A Text Editor inside a keyboard, drawing it's inspiration from 8pen and Vim.
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What is 8vim?
8vim is an open source, small screen keyboard designed to overcome the limitation of small typing space and provide tools to the user to have full text editor style editing capabilities on any text box he/she is typing.
So, what capabilities does 8Vim have? Once you know how to type with this thing (Learn how to type with this original [8Pen-game App] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eightpen.android.wordcup&hl=en), you must know the following Basic Needed Stuff
Right Sector acts as a backspace Key. Bottom Sector acts as a Enter Key. Top Sector acts as a combination of SHIFT and CAPS_LOCK Key, i.e, Press once Shift is active, Press Twice CAPS is active and Press once more and everything is back to usual. Left Sector acts as the button that takes you to the Number Pad.
If you move your finger from the centre-circle to any sector and stay, the cursor movement will be emulated. For example, if you swipe from circle->right, the cursor will move right. You get the picture.
There is selection built in to the keyboard. if you move your finger from the right sector to the circle, the cursor will start moving left and selecting everything in it's path. once you release, a selection keyboard will open up for various stupidities to do.
Moving your finger from right->circle->lift-your-finger performs a paste. whatever is in the clipboard.
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It is very good. After a little learning you can type very efficiently, but it is not really a good alternative. The developer is very nice with answering questions.
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