8pen Alternatives

    8pen is described as 'soft keyboard alternative where instead of tapping on letters, you draw a series of circles of different lengths and directions. The main advantage of it is that you can type without looking at your phone'. There are six alternatives to 8pen for a variety of platforms, including Android, Android Tablet, iPad, iPhone and Kindle Fire. The best alternative is Microsoft SwiftKey, which is free. Other great apps like 8pen are Hacker's Keyboard (Free, Open Source), TouchPal Keyboard (Freemium), Chrooma Keyboard (Freemium) and SlideIT Keyboard (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 8, 2021

    1. SwiftKey Keyboard uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically learn your writing style, including the emoji you love to use (if you use emoji), the words that matter to you and how you like to type.
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    2. Are you missing the key layout you're used to from your computer when using an Android device? This software keyboard has separate number keys, punctuation in the usual places, and arrow keys.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Unique patented technologies of TouchPal Keyboard: 1. TouchPal Curve - the first predictive sliding in the world! Pause in the middle of sliding to get long words predicted. 2. Intelligent next-word prediction. It may save up to 80% keystrokes.
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    3. A lightweight, fast keyboard that adapts itself to the app you are using, giving you a pleasant chromatic feeling. FEATURES: - Swipe typing - Resizable Keyboard - Supports STANDARD (English, Italian, Spanish, etc... ) and INDIC languages (more than 60 languages).
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    4. SlideIT provides a revolutionary new way to enter text on touchscreen devices. Just slide your finger along the letters, and watch it type your message!

      Discontinued

      The app seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 7.0, released in June 2013, can be still bought from Google Play Store.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      The 8Vim draws inspiration from handwriting. By mimicking the way our hand moves when constrained to a square canvas, we are able to create a natural and fun writing experience, akin to doodling on a piece of paper.
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