shortcuts activity and the datepicker was in use earlier
  • fixed problem in the numeric keypad
  • added hint if clipboard is empty
  • some icons were improved
  • smaller improvements and speedups have been applied

version 2.6, 2015/04/17

  • Added option to immediately expand a shortcut
  • Macro to have formatted date of day
  • Setting to omit the whitespace character when a shortcut was inserted
  • Further improved the speed of the softkeyboard

version 2.5.1, 2015/03/24

  • fixed a crash that occurred on devices with Android 4.0.3/4.0.4

version 2.5, 2015/03/20

  • Macros can now easily be added to own shortcut definitions
  • Simplified Setup
  • Fixed smaller bugs

version 2.4.3, 2015/03/03

  • Speak text under cursor for people with disabilities
  • Small fix in flip text

version 2.4.1, 2015/02/20

  • Added flip text option
  • Fixed a problem in select all/copy
  • many smaller improvements where applied

version 2.4, 2015/02/06

  • Added multiselect and delete functionality
  • Added more settings for keyboard customization
  • New feedback option
  • fixed a bug that could occur during copy to clipboard
  • many smaller improvements where applied

version 2.3.3, 2015/01/24

  • Fixed an issue showing the softkeyboard although a bluetooth keyboard was attached

version 2.3.2, 2014/11/17

  • Fixed an issue showing the shortcut list on wrong occasions if a bluetooth keyboard was attached

version 2.3, 2014/11/12

  • Added a date- and time picker
  • Added on option to select all and copy with just one tap
  • many smaller improvements and fixes have been incorporated

version 2.2.1, 2014/10/02

  • Added possibility to remove entries from the dictionary
  • improved word proposals
  • fixed an issue that sometimes occurred for english autocompletion

version 2.2, 2014/09/24

  • Quick Insert of formatted contact infos
  • Favorite Shortcuts
  • Clipboard History
  • Option to analyse text messages for writing style
  • Improved word prediction
  • a lot of smaller improvements

version 2.1, 2014/07/19

  • Automatically switching shift after full stop
  • Auto repeat for spacebar, delete, etc.
  • Added more than 20 smileys
  • Fixed a key lag that sometimes occurred when writing fast
  • a lot of smaller improvements

version 2.0.10, 2014/06/29

  • fixed the back key it sometimes did not navigate back as expected
  • key layout improvements
  • default shortcuts can now be accessed from the list of proposals

version 2.0.9, 2014/06/14

  • improved settings menu
  • improved user help
  • fixed an issue that could occur during orientation change on some devices

version 2.0, 2014/05/24

  • support for a softkeyboard mode
  • haptic feedback setting added
  • auditive feedback on keypress

version 1.4, 2014/04/12

  • added italian keyboard layout
  • added spanish keyboard layout
  • added polish keyboard layout

version 1.3, 2014/02/23

  • added statusbar icon to easily access the snippets via the clipboard
  • added filter possibility to quickly find snippets

version 1.2, 2014/01/11

  • resolved problem that sometimes occurred when trying to add a new shortcut
  • improved layout for smaller devices

version 1.1, 2013/12/31

  • fixed copy&paste issue

revision 1, 2013/12/22

  • initial release