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A small screen keyboard inspired by VIM and 8Pen
New in version iteration-6
- New Look for the keyboard
- Setup About Us Page
- X-pad will be opened always for new input
- Make heights for all keypads consistent
- Easier visibility for selected trail color
- Indicative symbols in the x-pad sectors
- Indicative symbols can be hidden using settings
- Performance Optimizations
- Reduced application size
- Improved "Readme" : Thanks to Martin Rey
- Minimum Android Version update to 21

Usability Guide

So, what capablities does 8Vim have? Once you know how to type with this thing (Learn how to type with this original [8Pen-game App] (, 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 combi 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.

Cursor Movements

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.
Paste Functionality

Moving your finger from right->circle->lift-your-finger performs a paste. whatever is in the clipboard.


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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